The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 70 54 38
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 16 4 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.20% 0.53% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.56% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 17
Average daily rate £375 £436 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.04% +7.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £497 £650
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 £38.50 £36.25 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +31.19%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1254 709 1117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.14% 93.78% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 305 551
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 33
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -38.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.04 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £30.33 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Test Manager
Scotland

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 16 April 2014.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 16 (50.00%) Test Management
2 13 (40.63%) Finance
3 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (25.00%) Scrum
6 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (18.75%) Retail
7 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
8 5 (15.63%) TDD
8 5 (15.63%) Banking
8 5 (15.63%) Project Management
9 4 (12.50%) Service Management
9 4 (12.50%) Windows
9 4 (12.50%) Product Management
9 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
10 3 (9.38%) Business Transformation
10 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
10 3 (9.38%) FMCG
10 3 (9.38%) System Testing
10 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
10 3 (9.38%) Linux
10 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
10 3 (9.38%) HP
11 2 (6.25%) SOAP
11 2 (6.25%) Web Services
11 2 (6.25%) XML

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) WiMAX
1 1 (3.13%) GSM
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.13%) TestDirector
1 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Retail
3 5 (15.63%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Advertising
4 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) SOAP
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
1 2 (6.25%) XML
1 2 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) FMCG
2 1 (3.13%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Test Management
2 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.00%) Scrum
4 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 5 (15.63%) TDD
6 5 (15.63%) Project Management
7 4 (12.50%) Service Management
7 4 (12.50%) Product Management
7 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 3 (9.38%) Business Transformation
8 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
8 3 (9.38%) System Testing
9 2 (6.25%) ITIL
9 2 (6.25%) DSDM
9 2 (6.25%) Quality Management
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.38%) HP
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