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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 129 105 110
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 17 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.58% 0.68% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.73% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £315 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.02% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.50% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year
-19.54% -
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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
2729 2194 1874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 92.63% 93.60% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1835 1375 981
Average daily rate £350 £335 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 109 116
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -10.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.00 £10.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £43.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 June 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
West Yorkshire -17 15 £390 +23.71% 2
South Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 1
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England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 12 (52.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
4 5 (21.74%) .NET
5 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
5 4 (17.39%) QA
5 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
5 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Test Management
5 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
6 3 (13.04%) SDLC
6 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
6 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
6 3 (13.04%) HP
6 3 (13.04%) ISEB
6 3 (13.04%) HP UFT
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
7 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Banking
7 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.70%) BDD

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.04%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) XSD
2 1 (4.35%) WSDL
2 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
4 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Test Management
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
5 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.04%) SDLC
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
6 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.04%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft