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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 37 73 50
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 48 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.33% 1.00% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.55% 1.08% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 4 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +11.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £355 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £460
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 £28.00 - -
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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
1353 1206 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.76% 93.20% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 715 405
Average daily rate £350 £375 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 70 (68.63%) Banking
2 54 (52.94%) Finance
3 43 (42.16%) User Acceptance Testing
4 38 (37.25%) Test Management
5 35 (34.31%) Migration
6 34 (33.33%) Retail
7 31 (30.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (27.45%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (23.53%) Retail Banking
10 19 (18.63%) Analytics
11 17 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (15.69%) Non-Functional Testing
13 15 (14.71%) QA
14 14 (13.73%) Test Strategy
15 12 (11.76%) Data Migration
16 10 (9.80%) ETL
17 9 (8.82%) VMware
18 8 (7.84%) SAS
18 8 (7.84%) Data Analytics
18 8 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 8 (7.84%) Test Scripting
19 7 (6.86%) Test Automation
19 7 (6.86%) Firewall
19 7 (6.86%) Investment Banking
20 6 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
20 6 (5.88%) HP UFT
20 6 (5.88%) Fund Accounting
20 6 (5.88%) Performance Testing
21 5 (4.90%) Project Planning
21 5 (4.90%) Software Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 8 (7.84%) SAS
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) MultiFonds
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.86%) Firewall
2 4 (3.92%) ATM
3 1 (0.98%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (27.45%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.98%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (5.88%) HP UFT
2 4 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.96%) TestDirector
General
1 70 (68.63%) Banking
2 54 (52.94%) Finance
3 34 (33.33%) Retail
4 24 (23.53%) Retail Banking
5 7 (6.86%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.92%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.94%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.96%) .NET
3 1 (0.98%) Middleware
3 1 (0.98%) Java EE
3 1 (0.98%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.94%) Data Extraction
1 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.94%) Windows
1 3 (2.94%) Android
1 3 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (42.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 38 (37.25%) Test Management
3 35 (34.31%) Migration
4 31 (30.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (18.63%) Analytics
6 16 (15.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 14 (13.73%) Test Strategy
8 12 (11.76%) Data Migration
9 10 (9.80%) ETL
10 8 (7.84%) Test Scripting
10 8 (7.84%) Data Analytics
11 7 (6.86%) Test Automation
12 6 (5.88%) Fund Accounting
12 6 (5.88%) Performance Testing
12 6 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (4.90%) Software Testing
13 5 (4.90%) Project Management
13 5 (4.90%) Service Management
13 5 (4.90%) Project Planning
14 4 (3.92%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.92%) SQL
1 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.96%) C
3 1 (0.98%) Perl
3 1 (0.98%) PHP
3 1 (0.98%) VBScript
3 1 (0.98%) VB
3 1 (0.98%) VBA
3 1 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (4.90%) ISEB
1 5 (4.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.71%) QA
2 3 (2.94%) FATCA
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.98%) SCCM
2 1 (0.98%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (8.82%) VMware
2 4 (3.92%) Oracle
3 3 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.94%) Veeam
4 1 (0.98%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.98%) Teradata
4 1 (0.98%) Informatica
4 1 (0.98%) Business Objects
4 1 (0.98%) Cognos