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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 71 58 58
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 12 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.94% 0.68% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.72% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate
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£341 £330 £372
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £357 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
- +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1212 973 959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.84% 95.11% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 448 441
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £24.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Leader
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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 29 July 2014.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (27.59%) ISEB
3 7 (24.14%) Banking
4 6 (20.69%) Investment Management
4 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
4 6 (20.69%) Markit EDM
4 6 (20.69%) SQL
4 6 (20.69%) Oracle
4 6 (20.69%) Migration
5 5 (17.24%) Asset Management
5 5 (17.24%) ETL
5 5 (17.24%) HP
5 5 (17.24%) Italian Language
6 4 (13.79%) Retail
6 4 (13.79%) Retail Banking
6 4 (13.79%) Data Management
6 4 (13.79%) Back Office
7 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
8 2 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (6.90%) JIRA
8 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Test Management
8 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (6.90%) Fund Accounting
8 2 (6.90%) User Stories
8 2 (6.90%) Matrix Management
8 2 (6.90%) Project Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Markit EDM
2 1 (3.45%) HiPortfolio
2 1 (3.45%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Banking
3 5 (17.24%) Italian Language
4 4 (13.79%) Back Office
4 4 (13.79%) Retail Banking
4 4 (13.79%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (20.69%) Migration
2 6 (20.69%) Investment Management
2 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
3 5 (17.24%) ETL
3 5 (17.24%) Asset Management
4 4 (13.79%) Data Management
5 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Matrix Management
6 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Test Management
6 2 (6.90%) User Stories
6 2 (6.90%) Fund Accounting
7 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.45%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Regression Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) GoldenSource
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