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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 85 105 104
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Management 43 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.43% 0.83% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.14% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 8
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.26% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £279 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £36.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-17.00% +14.84%
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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
2288 1935 1753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.24% 73.41% 71.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1054 914
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 25 22
Average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £18.00 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +20 28 £420 +46.08% 4
Glasgow -5 8 £550 +40.12% 3
Dundee - 5 - -
Stirling -4 2 £400 +2.56%
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 31 (50.00%) Finance
2 27 (43.55%) Banking
3 21 (33.87%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (20.97%) Test Strategy
7 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (17.74%) Test Planning
8 11 (17.74%) Retail
8 11 (17.74%) ISEB
9 10 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (16.13%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (16.13%) Migration
9 10 (16.13%) ISTQB
10 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
10 9 (14.52%) Retail Banking
11 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
12 7 (11.29%) System Testing
12 7 (11.29%) Scrum
13 6 (9.68%) Windows
13 6 (9.68%) Performance Testing
13 6 (9.68%) Fund Accounting
13 6 (9.68%) QA
14 5 (8.06%) Integration Testing
14 5 (8.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (8.06%) WinDbg
14 5 (8.06%) C
14 5 (8.06%) C++
14 5 (8.06%) Project Management
14 5 (8.06%) Device Driver

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 3 (4.84%) SAS
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) ATM
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.61%) Big Data
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (16.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (8.06%) WinDbg
3 4 (6.45%) JIRA
4 3 (4.84%) TestDirector
5 2 (3.23%) MSTest
5 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (50.00%) Finance
2 27 (43.55%) Banking
3 11 (17.74%) Retail
4 9 (14.52%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 46 (74.19%) Test Manager
2 6 (9.68%) Analyst
3 5 (8.06%) Test Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) UAT Test Manager
4 3 (4.84%) UAT Manager
4 3 (4.84%) Senior Manager
4 3 (4.84%) Test Analyst
4 3 (4.84%) QA Analyst
4 3 (4.84%) Senior Test Manager
4 3 (4.84%) Release Manager
5 2 (3.23%) Tester
6 1 (1.61%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (1.61%) Senior Business Manager
6 1 (1.61%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (1.61%) Test Project Manager
6 1 (1.61%) Test Automation Manager
6 1 (1.61%) Test Leader
6 1 (1.61%) Defect Manager
6 1 (1.61%) Programme Manager
6 1 (1.61%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Device Driver
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Open Source
4 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.61%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (20.97%) Test Strategy
4 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (17.74%) Test Planning
6 10 (16.13%) Migration
7 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
8 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
9 7 (11.29%) System Testing
9 7 (11.29%) Scrum
10 6 (9.68%) Performance Testing
10 6 (9.68%) Fund Accounting
11 5 (8.06%) Integration Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Project Management
11 5 (8.06%) Regression Testing
12 4 (6.45%) Software Testing
12 4 (6.45%) Change Management
12 4 (6.45%) Data Migration
12 4 (6.45%) Wealth Management
12 4 (6.45%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) C
1 5 (8.06%) C++
2 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.61%) SQL
3 1 (1.61%) VBScript
3 1 (1.61%) VB
3 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) ISEB
2 10 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.84%) Degree
4 3 (4.84%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (33.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) Avaloq
2 2 (3.23%) VMware
2 2 (3.23%) HP
2 2 (3.23%) Veeam
3 1 (1.61%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
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