The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 29 April 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 104 56
Rank change year-on-year +9 -48  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 15 48 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.77% 1.61% 2.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.72% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 33 53
Median daily rate £450 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £600 £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 £27.50 - £60.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1835 2787 2848
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.69% 93.34% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1104 1552 1531
Median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 60 100
Median hourly rate £17.50 £30.10 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% +88.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 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
Edinburgh -9 8 £450 -10.00% 1
Glasgow -3 3 - -
Scottish Borders - 3 £375 -
Stirling +8 1 £425 -
Test Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Scotland region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 17 (51.52%) User Acceptance Testing
1 17 (51.52%) Test Strategy
2 16 (48.48%) Banking
3 15 (45.45%) Retail
4 13 (39.39%) Retail Banking
5 12 (36.36%) Test Management
5 12 (36.36%) Finance
6 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (21.21%) Defect Management
9 6 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
10 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
10 5 (15.15%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
11 4 (12.12%) QA
11 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Migration
11 4 (12.12%) ITIL
12 3 (9.09%) Delphi
12 3 (9.09%) Scrum
12 3 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Credit Risk
12 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
13 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
13 2 (6.06%) Manual Testing
13 2 (6.06%) Release Management
13 2 (6.06%) Agile Testing
13 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (48.48%) Banking
2 15 (45.45%) Retail
3 13 (39.39%) Retail Banking
4 12 (36.36%) Finance
5 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) EPoS
2 1 (3.03%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Unix
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Test Strategy
1 17 (51.52%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (36.36%) Test Management
3 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (21.21%) Defect Management
6 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 6 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.12%) ITIL
8 4 (12.12%) Migration
8 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Scrum
9 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
10 2 (6.06%) Agile Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Manual Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Delphi
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (12.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Blue Prism
1 1 (3.03%) HP
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle
1 1 (3.03%) TSYS