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 28 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 30 63 51
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 65 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.50% 1.49% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.78% 1.61% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 7 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £350 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £539 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.20%
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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
1361 1183 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.19% 93.08% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 663 314
Average daily rate £375 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 9
Average hourly rate £13.75 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.52% +35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £110.00 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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 28 April 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 52 (61.90%) Banking
2 41 (48.81%) Finance
3 36 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 34 (40.48%) Test Management
5 26 (30.95%) Retail
6 24 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (26.19%) Migration
8 20 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (21.43%) Retail Banking
10 17 (20.24%) Analytics
11 15 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (14.29%) QA
14 10 (11.90%) Test Strategy
15 9 (10.71%) Test Scripting
15 9 (10.71%) SAS
15 9 (10.71%) ISEB
16 8 (9.52%) ISTQB
17 7 (8.33%) Test Automation
17 7 (8.33%) Data Migration
18 6 (7.14%) Fund Accounting
18 6 (7.14%) Data Analytics
18 6 (7.14%) ETL
18 6 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
19 5 (5.95%) Project Planning
19 5 (5.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
20 4 (4.76%) Open Source
20 4 (4.76%) System Testing
20 4 (4.76%) Release Management
20 4 (4.76%) General Ledger

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 9 (10.71%) SAS
2 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MultiFonds
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) ATM
1 1 (1.19%) GSM
1 1 (1.19%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.38%) TestDirector
General
1 52 (61.90%) Banking
2 41 (48.81%) Finance
3 26 (30.95%) Retail
4 18 (21.43%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.76%) General Ledger
6 3 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (1.19%) Middleware
3 1 (1.19%) Java EE
3 1 (1.19%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) Open Source
2 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.19%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.57%) Android
1 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 34 (40.48%) Test Management
3 22 (26.19%) Migration
4 20 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (20.24%) Analytics
6 13 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (11.90%) Test Strategy
8 9 (10.71%) Test Scripting
9 7 (8.33%) Data Migration
9 7 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 6 (7.14%) Fund Accounting
10 6 (7.14%) Data Analytics
10 6 (7.14%) ETL
11 5 (5.95%) Project Planning
12 4 (4.76%) Release Management
12 4 (4.76%) System Testing
12 4 (4.76%) Software Testing
12 4 (4.76%) Incident Management
12 4 (4.76%) Scrum
13 3 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.38%) C
3 1 (1.19%) Perl
3 1 (1.19%) PHP
3 1 (1.19%) SQL
3 1 (1.19%) VBScript
3 1 (1.19%) VB
3 1 (1.19%) VBA
3 1 (1.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) ISEB
2 8 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
1 3 (3.57%) VMware
1 3 (3.57%) Veeam
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.19%) Cognos
3 1 (1.19%) HP
3 1 (1.19%) Informatica
3 1 (1.19%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.19%) Teradata
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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