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 23 May 2016 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
23 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank - 59 51
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 0.33% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.34% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
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
1019 585 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 89.46% 95.28% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 347 295
Median daily rate £330 £347 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% +5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £523 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 65 15
Median hourly rate £27.00 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.85% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.31 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.15% -3.03%

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 Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 May 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) DSDM
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Extreme Programming
1 2 (66.67%) Unified Process
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Kanban
1 2 (66.67%) Feature Driven Development
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum-ban
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 2 (66.67%) eggPlant
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) eggPlant
1 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 2 (66.67%) DSDM
1 2 (66.67%) Extreme Programming
1 2 (66.67%) Feature Driven Development
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Kanban
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum-ban
1 2 (66.67%) Unified Process
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP