The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 103 107 88
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Contract jobs citing Test Management 23 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.87% 0.55% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.78% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 12
Average daily rate £375 £325 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -21.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £355 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1912 1658 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.15% 70.76% 66.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 860 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Management
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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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -15 14 £210 -37.54% 2
Glasgow +12 5 £393 +16.29% 8
Stirling 0 1 £390 +56.00% 1
Fife - - - -
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 23 (45.10%) Finance
2 22 (43.14%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (29.41%) ISEB
5 12 (23.53%) Project Management
5 12 (23.53%) Banking
6 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (19.61%) Software Testing
6 10 (19.61%) Oracle
7 9 (17.65%) SQL
7 9 (17.65%) UNIX
7 9 (17.65%) Retail
7 9 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (15.69%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (15.69%) LoadRunner
8 8 (15.69%) Siebel
8 8 (15.69%) C
9 7 (13.73%) Scrum
10 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
10 6 (11.76%) Retail Banking
10 6 (11.76%) Performance Testing
10 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
11 5 (9.80%) System Testing
11 5 (9.80%) Waterfall
11 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
11 5 (9.80%) TDD
11 5 (9.80%) Change Management
12 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
13 3 (5.88%) Product Management
13 3 (5.88%) SWIFT

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.92%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 23 (45.10%) Finance
2 12 (23.53%) Banking
3 9 (17.65%) Retail
4 6 (11.76%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Back Office
6 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (52.94%) Test Manager
2 9 (17.65%) Tester
3 7 (13.73%) Performance Tester
4 6 (11.76%) Release Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.88%) Defect Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Incident Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Change Manager
7 2 (3.92%) QA Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Programme Test Manager
8 1 (1.96%) UAT Manager
8 1 (1.96%) Automated Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Security Manager
8 1 (1.96%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) SOAP
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
1 2 (3.92%) XML
1 2 (3.92%) REST
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
2 1 (1.96%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.88%) SWIFT
3 3 (5.88%) FMCG
4 2 (3.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) UNIX
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (23.53%) Project Management
3 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (19.61%) Software Testing
4 9 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (13.73%) Scrum
6 6 (11.76%) Performance Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 5 (9.80%) System Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Waterfall
7 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
7 5 (9.80%) TDD
7 5 (9.80%) Change Management
8 3 (5.88%) Product Management
8 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (5.88%) Business Transformation
8 3 (5.88%) Service Management
8 3 (5.88%) ITIL
8 3 (5.88%) Matrix Management
8 3 (5.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) C
3 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (29.41%) ISEB
2 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (43.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Oracle
2 8 (15.69%) Siebel
3 3 (5.88%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.92%) HP