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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 68 59 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 20 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.37% 1.39% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.52% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 12
Average daily rate
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£365 £435 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.09% +6.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £363 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £477 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £390
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.00 £16.11 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+260.02% -52.26%
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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
1404 1120 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.84% 91.58% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 588 406
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 25
Average hourly rate £12.42 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.72% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £37.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 17 December 2014.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 13 (39.39%) Finance
1 13 (39.39%) Banking
2 12 (36.36%) Test Management
3 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 8 (24.24%) Retail
6 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (21.21%) Retail Banking
7 5 (15.15%) ISEB
7 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
8 4 (12.12%) Scrum
9 3 (9.09%) Project Management
9 3 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk
10 2 (6.06%) Matrix Management
11 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
11 1 (3.03%) Data Management
11 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
11 1 (3.03%) CA
11 1 (3.03%) Law
11 1 (3.03%) SQL
11 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
11 1 (3.03%) ITIL
11 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
11 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (3.03%) SAS

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 1 (3.03%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.03%) Big Data
1 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
1 13 (39.39%) Banking
2 8 (24.24%) Retail
3 7 (21.21%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.03%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Test Management
2 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Scrum
7 3 (9.09%) Project Management
7 3 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Matrix Management
9 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
9 1 (3.03%) Data Management
9 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.03%) ITIL
9 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
9 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.03%) Demand Management
9 1 (3.03%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISEB
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) CA
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.03%) HP
1 1 (3.03%) Cloudera