The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 119 91 107
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 44 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.31% 1.34% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 1.41% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 29 5
Median daily rate £316 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.74% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £287 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £375 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+112.50% -
Test Leader
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2123 3115 2614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.86% 95.06% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1625 1337
Median daily rate £350 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 71 51
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £40.50 £42.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Leader across the Scotland region.

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -20 6 £316 -9.74%
Glasgow 0 1 - -
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 Scotland region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 9 (40.91%) Finance
1 9 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Security Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Test Strategy
2 7 (31.82%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (27.27%) Banking
3 6 (27.27%) LoadRunner
3 6 (27.27%) HP
4 5 (22.73%) ETL
4 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Retail
5 4 (18.18%) System Testing
5 4 (18.18%) C
5 4 (18.18%) JMeter
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (13.64%) Investment Management
6 3 (13.64%) Information Assurance
6 3 (13.64%) Asset Management
6 3 (13.64%) Retail Banking
6 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
7 2 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (9.09%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Markit EDM
2 1 (4.55%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) LoadRunner
2 4 (18.18%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Banking
3 4 (18.18%) Retail
4 3 (13.64%) Retail Banking
5 2 (9.09%) Law
6 1 (4.55%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Security Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Test Strategy
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) ETL
3 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
4 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (18.18%) System Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Asset Management
5 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
5 3 (13.64%) Information Assurance
5 3 (13.64%) Investment Management
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Usability Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) C
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Ab Initio
3 1 (4.55%) Charles River
3 1 (4.55%) Fidessa