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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 82 66 69
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 5 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 1.07% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 1.11% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 4
Average daily rate £250 £335 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% +14.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £328
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Test Leader
Scotland

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
1352 1258 1142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.95% 95.88% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 685 565
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.02 £24.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £47.50 £95.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016, 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 8 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Markit EDM
5 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) SDLC
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) ISEB
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 2 (14.29%) Line Management
6 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 2 (14.29%) System Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
7 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (7.14%) Android
7 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (7.14%) Veeam
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Open Source
7 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
7 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (42.86%) Banking
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 2 (14.29%) Line Management
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) System Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
6 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Veeam
1 1 (7.14%) VMware
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