The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 52 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 24 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.79% 1.49% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.61% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £362 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.05% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 £41.59
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -7.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1268 1116 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.70% 92.08% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 583 274
Average daily rate £379 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.92% +26.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £21.00 £31.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 27 (57.45%) Banking
2 23 (48.94%) Test Management
3 19 (40.43%) Finance
4 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (27.66%) Retail
6 11 (23.40%) Retail Banking
7 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
7 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (17.02%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (12.77%) Migration
11 5 (10.64%) ISEB
11 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
11 5 (10.64%) Analytics
12 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (8.51%) Data Migration
12 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
12 4 (8.51%) Scrum
13 3 (6.38%) Project Planning
13 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
14 2 (4.26%) QA
14 2 (4.26%) Performance Testing
14 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
14 2 (4.26%) QuickTest Pro
14 2 (4.26%) SAS
14 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
14 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
14 2 (4.26%) General Ledger
14 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
14 2 (4.26%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 27 (57.45%) Banking
2 19 (40.43%) Finance
3 13 (27.66%) Retail
4 11 (23.40%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.26%) General Ledger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.13%) Open Source
1 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Test Management
2 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
3 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.77%) Migration
6 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
6 5 (10.64%) Analytics
7 4 (8.51%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.51%) Scrum
8 3 (6.38%) Project Planning
8 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.26%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Data Analytics
9 2 (4.26%) Performance Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.26%) Test Planning
10 1 (2.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) VBScript
1 1 (2.13%) VB
1 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) ISEB
2 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
1 1 (2.13%) Cognos
1 1 (2.13%) HP
1 1 (2.13%) Cloudera
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