The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 122 126 135
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 10 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 7
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £357 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.36% +9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2826 2505 2949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.45% 92.47% 91.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 1192 1498
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 195 226
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £41.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Leader across the North West region.

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Test Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader across the North West region.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 4 £200 -38.46% 2
Lancashire - 4 - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title.

1 9 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.83%) Apache
5 5 (20.83%) WebLogic
5 5 (20.83%) SOA
5 5 (20.83%) FTP
5 5 (20.83%) HP
5 5 (20.83%) HPUX
5 5 (20.83%) TIBCO
5 5 (20.83%) Finance
5 5 (20.83%) SUSE
5 5 (20.83%) Integration Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 4 (16.67%) ISEB
7 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
7 3 (12.50%) WebLogic Integration
7 3 (12.50%) MS Access
7 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 3 (12.50%) N-Tier
7 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
7 3 (12.50%) SOAP
7 3 (12.50%) Web Services
7 3 (12.50%) VB

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.83%) WebLogic
1 5 (20.83%) Apache
2 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 3 (12.50%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP CRM
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) FTP
2 2 (8.33%) HTTP
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) PuTTY
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) PABX
3 1 (4.17%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) MS Access
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) Selenium
2 2 (8.33%) Toad
2 2 (8.33%) Zephyr
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) SOAP
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) N-Tier
1 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) CCTV
2 1 (4.17%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.83%) SUSE
2 5 (20.83%) HPUX
3 3 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Integration Testing
2 5 (20.83%) SOA
3 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Release Management
4 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.33%) CRM
5 2 (8.33%) Validation
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) VB
1 3 (12.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) Chartered Engineer
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) HP
2 5 (20.83%) TIBCO
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) SAP