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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 100 95 92
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 9 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.60% 0.24% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.25% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 0
Average salary £60,000 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%
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
1438 1203 1173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.32% 95.10% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 966 774 840
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
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 19 September 2014.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) QA
3 4 (40.00%) Test Management
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Retail
4 3 (30.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) V-Model
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Coaching
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
6 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (10.00%) Social Media
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Selenium
6 1 (10.00%) Business Development

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (10.00%) SilkPerformer
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Back Office
4 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Social Media
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) V-Model
2 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) RAD
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Business Development
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Charles River
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