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 27 June 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.

Test Management
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 124 91
Rank change year-on-year +26 -33  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 15 23 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.68% 0.78% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.92% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 26
Median daily rate £363 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £375 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Median hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year +32.86% +17.21%  

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 1809 2511 2406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.45% 85.44% 81.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1429 1231
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 56 65
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in Scotland

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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 +1 6 £375 -6.25% 1
Edinburgh +17 3 £391 -19.89% 2
West Lothian - 3 £344 -
Scottish Borders +1 2 £350 -
Stirling - 1 £425 -
Test Management
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 10 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) Banking
6 3 (16.67%) Retail
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) QA
6 3 (16.67%) Selenium
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Retail Banking
6 3 (16.67%) JIRA
6 3 (16.67%) TestRail
6 3 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Kanban
7 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
7 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 2 (11.11%) GitHub
7 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 2 (11.11%) Scrum
8 1 (5.56%) Replication
8 1 (5.56%) CMS
8 1 (5.56%) Data Management
8 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management

Test Management
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
1 3 (16.67%) TestRail
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 3 (16.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Test Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Change Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Manual Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Project Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Test Project Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.56%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
3 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 3 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Kanban
6 2 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
7 1 (5.56%) Change Management
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.56%) ERP
7 1 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Blue Prism
1 1 (5.56%) HP
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.56%) Northgate