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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 127 101 110
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 15 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 0.45% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.48% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 7
Average daily rate
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£340 £380 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +21.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £333 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.40% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
2904 2071 2955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.38% 92.79% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1878 1279 1739
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 157 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -13 8 £350 +1.44%
Wiltshire - 1 £315 - 3
Dorset - - - -
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England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 18 (36.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 18 (36.00%) Test Scripting
2 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (26.00%) Selenium
5 12 (24.00%) Test Strategy
5 12 (24.00%) ISEB
5 12 (24.00%) Finance
6 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (18.00%) SQL
8 8 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (14.00%) JIRA
9 7 (14.00%) LAN
9 7 (14.00%) WAN
9 7 (14.00%) Cisco
9 7 (14.00%) Avaya
9 7 (14.00%) Nortel
9 7 (14.00%) Automated Testing
9 7 (14.00%) Software Testing
10 6 (12.00%) Scrum
10 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
10 6 (12.00%) Waterfall
10 6 (12.00%) BDD
11 5 (10.00%) TestNG
11 5 (10.00%) WebDriver
11 5 (10.00%) Security Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Test Management
11 5 (10.00%) Maven
11 5 (10.00%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) LAN
1 7 (14.00%) WAN
2 1 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.00%) UMTS
2 1 (2.00%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) DataStage
2 1 (2.00%) Base SAS
2 1 (2.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Selenium
2 7 (14.00%) JIRA
3 5 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (10.00%) TestNG
3 5 (10.00%) Maven
4 3 (6.00%) NUnit
5 2 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.00%) EasyMock
6 1 (2.00%) jMock
6 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.00%) JMeter
6 1 (2.00%) JUnit
6 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.00%) TestPartner
6 1 (2.00%) SilkPerformer
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Retail
3 4 (8.00%) Italian Language
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Middleware
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.00%) CMDB
2 1 (2.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 18 (36.00%) Test Scripting
2 12 (24.00%) Test Strategy
3 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (14.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (14.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (12.00%) Scrum
6 6 (12.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (12.00%) BDD
7 5 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Test Management
8 4 (8.00%) V-Model
8 4 (8.00%) Project Management
9 3 (6.00%) ETL
9 3 (6.00%) Validation
9 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.00%) Portfolio Management
10 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
10 2 (4.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) Ruby
2 4 (8.00%) Java
3 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.00%) C
4 1 (2.00%) C#
4 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (24.00%) ISEB
4 8 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (8.00%) HND
7 1 (2.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.00%) OCA
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Cisco
1 7 (14.00%) Nortel
1 7 (14.00%) Avaya
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle
3 3 (6.00%) HP
4 2 (4.00%) Teradata
5 1 (2.00%) Informatica