The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 102 112 96
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 24 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.91% 0.34% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.37% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 11
Average daily rate £309 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.83% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £330 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £365 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.30% -
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2459 2178 2625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.79% 92.96% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1075 1322
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £236 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 108
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -29.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Leader
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Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -13 19 £330 -6.38%
Glasgow +10 2 - -
Stirling - - - - 1
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (35.71%) ISEB
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
1 10 (35.71%) Banking
2 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (17.86%) Retail
3 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (17.86%) Retail Banking
3 5 (17.86%) Italian Language
4 4 (14.29%) Test Management
4 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 4 (14.29%) Oracle
4 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
5 3 (10.71%) Business Objects
5 3 (10.71%) Project Management
5 3 (10.71%) Matrix Management
5 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
5 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 2 (7.14%) SQL
6 2 (7.14%) Fund Accounting
7 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Markit EDM
7 1 (3.57%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.57%) MS Project
7 1 (3.57%) CRM
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.57%) Mainframe

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Markit EDM
1 1 (3.57%) HiPortfolio
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.57%) MultiFonds
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
1 10 (35.71%) Banking
2 5 (17.86%) Retail
2 5 (17.86%) Retail Banking
2 5 (17.86%) Italian Language
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (14.29%) Test Management
3 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
4 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Matrix Management
4 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Fund Accounting
6 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.57%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) ISEB
2 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) GoldenSource