The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 117 125 116
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 35 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.38% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 5
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£500 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £330 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.29 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +34.65%
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
3390 2870 2157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.29% 92.55% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1930 1548 1020
Average daily rate £378 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 190 171
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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 -1 14 £251 -30.44% 1
Merseyside - 10 £675 - 1
Lancashire +11 3 - -
Cheshire -7 3 £425 +23.63% 1
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 19 (36.54%) ISEB
1 19 (36.54%) Test Strategy
2 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.77%) Finance
4 15 (28.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (26.92%) QA
6 11 (21.15%) Test Automation
7 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
7 10 (19.23%) Scrum
8 9 (17.31%) SAP
8 9 (17.31%) Waterfall
9 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 8 (15.38%) Supplier Management
10 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
11 6 (11.54%) System Testing
11 6 (11.54%) Banking
11 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
12 5 (9.62%) Project Management
12 5 (9.62%) Manual Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Test Management
12 5 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
13 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 4 (7.69%) SoapUI
13 4 (7.69%) SDLC
13 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
13 4 (7.69%) Performance Testing
13 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
13 4 (7.69%) Migration
13 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
13 4 (7.69%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 3 (5.77%) SAS
2 1 (1.92%) JBoss
2 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Base SAS
1 3 (5.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.85%) Calabash
2 2 (3.85%) Appium
2 2 (3.85%) Selenium
2 2 (3.85%) JBehave
2 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
2 2 (3.85%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.92%) ProC
3 1 (1.92%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.92%) JMeter
General
1 16 (30.77%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Front Office
5 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) SOAP
2 3 (5.77%) SAP Basis
3 2 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) XML
4 1 (1.92%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Mainframe
1 3 (5.77%) Data Extraction
1 3 (5.77%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.92%) Life Science
2 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) UNIX
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Solaris
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) Test Strategy
2 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (28.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (21.15%) Test Automation
5 10 (19.23%) Scrum
6 9 (17.31%) Waterfall
7 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 8 (15.38%) Supplier Management
8 6 (11.54%) System Testing
8 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
9 5 (9.62%) Project Management
9 5 (9.62%) Manual Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Test Management
9 5 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (7.69%) SDLC
10 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
10 4 (7.69%) Performance Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Migration
10 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) C
1 3 (5.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) C#
2 1 (1.92%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.92%) REXX
2 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) ISEB
2 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
3 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.92%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.92%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) SAP
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle
2 3 (5.77%) IBM
3 1 (1.92%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (1.92%) Citrix
3 1 (1.92%) Avaya
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) ATG
3 1 (1.92%) Actimize
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
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