Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 121 67
Rank change year-on-year -18 -54 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 34 87 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.81% 1.58% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.68% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 55 94
Scotland median daily rate £430 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.47% +15.15% +10.00%
10th Percentile £356 £332 £313
90th Percentile £488 £638 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £439 £425
% change year-on-year +2.56% +3.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year -35.29% -7.61% +19.48%

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 4007 5172 5949
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.09% 93.71% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2329 2920 3100
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.27% +2.47%
10th Percentile £224 £230 £225
90th Percentile £525 £513 £488
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 103 169
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.01 £43.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 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 -2 22 £450 -10.00% 1
Glasgow -17 4 £375 -16.67%
Scottish Borders +1 3 £375 +7.14%
Aberdeen - 3 £450 -
Stirling +12 1 £425 -
West Lothian - 1 £363 -
Test Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 26 (76.47%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (47.06%) Banking
3 15 (44.12%) Retail
4 14 (41.18%) ISTQB
4 14 (41.18%) Retail Banking
5 12 (35.29%) Test Strategy
5 12 (35.29%) ISEB
5 12 (35.29%) Finance
6 11 (32.35%) Test Scripting
6 11 (32.35%) Test Planning
7 10 (29.41%) Scrum
8 8 (23.53%) Test Management
9 7 (20.59%) Defect Management
10 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
12 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
12 4 (11.76%) Spanish Language
12 4 (11.76%) QA
12 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
13 3 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (8.82%) Delphi
13 3 (8.82%) Oracle
13 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
13 3 (8.82%) Unix
13 3 (8.82%) Windows
13 3 (8.82%) Migration
13 3 (8.82%) Credit Risk
14 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement

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 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.94%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.94%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (47.06%) Banking
2 15 (44.12%) Retail
3 14 (41.18%) Retail Banking
4 12 (35.29%) Finance
5 4 (11.76%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.94%) IVR
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Unix
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (35.29%) Test Strategy
3 11 (32.35%) Test Planning
3 11 (32.35%) Test Scripting
4 10 (29.41%) Scrum
5 8 (23.53%) Test Management
6 7 (20.59%) Defect Management
7 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
9 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
9 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (8.82%) Migration
11 2 (5.88%) Data Management
11 2 (5.88%) Fund Accounting
11 2 (5.88%) ITIL
11 2 (5.88%) Kanban
11 2 (5.88%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Delphi
2 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 12 (35.29%) ISEB
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) Blue Prism
2 1 (2.94%) HP
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Xamarin