The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 105 61 85
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 21 78 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.95% 2.42% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 2.54% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 49 25
Median daily rate £400 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £370 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £422 £390
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +8.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -
Test Manager
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2075 3067 2593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.28% 95.07% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1250 1587 1396
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 60 66
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Manager across the Scotland region.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -32 12 £400 -11.11%
Glasgow +1 4 £348 -13.12%
Renfrewshire - 2 £328 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £350 -
Dundee - 1 £405 -
Test Manager
UK

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 30 (50.00%) Test Management
2 21 (35.00%) Finance
3 20 (33.33%) Banking
4 19 (31.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (31.67%) Test Strategy
5 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
6 11 (18.33%) Test Automation
6 11 (18.33%) ISTQB
7 10 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 10 (16.67%) Windows
7 10 (16.67%) Retail
7 10 (16.67%) Migration
7 10 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (15.00%) Asset Management
8 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 9 (15.00%) Retail Banking
9 8 (13.33%) Front Office
10 7 (11.67%) MS Office
10 7 (11.67%) CRM
10 7 (11.67%) ISEB
10 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (10.00%) Investment Banking
11 6 (10.00%) JIRA
11 6 (10.00%) Confluence
11 6 (10.00%) People Management
11 6 (10.00%) Defect Management
11 6 (10.00%) Charles River

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.00%) Confluence
2 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) MS Office
2 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Markit EDM
2 2 (3.33%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (1.67%) Capstone
3 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.67%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (5.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (5.00%) WinRunner
3 2 (3.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.33%) StarTeam
3 2 (3.33%) TestDirector
General
1 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 20 (33.33%) Banking
3 10 (16.67%) Retail
4 9 (15.00%) Retail Banking
5 8 (13.33%) Front Office
6 6 (10.00%) Investment Banking
7 3 (5.00%) Law
7 3 (5.00%) Legal
8 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Clustering
2 3 (5.00%) Data Conversion
3 2 (3.33%) PDA
3 2 (3.33%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.67%) AIX
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.00%) Unix
7 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.00%) Test Management
2 19 (31.67%) Test Strategy
2 19 (31.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (18.33%) Test Automation
5 10 (16.67%) Migration
5 10 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 10 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (15.00%) Asset Management
6 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
6 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (11.67%) CRM
8 6 (10.00%) Change Management
8 6 (10.00%) Defect Management
8 6 (10.00%) People Management
9 4 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Resource Management
10 3 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (5.00%) Investment Management
10 3 (5.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) ISTQB
2 7 (11.67%) ISEB
3 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.00%) MCITP
4 3 (5.00%) MCSA
4 3 (5.00%) MCSE
4 3 (5.00%) MCTS
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.67%) Degree
5 1 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 1 (1.67%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (6.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) Charles River
3 5 (8.33%) Citrix
4 4 (6.67%) Intel Security
4 4 (6.67%) Veritas
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle
5 3 (5.00%) VMware
6 2 (3.33%) HP
7 1 (1.67%) Actimize
7 1 (1.67%) ESRI
7 1 (1.67%) Fidessa