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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
England / North West
Rank 126 138 120
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 11 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.46% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 10
Median daily rate £470 £300 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.66% -9.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £575 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
2503 3711 2925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.72% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2213 1689
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 170 187
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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
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 18 January 2017. 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 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
Cheshire +26 5 £470 -0.52% 1
Lancashire +3 4 £438 -51.38% 1
Manchester +6 2 £450 +57.20% 2
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) Finance
3 9 (20.45%) Validation
3 9 (20.45%) Oracle
3 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
3 9 (20.45%) CRM
3 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
3 9 (20.45%) Records Management
4 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 8 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (18.18%) System Testing
4 8 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 8 (18.18%) Windows
4 8 (18.18%) Migration
5 7 (15.91%) Software Testing
5 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
5 7 (15.91%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
6 6 (13.64%) AIX
6 6 (13.64%) SOAP
6 6 (13.64%) Web Services
6 6 (13.64%) Linux
6 6 (13.64%) CICS
7 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
7 5 (11.36%) Unix
7 5 (11.36%) HPUX

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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.64%) CICS
3 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.82%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.55%) MS Project
4 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) FTP
1 4 (9.09%) HTTP
1 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) LAN
3 1 (2.27%) LLU
3 1 (2.27%) PSTN
3 1 (2.27%) WAN
3 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) DB2
3 1 (2.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) JIRA
2 3 (6.82%) Selenium
3 2 (4.55%) JMeter
3 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.27%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.27%) Firebug
4 1 (2.27%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.27%) LoadUI
4 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.27%) The Grinder
4 1 (2.27%) Toad
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) SOAP
1 6 (13.64%) Web Services
2 2 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.27%) JSON
3 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.27%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) AIX
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
3 5 (11.36%) HPUX
3 5 (11.36%) Unix
4 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.45%) CRM
2 9 (20.45%) Records Management
2 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
2 9 (20.45%) Validation
3 8 (18.18%) Migration
3 8 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (18.18%) System Testing
4 7 (15.91%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 7 (15.91%) Software Testing
4 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
5 5 (11.36%) Continuous Deployment
5 5 (11.36%) Performance Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.09%) Test Management
7 3 (6.82%) Automation Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) COBOL
2 1 (2.27%) JCL
2 1 (2.27%) Ruby
2 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.27%) GxP
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.27%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
1 9 (20.45%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) HP
2 3 (6.82%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) IBM
3 2 (4.55%) Workday
4 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.27%) Saba
4 1 (2.27%) SAP