The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Team 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 Team 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
Testing Team Lead
Rank 136 - 128
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Team Leader 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% - 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% - 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£325 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.87% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.13 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +31.73%
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 Team Leader
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Test Team Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Team Leader in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Team Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Team 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 Team Leader across the South West region.

Test Team Leader Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Test Team 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 Team Leader across the South West region.

Test Team Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Test Team 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 Team 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 - 1 £400 - 2
Test Team Leader
England

Test Team 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 Team 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 Team Leader in their job title.

1 11 (84.62%) SC Cleared
1 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
1 11 (84.62%) ISEB
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (69.23%) ISTQB
2 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
3 7 (53.85%) Test Management
3 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
4 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
5 5 (38.46%) Gherkin
5 5 (38.46%) BDD
5 5 (38.46%) Scrum
5 5 (38.46%) C#
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL
6 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
7 3 (23.08%) User Stories
7 3 (23.08%) Capacity Management
7 3 (23.08%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (23.08%) CMDB
7 3 (23.08%) Operations Management
7 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
7 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery

Test Team 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 Team 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 Team Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
3 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
2 7 (53.85%) Test Management
2 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) BDD
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) Capacity Management
5 3 (23.08%) User Stories
5 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Operations Management
5 3 (23.08%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 1 (7.69%) Service Management
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) ISEB
1 11 (84.62%) SC Cleared
1 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
2 9 (69.23%) ISTQB
3 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
3 1 (7.69%) SAP