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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 64 62 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Management 7 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.75% 1.26% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.66% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Average daily rate
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£520 £300 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -25.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £289 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £356 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £57.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +64.28%
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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
703 661 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.43% 75.72% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 473 323
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 12
Average hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -48.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £15.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £33.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Sun
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Use Case
5 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) MS Project
5 1 (10.00%) Maximo
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Maximo
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Head of Testing
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Use Case
5 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Sun