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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 100 103 113
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 29 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.00% 0.87% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.95% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 5
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£350 £309 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.36% -6.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £332 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.78% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +34.65%
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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
2711 2327 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.07% 92.01% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1422 1299 1116
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 73 58
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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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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 +10 25 £340 +3.03%
Glasgow -5 2 £350 - 1
Stirling - 2 £375 -
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 29 (50.00%) Banking
2 28 (48.28%) Finance
3 18 (31.03%) LoadRunner
4 16 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (25.86%) Retail
6 14 (24.14%) Test Planning
7 13 (22.41%) HP
8 12 (20.69%) Retail Banking
8 12 (20.69%) Stress Testing
8 12 (20.69%) Test Scripting
9 11 (18.97%) CA Wily
9 11 (18.97%) Enterprise Content Management
9 11 (18.97%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (18.97%) WebSphere
9 11 (18.97%) Content Management
9 11 (18.97%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (15.52%) Analytics
12 8 (13.79%) QA
12 8 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (13.79%) SAS
13 7 (12.07%) ISEB
13 7 (12.07%) ISTQB
13 7 (12.07%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (10.34%) Performance Testing
15 5 (8.62%) FileNet
15 5 (8.62%) Migration
15 5 (8.62%) SQL
16 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (18.97%) WebSphere
1 11 (18.97%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (13.79%) SAS
3 5 (8.62%) FileNet
4 3 (5.17%) ArcGIS
4 3 (5.17%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) LoadRunner
2 3 (5.17%) JUnit
2 3 (5.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (5.17%) NUnit
2 3 (5.17%) Selenium
2 3 (5.17%) WebLOAD
3 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.72%) JBehave
3 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.72%) Calabash
3 1 (1.72%) Appium
General
1 29 (50.00%) Banking
2 28 (48.28%) Finance
3 15 (25.86%) Retail
4 12 (20.69%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Advertising
6 1 (1.72%) Front Office
6 1 (1.72%) Back Office
6 1 (1.72%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) .NET
1 1 (1.72%) HTML
1 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.72%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) GIS
3 2 (3.45%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.72%) NHS
4 1 (1.72%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) UNIX
2 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (24.14%) Test Planning
3 12 (20.69%) Stress Testing
3 12 (20.69%) Test Scripting
4 11 (18.97%) Enterprise Content Management
4 11 (18.97%) Content Management
5 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (15.52%) Analytics
7 7 (12.07%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (10.34%) Performance Testing
9 5 (8.62%) Migration
10 3 (5.17%) Test Strategy
10 3 (5.17%) Code Coverage
10 3 (5.17%) Project Management
10 3 (5.17%) Fund Management
11 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (3.45%) ETL
11 2 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (3.45%) Test Automation
11 2 (3.45%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.72%) C
2 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) ISEB
1 7 (12.07%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.45%) Degree
3 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
2 3 (5.17%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) CA Wily
1 11 (18.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) HP
2 3 (5.17%) ESRI
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) SAP
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft