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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 57 102 115
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 81 30 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.68% 1.14% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 1.23% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 14 6
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£400 £395 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £344 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £517 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.20%
Test Manager
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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
2836 2444 2243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.75% 92.47% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1528 1288 1105
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 65 54
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.48 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.44% +12.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +35 62 £400 +6.66% 3
Glasgow +3 15 £550 +40.12% 1
Stirling -4 4 - -
Test Manager
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 66 (58.41%) Banking
2 62 (54.87%) Finance
3 47 (41.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 44 (38.94%) Test Management
5 31 (27.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (23.01%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (22.12%) Retail
8 22 (19.47%) Migration
9 21 (18.58%) Test Strategy
10 18 (15.93%) Analytics
10 18 (15.93%) Retail Banking
11 15 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
12 14 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (12.39%) ISEB
13 13 (11.50%) ISTQB
14 10 (8.85%) QA
14 10 (8.85%) Data Migration
15 9 (7.96%) Test Scripting
15 9 (7.96%) ETL
15 9 (7.96%) SAS
16 8 (7.08%) System Testing
16 8 (7.08%) Test Automation
17 7 (6.19%) Data Analytics
17 7 (6.19%) Resource Management
17 7 (6.19%) Project Planning
18 6 (5.31%) Integration Testing
18 6 (5.31%) Fund Accounting
18 6 (5.31%) Supplier Management
18 6 (5.31%) QuickTest Pro
19 5 (4.42%) Regression Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (7.96%) SAS
2 2 (1.77%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.77%) FileNet
2 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 1 (0.88%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) GSM
1 1 (0.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.01%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.77%) QlikView
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (5.31%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (2.65%) JIRA
2 3 (2.65%) Selenium
2 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.77%) eggPlant
3 2 (1.77%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.88%) SilkTest
General
1 66 (58.41%) Banking
2 62 (54.87%) Finance
3 25 (22.12%) Retail
4 18 (15.93%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.54%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.54%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.77%) .NET
3 1 (0.88%) HTML
3 1 (0.88%) Middleware
3 1 (0.88%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.54%) Open Source
2 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.88%) Smartcard
3 1 (0.88%) Data Extraction
3 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.65%) Android
1 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 44 (38.94%) Test Management
3 31 (27.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (19.47%) Migration
5 21 (18.58%) Test Strategy
6 18 (15.93%) Analytics
7 14 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (8.85%) Data Migration
9 9 (7.96%) Test Scripting
9 9 (7.96%) ETL
10 8 (7.08%) System Testing
10 8 (7.08%) Test Automation
11 7 (6.19%) Data Analytics
11 7 (6.19%) Resource Management
11 7 (6.19%) Project Planning
12 6 (5.31%) Integration Testing
12 6 (5.31%) Fund Accounting
12 6 (5.31%) Supplier Management
13 5 (4.42%) Regression Testing
13 5 (4.42%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.54%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.77%) C
3 1 (0.88%) Java
3 1 (0.88%) Python
3 1 (0.88%) Perl
3 1 (0.88%) PHP
3 1 (0.88%) SQL
3 1 (0.88%) VBScript
3 1 (0.88%) VB
3 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (12.39%) ISEB
2 13 (11.50%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.54%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.85%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (3.54%) Avaloq
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.65%) VMware
2 3 (2.65%) Veeam
3 2 (1.77%) HP
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle
4 1 (0.88%) Cognos
4 1 (0.88%) Business Objects
4 1 (0.88%) Informatica
4 1 (0.88%) Teradata
4 1 (0.88%) Cloudera
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