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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 117 128 102
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 33 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.99% 0.38% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.41% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 1
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£348 £340 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -1.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £42.00
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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
3140 2951 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.87% 93.33% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2002 1896 1261
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 167 164
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 9 £290 -17.14%
Wiltshire +4 6 £365 +15.87%
Gloucestershire +1 5 £520 -
Devon - 5 £430 - 1
Dorset - 4 £300 - 1
Somerset +5 3 £350 -
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England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (33.93%) Finance
2 15 (26.79%) ISEB
3 13 (23.21%) Test Scripting
4 11 (19.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
4 11 (19.64%) Test Strategy
4 11 (19.64%) Test Planning
4 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (19.64%) Software Testing
5 7 (12.50%) SQL
5 7 (12.50%) Banking
6 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (10.71%) QA
6 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.93%) Test Management
7 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
7 5 (8.93%) Manual Testing
7 5 (8.93%) Performance Testing
7 5 (8.93%) Migration
7 5 (8.93%) ISTQB
7 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.14%) ISO 9001
8 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (7.14%) Oracle
8 4 (7.14%) SAP
8 4 (7.14%) Selenium
8 4 (7.14%) Data Management
8 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (5.36%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Office
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Summit
2 2 (3.57%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Selenium
2 2 (3.57%) TestComplete
2 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (1.79%) Toad
3 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (33.93%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) NHS
2 2 (3.57%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Test Scripting
2 11 (19.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.64%) Software Testing
2 11 (19.64%) Test Strategy
2 11 (19.64%) Test Planning
3 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (8.93%) Test Management
4 5 (8.93%) Manual Testing
4 5 (8.93%) Migration
4 5 (8.93%) Performance Testing
4 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
5 4 (7.14%) Line Management
5 4 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 4 (7.14%) Data Management
5 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 3 (5.36%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (26.79%) ISEB
2 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (8.93%) ISTQB
4 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.36%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
2 4 (7.14%) ISO 9001
3 3 (5.36%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle
2 4 (7.14%) SAP
3 2 (3.57%) HP
3 2 (3.57%) Hyperion
3 2 (3.57%) Informatica
3 2 (3.57%) Teradata
4 1 (1.79%) Northgate
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