The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Lead
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 87 61
Rank change year-on-year +7 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 4 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.81% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.85% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 14
Median daily rate £475 £316 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.36% -7.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +3.33% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1156 1299 1381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.25% 95.58% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 717 743
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 22
Median hourly rate £15.86 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.35% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Test Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Edinburgh

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Leader in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Edinburgh

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in Edinburgh

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) QA
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) Calabash
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Coaching
5 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Northgate
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