The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 95 109 99
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 43 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.30% 0.65% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.70% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 4 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £294 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £356 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £42.00
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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 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
3060 2557 2253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.84% 92.68% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1581 1286 1095
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 52 80
Average hourly rate £20.25 £18.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.45% +32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +7 30 £345 +2.60% 3
Glasgow +10 10 £350 +2.94% 1
Fife -6 1 £295 +2.60%
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 44 (57.89%) Finance
1 44 (57.89%) Banking
2 40 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (35.53%) Non-Functional Testing
4 21 (27.63%) Retail
5 19 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 19 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 18 (23.68%) Retail Banking
6 18 (23.68%) Analytics
6 18 (23.68%) ISEB
7 17 (22.37%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (21.05%) SAS
9 15 (19.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (14.47%) QA
12 10 (13.16%) ISTQB
13 7 (9.21%) SQL
14 6 (7.89%) Java
14 6 (7.89%) Data Mining
14 6 (7.89%) Migration
14 6 (7.89%) Investment Banking
14 6 (7.89%) Selenium
14 6 (7.89%) Data Reconciliation
14 6 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (7.89%) Test Automation
14 6 (7.89%) WebDriver
15 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
16 4 (5.26%) Windows
16 4 (5.26%) Back Office

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 16 (21.05%) SAS
2 1 (1.32%) CMS
2 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Office
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.32%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) SNMP
1 1 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.89%) Data Mining
3 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Selenium
1 6 (7.89%) WebDriver
2 4 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.63%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (57.89%) Banking
1 44 (57.89%) Finance
2 21 (27.63%) Retail
3 18 (23.68%) Retail Banking
4 6 (7.89%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.26%) Back Office
6 2 (2.63%) Legal
7 1 (1.32%) Advertising
7 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.32%) JSP
2 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
1 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.32%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.32%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) Windows
2 3 (3.95%) UNIX
3 2 (2.63%) Linux
3 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (35.53%) Non-Functional Testing
3 19 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 19 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 18 (23.68%) Analytics
5 15 (19.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.89%) Migration
7 6 (7.89%) Test Automation
7 6 (7.89%) Data Reconciliation
8 4 (5.26%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.26%) Test Management
9 3 (3.95%) Security Testing
9 3 (3.95%) Functional Testing
9 3 (3.95%) Software Testing
9 3 (3.95%) Fund Management
9 3 (3.95%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (3.95%) ETL
9 3 (3.95%) SDLC
10 2 (2.63%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.21%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) Java
3 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.32%) Python
4 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (23.68%) ISEB
2 10 (13.16%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.32%) MCITP
5 1 (1.32%) Degree
5 1 (1.32%) CCNP
5 1 (1.32%) CCNA
5 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.47%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.63%) HP
2 2 (2.63%) Cisco
3 1 (1.32%) VMware
3 1 (1.32%) Veeam
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