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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 98 90 100
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Management 26 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.95% 1.19% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.65% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 5
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£400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £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
2117 1755 1415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.69% 72.31% 69.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 891 737
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.93 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.43% -55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 18 £425 +13.33%
Glasgow -3 5 £400 +9.58% 2
Stirling -7 3 £400 +2.56%
West Lothian - - - -
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 25 (47.17%) Finance
2 24 (45.28%) Banking
3 19 (35.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (35.85%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (35.85%) Test Strategy
4 16 (30.19%) ISEB
5 11 (20.75%) ISTQB
6 9 (16.98%) Retail
6 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (15.09%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
7 8 (15.09%) Retail Banking
8 7 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (11.32%) Scrum
9 6 (11.32%) Project Planning
9 6 (11.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (11.32%) Test Planning
10 5 (9.43%) Resource Management
10 5 (9.43%) Regression Testing
10 5 (9.43%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (9.43%) Software Testing
10 5 (9.43%) SQL
10 5 (9.43%) HP
11 4 (7.55%) Project Management
11 4 (7.55%) Automated Testing
11 4 (7.55%) Migration
11 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
11 4 (7.55%) QA
11 4 (7.55%) Fund Accounting

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (1.89%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) Big Data
2 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.89%) BODI
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.89%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (5.66%) JIRA
2 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.89%) MSTest
3 1 (1.89%) Selenium
3 1 (1.89%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.89%) ClearCase
General
1 25 (47.17%) Finance
2 24 (45.28%) Banking
3 9 (16.98%) Retail
4 8 (15.09%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.89%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (69.81%) Test Manager
2 10 (18.87%) Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Test Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Release Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Senior Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Tester
6 2 (3.77%) Programme Manager
6 2 (3.77%) QA Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) UAT Manager
6 2 (3.77%) UAT Test Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Test Automation Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Test Project Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Defect Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Junior Test Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Business Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Open Source
2 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) UNIX
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) User Acceptance Testing
1 19 (35.85%) Test Strategy
2 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
4 6 (11.32%) Scrum
4 6 (11.32%) Project Planning
4 6 (11.32%) Test Planning
5 5 (9.43%) Resource Management
5 5 (9.43%) Regression Testing
5 5 (9.43%) Software Testing
6 4 (7.55%) Project Management
6 4 (7.55%) Automated Testing
6 4 (7.55%) Migration
6 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
6 4 (7.55%) Fund Accounting
6 4 (7.55%) Integration Testing
6 4 (7.55%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.66%) Functional Testing
7 3 (5.66%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) C
3 1 (1.89%) JCL
3 1 (1.89%) VBScript
3 1 (1.89%) VB
3 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) ISEB
2 11 (20.75%) ISTQB
3 6 (11.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (9.43%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (35.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) HP
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle
2 2 (3.77%) Siebel
3 1 (1.89%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.89%) Remedy