The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 107 101 98
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 23 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.84% 0.53% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.56% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 8
Average daily rate
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£320 £328 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% -3.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £345 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £354 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.81% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2528 2321 2475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 91.99% 94.01% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1331 1131 1144
Average daily rate £363 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 74 110
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £9.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £28.85 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Test Leader
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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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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 -18 12 £341 +3.40% 1
Test Leader
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (36.17%) Oracle
2 13 (27.66%) Finance
3 12 (25.53%) HP
3 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (23.40%) ISEB
4 11 (23.40%) ISTQB
5 10 (21.28%) Banking
5 10 (21.28%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
6 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
7 7 (14.89%) .NET
7 7 (14.89%) HTML
7 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
7 7 (14.89%) SQL
7 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
7 7 (14.89%) JSP
8 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
8 6 (12.77%) Migration
8 6 (12.77%) Investment Management
8 6 (12.77%) Markit EDM
8 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
9 5 (10.64%) DV Cleared
9 5 (10.64%) Test Management
9 5 (10.64%) Retail Banking
9 5 (10.64%) Italian Language
9 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.64%) Retail
9 5 (10.64%) Asset Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Markit EDM
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (2.13%) MultiFonds
4 1 (2.13%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
1 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.13%) DNS
1 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.26%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 10 (21.28%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Retail
3 5 (10.64%) Retail Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Italian Language
4 4 (8.51%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) HTML
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
1 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
1 7 (14.89%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) UNIX
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
2 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
3 6 (12.77%) Investment Management
3 6 (12.77%) Migration
4 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.64%) Asset Management
4 5 (10.64%) ETL
4 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
4 5 (10.64%) Test Management
5 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
5 4 (8.51%) Project Management
5 4 (8.51%) Data Management
6 3 (6.38%) CRM
6 3 (6.38%) Matrix Management
7 2 (4.26%) Fund Accounting
7 2 (4.26%) User Stories
7 2 (4.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (4.26%) Security Testing
7 2 (4.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) VB
2 3 (6.38%) C#
3 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) ISEB
1 11 (23.40%) ISTQB
2 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.64%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.26%) MCITP
6 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Oracle
2 12 (25.53%) HP
3 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.38%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) GoldenSource
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