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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 82 106 83
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 15 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.11% 0.13% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.13% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 3
Average salary £57,500 £47,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.34% +25.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,000 £37,100
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £47,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +10.58%
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
1278 1499 1033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.60% 94.87% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 797 968 606
Average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £59,350 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 26 (86.67%) Finance
2 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (40.00%) Banking
4 10 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 9 (30.00%) SQL
5 9 (30.00%) ISEB
6 7 (23.33%) Informatica
6 7 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Data Integration
7 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (16.67%) Agile Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (16.67%) V-Model
8 5 (16.67%) Data Migration
8 5 (16.67%) Teradata
8 5 (16.67%) QA
8 5 (16.67%) Migration
9 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (13.33%) ETL
9 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Security Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Information Assurance
9 4 (13.33%) FATCA
9 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (13.33%) Coaching
9 4 (13.33%) Analytics
10 3 (10.00%) Software Delivery

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Selenium
1 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
1 2 (6.67%) Appium
2 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 26 (86.67%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Games
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Flex
2 1 (3.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Android
1 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (16.67%) Agile Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 5 (16.67%) V-Model
6 5 (16.67%) Migration
7 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (13.33%) ETL
7 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Security Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Information Assurance
7 4 (13.33%) Analytics
7 4 (13.33%) Coaching
8 3 (10.00%) Software Delivery
8 3 (10.00%) SDLC
8 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) ISEB
1 9 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
2 4 (13.33%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Informatica
2 5 (16.67%) Teradata
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle