The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 147 139 160
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 14 21 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 0.69% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.72% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 6
Average salary £41,000 £38,750 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.80% -6.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £33,000 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £44,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.76% +6.25%
Test Leader
UK

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

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2850 2917 3176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.57% 95.64% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1855 1880 2067
Average salary £42,500 £41,928 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Test Leader Salary Trend in Scotland

Test Leader
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Test Leader Salary Histogram in Scotland

Test Leader
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +3 10 £41,000 -3.52% 6
Glasgow -14 3 - - 1
West Lothian - 1 £40,000 - 1
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT 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 IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title.

1 17 (56.67%) ISEB
2 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (43.33%) Software Testing
3 13 (43.33%) QA
3 13 (43.33%) Waterfall
4 11 (36.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (33.33%) Selenium
6 9 (30.00%) Test Management
6 9 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (30.00%) Finance
6 9 (30.00%) HP UFT
7 8 (26.67%) Mobile App
7 8 (26.67%) Performance Testing
7 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
8 7 (23.33%) JIRA
8 7 (23.33%) Android
8 7 (23.33%) Banking
8 7 (23.33%) Apple iOS
8 7 (23.33%) SDLC
9 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 6 (20.00%) SQL
9 6 (20.00%) V-Model
9 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 5 (16.67%) Coaching
11 4 (13.33%) Usability Testing
11 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
11 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
12 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
12 3 (10.00%) Oracle
12 3 (10.00%) SQL Server

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT 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 IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (30.00%) HP UFT
3 7 (23.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.33%) TestPartner
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 3 (10.00%) Retail Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Spanish Language
4 2 (6.67%) Electronics
4 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.67%) Marketing
4 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Android
1 7 (23.33%) Apple iOS
2 3 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Software Testing
2 13 (43.33%) Waterfall
3 9 (30.00%) Test Management
4 8 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 7 (23.33%) SDLC
6 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (20.00%) V-Model
7 5 (16.67%) Coaching
8 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Usability Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
9 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
9 3 (10.00%) Information Assurance
9 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
9 3 (10.00%) Security Testing
9 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) ISEB
2 11 (36.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (43.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) SAP
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Salary: £33000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + 30% Benefits (£47k package)
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago