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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 75 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Management 18 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.27% 1.10% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.39% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 6
Average daily rate £406 £358 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £315 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £421 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+54.83% -8.82%
Test Management
Scotland

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
1159 1079 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 79.40% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 601 448
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) Functional Testing
3 13 (31.71%) Finance
4 12 (29.27%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (24.39%) Test Strategy
5 10 (24.39%) Waterfall
5 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (24.39%) Banking
6 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
6 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (19.51%) ISTQB
8 7 (17.07%) QA
8 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
8 7 (17.07%) SDLC
8 7 (17.07%) Regression Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Service Management
9 6 (14.63%) ITIL
9 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (14.63%) Selenium
9 6 (14.63%) JIRA
10 5 (12.20%) Fund Accounting
10 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (12.20%) Test Planning
10 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
10 5 (12.20%) BDD
10 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
10 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Gherkin
10 5 (12.20%) HP
10 5 (12.20%) HP UFT

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (4.88%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) SaaS
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) JIRA
1 6 (14.63%) Selenium
2 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
2 5 (12.20%) HP UFT
2 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
3 4 (9.76%) JMeter
4 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
3 2 (4.88%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Analyst
2 16 (39.02%) Test Manager
3 15 (36.59%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Remedy Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Tester
5 4 (9.76%) UAT Manager
5 4 (9.76%) UAT Test Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Business Manager
6 3 (7.32%) ITSM Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) ITSM Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Remedy Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Test Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) PeopleSoft Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) PeopleSoft Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.88%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) REST
2 2 (4.88%) SOAP
2 2 (4.88%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) XML
3 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Android
2 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) Functional Testing
3 10 (24.39%) Test Strategy
3 10 (24.39%) Waterfall
4 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
4 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (17.07%) Regression Testing
5 7 (17.07%) SDLC
5 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
6 6 (14.63%) ITIL
6 6 (14.63%) Service Management
6 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (12.20%) BDD
7 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (12.20%) Fund Accounting
7 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Test Planning
8 4 (9.76%) Manual Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Release Management
8 4 (9.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.76%) ISEB
2 4 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) QA
2 3 (7.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (7.32%) WCAG
3 2 (4.88%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (29.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) HP
2 4 (9.76%) CA
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle
2 4 (9.76%) Remedy
2 4 (9.76%) ServiceNow
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.44%) Veeam
4 1 (2.44%) VMware