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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 56 58 66
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.19% 0.51% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 0.54% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£405 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £455 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £495 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.50 - £32.50
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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
722 558 736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 95.25% 94.74% 96.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 254 420
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £429 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 15
Average hourly rate £16.72 £15.72 £16.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.36% -2.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.93 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £117.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015, 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 14 (73.68%) Finance
2 13 (68.42%) Banking
3 11 (57.89%) Test Strategy
4 10 (52.63%) Test Management
5 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
5 7 (36.84%) ISEB
6 6 (31.58%) Project Planning
6 6 (31.58%) Resource Management
6 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (26.32%) Test Planning
7 5 (26.32%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (10.53%) Retail
9 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Security Testing
9 2 (10.53%) JIRA
9 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
9 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
9 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) Information Assurance
9 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
9 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (5.26%) Open Source
10 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
10 1 (5.26%) System Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) SilkTest
General
1 14 (73.68%) Finance
2 13 (68.42%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Open Source
1 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.26%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Test Strategy
2 10 (52.63%) Test Management
3 6 (31.58%) Project Planning
3 6 (31.58%) Resource Management
3 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Test Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Security Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Information Assurance
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.26%) System Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Demand Management
6 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
1 7 (36.84%) ISEB
2 6 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (26.32%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) HP
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle