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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 90 88 89
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 34 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.23% 1.15% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.25% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 15
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£395 £435 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.19% +12.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £363 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £504 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £398
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.00 £16.11 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+260.02% -52.26%
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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
2599 2243 2063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.23% 91.93% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1118 1078
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 £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 80 68
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.72 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 24 December 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
Edinburgh -14 17 £365 -16.09% 2
Glasgow -3 11 £410 -18.00% 1
Stirling - 6 £390 -
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 36 (43.90%) Finance
2 32 (39.02%) ISTQB
3 27 (32.93%) Test Strategy
4 26 (31.71%) Test Management
4 26 (31.71%) Banking
5 24 (29.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (25.61%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (21.95%) Test Planning
8 15 (18.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (18.29%) ISEB
9 14 (17.07%) Performance Testing
10 13 (15.85%) HP
10 13 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (15.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
12 11 (13.41%) SC Cleared
13 10 (12.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 9 (10.98%) Software Engineering
15 8 (9.76%) Retail
15 8 (9.76%) Data Management
15 8 (9.76%) Test Scripting
16 7 (8.54%) Resource Management
16 7 (8.54%) Retail Banking
17 6 (7.32%) Project Planning
17 6 (7.32%) ISEB Practitioner
17 6 (7.32%) Software Testing
18 5 (6.10%) DV Cleared
18 5 (6.10%) Oracle
19 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET
19 4 (4.88%) JSP

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.22%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.44%) DB2
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (2.44%) JIRA
2 2 (2.44%) Selenium
3 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.22%) SilkTest
3 1 (1.22%) Ant
3 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.22%) Toad
General
1 36 (43.90%) Finance
2 26 (31.71%) Banking
3 8 (9.76%) Retail
4 7 (8.54%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) HTML
1 4 (4.88%) .NET
1 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET
1 4 (4.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.44%) Credit Risk
1 2 (2.44%) Open Source
2 1 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.22%) Smartcard
2 1 (1.22%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.22%) Windows
1 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.93%) Test Strategy
2 26 (31.71%) Test Management
3 24 (29.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (21.95%) Test Planning
5 14 (17.07%) Performance Testing
6 13 (15.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (10.98%) Software Engineering
8 8 (9.76%) Data Management
8 8 (9.76%) Test Scripting
9 7 (8.54%) Resource Management
10 6 (7.32%) Software Testing
10 6 (7.32%) Project Planning
11 4 (4.88%) Test Automation
11 4 (4.88%) Scrum
11 4 (4.88%) Project Management
12 3 (3.66%) CRM
12 3 (3.66%) Functional Testing
12 3 (3.66%) Load Testing
13 2 (2.44%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.88%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.44%) SQL
2 2 (2.44%) VB
2 2 (2.44%) VBA
2 2 (2.44%) C#
2 2 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (39.02%) ISTQB
2 15 (18.29%) ISEB
2 15 (18.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
4 11 (13.41%) SC Cleared
5 10 (12.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (7.32%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (6.10%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.22%) Degree
8 1 (1.22%) CCNA
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (25.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (15.85%) HP
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.44%) Citrix
5 1 (1.22%) CA
5 1 (1.22%) Cloudera