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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 134 125 93
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 10 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.30% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.32% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 14
Median daily rate £350 £399 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +2.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £340 £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
2720 2527 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.94% 94.26% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1497 1140
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 164 160
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 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 4 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
Wolverhampton - 2 £317 -
Warwickshire -2 1 £350 -6.54%
Birmingham -2 1 £325 -18.75% 2
Solihull -11 1 - -
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 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 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) SAP
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) BDD
3 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) Test Management
4 2 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
4 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (12.50%) Bugzilla
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Master Data Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Defect Management

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 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) QlikView
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Bugzilla
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
1 1 (6.25%) EPoS
1 1 (6.25%) SCADA
1 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) BDD
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
2 3 (18.75%) TDD
2 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
2 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) CRM
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) B2B
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle