The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 128 117 100
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 11 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.35% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.37% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 11
Median daily rate £363 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.22% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £356 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
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
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2692 2409 2215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.69% 94.73% 93.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1476 1137
Median daily rate £395 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 151 178
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.55 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader across the West Midlands region.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Solihull - 3 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 £317 -
Birmingham +2 1 £363 -9.37% 1
Warwickshire -6 1 £350 -5.40%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 4 (23.53%) CRM
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
2 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
3 3 (17.65%) BDD
3 3 (17.65%) Smart Meter
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
3 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) Finance
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) ERP
4 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
4 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
4 2 (11.76%) Test Management
4 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) QlikView
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.88%) EPoS
2 1 (5.88%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) CRM
2 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
2 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) BDD
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
3 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
3 3 (17.65%) TDD
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.76%) ERP
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Test Management
5 1 (5.88%) B2B
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle