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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 62 77 62
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Management 26 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.79% 0.69% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 0.90% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £280 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £231 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £413 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £34.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +5.42%
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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
1141 995 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.37% 76.54% 72.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 595 324
Average daily rate £375 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £18.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 31 (65.96%) Banking
2 21 (44.68%) Finance
3 19 (40.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (38.30%) Retail
4 18 (38.30%) Migration
5 15 (31.91%) Retail Banking
6 14 (29.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (29.79%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (17.02%) HP UFT
8 8 (17.02%) QA
8 8 (17.02%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
10 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting
10 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (10.64%) Fund Accounting
11 5 (10.64%) Data Migration
12 4 (8.51%) Test Planning
12 4 (8.51%) Project Management
12 4 (8.51%) Change Management
12 4 (8.51%) ATM
12 4 (8.51%) System Testing
13 3 (6.38%) Release Management
13 3 (6.38%) TestDirector
13 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
13 3 (6.38%) Analytics
13 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 3 (6.38%) Android
14 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 2 (4.26%) SAS
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) ATM
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) HP UFT
2 3 (6.38%) TestDirector
3 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.26%) MSTest
4 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (65.96%) Banking
2 21 (44.68%) Finance
3 18 (38.30%) Retail
4 15 (31.91%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 38 (80.85%) Test Manager
2 6 (12.77%) Senior Manager
2 6 (12.77%) Senior Test Manager
3 4 (8.51%) UAT Test Manager
3 4 (8.51%) UAT Manager
3 4 (8.51%) Analyst
4 2 (4.26%) QA Analyst
4 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
4 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.13%) Tester
5 1 (2.13%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (2.13%) Business Manager
5 1 (2.13%) Release Manager
5 1 (2.13%) Technical Manager
5 1 (2.13%) Senior Business Manager
5 1 (2.13%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.13%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (2.13%) Test Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Online Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Android
1 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (38.30%) Migration
3 14 (29.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (17.02%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
6 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting
6 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (10.64%) Fund Accounting
7 5 (10.64%) Data Migration
8 4 (8.51%) Test Planning
8 4 (8.51%) System Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Change Management
8 4 (8.51%) Project Management
9 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (6.38%) Release Management
9 3 (6.38%) Analytics
10 2 (4.26%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
10 2 (4.26%) Automated Testing
10 2 (4.26%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.13%) VBScript
2 1 (2.13%) VB
2 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) ISEB
1 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (29.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) VMware
1 2 (4.26%) Veeam
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft