The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 55 95 116
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 81 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.77% 1.10% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 1.20% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 9 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £358 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £34.75
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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
2723 2339 2273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.03% 91.98% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1301 1101
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 72 56
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.18 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 26 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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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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 +37 59 £400 -4.47% 5
Glasgow +3 16 £550 +37.50% 1
Stirling -3 4 - -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 74 (63.25%) Banking
2 65 (55.56%) Finance
3 52 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 42 (35.90%) Test Management
5 35 (29.91%) Migration
6 31 (26.50%) Retail
7 30 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (20.51%) Retail Banking
10 19 (16.24%) Test Strategy
11 18 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (15.38%) Analytics
12 15 (12.82%) Data Migration
12 15 (12.82%) ETL
13 14 (11.97%) QA
14 13 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
15 11 (9.40%) Supplier Management
16 10 (8.55%) Test Scripting
17 9 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (7.69%) ISEB
18 8 (6.84%) ISTQB
18 8 (6.84%) SAS
18 8 (6.84%) Data Analytics
19 7 (5.98%) Project Planning
19 7 (5.98%) Investment Banking
19 7 (5.98%) Test Automation
19 7 (5.98%) System Testing
19 7 (5.98%) Integration Testing
20 6 (5.13%) Fund Accounting
20 6 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.84%) SAS
2 2 (1.71%) FileNet
2 2 (1.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MultiFonds
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) ATM
1 1 (0.85%) GSM
1 1 (0.85%) RTP
1 1 (0.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.71%) QlikView
4 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (2.56%) JIRA
2 3 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.71%) eggPlant
3 2 (1.71%) Selenium
3 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.71%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 74 (63.25%) Banking
2 65 (55.56%) Finance
3 31 (26.50%) Retail
4 24 (20.51%) Retail Banking
5 7 (5.98%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.42%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.56%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.71%) .NET
3 1 (0.85%) Middleware
3 1 (0.85%) Java EE
3 1 (0.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.56%) Data Extraction
1 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (0.85%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.56%) Android
1 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.71%) Windows
3 1 (0.85%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 42 (35.90%) Test Management
3 35 (29.91%) Migration
4 30 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (16.24%) Test Strategy
6 18 (15.38%) Analytics
7 15 (12.82%) Data Migration
7 15 (12.82%) ETL
8 13 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
9 11 (9.40%) Supplier Management
10 10 (8.55%) Test Scripting
11 9 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (6.84%) Data Analytics
13 7 (5.98%) Test Automation
13 7 (5.98%) Integration Testing
13 7 (5.98%) System Testing
13 7 (5.98%) Project Planning
14 6 (5.13%) Fund Accounting
15 5 (4.27%) Test Planning
15 5 (4.27%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.56%) SQL
3 2 (1.71%) C
4 1 (0.85%) COBOL
4 1 (0.85%) Perl
4 1 (0.85%) PHP
4 1 (0.85%) VBScript
4 1 (0.85%) VB
4 1 (0.85%) VBA
4 1 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (7.69%) ISEB
2 8 (6.84%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.97%) QA
2 3 (2.56%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.42%) Oracle
2 4 (3.42%) Avaloq
3 3 (2.56%) Veeam
3 3 (2.56%) VMware
4 2 (1.71%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) Informatica
5 1 (0.85%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.85%) Cognos
5 1 (0.85%) Teradata
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