The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Tyne and Wear region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 83 65 47
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.83% 0.44% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.47% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £275 £550 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +53.59%
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
799 635 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 94.44% 93.93% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 382 286
Median daily rate £370 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 32 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £18.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Tyne and Wear region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 7 £275 -50.00%
Test Leader
North East

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 Tyne and Wear region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 10 (62.50%) Automated Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Risk Analysis
3 7 (43.75%) Project Management
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 5 (31.25%) Data Migration
5 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
5 5 (31.25%) Migration
5 5 (31.25%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (25.00%) HP
6 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Analytics
7 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
7 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
7 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
7 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
7 3 (18.75%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (18.75%) QA
8 2 (12.50%) Use Case
8 2 (12.50%) Test Management
8 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (12.50%) ISEB

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) PuTTY
1 1 (6.25%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
2 2 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Automated Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Risk Analysis
3 7 (43.75%) Project Management
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (31.25%) Data Migration
5 5 (31.25%) Migration
5 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
6 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Analytics
7 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
7 3 (18.75%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
7 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
7 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
8 2 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.25%) WAI
2 1 (6.25%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco