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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 69 70 54
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.58% 0.35% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.38% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £375 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £375 £385
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 - £36.00 -
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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
1133 1044 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.02% 92.64% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 464 452
Average daily rate £396 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.36 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (25.00%) Markit EDM
3 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (25.00%) Migration
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (25.00%) ETL
3 5 (25.00%) HP
3 5 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Investment Management
4 4 (20.00%) Italian Language
4 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Data Management
4 4 (20.00%) ISEB
4 4 (20.00%) Back Office
4 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.00%) Banking
6 2 (10.00%) Retail
6 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
6 2 (10.00%) JIRA
6 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (10.00%) User Stories
7 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.00%) Validation

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (25.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Italian Language
2 4 (20.00%) Back Office
3 3 (15.00%) Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) ETL
2 5 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Investment Management
3 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Data Management
4 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
1 5 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) IBM