The first table below looks at the demand for the Lead Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lead Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 141 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.091% 0.13% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £313 £345 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £345 £381
% change year-on-year
-20.28% -9.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3057 2195 3363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.30% 94.37% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1307 1959
Average daily rate £350 £340 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 147 243
Average hourly rate £19.66 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Lead Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Tester across the South West region.

Lead Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Lead Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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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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
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Bristol - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Lead Tester 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 Lead Tester in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Lead Tester 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 Lead Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared