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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 65 55 71
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Management 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.74% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.22% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
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£300 £345 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +53.33%
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 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+43.75% -
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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
701 461 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.18% 71.14% 70.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 344 390
Average daily rate £380 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £258 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 37
Average hourly rate £23.75 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.30 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £50.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
3 6 (33.33%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) ISEB
5 3 (16.67%) NHS
5 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 3 (16.67%) QA
6 2 (11.11%) JIRA
6 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Banking
6 2 (11.11%) Retail
6 2 (11.11%) MS Office
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) User Experience
6 2 (11.11%) Time Management
6 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.56%) Scrum

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 8 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Business Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Defect Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) NHS
2 2 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
3 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Time Management
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.56%) Scrum
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Telerik