The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank - 48 39
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex - 0.86% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.88% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate - £260 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £339 £319
% change year-on-year
+10.70% +6.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Test Leader
South East

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 Sussex 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 Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
467 452 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 96.29% 97.20% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 283 190
Average daily rate £375 £375 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 40 28
Average hourly rate £15.40 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Test Leader
Top 27 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
3 1 (16.67%) hybris
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Toad
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) webMethods
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Toad
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) hybris
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) webMethods