The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
UK / Scotland
Rank 104 113 98
Rank change year-on-year +9 -15  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% 0.66% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.79% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 17
Median daily rate £288 £425 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.35% -9.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1471 2157 2318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.82% 83.35% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1208 1275
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 41
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Scotland

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in Scotland

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow 0 2 - -
Edinburgh +8 1 £288 -32.35%
Test Management
UK

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (33.33%) Retail
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Retail Banking
5 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) ISEB
6 2 (13.33%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (13.33%) C
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) Unix
6 2 (13.33%) Siebel
6 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
6 2 (13.33%) JIRA
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Release Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
2 5 (33.33%) Retail
3 4 (26.67%) Retail Banking
4 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Test Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Finance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
4 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Validation
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
1 2 (13.33%) Siebel
2 1 (6.67%) Blue Prism
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Northgate
2 1 (6.67%) TSYS