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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 46 56 33
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.32% 0.66% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 0.73% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.29 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +19.32%
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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 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
421 409 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 92.53% 89.69% 90.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 250 70
Average daily rate £345 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £460 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 14
Average hourly rate £11.31 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.50% -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.93 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) JSF
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) System Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
3 2 (22.22%) NeoLoad
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Line Management
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VBA
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
1 2 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) NeoLoad
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) JSF
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) System Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Line Management
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ETL
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle