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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
England / South West
Rank 110 119 121
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 25 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.93% 0.90% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.94% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 19
Median daily rate £345 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £286 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £470 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £373 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +12.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year
-43.58% -

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
2566 2881 3064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.07% 96.19% 95.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1911 1936
Median daily rate £385 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 167 161
Median hourly rate £38.50 £31.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Wiltshire +8 11 £300 -20.00%
Bristol 0 4 £345 +16.16% 1
Devon +2 3 £390 -17.89%
Gloucestershire +2 3 £356 +7.95%
Somerset -1 3 £425 +9.67%
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 (39.62%) Test Scripting
2 15 (28.30%) Test Strategy
3 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.42%) Finance
4 11 (20.75%) Banking
5 9 (16.98%) ISTQB
5 9 (16.98%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (16.98%) ISEB
6 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (15.09%) Automated Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Scrum
7 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
7 7 (13.21%) QA
7 7 (13.21%) Java
8 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
8 6 (11.32%) Retail
8 6 (11.32%) Maven
8 6 (11.32%) Functional Testing
8 6 (11.32%) GitLab
9 5 (9.43%) Garbage Collection
9 5 (9.43%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (9.43%) GitHub
9 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
9 5 (9.43%) Cucumber
9 5 (9.43%) BDD
9 5 (9.43%) TDD
9 5 (9.43%) Manual Testing

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 (3.77%) SAS
2 1 (1.89%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) GitHub
2 3 (5.66%) Office 365
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) LAN
1 2 (3.77%) VoIP
1 2 (3.77%) WAN
2 1 (1.89%) ATM
2 1 (1.89%) BGP
2 1 (1.89%) HSRP
2 1 (1.89%) MPLS
2 1 (1.89%) OSPF
2 1 (1.89%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.77%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (3.77%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (3.77%) Kalido
2 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) GitLab
1 6 (11.32%) Maven
2 5 (9.43%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.55%) Selenium
4 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.66%) Subversion
4 3 (5.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (3.77%) Ant
5 2 (3.77%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.89%) JIRA
6 1 (1.89%) JMeter
6 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.89%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.89%) WebLOAD
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 11 (20.75%) Banking
3 6 (11.32%) Retail
4 3 (5.66%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) REST
1 4 (7.55%) Spring
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.77%) SOAP
2 2 (3.77%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) Middleware
3 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.77%) NHS
2 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.89%) Fintech
2 1 (1.89%) iPad
2 1 (1.89%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Unix
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) Test Scripting
2 15 (28.30%) Test Strategy
3 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.98%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (15.09%) Automated Testing
5 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
6 7 (13.21%) Scrum
6 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
7 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (11.32%) Functional Testing
8 5 (9.43%) BDD
8 5 (9.43%) Garbage Collection
8 5 (9.43%) ITIL
8 5 (9.43%) Manual Testing
8 5 (9.43%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (9.43%) TDD
8 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.55%) Microservices
9 4 (7.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) Java
2 4 (7.55%) Ruby
3 3 (5.66%) SQL
4 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.89%) Perl
5 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) ISEB
1 9 (16.98%) ISTQB
2 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.89%) Basel II
3 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Google
2 3 (5.66%) HP
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) Guidewire
3 2 (3.77%) Teradata
4 1 (1.89%) ATG
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.89%) SAP