The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 68 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.28% 1.02% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 1.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £563 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.25% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Test Leader
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
675 367 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 94.41% 93.38% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 239 164
Average daily rate £375 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 37
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.40 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.97% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £37.45 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Leader across the Tyne and Wear region.

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader across the Tyne and Wear region.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 2 £563 +18.42%
Test Leader
North East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 5 (55.56%) Project Management
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) System Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) SOA
3 3 (33.33%) ETL
3 3 (33.33%) SAS
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) Informatica
3 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) eggPlant
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Feature Driven Development
4 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum-ban
4 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
4 2 (22.22%) ERwin
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 3 (33.33%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
1 2 (22.22%) eggPlant
1 2 (22.22%) ERwin
1 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) SOA
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) System Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) ETL
3 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (22.22%) Feature Driven Development
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum-ban
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C++
1 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
1 3 (33.33%) Informatica
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft