The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 66 57 39
Rank change year-on-year -9 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 5 32 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.56% 2.11% 3.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 2.20% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 39
Median daily rate £450 £600 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £675 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 850 1457 1365
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.76% 96.04% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 792 770
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Edinburgh

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Edinburgh

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Edinburgh

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Edinburgh region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 12 (54.55%) Banking
2 10 (45.45%) Retail
2 10 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 9 (40.91%) Retail Banking
4 8 (36.36%) Finance
4 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (22.73%) Test Management
5 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (18.18%) Migration
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL
6 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 4 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
7 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
8 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
8 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Agile Testing
9 1 (4.55%) TSYS
9 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (4.55%) Data Management
9 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
9 1 (4.55%) QA
9 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk

Test Manager Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (54.55%) Banking
2 10 (45.45%) Retail
3 9 (40.91%) Retail Banking
4 8 (36.36%) Finance
5 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
1 1 (4.55%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
1 10 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (22.73%) Test Management
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL
4 4 (18.18%) Migration
4 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 4 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
5 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Data Management
7 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Delphi
1 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) TSYS