The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 62 49 60
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 19 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.48% 0.80% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 0.85% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 8
Average daily rate £330 £353 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £335 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £371 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.30% -
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1207 704 1121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.00% 93.49% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 301 555
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -35.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £30.17 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Leader
Scotland

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (40.00%) ISEB
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 5 (25.00%) Italian Language
4 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Retail
4 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 3 (15.00%) Test Management
5 3 (15.00%) Matrix Management
5 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Business Objects
6 2 (10.00%) Fund Accounting
7 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.00%) Markit EDM
7 1 (5.00%) MS Project
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) HiPortfolio
7 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.00%) SQL
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
7 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Migration
7 1 (5.00%) Incident Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Markit EDM
1 1 (5.00%) HiPortfolio
1 1 (5.00%) MultiFonds
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
1 7 (35.00%) Banking
2 5 (25.00%) Italian Language
3 4 (20.00%) Retail
3 4 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Test Management
2 3 (15.00%) Matrix Management
2 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) GoldenSource