Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Management
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 128 98
Rank change year-on-year +13 -30 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Management 25 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.88% 0.27% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.32% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 14
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -1.54%
10th Percentile £243 £338 £207
90th Percentile £523 £403 £500
Scotland median daily rate £406 £350 £390
% change year-on-year +16.07% -10.26% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Test Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,509 2,514 1,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.13% 85.89% 85.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,257 1,460 993
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.13% +2.44%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 31
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -16.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £44.41 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £23.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +10.71% +3.70%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Edinburgh

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Management in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Edinburgh

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (32.00%) JIRA
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (24.00%) QA
4 6 (24.00%) HP UFT
4 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
5 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.00%) Project Management
6 4 (16.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (16.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.00%) Finance
7 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (12.00%) Charles River
7 3 (12.00%) System Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Investment Management
7 3 (12.00%) Confluence
8 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (8.00%) Markit EDM
8 2 (8.00%) TestNG
8 2 (8.00%) Stress Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Software Testing

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (12.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) BrowserStack
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) JIRA
2 6 (24.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (8.00%) Appium
3 2 (8.00%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (8.00%) JUnit
3 2 (8.00%) Protractor
3 2 (8.00%) TestNG
4 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.00%) TestRail
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Defect Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Salesforce Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Test Programme Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Testing Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) UAT Lead
6 1 (4.00%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Spring
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Project Management
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.00%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (12.00%) Investment Management
6 3 (12.00%) System Testing
7 2 (8.00%) API Testing
7 2 (8.00%) DevOps
7 2 (8.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (8.00%) SDLC
7 2 (8.00%) Stress Testing
7 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C#
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) Python
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 4 (16.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Charles River
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com