The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 125 105 102
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.28% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.31% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
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£300 £185 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.16% -47.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +13.84%
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 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
2335 1949 2126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.82% 92.33% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1173 1027 1054
Average daily rate £343 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 146 148
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -34.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warwickshire - 2 £300 -
Worcestershire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Test Leader
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (70.00%) SAP
2 5 (50.00%) SAP HR
3 3 (30.00%) SAP Implementation
3 3 (30.00%) ERP
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) V-Model
5 1 (10.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (10.00%) SAP CO
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Logistics
5 1 (10.00%) SAP FI
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Degree

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) SAP HR
2 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (10.00%) SAP CO
3 1 (10.00%) SAP FI
General
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) SAP Implementation
1 3 (30.00%) ERP
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) V-Model
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Logistics
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Volume Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (10.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (10.00%) Siebel
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle