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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 103 54 95
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 43 81 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.48% 2.78% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 2.91% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 51 10
Median daily rate £500 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £318 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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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
2697 2785 2375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.78% 95.57% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1521 1455 1316
Median daily rate £375 £352 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 91 82
Median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -35 26 £538 +34.37% 1
Glasgow -7 9 £463 -15.90% 2
Renfrewshire - 4 £267 -
Scottish Borders - 2 - -
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Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 48 (62.34%) Banking
2 45 (58.44%) Finance
3 37 (48.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 35 (45.45%) Migration
5 32 (41.56%) Retail
6 31 (40.26%) Retail Banking
7 29 (37.66%) Test Strategy
8 17 (22.08%) Test Management
9 9 (11.69%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (11.69%) Test Scripting
9 9 (11.69%) Software Testing
10 8 (10.39%) Test Automation
11 7 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (7.79%) ISTQB
12 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (6.49%) Project Management
13 5 (6.49%) Front Office
13 5 (6.49%) Windows
13 5 (6.49%) AIX
13 5 (6.49%) ISEB
13 5 (6.49%) Investment Banking
13 5 (6.49%) QA
13 5 (6.49%) Security Testing
13 5 (6.49%) Functional Testing
13 5 (6.49%) Information Assurance
13 5 (6.49%) Defect Management
14 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
14 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (5.19%) Puppet

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 1 (1.30%) CICS
1 1 (1.30%) Confluence
1 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Markit EDM
2 3 (3.90%) Hi Portfolio
3 1 (1.30%) Capstone
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) HP UFT
1 4 (5.19%) WinRunner
2 3 (3.90%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.30%) JIRA
3 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
General
1 48 (62.34%) Banking
2 45 (58.44%) Finance
3 32 (41.56%) Retail
4 31 (40.26%) Retail Banking
5 5 (6.49%) Front Office
5 5 (6.49%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.60%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.30%) Back Office
7 1 (1.30%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Clustering
2 3 (3.90%) Data Extraction
3 2 (2.60%) PDA
4 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) AIX
1 5 (6.49%) Windows
2 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.30%) HPUX
4 1 (1.30%) Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 35 (45.45%) Migration
3 29 (37.66%) Test Strategy
4 17 (22.08%) Test Management
5 9 (11.69%) Software Testing
5 9 (11.69%) Test Scripting
6 8 (10.39%) Test Automation
7 7 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.49%) Defect Management
9 5 (6.49%) Functional Testing
9 5 (6.49%) Information Assurance
9 5 (6.49%) Project Management
9 5 (6.49%) Security Testing
10 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.19%) Data Migration
10 4 (5.19%) Performance Testing
10 4 (5.19%) Test Planning
11 3 (3.90%) Change Management
11 3 (3.90%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.49%) ISEB
3 3 (3.90%) MCITP
3 3 (3.90%) MCSA
3 3 (3.90%) MCSE
3 3 (3.90%) MCTS
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) FATCA
3 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.90%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.19%) Puppet
3 3 (3.90%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.90%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (5.19%) Charles River
1 4 (5.19%) Citrix
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
1 4 (5.19%) VMware
2 3 (3.90%) HP
2 3 (3.90%) Intel Security
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle
2 3 (3.90%) Veritas
3 2 (2.60%) SAP
4 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.30%) Fidessa
4 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow