The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank - - 33
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.78% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +34.65%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland 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
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
91 100 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 96.81% 88.50% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 32 96
Average daily rate £215 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.22% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Average hourly rate £24.75 £14.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.78% +12.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Test Leader
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP