The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 122 103 115
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 20 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.66% 0.56% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.60% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 5
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£350 £338 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £312 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £354 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.99% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2835 2016 2832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.10% 93.90% 93.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1858 1255 1699
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 135 190
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Leader
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 -16 10 £350 +6.06% 5
Gloucestershire - 6 £389 -
Wiltshire - 1 £315 - 4
Dorset - - - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 20 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (34.62%) Test Scripting
3 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 15 (28.85%) SC Cleared
5 13 (25.00%) Selenium
5 13 (25.00%) ISEB
6 12 (23.08%) Finance
6 12 (23.08%) Test Strategy
7 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (17.31%) SQL
9 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
10 7 (13.46%) JIRA
10 7 (13.46%) Nortel
10 7 (13.46%) Avaya
10 7 (13.46%) LAN
10 7 (13.46%) WAN
10 7 (13.46%) Cisco
10 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
11 6 (11.54%) Scrum
11 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
11 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
11 6 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (11.54%) Waterfall
11 6 (11.54%) BDD
12 5 (9.62%) WebDriver
12 5 (9.62%) TestNG
12 5 (9.62%) Security Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) LAN
1 7 (13.46%) WAN
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.92%) UMTS
2 1 (1.92%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) DataStage
2 1 (1.92%) Base SAS
2 1 (1.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (25.00%) Selenium
2 7 (13.46%) JIRA
3 5 (9.62%) WebDriver
3 5 (9.62%) TestNG
3 5 (9.62%) Maven
4 3 (5.77%) NUnit
5 2 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.92%) EasyMock
6 1 (1.92%) jMock
6 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.92%) JMeter
6 1 (1.92%) JUnit
6 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.92%) TestPartner
6 1 (1.92%) SilkPerformer
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Retail
3 4 (7.69%) Italian Language
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.85%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) Middleware
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.92%) CMDB
2 1 (1.92%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.85%) UNIX
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (34.62%) Test Scripting
3 12 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 10 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
7 6 (11.54%) Waterfall
7 6 (11.54%) BDD
7 6 (11.54%) Scrum
8 5 (9.62%) Security Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Test Management
9 4 (7.69%) V-Model
9 4 (7.69%) Project Management
10 3 (5.77%) ETL
10 3 (5.77%) Validation
10 3 (5.77%) Portfolio Management
10 3 (5.77%) Software Engineering
11 2 (3.85%) Integration Testing
11 2 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) Ruby
2 4 (7.69%) Java
3 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.92%) C
4 1 (1.92%) C#
4 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 15 (28.85%) SC Cleared
3 13 (25.00%) ISEB
4 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
6 4 (7.69%) HND
7 1 (1.92%) Degree
7 1 (1.92%) OCA
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Cisco
1 7 (13.46%) Nortel
1 7 (13.46%) Avaya
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle
4 3 (5.77%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) Teradata
6 1 (1.92%) Informatica
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