The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £439 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 80 39
Rank change year-on-year +8 -41  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 10 16 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.84% 1.21% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.26% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 32
Median daily rate £439 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.25% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £400 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £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 - - -

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 1145 1265 1367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.22% 95.47% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 696 721
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 21
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 10 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Banking
3 7 (46.67%) Retail
3 7 (46.67%) Retail Banking
3 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
4 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) ISEB
6 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) Delphi
7 3 (20.00%) QA
7 3 (20.00%) Credit Risk
7 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
8 2 (13.33%) Line Management
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (13.33%) Kanban
8 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (13.33%) Spanish Language
8 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 2 (13.33%) ITIL
9 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
9 1 (6.67%) Unix
9 1 (6.67%) 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 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 8 (53.33%) Banking
2 7 (46.67%) Retail
2 7 (46.67%) Retail Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (13.33%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.67%) IVR
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Kanban
6 2 (13.33%) Line Management
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Data Management
7 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Release Management
7 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 1 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
1 1 (6.67%) Xamarin