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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 75 69 82
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 49 51 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.79% 2.02% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 2.16% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 35 13
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£350 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £525 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
-0.64% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £34.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.61% +5.46%
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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
2554 2362 2421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.55% 93.51% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1137 1146
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £496 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 86 123
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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
Glasgow -5 32 £350 -
Edinburgh -4 14 £400 +1.39% 5
Stirling - - - - 1
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 30 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 28 (37.33%) Finance
3 27 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (32.00%) Test Strategy
5 22 (29.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (25.33%) Test Management
7 18 (24.00%) Test Planning
8 16 (21.33%) Security Cleared
9 14 (18.67%) Performance Testing
9 14 (18.67%) Banking
9 14 (18.67%) HP
10 13 (17.33%) SC Cleared
11 12 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (16.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (14.67%) ISEB
13 10 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (12.00%) Test Scripting
14 9 (12.00%) Software Engineering
14 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
15 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
15 8 (10.67%) Oracle
16 7 (9.33%) Data Management
16 7 (9.33%) DV Cleared
17 6 (8.00%) Financial Institution
17 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET
17 6 (8.00%) JSP
17 6 (8.00%) HTML
17 6 (8.00%) JavaScript
17 6 (8.00%) .NET

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.33%) Agresso
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.33%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) DB2
1 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (2.67%) TestDirector
2 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.33%) Toad
3 1 (1.33%) Ant
3 1 (1.33%) Selenium
3 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 28 (37.33%) Finance
2 14 (18.67%) Banking
3 6 (8.00%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Law
6 1 (1.33%) Advertising
6 1 (1.33%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (8.00%) JSP
1 6 (8.00%) HTML
1 6 (8.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.00%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.67%) Credit Risk
2 2 (2.67%) Derivative
3 1 (1.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (2.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) Test Strategy
2 22 (29.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (25.33%) Test Management
4 18 (24.00%) Test Planning
5 14 (18.67%) Performance Testing
6 10 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (12.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (12.00%) Software Engineering
7 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
8 7 (9.33%) Data Management
9 5 (6.67%) Project Management
9 5 (6.67%) Functional Testing
10 4 (5.33%) Security Testing
11 3 (4.00%) CRM
11 3 (4.00%) Migration
11 3 (4.00%) Automated Testing
11 3 (4.00%) Load Testing
11 3 (4.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (4.00%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.00%) SQL
3 2 (2.67%) VB
3 2 (2.67%) VBA
3 2 (2.67%) C#
4 1 (1.33%) C
4 1 (1.33%) Java
4 1 (1.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 30 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 16 (21.33%) Security Cleared
3 13 (17.33%) SC Cleared
4 12 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (16.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 11 (14.67%) ISEB
6 7 (9.33%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (2.67%) MCITP
8 2 (2.67%) Degree
8 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) EMIR
1 2 (2.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 27 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (18.67%) HP
2 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle
3 2 (2.67%) Cisco
3 2 (2.67%) Citrix
4 1 (1.33%) Dell
4 1 (1.33%) CA
4 1 (1.33%) Teradata
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