The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 71 58 45
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Management 4 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.44% 1.75% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 2.25% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 3
Average daily rate
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£520 £300 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -34.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.92%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
703 623 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 78.11% 77.97% 74.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 463 272
Average daily rate £388 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 11
Average hourly rate £41.00 £21.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.69% -44.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the Bristol region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Bristol region.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Test Management
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management.

1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 1 (11.11%) MS Project
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Sun
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Maximo
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Maximo
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Sun