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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 33 68 51
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 68 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.97% 0.93% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.27% 1.00% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 7 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £281 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £34.28
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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
1593 1105 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 92.99% 93.72% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 598 456
Average daily rate £388 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 33
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.08 £42.00 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 81 (64.29%) Banking
2 74 (58.73%) Finance
3 51 (40.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 43 (34.13%) Migration
5 40 (31.75%) Retail
6 38 (30.16%) Test Management
7 34 (26.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (23.02%) Retail Banking
9 27 (21.43%) Test Strategy
10 22 (17.46%) Non-Functional Testing
10 22 (17.46%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (14.29%) QA
12 17 (13.49%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (12.70%) Analytics
14 13 (10.32%) Performance Testing
15 12 (9.52%) Data Migration
15 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (8.73%) VMware
17 10 (7.94%) Firewall
17 10 (7.94%) ETL
17 10 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
18 9 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
19 8 (6.35%) ISTQB
19 8 (6.35%) Service Management
20 7 (5.56%) ISEB
20 7 (5.56%) SAS
20 7 (5.56%) Software Testing
20 7 (5.56%) Data Analytics
21 6 (4.76%) Test Scripting
21 6 (4.76%) Mentoring

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (5.56%) SAS
2 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) MS Project
1 1 (0.79%) MS Office
1 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) MultiFonds
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.79%) SaaS
2 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.94%) Firewall
2 4 (3.17%) ATM
3 1 (0.79%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.46%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) HP UFT
2 4 (3.17%) LoadRunner
2 4 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.59%) TestDirector
General
1 81 (64.29%) Banking
2 74 (58.73%) Finance
3 40 (31.75%) Retail
4 29 (23.02%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.97%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.38%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.38%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.59%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) Middleware
3 1 (0.79%) Java EE
3 1 (0.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.17%) Data Extraction
3 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
3 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.38%) Windows
1 3 (2.38%) Android
1 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (40.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 43 (34.13%) Migration
3 38 (30.16%) Test Management
4 34 (26.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 22 (17.46%) Non-Functional Testing
7 16 (12.70%) Analytics
8 13 (10.32%) Performance Testing
9 12 (9.52%) Data Migration
10 10 (7.94%) ETL
11 9 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (6.35%) Service Management
13 7 (5.56%) Software Testing
13 7 (5.56%) Data Analytics
14 6 (4.76%) Mentoring
14 6 (4.76%) Test Scripting
14 6 (4.76%) Project Management
15 5 (3.97%) Coaching
15 5 (3.97%) Fund Accounting
16 4 (3.17%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
1 4 (3.17%) SQL
2 3 (2.38%) C
3 1 (0.79%) Python
3 1 (0.79%) Perl
3 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (6.35%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.56%) ISEB
3 2 (1.59%) Degree
3 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.29%) QA
2 5 (3.97%) FATCA
System Software
1 10 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (13.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) SCCM
2 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (8.73%) VMware
2 5 (3.97%) ServiceNow
3 4 (3.17%) Oracle
3 4 (3.17%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.38%) Veeam
5 1 (0.79%) Informatica
5 1 (0.79%) Teradata
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Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 26 days ago