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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 42 49 39
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 30 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.45% 2.34% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.70% 2.47% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £331 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -22.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £312 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £379 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 -
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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
811 649 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 93.22% 95.02% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 349 369
Average daily rate £350 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 17
Average hourly rate £16.14 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.27% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £166.90 £18.00 £28.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 24 (58.54%) ISTQB
2 21 (51.22%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (34.15%) Test Strategy
4 13 (31.71%) HP
4 13 (31.71%) Finance
4 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
5 12 (29.27%) SC Cleared
6 11 (26.83%) Test Management
7 10 (24.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (24.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (21.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (19.51%) ISEB
9 8 (19.51%) Banking
9 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
10 7 (17.07%) Oracle
10 7 (17.07%) DV Cleared
11 6 (14.63%) HTML
11 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
11 6 (14.63%) .NET
11 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
11 6 (14.63%) JSP
11 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
12 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
12 5 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (12.20%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (12.20%) Data Management
13 4 (9.76%) Retail
13 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
13 4 (9.76%) Retail Banking

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) DB2
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.44%) JIRA
2 1 (2.44%) Selenium
2 1 (2.44%) Toad
2 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 8 (19.51%) Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Retail
3 4 (9.76%) Retail Banking
4 3 (7.32%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) HTML
1 6 (14.63%) .NET
1 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
1 6 (14.63%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
1 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Test Strategy
2 11 (26.83%) Test Management
3 10 (24.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
5 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
6 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.20%) Data Management
7 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.32%) Functional Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Project Planning
8 3 (7.32%) Load Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Security Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.88%) CRM
9 2 (4.88%) Project Management
9 2 (4.88%) Change Management
9 2 (4.88%) Business Transformation
9 2 (4.88%) Knowledge Management
10 1 (2.44%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.88%) C#
2 2 (4.88%) VB
2 2 (4.88%) VBA
3 1 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (58.54%) ISTQB
2 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
3 12 (29.27%) SC Cleared
4 10 (24.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 9 (21.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (19.51%) ISEB
7 7 (17.07%) DV Cleared
8 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (4.88%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (4.88%) MCITP
9 2 (4.88%) Degree
10 1 (2.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (51.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) HP
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle
3 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.88%) Citrix
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
5 1 (2.44%) Dell