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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 157 153 151
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Leader 9 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.25% 0.23% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.24% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 6
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -15.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,400 £38,300 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £42,500 £63,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%
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
3411 2920 3064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.17% 94.56% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2175 1911 2096
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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
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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 -6 7 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Glasgow -16 1 £27,500 -32.92%
Fife - 1 £42,500 -
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 6 (46.15%) QA
1 6 (46.15%) Test Management
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Banking
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 2 (15.38%) ISEB
5 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (15.38%) Retail
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (15.38%) Coaching
6 1 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (7.69%) RAD
6 1 (7.69%) Firmware
6 1 (7.69%) Charles River
6 1 (7.69%) Back Office
6 1 (7.69%) Legal
6 1 (7.69%) Advertising
6 1 (7.69%) Validation
6 1 (7.69%) Migration

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (7.69%) Advertising
4 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
1 1 (7.69%) Social Media
1 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Test Management
2 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Coaching
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) RAD
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) System Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
5 1 (7.69%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Charles River
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