The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 59 67 55
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Management 28 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.92% 1.03% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 1.42% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 2
Average daily rate
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£420 £210 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -37.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £202 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £342 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £36.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-15.64% +14.84%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1113 916 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.34% 72.58% 69.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 526 250
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £18.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Edinburgh region.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management.

1 18 (42.86%) Banking
2 17 (40.48%) Finance
3 14 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (26.19%) Retail
5 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (23.81%) Migration
6 10 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (23.81%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (21.43%) Retail Banking
8 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
9 7 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 7 (16.67%) Scrum
10 6 (14.29%) ISEB
10 6 (14.29%) QA
10 6 (14.29%) Fund Accounting
11 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
12 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
12 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
12 4 (9.52%) Change Management
12 4 (9.52%) System Testing
12 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
12 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
12 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (7.14%) Analytics
13 3 (7.14%) Open Source
13 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (7.14%) TestDirector
13 3 (7.14%) SAS

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.14%) SAS
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) ATM
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (7.14%) TestDirector
3 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.76%) MSTest
4 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (42.86%) Banking
2 17 (40.48%) Finance
3 11 (26.19%) Retail
4 9 (21.43%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.38%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 34 (80.95%) Test Manager
2 6 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (7.14%) Senior Manager
3 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Manager
3 3 (7.14%) QA Analyst
3 3 (7.14%) UAT Test Manager
3 3 (7.14%) UAT Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Tester
5 1 (2.38%) Programme Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Junior
5 1 (2.38%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Release Manager
5 1 (2.38%) QA Tester
5 1 (2.38%) Test Consultant
5 1 (2.38%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (2.38%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (2.38%) Senior Business Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Business Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Android
1 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) Migration
4 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 7 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 7 (16.67%) Scrum
6 6 (14.29%) Fund Accounting
7 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
8 4 (9.52%) System Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Data Migration
8 4 (9.52%) Change Management
8 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
9 3 (7.14%) Analytics
9 3 (7.14%) Automated Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Release Management
10 2 (4.76%) Investment Management
10 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) VBScript
2 1 (2.38%) VB
2 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) ISEB
2 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.76%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.76%) VMware
1 2 (4.76%) Veeam
2 1 (2.38%) Cloudera
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) HP
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