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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 93 111 103
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 30 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.08% 0.41% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.44% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 4
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£388 £316 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.52% -4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £83.75
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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
2610 2289 1930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.33% 92.78% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1454 1126 1006
Average daily rate £375 £356 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +5.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 60 47
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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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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 +6 16 £339 +11.98%
Glasgow +5 3 £300 -9.09% 2
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 22 (55.00%) Banking
2 19 (47.50%) Finance
3 16 (40.00%) LoadRunner
4 11 (27.50%) HP
4 11 (27.50%) Stress Testing
5 10 (25.00%) CA Wily
5 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (25.00%) Enterprise Content Management
5 10 (25.00%) WebSphere
5 10 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (25.00%) Content Management
6 9 (22.50%) Retail
7 8 (20.00%) Retail Banking
8 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
9 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (12.50%) FileNet
11 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (10.00%) Selenium
11 4 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (10.00%) Test Planning
12 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
12 3 (7.50%) WebLOAD
12 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
12 3 (7.50%) ISEB
12 3 (7.50%) Code Coverage
12 3 (7.50%) GIS
12 3 (7.50%) ESRI

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 10 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 10 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (12.50%) FileNet
3 3 (7.50%) ArcSDE
3 3 (7.50%) ArcGIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (10.00%) Selenium
3 3 (7.50%) WebLOAD
3 3 (7.50%) JUnit
3 3 (7.50%) NUnit
4 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.00%) Calabash
4 2 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.50%) JMeter
5 1 (2.50%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.50%) JBehave
5 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.50%) Appium
5 1 (2.50%) Concordion
General
1 22 (55.00%) Banking
2 19 (47.50%) Finance
3 9 (22.50%) Retail
4 8 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.50%) Advertising
6 1 (2.50%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) GIS
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.50%) Open Source
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Stress Testing
2 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (25.00%) Enterprise Content Management
2 10 (25.00%) Content Management
3 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
4 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.50%) Code Coverage
6 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.00%) Project Management
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.00%) TDD
7 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.50%) Agile Testing
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (2.50%) Line Management
8 1 (2.50%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C
1 1 (2.50%) Perl
1 1 (2.50%) PHP
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
1 1 (2.50%) Python
1 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ISEB
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
1 1 (2.50%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) CA Wily
2 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) HP
2 3 (7.50%) ESRI
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) SAP
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