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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 96 87 83
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 5 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.29% 0.81% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.87% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 4
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£325 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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
1586 1490 1567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.80% 93.36% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 871 803
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 54 76
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.64 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% -9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.93 £9.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £27.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 4 £300 -9.09% 2
Test Leader
Yorkshire

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (13.33%) MS Project
4 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (13.33%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Release Management
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Management
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) Data Conversion
5 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Project
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) GIS
1 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk
1 1 (6.67%) Data Conversion
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Test Management
3 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
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