The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 38 38 35
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.74% 0.64% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.68% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£338 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 - £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 - £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £81.75
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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 Nottingham 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
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
380 294 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 93.60% 93.93% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 123 139
Average daily rate £360 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.20% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.88 £19.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) SAP SD
4 1 (14.29%) SAP FI
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
4 1 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP SD
1 1 (14.29%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP