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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 91 109 80
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -29
Contract jobs citing Test Management 46 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.40% 0.80% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.02% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 18
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£400 £350 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £400 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £57.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +64.28%
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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
2603 2152 1751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.36% 78.57% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 1101 882
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 28 38
Average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.55% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 0 25 £413 +37.50% 4
Glasgow +8 13 £400 +6.66%
Dundee - 4 - -
Fife - 3 £275 -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Stirling +9 1 - -
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 44 (55.00%) Finance
2 39 (48.75%) Banking
3 25 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (23.75%) Test Scripting
5 19 (23.75%) Migration
6 18 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
7 17 (21.25%) Retail
7 17 (21.25%) Windows
8 14 (17.50%) Retail Banking
9 13 (16.25%) QA
9 13 (16.25%) Test Strategy
10 12 (15.00%) Performance Testing
11 11 (13.75%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (13.75%) Test Planning
11 11 (13.75%) Project Management
12 10 (12.50%) ISEB
12 10 (12.50%) C
13 9 (11.25%) Device Driver
13 9 (11.25%) C++
13 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (11.25%) ISTQB
14 8 (10.00%) WinDbg
14 8 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (10.00%) HP UFT
14 8 (10.00%) Change Management
15 6 (7.50%) Test Automation
16 5 (6.25%) Fund Accounting
16 5 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
16 5 (6.25%) Service Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) ATM
2 1 (1.25%) Internet
2 1 (1.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 8 (10.00%) WinDbg
2 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.00%) TestDirector
3 3 (3.75%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.50%) JIRA
4 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.25%) MSTest
General
1 44 (55.00%) Finance
2 39 (48.75%) Banking
3 17 (21.25%) Retail
4 14 (17.50%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.75%) Legal
6 1 (1.25%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (63.75%) Test Manager
2 11 (13.75%) Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 9 (11.25%) Test Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Senior Test Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Senior Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Tester
7 3 (3.75%) UAT Test Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Test Leader
7 3 (3.75%) UAT Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Performance Test Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Performance Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) QA Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (1.25%) QA Tester
9 1 (1.25%) Technical Manager
9 1 (1.25%) Applications Tester
9 1 (1.25%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) .NET
1 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Device Driver
2 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.25%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.25%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.25%) Windows
2 4 (5.00%) Android
2 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (23.75%) Test Scripting
3 19 (23.75%) Migration
4 13 (16.25%) Test Strategy
5 12 (15.00%) Performance Testing
6 11 (13.75%) Project Management
6 11 (13.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (13.75%) Test Planning
7 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (10.00%) Change Management
9 6 (7.50%) Test Automation
10 5 (6.25%) Fund Accounting
10 5 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (6.25%) Service Management
11 4 (5.00%) Software Testing
11 4 (5.00%) Wealth Management
11 4 (5.00%) System Testing
11 4 (5.00%) Data Migration
11 4 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) C
2 9 (11.25%) C++
3 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.75%) SQL
4 1 (1.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) ISEB
2 9 (11.25%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.25%) XenApp
2 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.00%) VMware
2 4 (5.00%) Avaloq
3 3 (3.75%) Veeam
4 2 (2.50%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (1.25%) Siebel
5 1 (1.25%) HP
5 1 (1.25%) Citrix
5 1 (1.25%) AppSense
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