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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 91 96 103
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 34 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.35% 1.02% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.06% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 11
Average daily rate £450 £390 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £328 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £450 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £398
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- +55.84%
Test Manager
UK

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
2363 2540 2257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.92% 95.78% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1246 1415 1083
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 54 66
Average hourly rate £19.02 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £12.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 23 £450 +16.12% 1
Glasgow +8 7 £438 +2.94% 2
Stirling +5 1 £425 +8.97%
Test Manager
UK

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 53 (63.86%) Finance
2 39 (46.99%) Banking
3 36 (43.37%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (32.53%) Migration
5 26 (31.33%) Retail
5 26 (31.33%) Test Strategy
6 24 (28.92%) Test Management
7 23 (27.71%) Retail Banking
8 18 (21.69%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (18.07%) Test Scripting
9 15 (18.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (16.87%) ISEB
11 13 (15.66%) Project Management
12 12 (14.46%) Functional Testing
13 10 (12.05%) HP
14 9 (10.84%) QA
14 9 (10.84%) ISTQB
14 9 (10.84%) Non-Functional Testing
14 9 (10.84%) Fund Accounting
15 8 (9.64%) Software Testing
16 7 (8.43%) Security Testing
16 7 (8.43%) Information Assurance
16 7 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (8.43%) Regression Testing
16 7 (8.43%) FATCA
16 7 (8.43%) Mentoring
16 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
17 6 (7.23%) Defect Management
17 6 (7.23%) Anti-Money Laundering

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (1.20%) CICS
1 1 (1.20%) CMS
1 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.41%) MS Office
2 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Hi Portfolio
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) PaaS
1 1 (1.20%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) HP UFT
2 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.20%) TestDirector
General
1 53 (63.86%) Finance
2 39 (46.99%) Banking
3 26 (31.33%) Retail
4 23 (27.71%) Retail Banking
5 5 (6.02%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.20%) Back Office
6 1 (1.20%) Legal
6 1 (1.20%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) Web Services
1 2 (2.41%) XML
2 1 (1.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.02%) Data Extraction
3 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.41%) Windows
2 1 (1.20%) AIX
2 1 (1.20%) HPUX
2 1 (1.20%) Linux
2 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (43.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (32.53%) Migration
3 26 (31.33%) Test Strategy
4 24 (28.92%) Test Management
5 15 (18.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (18.07%) Test Scripting
6 14 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (15.66%) Project Management
8 12 (14.46%) Functional Testing
9 9 (10.84%) Fund Accounting
9 9 (10.84%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (9.64%) Software Testing
11 7 (8.43%) Information Assurance
11 7 (8.43%) Mentoring
11 7 (8.43%) Regression Testing
11 7 (8.43%) Security Testing
12 6 (7.23%) Anti-Money Laundering
12 6 (7.23%) Data Migration
12 6 (7.23%) Defect Management
13 5 (6.02%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.61%) SQL
2 2 (2.41%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (16.87%) ISEB
2 9 (10.84%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.61%) Degree
4 2 (2.41%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) QA
2 7 (8.43%) FATCA
3 2 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 18 (21.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.20%) SCCM
2 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) HP
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.41%) SAP
4 2 (2.41%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
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