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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 107 97 97
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 20 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 0.68% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.73% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £375 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
2572 2341 2439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.29% 93.83% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 1139 1111
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 83 107
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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
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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 -12 10 £336 -4.60%
Glasgow -13 9 £340 -9.33%
Fife - 1 £288 -
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 17 (40.48%) Oracle
2 12 (28.57%) HP
3 11 (26.19%) Finance
4 10 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (21.43%) Banking
6 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
6 8 (19.05%) Test Strategy
7 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 7 (16.67%) ISEB
7 7 (16.67%) SQL
7 7 (16.67%) HTML
7 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 7 (16.67%) JSP
7 7 (16.67%) .NET
8 6 (14.29%) Investment Management
8 6 (14.29%) Markit EDM
8 6 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
9 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
9 5 (11.90%) Retail Banking
9 5 (11.90%) ETL
9 5 (11.90%) Migration
9 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
9 5 (11.90%) Retail
9 5 (11.90%) Asset Management
10 4 (9.52%) Data Management
10 4 (9.52%) Back Office

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Markit EDM
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.38%) DNS
1 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) VectorCAST
3 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.38%) JUnit
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Retail Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Retail
4 4 (9.52%) Back Office
4 4 (9.52%) Italian Language
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) HTML
1 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 7 (16.67%) JSP
1 7 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
1 1 (2.38%) Firmware
1 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) UNIX
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (19.05%) Test Strategy
3 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (14.29%) Investment Management
5 5 (11.90%) ETL
5 5 (11.90%) Migration
5 5 (11.90%) Asset Management
6 4 (9.52%) Data Management
6 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 3 (7.14%) CRM
8 2 (4.76%) Validation
8 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (4.76%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Test Management
8 2 (4.76%) Security Testing
8 2 (4.76%) User Stories
9 1 (2.38%) Fund Accounting
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
1 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.14%) C#
2 3 (7.14%) VB
3 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.38%) C++
4 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.67%) ISEB
3 6 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.76%) MCITP
6 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Oracle
2 12 (28.57%) HP
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (2.38%) GoldenSource
5 1 (2.38%) IBM