The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 141 - 124
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.030% - 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Average daily rate
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£338 - £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £261 £348
% change year-on-year
+27.15% -25.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 South 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3117 2096 2912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.44% 92.83% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2021 1336 1699
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 163 249
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification