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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 70 62 52
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 17 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.17% 1.43% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.53% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £323 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £237 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £334 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +34.65%
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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
1376 1179 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.38% 93.42% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 662 316
Average daily rate £375 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 9
Average hourly rate £13.75 £22.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +45.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.30 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £110.00 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 27 April 2015.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 19 (76.00%) Finance
2 14 (56.00%) Banking
3 7 (28.00%) Retail
3 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Retail Banking
5 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (16.00%) Test Planning
6 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (12.00%) WebLOAD
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (12.00%) FATCA
7 3 (12.00%) ISEB
7 3 (12.00%) NUnit
7 3 (12.00%) ArcSDE
7 3 (12.00%) GIS
7 3 (12.00%) ESRI
7 3 (12.00%) ArcGIS
7 3 (12.00%) JUnit
7 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
7 3 (12.00%) Code Coverage
8 2 (8.00%) UNIX
8 2 (8.00%) SQL
8 2 (8.00%) Advertising
8 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Reference Data
8 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 3 (12.00%) ArcGIS
1 3 (12.00%) ArcSDE
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) JUnit
1 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (12.00%) NUnit
1 3 (12.00%) WebLOAD
2 1 (4.00%) JBehave
2 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.00%) Calabash
2 1 (4.00%) Appium
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 19 (76.00%) Finance
2 14 (56.00%) Banking
3 7 (28.00%) Retail
4 6 (24.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (8.00%) Advertising
6 1 (4.00%) Front Office
6 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) GIS
3 2 (8.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (12.00%) Code Coverage
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (4.00%) ETL
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Test Management
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management
6 1 (4.00%) Validation
6 1 (4.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) TDD
6 1 (4.00%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (12.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) FATCA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) ESRI
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle