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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 110 123 129
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 27 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.95% 0.83% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.87% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 17
Median daily rate £350 £315 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £290 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £526 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
2668 3103 3228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.34% 95.13% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1719 1964 2079
Median daily rate £363 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 224 182
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% +34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Bristol +4 9 £325 +10.73% 1
Wiltshire +14 6 £426 +8.59% 1
Dorset +7 6 £363 +20.83%
Gloucestershire +1 5 £304 -25.97%
Somerset +18 1 £365 +4.28%
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 21 (42.86%) Finance
2 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
4 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (22.45%) Banking
5 11 (22.45%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (22.45%) Test Strategy
6 10 (20.41%) QA
6 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
7 9 (18.37%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.24%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (12.24%) JIRA
8 6 (12.24%) Retail
8 6 (12.24%) ISEB
9 5 (10.20%) Regression Testing
9 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
9 5 (10.20%) Retail Banking
9 5 (10.20%) Defect Management
9 5 (10.20%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
10 4 (8.16%) Test Scripting
10 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
10 4 (8.16%) Test Planning
10 4 (8.16%) Functional Testing
11 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
11 3 (6.12%) SQL
11 3 (6.12%) IPTV

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 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.04%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.04%) SAP MM
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) JIRA
2 3 (6.12%) Selenium
2 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.08%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.08%) TestComplete
4 1 (2.04%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (2.04%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.04%) Sahi
4 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.04%) WATIR
General
1 21 (42.86%) Finance
2 11 (22.45%) Banking
3 6 (12.24%) Retail
4 5 (10.20%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Back Office
5 1 (2.04%) Billing
5 1 (2.04%) Electronics
5 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) Publishing
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
1 1 (2.04%) Web Services
1 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (6.12%) iPad
2 3 (6.12%) IPTV
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.04%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (22.45%) Test Strategy
5 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Waterfall
7 6 (12.24%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Defect Management
8 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Functional Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
9 4 (8.16%) Test Planning
9 4 (8.16%) Test Scripting
10 3 (6.12%) BDD
10 3 (6.12%) Line Management
10 3 (6.12%) Network Management
10 3 (6.12%) Re-Platforming
10 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) Java
2 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.04%) Python
2 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) ISEB
3 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 11 (22.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) Cisco
1 2 (4.08%) Guidewire
1 2 (4.08%) HP
1 2 (4.08%) SAP
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
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