Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 134 100
Rank change year-on-year -8 -34 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 39 35 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.82% 0.93% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.98% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 70
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £400 £307 £350
90th Percentile £488 £575 £528
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £55.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,534 3,556 5,301
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 94.85% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,645 2,056 2,805
Scotland median daily rate £388 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £224 £224
90th Percentile £538 £506 £518
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 132 90
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £17.32 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.70% -20.37% +24.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.51 £10.44
90th Percentile £35.00 £49.84 £47.05
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.70% +12.12%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Scotland

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Scotland

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Scotland

Test Manager
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 Manager within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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 31 £425 -
Glasgow -11 5 £450 +29.50%
Renfrewshire +32 2 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £400 -
Test Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Scotland region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 24 (61.54%) Finance
1 24 (61.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (43.59%) Test Strategy
3 16 (41.03%) Banking
4 13 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
6 8 (20.51%) Retail Banking
6 8 (20.51%) Test Management
7 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Fund Accounting
8 5 (12.82%) FATCA
8 5 (12.82%) Migration
8 5 (12.82%) Financial Institution
9 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Test Planning
9 4 (10.26%) Defect Management
9 4 (10.26%) Case Management
9 4 (10.26%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
10 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.69%) Process Improvement
10 3 (7.69%) Functional Testing
10 3 (7.69%) ISEB
10 3 (7.69%) Scrum

Test Manager Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 24 (61.54%) Finance
2 16 (41.03%) Banking
3 8 (20.51%) Retail Banking
4 5 (12.82%) Financial Institution
5 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.56%) Law
6 1 (2.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) CSS
1 1 (2.56%) CSS3
1 1 (2.56%) HTML
1 1 (2.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (43.59%) Test Strategy
3 13 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
5 8 (20.51%) Test Management
6 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (12.82%) Fund Accounting
7 5 (12.82%) Migration
7 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Case Management
8 4 (10.26%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (10.26%) Defect Management
8 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Test Planning
9 3 (7.69%) Functional Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Process Improvement
9 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) ISEB
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) FATCA
2 2 (5.13%) QA
3 1 (2.56%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) HP