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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 75 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 10 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.82% 0.53% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.56% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£336 £353 £372
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% -5.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £327 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £375 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -
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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
1142 1064 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.53% 94.33% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 478 423
Average daily rate £380 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 33 21
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £26.40 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
2 6 (25.00%) Investment Management
2 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (25.00%) Markit EDM
3 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Asset Management
3 5 (20.83%) ETL
3 5 (20.83%) HP
3 5 (20.83%) ISEB
3 5 (20.83%) Migration
4 4 (16.67%) Data Management
4 4 (16.67%) Retail
4 4 (16.67%) Back Office
4 4 (16.67%) Retail Banking
4 4 (16.67%) Italian Language
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) JIRA
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (8.33%) User Stories
6 1 (4.17%) Fund Accounting
6 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
6 1 (4.17%) GoldenSource
6 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Retail
3 4 (16.67%) Back Office
3 4 (16.67%) Retail Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Italian Language
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
1 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Investment Management
1 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Asset Management
2 5 (20.83%) ETL
2 5 (20.83%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (4.17%) Fund Accounting
5 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) GoldenSource
3 1 (4.17%) IBM