The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 112 112 130
Rank change year-on-year
0 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 27 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.98% 1.15% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.20% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 14
Median daily rate £383 £345 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.86% +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £298 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £441 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
Test Leader
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
2625 3075 3237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.18% 95.70% 96.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1708 2066 2102
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 163 234
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.63 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Test Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader across the South West region.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the South West region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon +9 8 £380 -5.00%
Wiltshire -9 6 - -
Gloucestershire +9 5 £400 +18.51%
Bristol +2 4 £308 +3.53%
Somerset +17 1 £425 +23.18%
Cornwall - 1 £400 -
Dorset - 1 £325 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 27 (44.26%) Finance
2 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (27.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (26.23%) Banking
5 15 (24.59%) Test Strategy
6 13 (21.31%) Test Scripting
7 12 (19.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (19.67%) ISEB
8 11 (18.03%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (16.39%) Waterfall
9 10 (16.39%) QA
9 10 (16.39%) ISTQB
10 9 (14.75%) Retail
11 8 (13.11%) Software Testing
11 8 (13.11%) Performance Testing
11 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
11 8 (13.11%) Functional Testing
11 8 (13.11%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (9.84%) Defect Management
12 6 (9.84%) TDD
12 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (9.84%) SQL
12 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
13 5 (8.20%) Retail Banking
13 5 (8.20%) JIRA
13 5 (8.20%) Garbage Collection
13 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
14 4 (6.56%) System Integration Testing
14 4 (6.56%) Integration Testing
14 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.28%) SAS
2 1 (1.64%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.64%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) VoIP
2 1 (1.64%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) JIRA
2 3 (4.92%) Selenium
2 3 (4.92%) Subversion
2 3 (4.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.28%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.28%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.64%) JMeter
4 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.64%) NeoLoad
4 1 (1.64%) Sahi
4 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.64%) WATIR
4 1 (1.64%) WebLOAD
General
1 27 (44.26%) Finance
2 16 (26.23%) Banking
3 9 (14.75%) Retail
4 5 (8.20%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Back Office
5 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.28%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.92%) iPad
1 3 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.28%) NHS
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) IPTV
3 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.64%) Statistics
3 1 (1.64%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Unix
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.87%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (24.59%) Test Strategy
4 13 (21.31%) Test Scripting
5 12 (19.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (16.39%) Waterfall
7 8 (13.11%) Functional Testing
7 8 (13.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (13.11%) Performance Testing
7 8 (13.11%) Software Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (9.84%) Defect Management
8 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
8 6 (9.84%) TDD
9 5 (8.20%) Garbage Collection
10 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
10 4 (6.56%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.56%) ITIL
10 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
10 4 (6.56%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) SQL
2 2 (3.28%) Java
2 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
2 2 (3.28%) Python
2 2 (3.28%) Ruby
2 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.28%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) ISEB
2 10 (16.39%) ISTQB
3 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.56%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.28%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.64%) Basel II
3 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.28%) Guidewire
1 2 (3.28%) HP
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle
1 2 (3.28%) SAP
1 2 (3.28%) Teradata
2 1 (1.64%) ATG