The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales 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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 76 55 46
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 4 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.50% 0.17% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.19% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £398 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% +24.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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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 Wales 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
759 540 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.40% 93.10% 91.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 316 259
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 31
Average hourly rate £16.36 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.54% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £12.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £19.17 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
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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
South Wales -8 4 £325 -18.23%
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (42.86%) Handset
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Apache Ivy
4 3 (42.86%) eggPlant
4 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
4 3 (42.86%) 4G
4 3 (42.86%) REST
4 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 3 (42.86%) Ant
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) Apache
4 3 (42.86%) J2ME
4 3 (42.86%) WAP
4 3 (42.86%) Toad
4 3 (42.86%) Sun
4 3 (42.86%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
4 3 (42.86%) Apple
4 3 (42.86%) 3G

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 (42.86%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) 3G
1 3 (42.86%) 2G
1 3 (42.86%) 4G
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 3 (42.86%) Apache Ivy
2 3 (42.86%) eggPlant
2 3 (42.86%) Ant
2 3 (42.86%) Toad
2 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 3 (42.86%) Maven
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
1 3 (42.86%) J2ME
1 3 (42.86%) WAP
1 3 (42.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Handset
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 2 (28.57%) V-Model
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Sun
1 3 (42.86%) HP
1 3 (42.86%) Apple