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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 75 65 54
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Management 12 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.83% 1.07% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.50% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 7
Average daily rate
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£358 £365 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.05% -1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £310 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £461 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
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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
1087 869 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.76% 71.64% 66.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 469 281
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 12
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £4.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.40 £151.40 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 19 December 2014, 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 8 (36.36%) Finance
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (36.36%) Banking
1 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 7 (31.82%) Scrum
3 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
3 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (18.18%) Retail
4 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (13.64%) Data Mining
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle
5 3 (13.64%) ISEB
5 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Retail Banking
5 3 (13.64%) JIRA
5 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) Fund Accounting
5 3 (13.64%) BDD
5 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
5 3 (13.64%) Zephyr
5 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Release Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (4.55%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (13.64%) Data Mining
2 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) DataStage
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Zephyr
3 2 (9.09%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) MSTest
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
1 8 (36.36%) Banking
2 4 (18.18%) Retail
3 3 (13.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Test Manager
2 8 (36.36%) Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Release Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 7 (31.82%) Scrum
3 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
3 3 (13.64%) Fund Accounting
3 3 (13.64%) BDD
3 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
4 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Release Management
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Java
1 2 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Cloudera