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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 82 72 69
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 46 42 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.65% 1.68% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.79% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 21
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£370 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £320 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 -
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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
2572 2341 2439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.29% 93.83% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 1139 1111
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 83 107
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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
Glasgow 0 30 £350 +3.70%
Edinburgh -23 12 £400 -1.53% 5
Stirling - - - - 1
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 31 (40.26%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (37.66%) ISTQB
3 27 (35.06%) Finance
4 24 (31.17%) Test Strategy
4 24 (31.17%) Test Management
5 20 (25.97%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
7 16 (20.78%) Performance Testing
7 16 (20.78%) Banking
8 15 (19.48%) HP
9 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
10 12 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (15.58%) Software Testing
10 12 (15.58%) ISEB
10 12 (15.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 11 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (12.99%) Test Scripting
13 9 (11.69%) Software Engineering
13 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
14 8 (10.39%) Oracle
15 7 (9.09%) Retail
15 7 (9.09%) Data Management
15 7 (9.09%) Retail Banking
15 7 (9.09%) DV Cleared
15 7 (9.09%) Integration Testing
16 6 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
16 6 (7.79%) Financial Institution
16 6 (7.79%) .NET
16 6 (7.79%) HTML
16 6 (7.79%) JavaScript

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.30%) MS Project
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.30%) Agresso
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.30%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) DB2
2 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (5.19%) TestDirector
3 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.30%) Toad
4 1 (1.30%) Ant
4 1 (1.30%) Selenium
4 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 27 (35.06%) Finance
2 16 (20.78%) Banking
3 7 (9.09%) Retail
3 7 (9.09%) Retail Banking
4 6 (7.79%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.90%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Advertising
6 1 (1.30%) Back Office
6 1 (1.30%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) .NET
1 6 (7.79%) HTML
1 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET
1 6 (7.79%) JSP
2 1 (1.30%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) SWIFT
2 3 (3.90%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (2.60%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.60%) Derivative
4 1 (1.30%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
1 2 (2.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) Test Strategy
1 24 (31.17%) Test Management
2 20 (25.97%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (20.78%) Performance Testing
4 12 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (15.58%) Software Testing
5 10 (12.99%) Test Scripting
6 9 (11.69%) Software Engineering
7 7 (9.09%) Data Management
7 7 (9.09%) Integration Testing
8 6 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.49%) Regression Testing
9 5 (6.49%) Project Management
10 4 (5.19%) Functional Testing
10 4 (5.19%) TDD
10 4 (5.19%) Migration
10 4 (5.19%) Scrum
10 4 (5.19%) DevOps
11 3 (3.90%) Business Transformation
11 3 (3.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.90%) SQL
3 2 (2.60%) VB
3 2 (2.60%) VBA
3 2 (2.60%) C#
4 1 (1.30%) JCL
4 1 (1.30%) C
4 1 (1.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (37.66%) ISTQB
2 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
3 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
4 12 (15.58%) ISEB
4 12 (15.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 11 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (9.09%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.60%) Degree
8 2 (2.60%) MCITP
8 2 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.30%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) QA
1 2 (2.60%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 31 (40.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (19.48%) HP
2 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.39%) Oracle
4 2 (2.60%) Citrix
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco
5 1 (1.30%) Teradata
5 1 (1.30%) Dell
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