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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 71 79 61
Rank change year-on-year +8 -18  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.11% 0.79% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.96% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 13
Median daily rate £288 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.35% -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £389
% change year-on-year - +2.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.54 - £41.72

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 762 1250 1151
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.67% 82.78% 81.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 700 648
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in Edinburgh

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Banking
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Retail
3 4 (44.44%) Retail Banking
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
5 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Northgate
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
6 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (11.11%) TSYS
6 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) CGI
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing

Test Management
Top Related 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 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 4 (44.44%) Retail Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Manager
2 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Finance Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) Northgate
1 1 (11.11%) TSYS