The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 123 115 114
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 19 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.42% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.46% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 6
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£330 £333 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £392 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £83.75
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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
2962 2630 2365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.41% 92.12% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1570 1423
Average daily rate £380 £360 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £499 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 148 170
Average hourly rate £22.69 £17.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.65% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £37.15 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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
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 Test Leader within the South West region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
Bristol -1 9 £330 -0.75% 1
Wiltshire +4 7 £375 +57.89% 1
Somerset - 2 - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title.

1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Banking
3 7 (21.88%) ISEB
4 6 (18.75%) SQL
4 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Test Management
5 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
5 5 (15.63%) Teradata
5 5 (15.63%) Retail
5 5 (15.63%) Migration
5 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (12.50%) Retail Banking
6 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 3 (9.38%) JIRA
7 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
7 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.38%) Oracle
7 3 (9.38%) SAP
7 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
7 3 (9.38%) Data Management
8 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Scrum
8 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.25%) PHP
8 2 (6.25%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Agresso
2 1 (3.13%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.13%) Findur
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) DataStage
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
1 3 (9.38%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) Selenium
2 2 (6.25%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) JMeter
3 1 (3.13%) Subversion
3 1 (3.13%) JUnit
3 1 (3.13%) Toad
3 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (15.63%) Retail
4 4 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Open Source
2 1 (3.13%) FlexPod
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) UNIX
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (15.63%) Migration
2 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (15.63%) Test Management
3 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Data Management
5 2 (6.25%) ERP
5 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.25%) Scrum
5 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.25%) System Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (3.13%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) C++
3 1 (3.13%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) Ruby
3 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) ISEB
2 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Teradata
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) SAP
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) HP
3 2 (6.25%) hybris
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) Informatica
4 1 (3.13%) CODA
4 1 (3.13%) Adobe
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago