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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 58 68 48
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 25 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.76% 1.17% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.25% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 4
Average daily rate
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£340 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £301 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £335 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.78% -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
1343 1119 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.51% 93.72% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 672 331
Average daily rate £360 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 10
Average hourly rate £11.50 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% +35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (62.50%) Finance
2 24 (60.00%) Banking
3 15 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (35.00%) Retail
5 12 (30.00%) Test Planning
6 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
6 11 (27.50%) Retail Banking
7 9 (22.50%) Analytics
8 8 (20.00%) QA
8 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (20.00%) SAS
9 7 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (17.50%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
10 5 (12.50%) Migration
10 5 (12.50%) ISEB
11 4 (10.00%) SQL
11 4 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
12 3 (7.50%) FATCA
12 3 (7.50%) NUnit
12 3 (7.50%) WebLOAD
12 3 (7.50%) Fund Management
12 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
12 3 (7.50%) JUnit
12 3 (7.50%) LoadRunner
12 3 (7.50%) Code Coverage
12 3 (7.50%) ArcSDE

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (20.00%) SAS
2 3 (7.50%) ArcSDE
2 3 (7.50%) ArcGIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) NUnit
1 3 (7.50%) WebLOAD
1 3 (7.50%) JUnit
1 3 (7.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.50%) Appium
2 1 (2.50%) JBehave
2 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.50%) Calabash
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
2 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 25 (62.50%) Finance
2 24 (60.00%) Banking
3 14 (35.00%) Retail
4 11 (27.50%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.00%) Advertising
6 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.50%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.50%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) GIS
3 2 (5.00%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.50%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (30.00%) Test Planning
3 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
4 9 (22.50%) Analytics
5 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.50%) Migration
7 4 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.50%) Fund Management
8 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Code Coverage
9 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.00%) ETL
9 2 (5.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (5.00%) Functional Testing
10 1 (2.50%) Agile Testing
10 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (2.50%) Data Analytics
10 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 5 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
2 3 (7.50%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) ESRI
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle
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