The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 67 35 70
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 27 59 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.91% 4.15% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 4.33% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 43 3
Median daily rate £538 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £318 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Test Manager
Scotland

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
1342 1362 1141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.11% 95.85% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 748 681
Median daily rate £400 £360 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 40
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 25 May 2016.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 41 (82.00%) Banking
2 33 (66.00%) Finance
3 29 (58.00%) Migration
4 27 (54.00%) Retail
4 27 (54.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (52.00%) Retail Banking
6 19 (38.00%) Test Strategy
7 7 (14.00%) Test Management
7 7 (14.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Front Office
8 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
9 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
9 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
9 4 (8.00%) Security Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Markit EDM
9 4 (8.00%) Information Assurance
9 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.00%) Charles River
9 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (6.00%) Analytics
10 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.00%) Coaching
10 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (6.00%) Puppet
10 3 (6.00%) Data Analytics
10 3 (6.00%) Data Extraction
10 3 (6.00%) Resource Management
10 3 (6.00%) QA
11 2 (4.00%) ISTQB

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.00%) CICS
1 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.00%) Capstone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 41 (82.00%) Banking
2 33 (66.00%) Finance
3 27 (54.00%) Retail
4 26 (52.00%) Retail Banking
5 5 (10.00%) Front Office
6 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
7 2 (4.00%) General Ledger
8 1 (2.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) AIX
2 1 (2.00%) HPUX
2 1 (2.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (58.00%) Migration
2 27 (54.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (38.00%) Test Strategy
4 7 (14.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (14.00%) Test Management
5 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (8.00%) Information Assurance
6 4 (8.00%) Security Testing
6 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (6.00%) Analytics
7 3 (6.00%) Coaching
7 3 (6.00%) Data Analytics
7 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.00%) Resource Management
8 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.00%) Defect Management
8 2 (4.00%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Charles River
2 1 (2.00%) Fidessa
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle