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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 91 61
Rank change year-on-year +11 -30  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 7 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.24% 0.52% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.60% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 21
Edinburgh median daily rate £391 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.78% +18.75%  
10th Percentile £342 £400 £300
90th Percentile £438 £500 £675
Scotland median daily rate £363 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -9.37% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £30.50

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1021 1162 1185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 82.87% 85.50% 82.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2035 2434 1953
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
10th Percentile £285 £280 £263
90th Percentile £650 £538 £500
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 26
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
10th Percentile £14.13 £10.91 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.39 £43.75 £43.75
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +22.95%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Northgate
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Manual 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
1 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Quality Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Northgate