The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 69 82 82
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 2 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.25% 0.49% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.51% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Median daily rate £341 £313 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.20% -12.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £250 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £350 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
769 1367 1260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.53% 95.93% 96.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 695 643
Median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 20
Median hourly rate £52.00 £19.02 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.39% +18.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £14.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 3 (33.33%) Fintech
4 3 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 3 (33.33%) Protractor
4 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) XenApp
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
6 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Markit EDM
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 3 (33.33%) Protractor
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Fintech
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Northgate