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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 64 62 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 18 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.34% 1.31% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.42% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 4
Average daily rate
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£365 £435 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.09% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £368 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.50 - £32.50
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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
1288 1059 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.55% 92.33% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 539 310
Average daily rate £396 £362 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.54% +6.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 22
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.35 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.84% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £19.30 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 16 (47.06%) Banking
2 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) Test Management
3 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) Test Strategy
5 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Retail
6 7 (20.59%) Retail Banking
7 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (17.65%) ISEB
8 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
9 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
9 4 (11.76%) Scrum
10 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
10 2 (5.88%) Credit Risk
10 2 (5.88%) Matrix Management
10 2 (5.88%) Project Management
10 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
10 2 (5.88%) Analytics
10 2 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
11 1 (2.94%) Cloudera
11 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (2.94%) Test Planning
11 1 (2.94%) Demand Management
11 1 (2.94%) Big Data
11 1 (2.94%) Functional Testing
11 1 (2.94%) Integration Testing
11 1 (2.94%) Requirements Management
11 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (2.94%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Big Data
1 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (47.06%) Banking
2 13 (38.24%) Finance
3 8 (23.53%) Retail
4 7 (20.59%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.94%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Test Management
2 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (26.47%) Test Strategy
4 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.76%) Scrum
7 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.88%) Matrix Management
7 2 (5.88%) Project Management
7 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Analytics
7 2 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Test Planning
8 1 (2.94%) Demand Management
8 1 (2.94%) Functional Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Requirements Management
8 1 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) ISEB
2 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Cloudera
1 1 (2.94%) CA
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.94%) HP
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