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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 65 71 57
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 6 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.71% 1.57% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.64% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 19
Median daily rate £500 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

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
802 1405 1296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.80% 95.90% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 724 720
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 17
Median hourly rate £52.00 £15.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.98% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £76.60 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 10 (52.63%) Banking
2 9 (47.37%) Retail
2 9 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Retail Banking
3 8 (42.11%) Finance
4 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) Test Management
5 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
6 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
6 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
7 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (10.53%) Agile Testing
8 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL
9 1 (5.26%) ATM
9 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
9 1 (5.26%) Project Management
9 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
9 1 (5.26%) Workflow
9 1 (5.26%) Java
9 1 (5.26%) Data Management

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (52.63%) Banking
2 9 (47.37%) Retail
3 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 8 (42.11%) Retail Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Test Management
3 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Testing
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Data Management
7 1 (5.26%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) TSYS