The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management 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 Management
Rank 102 86 109
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Management 19 26 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.71% 1.16% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.62% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 2
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£365 £372 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -16.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £307 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £495 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2058 1604 1394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.79% 71.67% 68.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 809 746
Average daily rate £396 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 18
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.68 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.45 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Scotland region.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -5 14 £350 -9.67% 4
Glasgow -10 5 £405 +10.35% 2
Stirling - 2 - -
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management.

1 24 (55.81%) Finance
2 17 (39.53%) Banking
2 17 (39.53%) Test Strategy
3 16 (37.21%) ISEB
4 14 (32.56%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
5 11 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (18.60%) Test Planning
8 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (16.28%) Scrum
8 7 (16.28%) Project Planning
9 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
9 6 (13.95%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (13.95%) SQL
9 6 (13.95%) Resource Management
9 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
10 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (11.63%) HP
10 5 (11.63%) Retail
10 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Retail Banking
11 4 (9.30%) QA
11 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner
11 4 (9.30%) UNIX
11 4 (9.30%) Oracle
11 4 (9.30%) Performance Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Agresso
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) Big Data
2 1 (2.33%) DataStage
2 1 (2.33%) BODI
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.65%) MSTest
4 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.33%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.33%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 24 (55.81%) Finance
2 17 (39.53%) Banking
3 5 (11.63%) Retail
4 4 (9.30%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Test Manager
2 13 (30.23%) Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Test Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Performance Test Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) QA Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Release Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Tester
5 2 (4.65%) Programme Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Defect Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Junior
6 1 (2.33%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.33%) QA Tester
6 1 (2.33%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Test Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) HTML
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
1 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.65%) Open Source
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.33%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) UNIX
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Test Strategy
2 11 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.60%) Test Planning
5 7 (16.28%) Scrum
5 7 (16.28%) Project Planning
6 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Resource Management
6 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
7 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Performance Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Release Management
9 3 (6.98%) Fund Accounting
9 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
9 3 (6.98%) Functional Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Project Management
10 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
10 2 (4.65%) Waterfall
10 2 (4.65%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) C
3 1 (2.33%) JCL
3 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) ISEB
2 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
3 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (13.95%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (32.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) HP
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Siebel
4 1 (2.33%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.33%) Remedy
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