The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 64 80 63
Rank change year-on-year +16 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 6 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.67% 0.59% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.62% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 15
Median daily rate £315 £345 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.69% +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £388 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year - +14.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.29% -  

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 842 1457 1334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.71% 96.17% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 790 746
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 16
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in Edinburgh

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 1 (11.11%) Code Coverage
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (11.11%) Law
5 1 (11.11%) Migration

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Calabash
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) Protractor
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Fintech
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Code Coverage
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) Release Management
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Northgate