The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 113 107 106
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 9 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.35% 0.58% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.62% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 8
Average daily rate
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£330 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £255 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £358 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2349 2087 2401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 92.01% 93.55% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1164 1201
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 126 125
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.10 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
West Yorkshire -14 8 £330 +10.00% 3
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
1 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) Banking
4 5 (22.73%) ISEB
5 4 (18.18%) Retail
5 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Management
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.64%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Pega
6 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
7 2 (9.09%) Release Management
7 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (9.09%) MS Project
7 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
7 2 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Degree
8 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
8 1 (4.55%) Data Conversion
8 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Project
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Banking
3 4 (18.18%) Retail
4 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) GIS
1 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
1 1 (4.55%) Data Conversion
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Test Management
3 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
3 3 (13.64%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
4 2 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Release Management
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 5 (22.73%) ISEB
3 2 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Pega
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft