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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 72 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 6 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.58% 1.35% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 1.41% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 3
Median daily rate £525 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% +9.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
996 1630 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.70% 95.43% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 866 649
Median daily rate £400 £388 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 18
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £30.89 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 28 September 2016.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 8 (47.06%) Finance
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (35.29%) HP
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
4 5 (29.41%) Security Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Banking
5 4 (23.53%) System Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
6 3 (17.65%) ISEB
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (17.65%) ETL
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle
6 3 (17.65%) Investment Management
6 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
6 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) Business Transformation
7 2 (11.76%) JMeter
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Protractor
7 2 (11.76%) Fintech

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Markit EDM
2 1 (5.88%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
2 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.76%) JMeter
3 2 (11.76%) Protractor
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Front Office
4 1 (5.88%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Security Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
5 4 (23.53%) System Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
6 3 (17.65%) ETL
6 3 (17.65%) Investment Management
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.76%) BDD
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.76%) OO
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) C
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Charles River
3 1 (5.88%) Fidessa