The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 25 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 Yorkshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 80 87 95
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 13 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.78% 0.85% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.90% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 12
Average daily rate
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£308 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.81% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £246 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £376 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £354 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.99% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1563 1450 1774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 93.42% 94.28% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 762 1006
Average daily rate £345 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 65 89
Average hourly rate £13.20 £16.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.19% +11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.13 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £45.00 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Leader
Yorkshire

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader across the West Yorkshire region.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 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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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
Leeds +6 8 £300 -16.66% 2
Halifax -3 3 £315 -12.50%
Test Leader
Yorkshire

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 17 (36.17%) Test Scripting
2 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.79%) Banking
3 14 (29.79%) ISEB
4 13 (27.66%) Test Strategy
5 12 (25.53%) Retail
6 10 (21.28%) Finance
7 9 (19.15%) Retail Banking
8 8 (17.02%) ISTQB
8 8 (17.02%) Selenium
9 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (14.89%) SQL
10 6 (12.77%) Web Services
10 6 (12.77%) JMeter
10 6 (12.77%) JIRA
11 5 (10.64%) RSpec
11 5 (10.64%) WebDriver
11 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis
11 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
12 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (8.51%) BDD
12 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
12 4 (8.51%) Test Management
12 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
12 4 (8.51%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (6.38%) BMC
13 3 (6.38%) Remedy

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.13%) DVB
1 1 (2.13%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Selenium
2 6 (12.77%) JMeter
2 6 (12.77%) JIRA
3 5 (10.64%) RSpec
3 5 (10.64%) WebDriver
4 4 (8.51%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (6.38%) NeoLoad
5 3 (6.38%) LoadUI
6 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (29.79%) Banking
2 12 (25.53%) Retail
3 10 (21.28%) Finance
4 9 (19.15%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
1 1 (2.13%) IVR
1 1 (2.13%) IPTV
1 1 (2.13%) Open Source
1 1 (2.13%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Test Scripting
2 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (27.66%) Test Strategy
5 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis
6 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.51%) Test Management
7 4 (8.51%) BDD
7 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.38%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) ITSM
8 3 (6.38%) SEO
9 2 (4.26%) Validation
9 2 (4.26%) Project Management
9 2 (4.26%) Change Management
10 1 (2.13%) OO
10 1 (2.13%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) PHP
3 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) ISEB
2 8 (17.02%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) BMC
1 3 (6.38%) Remedy
1 3 (6.38%) Pega