The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lead Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £375 £297
% change year-on-year
+11.33% +26.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead Tester
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1966 1914 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 95.81% 95.13% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1200 1110
Average daily rate £400 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 78 70
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.28% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £40.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Lead Tester
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Tester across the West Yorkshire region.

Lead Tester Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited Lead Tester 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 Lead Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) SNMP
1 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) Confluence
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited Lead Tester 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 Lead Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP