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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 55 70 62
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 35 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.17% 0.94% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 0.99% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 5
Average daily rate
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£356 £341 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.39% +3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £441 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -
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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
1506 1214 974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.42% 94.84% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 702 451
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 26
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £21.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (69.23%) Banking
2 30 (57.69%) Finance
3 23 (44.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (38.46%) Retail
5 18 (34.62%) Test Planning
6 17 (32.69%) Retail Banking
6 17 (32.69%) Analytics
7 16 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
7 16 (30.77%) SAS
8 15 (28.85%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (28.85%) Test Scripting
9 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (17.31%) QA
11 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (15.38%) ISEB
13 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
13 7 (13.46%) Selenium
13 7 (13.46%) Test Automation
13 7 (13.46%) WebDriver
14 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
14 6 (11.54%) Data Mining
14 6 (11.54%) Java
14 6 (11.54%) Data Reconciliation
14 6 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (9.62%) SQL
15 5 (9.62%) Migration
16 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
17 3 (5.77%) ETL

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (30.77%) SAS
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.85%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (11.54%) Data Mining
3 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Selenium
1 7 (13.46%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.92%) Calabash
2 1 (1.92%) Appium
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.92%) JBehave
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) HP UFT
General
1 36 (69.23%) Banking
2 30 (57.69%) Finance
3 20 (38.46%) Retail
4 17 (32.69%) Retail Banking
5 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.92%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.92%) Front Office
6 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) UNIX
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Android
2 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (34.62%) Test Planning
3 17 (32.69%) Analytics
4 16 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
5 15 (28.85%) Test Scripting
6 11 (21.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (13.46%) Test Automation
9 6 (11.54%) Data Reconciliation
10 5 (9.62%) Migration
11 3 (5.77%) Fund Management
11 3 (5.77%) ETL
11 3 (5.77%) Integration Testing
12 2 (3.85%) Functional Testing
13 1 (1.92%) Data Migration
13 1 (1.92%) Information Assurance
13 1 (1.92%) Data Analytics
13 1 (1.92%) Mentoring
13 1 (1.92%) System Integration Testing
13 1 (1.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) Java
2 5 (9.62%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) C
3 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) ISEB
2 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
2 6 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.92%) VMware
1 1 (1.92%) Veeam