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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 63 71 51
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Management 25 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.56% 0.93% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.21% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 9
Average daily rate
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£419 £275 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.27% -32.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £232 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £400 £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 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.92%
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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
1277 993 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.56% 77.34% 73.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 577 363
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 14
Average hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £24.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 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 28 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 34 (64.15%) Banking
2 21 (39.62%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (39.62%) Finance
3 20 (37.74%) Retail
4 19 (35.85%) Migration
5 17 (32.08%) Retail Banking
6 16 (30.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (28.30%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (18.87%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (18.87%) HP UFT
9 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
10 8 (15.09%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
11 7 (13.21%) QA
12 6 (11.32%) Fund Accounting
12 6 (11.32%) Test Strategy
13 5 (9.43%) Service Management
13 5 (9.43%) Change Management
13 5 (9.43%) Data Migration
13 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (7.55%) Android
14 4 (7.55%) System Testing
14 4 (7.55%) VMware
14 4 (7.55%) Project Management
14 4 (7.55%) TestDirector
14 4 (7.55%) ATM
14 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
15 3 (5.66%) Open Source
15 3 (5.66%) Veeam
15 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Engagement

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (3.77%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.77%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) ATM
2 1 (1.89%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (18.87%) HP UFT
2 4 (7.55%) TestDirector
3 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.89%) MSTest
General
1 34 (64.15%) Banking
2 21 (39.62%) Finance
3 20 (37.74%) Retail
4 17 (32.08%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.89%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 42 (79.25%) Test Manager
2 9 (16.98%) Senior Test Manager
2 9 (16.98%) Senior Manager
3 6 (11.32%) Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) UAT Manager
5 4 (7.55%) UAT Test Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Tester
7 1 (1.89%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Business Manager
7 1 (1.89%) QA Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Business Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Test Leader
7 1 (1.89%) Technical Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Test Automation Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Test Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Android
1 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (35.85%) Migration
3 16 (30.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
5 8 (15.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
7 6 (11.32%) Fund Accounting
7 6 (11.32%) Test Strategy
8 5 (9.43%) Data Migration
8 5 (9.43%) Service Management
8 5 (9.43%) Change Management
8 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.55%) Project Management
9 4 (7.55%) System Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
10 3 (5.66%) Release Management
10 3 (5.66%) Analytics
10 3 (5.66%) Open Source
10 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (5.66%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.89%) VBScript
2 1 (1.89%) VB
2 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.89%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (1.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (28.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) VMware
2 3 (5.66%) Veeam
3 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft