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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 124 110 115
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 15 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.46% 0.31% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.34% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 9
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£330 £385 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £353 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £417 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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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
3065 2080 2958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.25% 92.98% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1994 1326 1735
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
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 £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 163 249
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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
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 16 September 2014.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 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
Bristol -12 8 £350 +1.44%
Wiltshire - 2 £303 -
Dorset -2 1 £300 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 16 (37.21%) Test Scripting
2 14 (32.56%) Finance
3 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.91%) ISEB
4 12 (27.91%) Selenium
5 11 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (20.93%) SQL
6 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
7 8 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
8 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
8 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Banking
9 6 (13.95%) Scrum
9 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
10 5 (11.63%) BDD
10 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
10 5 (11.63%) JIRA
10 5 (11.63%) Test Management
10 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Oracle
10 5 (11.63%) Java
10 5 (11.63%) Linux
11 4 (9.30%) HND
11 4 (9.30%) Project Management
11 4 (9.30%) Retail
11 4 (9.30%) Maven
11 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
11 4 (9.30%) V-Model

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (2.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.33%) Agresso
1 1 (2.33%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) GSM
1 1 (2.33%) UMTS
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) DataStage
2 1 (2.33%) Base SAS
2 1 (2.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Selenium
2 5 (11.63%) JIRA
3 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
3 4 (9.30%) TestNG
3 4 (9.30%) Maven
4 3 (6.98%) NUnit
5 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.33%) JUnit
6 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.33%) JMeter
6 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Retail
3 4 (9.30%) Italian Language
4 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Middleware
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
1 2 (4.65%) Open Source
1 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Test Scripting
2 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Scrum
6 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
7 5 (11.63%) BDD
7 5 (11.63%) Test Management
7 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
8 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
8 4 (9.30%) Security Testing
8 4 (9.30%) V-Model
8 4 (9.30%) Project Management
9 3 (6.98%) Validation
9 3 (6.98%) Portfolio Management
9 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.65%) ETL
10 2 (4.65%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) Java
3 4 (9.30%) Ruby
4 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) C
5 1 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) ISEB
2 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
3 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
4 4 (9.30%) HND
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) OCA
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) HP
4 2 (4.65%) SAP
4 2 (4.65%) Teradata
5 1 (2.33%) CODA
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