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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 101 106 105
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 20 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.75% 0.27% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.29% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £353 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% +3.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £246 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
2525 2084 1909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.22% 93.12% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1398 1015 1000
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 £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 58 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.00 £15.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +3.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +4 11 £357 -4.93% 3
Stirling - 3 £450 -
Glasgow -5 2 £340 +3.03% 1
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 16 (53.33%) Banking
3 11 (36.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (33.33%) LoadRunner
5 7 (23.33%) Stress Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Content Management
6 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
6 6 (20.00%) CA Wily
6 6 (20.00%) HP
6 6 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (20.00%) Content Management
7 5 (16.67%) Retail
7 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Test Planning
8 4 (13.33%) JUnit
8 4 (13.33%) ISEB
8 4 (13.33%) Retail Banking
9 3 (10.00%) ArcSDE
9 3 (10.00%) NUnit
9 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.00%) Code Coverage
9 3 (10.00%) GIS
9 3 (10.00%) ESRI
9 3 (10.00%) ArcGIS
9 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (10.00%) WebLOAD

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (10.00%) ArcSDE
2 3 (10.00%) ArcGIS
3 2 (6.67%) FileNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 4 (13.33%) JUnit
3 3 (10.00%) NUnit
3 3 (10.00%) WebLOAD
4 1 (3.33%) JMeter
4 1 (3.33%) Concordion
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) Calabash
4 1 (3.33%) VectorCAST
4 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 16 (53.33%) Banking
3 5 (16.67%) Retail
4 4 (13.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) GIS
2 2 (6.67%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (23.33%) Stress Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Content Management
3 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (20.00%) Content Management
4 5 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Test Planning
6 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.00%) Code Coverage
6 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Project Management
7 2 (6.67%) Validation
8 1 (3.33%) Document Management
8 1 (3.33%) Workflow
8 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.33%) TDD
8 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Ruby
1 1 (3.33%) Python
1 1 (3.33%) C++
1 1 (3.33%) Perl
1 1 (3.33%) PHP
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) CA Wily
2 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) ESRI
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