The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 West Midlands 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank - 97 88
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 0 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.25% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.27% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 8
Average daily rate
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- £280 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £357 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.36% +9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2229 1822 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.79% 91.70% 92.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 890 971
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 132 138
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.48 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 31 July 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
Birmingham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (77.78%) SAP
2 10 (55.56%) SAP HR
3 8 (44.44%) SAP Implementation
4 5 (27.78%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (27.78%) Manufacturing
4 5 (27.78%) ISEB
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 4 (22.22%) ERP
5 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (22.22%) HNC
5 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 4 (22.22%) MS Project
5 4 (22.22%) MS Office
5 4 (22.22%) Validation
5 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) Logistics
5 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.11%) SAP FI
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (11.11%) SAP CO
7 2 (11.11%) SAP HCM
8 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Volume Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Degree
8 1 (5.56%) Resource Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (22.22%) MS Project
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (55.56%) SAP HR
2 5 (27.78%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (11.11%) SAP HCM
3 2 (11.11%) SAP FI
3 2 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (11.11%) SAP CO
General
1 5 (27.78%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) SAP Implementation
2 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 4 (22.22%) ERP
3 4 (22.22%) Validation
3 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Logistics
4 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.56%) EAM
6 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.56%) V-Model
6 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Volume Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
2 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 4 (22.22%) HNC
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) SAP
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.56%) Siebel
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle