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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 118 97 107
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 12 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 0.93% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.97% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 5
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £319
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Test Leader
UK

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
2393 2586 2144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.81% 95.81% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1270 1443 1029
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 53 62
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -18 5 £250 -27.58% 5
Glasgow +10 4 £375 +10.29% 1
East Ayrshire - 2 £325 -
Fife - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
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UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (41.94%) Banking
3 10 (32.26%) Finance
4 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (19.35%) Test Management
5 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
5 6 (19.35%) ISEB
5 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
5 6 (19.35%) SDLC
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.13%) SQL
6 5 (16.13%) Retail
6 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
6 5 (16.13%) Retail Banking
7 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Windows
7 4 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
8 3 (9.68%) Markit EDM
8 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (9.68%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.68%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
9 2 (6.45%) QA
9 2 (6.45%) Release Management
9 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
9 2 (6.45%) System Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Legal

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (3.23%) CMS
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (41.94%) Banking
2 10 (32.26%) Finance
3 5 (16.13%) Retail
3 5 (16.13%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Back Office
5 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
3 6 (19.35%) SDLC
3 6 (19.35%) Test Management
3 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
4 4 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.68%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.45%) Defect Management
6 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Line Management
6 2 (6.45%) Release Management
6 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C#
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) ISEB
2 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Veeam
2 1 (3.23%) VMware
Edinburgh
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
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Posted: 27 days ago