The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 52 50 57
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 10 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.36% 1.65% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.74% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 3
Average daily rate
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£410 £500 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.00 £16.11 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+260.02% -52.26%
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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 Glasgow 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
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
691 574 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 94.27% 94.56% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 286 355
Average daily rate £350 £319 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 22
Average hourly rate £16.16 £10.93 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.84% -34.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £125.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Manager across the Glasgow region.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 27 (64.29%) ISTQB
2 18 (42.86%) Finance
2 18 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (40.48%) Test Planning
4 15 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 14 (33.33%) Test Management
5 14 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (30.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 12 (28.57%) HP
8 11 (26.19%) ISEB
8 11 (26.19%) Banking
8 11 (26.19%) SC Cleared
9 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
10 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Resource Management
11 6 (14.29%) Project Planning
11 6 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (14.29%) Oracle
11 6 (14.29%) DV Cleared
12 5 (11.90%) HTML
12 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
12 5 (11.90%) .NET
12 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
12 5 (11.90%) JSP
12 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
12 5 (11.90%) Data Management
13 4 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
13 4 (9.52%) Microsoft

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (2.38%) Toad
3 1 (2.38%) SilkTest
General
1 18 (42.86%) Finance
2 11 (26.19%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) HTML
1 5 (11.90%) .NET
1 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
1 5 (11.90%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Open Source
1 1 (2.38%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Test Planning
2 15 (35.71%) Test Strategy
3 14 (33.33%) Test Management
3 14 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
4 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 6 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Data Management
7 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.14%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.14%) Project Management
8 3 (7.14%) CRM
8 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.14%) Load Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Security Testing
9 2 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.76%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.76%) C#
2 2 (4.76%) VB
2 2 (4.76%) VBA
2 2 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (64.29%) ISTQB
2 13 (30.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 11 (26.19%) ISEB
4 11 (26.19%) SC Cleared
5 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (14.29%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.38%) CCNA
8 1 (2.38%) MCITP
8 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) HP
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco