The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 55 46 55
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Management 14 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.77% 0.75% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 1.04% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £460 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £368 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £512 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
600 386 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.76% 72.56% 72.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 260 385
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 33
Average hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £13.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 15 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 9 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) Migration
5 5 (23.81%) ISEB
5 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
5 5 (23.81%) QA
6 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (14.29%) Business Continuity
7 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (14.29%) NHS
7 3 (14.29%) JIRA
8 2 (9.52%) Time Management
8 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
8 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Banking
8 2 (9.52%) Retail
8 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
8 2 (9.52%) PHP
8 2 (9.52%) SQL
8 2 (9.52%) MS Office
9 1 (4.76%) SAP
9 1 (4.76%) XML
9 1 (4.76%) Windows
9 1 (4.76%) Linux
9 1 (4.76%) Python
9 1 (4.76%) SOA
9 1 (4.76%) MySQL

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.76%) JMeter
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
2 10 (47.62%) Test Analyst
3 9 (42.86%) Test Manager
4 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Business Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
7 1 (4.76%) SAP Manager
7 1 (4.76%) SAP Test Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Release Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Tester
7 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) XML
1 1 (4.76%) LAMP
1 1 (4.76%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 9 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Migration
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Business Continuity
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Time Management
8 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.76%) SOA
8 1 (4.76%) Scrum
8 1 (4.76%) BPEL
8 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
8 1 (4.76%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PHP
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ISEB
1 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Telerik
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) SAP