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 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 107 80 93
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Management 22 33 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.80% 1.35% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.93% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 10
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£350 £349 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% -19.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £453 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+64.28% +27.27%
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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
2099 1712 1750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.33% 69.91% 65.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1068 863 843
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 68
Average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 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 28 August 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
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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 -15 11 £300 -25.92% 3
Glasgow -14 8 £375 +15.38% 1
Stirling - 2 £288 -
Fife - - - -
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 15 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
5 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
5 10 (25.64%) Banking
6 9 (23.08%) ISEB
7 8 (20.51%) Oracle
7 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
8 7 (17.95%) Software Testing
9 6 (15.38%) JIRA
9 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
9 6 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (15.38%) Scrum
9 6 (15.38%) Retail
10 5 (12.82%) .NET
10 5 (12.82%) Zephyr
10 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
10 5 (12.82%) Retail Banking
10 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
11 4 (10.26%) Credit Risk
11 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
11 4 (10.26%) BDD
11 4 (10.26%) HP
12 3 (7.69%) Data Mining
12 3 (7.69%) HTML
12 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
12 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
12 3 (7.69%) JSP

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Data Mining
1 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) DB2
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) JIRA
2 5 (12.82%) Zephyr
3 2 (5.13%) Selenium
3 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.13%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.56%) Toad
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 10 (25.64%) Banking
3 6 (15.38%) Retail
4 5 (12.82%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.56%) French Language
5 1 (2.56%) Back Office
5 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Test Manager
2 9 (23.08%) Test Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Senior Manager
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Test Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) SAP HCM Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) SAP HR Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.69%) JSP
2 3 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Credit Risk
2 3 (7.69%) SWIFT
2 3 (7.69%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (5.13%) Derivative
4 1 (2.56%) PMI
4 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
3 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (17.95%) Software Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 6 (15.38%) Scrum
6 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.26%) BDD
7 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.13%) Manual Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Investment Management
8 2 (5.13%) Information Assurance
8 2 (5.13%) Resource Management
8 2 (5.13%) Release Management
8 2 (5.13%) Supplier Management
8 2 (5.13%) Security Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
8 2 (5.13%) TDD
8 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.13%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Python
2 2 (5.13%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
2 9 (23.08%) ISEB
3 6 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
4 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (5.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) EMIR
2 1 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) Siebel
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft