The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
UK / Scotland
Rank 100 117 95
Rank change year-on-year +17 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 0.50% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.53% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 24
Median daily rate £315 £345 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.69% -3.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £383 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year - +13.63%  
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1660 2453 2740
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.59% 94.78% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 1353 1501
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 73
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Scotland

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Scotland

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in Scotland

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +16 6 £315 -8.69%
Glasgow -1 1 - -
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 7 (46.67%) Finance
1 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Law
5 3 (20.00%) QA
5 3 (20.00%) Retail
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) EPoS
5 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Release Management
6 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.67%) Calabash
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.67%) Protractor
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Law
2 3 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) EPoS
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Fintech
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Release Management
5 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) Northgate