The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 82 61 68
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 10 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.71% 1.78% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.86% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 13
Median daily rate £327 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £298 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £400 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
Test Leader
Scotland

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
1341 1397 1185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.24% 95.68% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 758 717
Median daily rate £400 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 39
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 9 (52.94%) Finance
1 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Security Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (23.53%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
4 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
4 3 (17.65%) Markit EDM
4 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Information Assurance
4 3 (17.65%) Data Analytics
4 3 (17.65%) Analytics
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) System Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Retail Banking
4 3 (17.65%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Retail
4 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (17.65%) ETL
5 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Markit EDM
2 1 (5.88%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) JMeter
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Retail
3 3 (17.65%) Retail Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Law
5 1 (5.88%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Security Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
3 4 (23.53%) SDLC
3 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Analytics
4 3 (17.65%) Data Analytics
4 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
4 3 (17.65%) ETL
4 3 (17.65%) Information Assurance
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) System Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (11.76%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Charles River
2 1 (5.88%) Fidessa
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle