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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 76 77 79
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 32 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.77% 0.91% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 0.96% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 13
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.30% -
Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1677 1254 1683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 93.01% 94.64% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 612 868
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 79 74
Average hourly rate £14.75 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.91% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £23.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -5 20 £336 +3.46% 1
Test Leader
Yorkshire

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (40.43%) Test Scripting
2 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Banking
2 16 (34.04%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (31.91%) Finance
4 13 (27.66%) Test Strategy
5 12 (25.53%) Retail
6 11 (23.40%) ISEB
7 10 (21.28%) Retail Banking
7 10 (21.28%) Selenium
8 8 (17.02%) JMeter
9 7 (14.89%) SQL
9 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
10 6 (12.77%) Web Services
10 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.77%) JIRA
10 6 (12.77%) Automated Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis
11 5 (10.64%) Test Management
11 5 (10.64%) RSpec
12 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
12 4 (8.51%) BDD
12 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
12 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
12 4 (8.51%) QA
12 4 (8.51%) Java
13 3 (6.38%) PHP
13 3 (6.38%) OO
13 3 (6.38%) SEO

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (4.26%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) 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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Selenium
2 8 (17.02%) JMeter
3 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
4 6 (12.77%) JIRA
5 5 (10.64%) RSpec
6 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
7 3 (6.38%) NeoLoad
7 3 (6.38%) LoadUI
8 2 (4.26%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.13%) MSTest
9 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (34.04%) Banking
2 15 (31.91%) Finance
3 12 (25.53%) Retail
4 10 (21.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Open Source
2 2 (4.26%) IVR
3 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) IPTV
3 1 (2.13%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Test Scripting
2 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (27.66%) Test Strategy
4 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (12.77%) Automated Testing
4 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
5 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis
5 5 (10.64%) Test Management
6 4 (8.51%) BDD
6 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.38%) OO
7 3 (6.38%) SEO
7 3 (6.38%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.26%) Validation
8 2 (4.26%) Manual Testing
9 1 (2.13%) RAD
9 1 (2.13%) CRM
9 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) PHP
4 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) ISEB
2 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy
1 1 (2.13%) BMC
1 1 (2.13%) Zend
Halifax, West Yorkshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago