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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank 136 136 141
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 1 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% 0.032% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.034% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Average daily rate £533 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% +3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £350 £297
% change year-on-year
+19.28% +17.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead Tester
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 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
2820 2968 3009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.25% 95.93% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1801 1831 1839
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 170 182
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.39% +12.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) MS Office
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Ruby
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (75.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
1 3 (75.00%) Capybara
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) hybris
3 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Capybara
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) hybris
2 1 (25.00%) SAP