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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
UK / Scotland
Rank 99 93 91
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 9 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.52% 1.31% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.39% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 22
Median daily rate £475 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £618 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

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
1658 2378 2606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.18% 94.07% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 1274 1456
Median daily rate £370 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 31 60
Median hourly rate £17.32 £33.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.51% +109.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.98 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.10 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +5 7 £475 +5.55%
Glasgow -4 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
Test Manager
UK

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 11 (39.29%) Banking
1 11 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Retail
2 10 (35.71%) Finance
3 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) Retail Banking
5 7 (25.00%) Test Management
5 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Migration
8 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (14.29%) Windows
9 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
9 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (10.71%) ITIL
9 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
9 3 (10.71%) Scrum
9 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Release Management
10 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
10 2 (7.14%) Change Management
10 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution

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 (3.57%) ArcGIS
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.57%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (39.29%) Banking
2 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 10 (35.71%) Retail
3 8 (28.57%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.57%) Clustering
1 1 (3.57%) EPoS
1 1 (3.57%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.57%) AIX
4 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) Test Management
3 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Migration
6 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
7 3 (10.71%) ITIL
7 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Agile Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Change Management
8 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Release Management
8 2 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Java
1 1 (3.57%) Python
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.57%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Blue Prism
2 1 (3.57%) Citrix
2 1 (3.57%) ESRI
2 1 (3.57%) Intel Security
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) TSYS
2 1 (3.57%) Veritas