The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire 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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 61 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.76% 0.14% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£365 £315 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £42.00
Test Leader
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire 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
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
737 672 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 93.53% 95.59% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 436 326
Average daily rate £388 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 33 47
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.77 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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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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
Swindon -2 4 £365 +15.87%
Test Leader
South West

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 5 (35.71%) Test Planning
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
3 3 (21.43%) ISEB
3 3 (21.43%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 2 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Hyperion
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) SAS
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 2 (14.29%) QA
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
4 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Test Planning
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 2 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Hyperion
2 1 (7.14%) Informatica