The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 86 82 99
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 9 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.53% 1.03% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 1.10% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 16
Average daily rate
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£330 £263 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -19.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £354 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.58% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -
Test Leader
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
1589 1457 1856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 93.36% 94.18% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 774 1010
Average daily rate £340 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 74 76
Average hourly rate £13.20 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
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 29 August 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 -1 5 £315 -12.50% 1
Halifax -7 1 £345 +4.54%
Test Leader
Yorkshire

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (33.33%) ISEB
1 11 (33.33%) Banking
2 10 (30.30%) ISTQB
2 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (30.30%) Finance
3 9 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
4 8 (24.24%) Retail
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.15%) SQL
6 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) Retail Banking
6 5 (15.15%) Performance Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Test Management
7 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (12.12%) Web Services
7 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (9.09%) Pega
8 3 (9.09%) NeoLoad
8 3 (9.09%) LoadUI
8 3 (9.09%) BMC
8 3 (9.09%) MS Project
8 3 (9.09%) Remedy
8 3 (9.09%) Project Management
8 3 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (9.09%) ITSM
8 3 (9.09%) Selenium
8 3 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (9.09%) Software Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Project
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.03%) DVB
1 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (9.09%) NeoLoad
2 3 (9.09%) LoadUI
2 3 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.03%) JMeter
3 1 (3.03%) RSpec
3 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 11 (33.33%) Banking
2 10 (30.30%) Finance
3 8 (24.24%) Retail
4 5 (15.15%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Data Conversion
1 1 (3.03%) Device Driver
1 1 (3.03%) GIS
1 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
1 1 (3.03%) Video on Demand
1 1 (3.03%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
4 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Performance Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Test Management
7 3 (9.09%) Project Management
7 3 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) ITSM
7 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
8 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Change Management
8 2 (6.06%) Statistical Analysis
8 2 (6.06%) Release Management
8 2 (6.06%) Security Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) ISEB
2 10 (30.30%) ISTQB
3 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Pega
1 3 (9.09%) BMC
1 3 (9.09%) Remedy
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft