The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 77 75 56
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 5 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.38% 0.34% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.37% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£323 £375 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £355 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £435 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1236 1074 953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.21% 91.40% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 500 454
Average daily rate £390 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 35 26
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.36 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.75 £35.00
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 Edinburgh

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (35.29%) Finance
1 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
2 5 (29.41%) Markit EDM
2 5 (29.41%) Investment Management
2 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
2 5 (29.41%) HP
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) ETL
3 4 (23.53%) Back Office
3 4 (23.53%) Data Management
3 4 (23.53%) Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (11.76%) User Stories
4 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) JIRA
5 1 (5.88%) ISEB
5 1 (5.88%) JMeter
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) Perl
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.88%) Python

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
2 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.88%) Concordion
2 1 (5.88%) Calabash
2 1 (5.88%) JMeter
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
2 4 (23.53%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
1 1 (5.88%) Open Source
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
2 5 (29.41%) Investment Management
2 5 (29.41%) ETL
2 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
2 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) User Stories
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) BDD
5 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Ruby
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
1 5 (29.41%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) IBM