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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 88 106 81
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 15 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.08% 0.13% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.13% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 3
Average salary £43,250 £47,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.97% +25.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £47,000 £37,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £47,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
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
1315 1501 1069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.95% 96.16% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 795 961 657
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 1 April 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 21 (77.78%) Finance
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) ISEB
3 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
4 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Banking
5 7 (25.93%) Test Management
6 5 (18.52%) Security Testing
6 5 (18.52%) V-Model
6 5 (18.52%) Information Assurance
6 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
6 5 (18.52%) Analytics
6 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (18.52%) Coaching
7 4 (14.81%) QA
7 4 (14.81%) FATCA
8 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Android
8 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
9 2 (7.41%) C#
9 2 (7.41%) Web Services
9 2 (7.41%) MTS
9 2 (7.41%) Service Management
9 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (7.41%) TDD
9 2 (7.41%) Selenium
9 2 (7.41%) Release Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Selenium
1 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
1 2 (7.41%) Appium
2 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 21 (77.78%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) General Ledger
3 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%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Android
1 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Test Management
4 5 (18.52%) Security Testing
4 5 (18.52%) V-Model
4 5 (18.52%) Information Assurance
4 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
4 5 (18.52%) Analytics
4 5 (18.52%) Coaching
5 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Release Management
6 2 (7.41%) TDD
6 2 (7.41%) Service Management
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Line Management
6 2 (7.41%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) ISEB
1 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
1 4 (14.81%) FATCA
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle