The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 127 138 120
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 33 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 0.80% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.85% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 12
Median daily rate £389 £325 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £450 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £343 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.48% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -
Test Leader
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3322 4256 3007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.16% 95.06% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2111 2603 1713
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 217 198
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +8.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -18 14 £425 +30.76% 1
Cheshire +8 12 £383 +6.25%
Lancashire +20 3 £375 +57.89%
Merseyside - 3 £325 - 1
Cumbria +13 1 £388 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 21 (40.38%) Oracle
2 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 16 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 12 (23.08%) Linux
4 12 (23.08%) CRM
5 11 (21.15%) Web Services
5 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
6 10 (19.23%) Finance
6 10 (19.23%) Banking
7 9 (17.31%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (17.31%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (17.31%) Java
7 9 (17.31%) Records Management
8 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
8 8 (15.38%) HP
8 8 (15.38%) SOA
8 8 (15.38%) System Testing
8 8 (15.38%) Integration Testing
8 8 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (13.46%) Open Source
9 7 (13.46%) Test Management
9 7 (13.46%) Validation
9 7 (13.46%) Windows
9 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
9 7 (13.46%) Microservices
9 7 (13.46%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (11.54%) SOAP
10 6 (11.54%) ISEB

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.62%) CICS
3 4 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.85%) MS Office
3 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) FTP
1 4 (7.69%) HTTP
1 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) LAN
3 1 (1.92%) Network Security
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
3 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) DB2
3 1 (1.92%) MS Access
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) JIRA
1 6 (11.54%) LoadRunner
2 3 (5.77%) HP UFT
2 3 (5.77%) Selenium
3 2 (3.85%) JMeter
4 1 (1.92%) CaliberRM
4 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.92%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.92%) Firebug
4 1 (1.92%) LoadUI
4 1 (1.92%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.92%) The Grinder
4 1 (1.92%) Toad
General
1 10 (19.23%) Banking
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Advertising
3 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) Web Services
2 6 (11.54%) SOAP
3 2 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.92%) JSON
4 1 (1.92%) Middleware
4 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (11.54%) SWIFT
2 4 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Psychology
4 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Linux
2 7 (13.46%) Windows
3 5 (9.62%) AIX
3 5 (9.62%) Unix
4 4 (7.69%) HPUX
5 1 (1.92%) Android
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.77%) Software Testing
2 16 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 12 (23.08%) CRM
4 9 (17.31%) Records Management
5 8 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (15.38%) SOA
5 8 (15.38%) System Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Microservices
6 7 (13.46%) Open Source
6 7 (13.46%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Test Management
6 7 (13.46%) Validation
7 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
8 5 (9.62%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (9.62%) Functional Testing
8 5 (9.62%) High Availability
8 5 (9.62%) Manual Testing
9 4 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) Java
2 2 (3.85%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (1.92%) C
3 1 (1.92%) COBOL
3 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.92%) JCL
3 1 (1.92%) PHP
3 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) ISEB
2 5 (9.62%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) MCP
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.85%) OCP
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (3.85%) SAP Certification
4 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Oracle
2 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
3 8 (15.38%) HP
4 3 (5.77%) SAP
4 3 (5.77%) VMware
5 2 (3.85%) hybris
6 1 (1.92%) IBM
6 1 (1.92%) Telerik