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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 65 71 54
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 16 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.19% 0.56% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 0.61% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 1
Average daily rate
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£339 £303 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.98% -11.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £83.75
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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
1282 1154 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.96% 92.10% 92.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 586 284
Average daily rate £380 £386 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% +10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 16
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £19.95 £31.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 26 February 2015.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 15 (68.18%) Banking
2 14 (63.64%) Finance
3 7 (31.82%) Retail
4 6 (27.27%) Retail Banking
4 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
5 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) WebLOAD
5 3 (13.64%) NUnit
5 3 (13.64%) ArcSDE
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) GIS
5 3 (13.64%) ESRI
5 3 (13.64%) ArcGIS
5 3 (13.64%) JUnit
5 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
5 3 (13.64%) Code Coverage
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) Selenium
6 2 (9.09%) Reference Data
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Calabash
6 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
7 1 (4.55%) BDD
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (13.64%) ArcGIS
1 3 (13.64%) ArcSDE
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JUnit
1 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
1 3 (13.64%) NUnit
1 3 (13.64%) WebLOAD
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) Calabash
3 1 (4.55%) Appium
3 1 (4.55%) Concordion
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
3 1 (4.55%) JBehave
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (68.18%) Banking
2 14 (63.64%) Finance
3 7 (31.82%) Retail
4 6 (27.27%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Front Office
5 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) GIS
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
2 3 (13.64%) Code Coverage
2 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
2 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
3 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
4 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) BDD
4 1 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) Perl
1 1 (4.55%) PHP
1 1 (4.55%) Python
1 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) FATCA
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) ESRI
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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