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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 57 44 60
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Management 11 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.30% 0.48% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 0.68% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £403 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.46% -10.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £357 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £449 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+70.37% +22.72%
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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
625 442 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 73.62% 71.18% 72.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 313 415
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 41
Average hourly rate £20.00 £38.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.05% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £13.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 14 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Finance
4 5 (25.00%) Migration
5 4 (20.00%) ISEB
5 4 (20.00%) QA
5 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.00%) NHS
6 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.00%) Banking
7 2 (10.00%) Retail
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.00%) PHP
7 2 (10.00%) MS Office
7 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.00%) JIRA
7 2 (10.00%) Time Management
7 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.00%) SAP PI
8 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
8 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (10.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) JMeter
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Test Manager
2 9 (45.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Business Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Test Programme Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Defect Manager
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Manager
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) LAMP
1 1 (5.00%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Time Management
7 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation
7 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Scrum
7 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
1 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Telerik
2 1 (5.00%) SAP