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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 114 108 106
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 24 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.83% 1.01% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.05% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 33
Median daily rate £345 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £297 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £375 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
Test Leader
England

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
2783 2947 3009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.06% 95.96% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1773 1806 1843
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 171 187
Median hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.48 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 9 £375 +9.09% 1
Bristol -14 9 £297 -10.00%
Somerset +11 3 £350 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £335 -
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 18 (35.29%) Finance
2 14 (27.45%) Software Testing
3 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
3 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
4 11 (21.57%) QA
5 10 (19.61%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (19.61%) Defect Management
6 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (17.65%) Test Planning
6 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
7 8 (15.69%) Banking
8 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (11.76%) Retail
9 6 (11.76%) IBM
9 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (9.80%) Test Management
10 5 (9.80%) ISTQB
10 5 (9.80%) Retail Banking
10 5 (9.80%) Migration
11 4 (7.84%) Teradata
11 4 (7.84%) CRM
11 4 (7.84%) ISO 9001
11 4 (7.84%) SQL
11 4 (7.84%) MS Office
11 4 (7.84%) ISO 14001
11 4 (7.84%) ISEB
11 4 (7.84%) Release Management
11 4 (7.84%) Selenium

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 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Office
2 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (7.84%) Selenium
3 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.96%) JMeter
5 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.96%) Ranorex
General
1 18 (35.29%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Banking
3 6 (11.76%) Retail
4 5 (9.80%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.92%) Law
6 1 (1.96%) Billing
6 1 (1.96%) Electronics
6 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.96%) Marketing
6 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.92%) IPTV
3 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.96%) Equities
3 1 (1.96%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Software Testing
2 13 (25.49%) Test Automation
3 10 (19.61%) Defect Management
4 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (17.65%) Test Planning
4 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Migration
7 5 (9.80%) Test Management
8 4 (7.84%) CRM
8 4 (7.84%) Release Management
8 4 (7.84%) SDLC
8 4 (7.84%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.88%) BDD
9 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.88%) Data Management
9 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
10 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (3.92%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) C
3 2 (3.92%) C#
4 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.84%) ISEB
4 4 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.92%) Degree
5 2 (3.92%) HND
6 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.57%) QA
2 4 (7.84%) ISO 14001
2 4 (7.84%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.96%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 10 (19.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) IBM
2 4 (7.84%) Teradata
3 3 (5.88%) HP
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco
4 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.96%) Serena
5 1 (1.96%) Wind River
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