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 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 116 111 94
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 10 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.64% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.70% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 7
Average daily rate
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£328 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £282 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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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
2603 2297 2286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.30% 92.51% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1396 1116 1122
Average daily rate £375 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £219 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 92 106
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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
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 October 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 -4 5 £323 -14.00% 1
Glasgow -3 4 £330 -12.00% 1
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 12 (38.71%) HP
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
1 12 (38.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (35.48%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (32.26%) Oracle
4 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET
4 7 (22.58%) JSP
4 7 (22.58%) HTML
4 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
4 7 (22.58%) .NET
4 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
4 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
5 6 (19.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.13%) Banking
6 5 (16.13%) Asset Management
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.13%) Migration
6 5 (16.13%) SQL
6 5 (16.13%) ISEB
6 5 (16.13%) ETL
6 5 (16.13%) Markit EDM
6 5 (16.13%) Investment Management
6 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
6 5 (16.13%) DV Cleared
6 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Back Office
7 4 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (9.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Markit EDM
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (6.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) JMeter
3 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.23%) JUnit
3 1 (3.23%) Calabash
3 1 (3.23%) VectorCAST
3 1 (3.23%) Concordion
3 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
3 4 (12.90%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET
1 7 (22.58%) JSP
1 7 (22.58%) HTML
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
1 1 (3.23%) User Experience
1 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) UNIX
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
3 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.13%) Asset Management
4 5 (16.13%) Migration
4 5 (16.13%) ETL
4 5 (16.13%) Investment Management
4 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Data Management
6 3 (9.68%) CRM
6 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.45%) User Stories
7 2 (6.45%) Test Planning
7 2 (6.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
2 5 (16.13%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) VB
3 3 (9.68%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (16.13%) ISEB
3 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) MCITP
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) HP
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) IBM