The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Tyne and Wear 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 57 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.56% 0.48% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.30% -
Job Titles Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
492 185 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 91.62% 88.94% 91.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 70 122
Average daily rate £290 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £18.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Leader
North East

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 5 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL