Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Test Manager
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 90 49
Rank change year-on-year -19 -41 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 26 33 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.88% 1.56% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.62% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 61
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £375 £318 £350
90th Percentile £488 £575 £500
Scotland median daily rate £443 £400 £438
% change year-on-year +10.63% -8.57% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2817 2039 3068
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 96.59% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1660 1192 1584
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £549 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.56 £11.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £40.30
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
% change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Edinburgh

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 19 (73.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (53.85%) Finance
3 12 (46.15%) Banking
4 10 (38.46%) Retail Banking
5 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
6 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
7 7 (26.92%) ISEB
7 7 (26.92%) Test Planning
8 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 6 (23.08%) Scrum
9 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (15.38%) Fund Accounting
10 4 (15.38%) Test Management
10 4 (15.38%) FATCA
10 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
11 3 (11.54%) Case Management
11 3 (11.54%) Process Improvement
11 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
11 3 (11.54%) Migration
11 3 (11.54%) Financial Institution
12 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
12 2 (7.69%) Project Management
12 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (7.69%) Oracle
12 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
12 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
12 2 (7.69%) Unix
12 2 (7.69%) Windows

Test Manager Skill Set
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 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 12 (46.15%) Banking
3 10 (38.46%) Retail Banking
4 3 (11.54%) Financial Institution
5 2 (7.69%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Unix
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
3 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (26.92%) Test Planning
5 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
6 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
7 4 (15.38%) Fund Accounting
7 4 (15.38%) Test Management
8 3 (11.54%) Case Management
8 3 (11.54%) Migration
8 3 (11.54%) Process Improvement
8 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
9 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Project Management
9 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) ISEB
1 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) FATCA
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Xamarin