Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 137 124
Rank change year-on-year -32 -13 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Management 18 49 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.36% 1.13% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 1.35% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 31 45
Scotland median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £327 £240 £293
90th Percentile £440 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.81% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Scotland median hourly rate - - £30.50
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £41.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year +15.15% +35.25% -38.07%

Test Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4247 3622 5073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.22% 83.57% 82.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2125 2649
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -23 9 £350 -12.50% 2
West Lothian - 5 £344 -
Glasgow -20 3 £375 -6.25%
Renfrewshire +35 1 - -
Test Management
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 9 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (44.44%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 5 (27.78%) Banking
5 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
6 4 (22.22%) Retail Banking
6 4 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (16.67%) FATCA
7 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (11.11%) Dependency Management
8 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
8 2 (11.11%) Case Management
8 2 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (11.11%) QA
8 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.11%) HP
8 2 (11.11%) ETL
8 2 (11.11%) EDRMS
8 2 (11.11%) Change Management
8 2 (11.11%) Financial Institution
8 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing

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
1 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.11%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Appium
1 1 (5.56%) Gatling
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) JUnit
1 1 (5.56%) Protractor
1 1 (5.56%) TestNG
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 4 (22.22%) Retail Banking
4 2 (11.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (5.56%) Law
5 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Test Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Project Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Test Project Leader
6 1 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Change Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Defect Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Project Change Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Regression Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Quality Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Lead
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.56%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
4 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 4 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Migration
6 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.11%) Case Management
7 2 (11.11%) Change Management
7 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.11%) Dependency Management
7 2 (11.11%) ETL
7 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.56%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) FATCA
2 2 (11.11%) QA
3 1 (5.56%) MiFID
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) HP
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com