The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 66 64 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 7 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.83% 1.03% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.09% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 7
Average daily rate £465 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £424 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £544 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- +55.84%
Test Manager
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
817 829 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.69% 95.29% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 601 517
Average daily rate £363 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 19 48
Average hourly rate £31.00 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.46% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 5 (41.67%) Validation
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Management
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) SIEM
3 3 (25.00%) LogRhythm
3 3 (25.00%) Office Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) ISO 9001
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITSM
4 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Internal Audit
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (8.33%) WinRunner
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Validation
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITSM
3 3 (25.00%) Office Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) SIEM
3 3 (25.00%) Test Management
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Internal Audit
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) LogRhythm