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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 91 112 99
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 43 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.36% 0.77% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 0.83% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 5 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £314 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £430 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £340 £364
% change year-on-year
-1.10% -6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -
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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
2947 2532 2294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.97% 92.38% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1503 1322 1117
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 52 77
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
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 August 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 +19 31 £351 +2.93% 2
Glasgow +4 11 £350 +2.94% 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 42 (59.15%) Banking
2 39 (54.93%) Finance
3 34 (47.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (36.62%) Non-Functional Testing
5 23 (32.39%) Retail
6 20 (28.17%) Retail Banking
7 19 (26.76%) Test Planning
8 18 (25.35%) Analytics
9 17 (23.94%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (22.54%) SAS
10 16 (22.54%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (22.54%) Test Scripting
11 15 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (16.90%) ISEB
13 10 (14.08%) QA
14 9 (12.68%) Selenium
14 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (11.27%) Investment Banking
15 8 (11.27%) Test Automation
16 7 (9.86%) WebDriver
16 7 (9.86%) ISTQB
17 6 (8.45%) Migration
17 6 (8.45%) LoadRunner
17 6 (8.45%) Data Mining
17 6 (8.45%) Java
17 6 (8.45%) Data Reconciliation
17 6 (8.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 5 (7.04%) SQL
18 5 (7.04%) HP
19 4 (5.63%) ETL

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (22.54%) SAS
2 3 (4.23%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (4.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) SNMP
1 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.94%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.45%) Data Mining
3 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Selenium
2 7 (9.86%) WebDriver
3 6 (8.45%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.23%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.41%) JBehave
5 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.41%) Calabash
5 1 (1.41%) Appium
General
1 42 (59.15%) Banking
2 39 (54.93%) Finance
3 23 (32.39%) Retail
4 20 (28.17%) Retail Banking
5 8 (11.27%) Investment Banking
6 4 (5.63%) Back Office
7 1 (1.41%) Front Office
7 1 (1.41%) Advertising
7 1 (1.41%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.41%) JSP
2 1 (1.41%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.41%) NHS
2 1 (1.41%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.41%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.23%) UNIX
2 1 (1.41%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Android
2 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (36.62%) Non-Functional Testing
3 19 (26.76%) Test Planning
4 18 (25.35%) Analytics
5 16 (22.54%) Test Scripting
6 15 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (11.27%) Test Automation
9 6 (8.45%) Migration
9 6 (8.45%) Data Reconciliation
10 4 (5.63%) ETL
11 3 (4.23%) Fund Management
11 3 (4.23%) Content Management
11 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Content Management
11 3 (4.23%) Stress Testing
11 3 (4.23%) Security Testing
11 3 (4.23%) Integration Testing
12 2 (2.82%) Data Migration
12 2 (2.82%) Information Assurance
12 2 (2.82%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) Java
2 5 (7.04%) SQL
3 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) ISEB
2 7 (9.86%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.41%) MCITP
5 1 (1.41%) Degree
5 1 (1.41%) CCNP
5 1 (1.41%) CCNA
5 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (22.54%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.23%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 5 (7.04%) HP
2 2 (2.82%) Cisco
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle
3 1 (1.41%) SAP
3 1 (1.41%) VMware
3 1 (1.41%) Veeam