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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 35 58 46
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 50 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.45% 1.31% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.66% 1.40% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 7 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £350 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £539 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+55.84% +6.20%
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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
1367 1145 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.34% 93.78% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 588 285
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.53 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.43% +19.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £24.00 £43.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 43 (64.18%) Banking
2 33 (49.25%) Finance
3 28 (41.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (37.31%) Test Management
5 23 (34.33%) Retail
6 17 (25.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (25.37%) Retail Banking
6 17 (25.37%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (22.39%) Migration
8 14 (20.90%) Analytics
9 10 (14.93%) Test Strategy
10 9 (13.43%) ISEB
10 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (11.94%) ISTQB
11 8 (11.94%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (8.96%) QA
12 6 (8.96%) SAS
12 6 (8.96%) Test Scripting
12 6 (8.96%) Data Migration
13 5 (7.46%) Data Analytics
13 5 (7.46%) Project Planning
14 4 (5.97%) ETL
14 4 (5.97%) Scrum
14 4 (5.97%) General Ledger
14 4 (5.97%) Test Automation
15 3 (4.48%) Fund Accounting
15 3 (4.48%) Waterfall
15 3 (4.48%) Test Planning
15 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 3 (4.48%) Investment Banking

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (8.96%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MultiFonds
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) GSM
1 1 (1.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.37%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.49%) TestDirector
General
1 43 (64.18%) Banking
2 33 (49.25%) Finance
3 23 (34.33%) Retail
4 17 (25.37%) Retail Banking
5 4 (5.97%) General Ledger
6 3 (4.48%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) HTML
1 1 (1.49%) Middleware
1 1 (1.49%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.49%) Data Extraction
2 1 (1.49%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (37.31%) Test Management
3 17 (25.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (22.39%) Migration
5 14 (20.90%) Analytics
6 10 (14.93%) Test Strategy
7 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.96%) Test Scripting
8 6 (8.96%) Data Migration
9 5 (7.46%) Project Planning
9 5 (7.46%) Data Analytics
10 4 (5.97%) Scrum
10 4 (5.97%) ETL
10 4 (5.97%) Test Automation
11 3 (4.48%) Fund Accounting
11 3 (4.48%) Waterfall
11 3 (4.48%) Test Planning
11 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (2.99%) Project Management
12 2 (2.99%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) C
2 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.49%) Perl
2 1 (1.49%) PHP
2 1 (1.49%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) VBScript
2 1 (1.49%) VB
2 1 (1.49%) VBA
2 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) ISEB
2 8 (11.94%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.99%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle
2 1 (1.49%) Business Objects
2 1 (1.49%) Cognos
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.49%) HP
2 1 (1.49%) Cloudera
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