The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 84 97 90
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 14 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.02% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.31% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 1
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Test Leader
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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 permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1289 1298 1128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.95% 95.30% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 849 830 759
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% -2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,994 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Leader
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Edinburgh region.

Test Leader Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title.

1 17 (62.96%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) QA
3 9 (33.33%) Test Management
4 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
4 8 (29.63%) ISEB
5 7 (25.93%) V-Model
6 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 6 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (22.22%) Coaching
7 5 (18.52%) Analytics
8 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Banking
8 4 (14.81%) Retail
9 3 (11.11%) Selenium
9 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
9 3 (11.11%) Android
10 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (7.41%) Appium
10 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
10 2 (7.41%) Line Management
10 2 (7.41%) BDD
10 2 (7.41%) Release Management
10 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Security Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Information Assurance
10 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
10 2 (7.41%) Service Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) MTS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Selenium
2 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
2 2 (7.41%) Appium
3 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.70%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 17 (62.96%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.70%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Flex
2 1 (3.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.70%) Social Media
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Android
1 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Test Management
3 7 (25.93%) V-Model
4 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 6 (22.22%) Coaching
4 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 5 (18.52%) Analytics
6 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Release Management
7 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Information Assurance
7 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.41%) TDD
7 2 (7.41%) Service Management
7 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.41%) BDD
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (7.41%) Security Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Line Management
8 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) C#
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) ISEB
1 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
2 6 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (3.70%) Vermilion
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