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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 64 59 44
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 8 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.91% 1.61% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.74% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 3
Average daily rate
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£401 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.83% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £422 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £481 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - -
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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
819 749 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.39% 92.93% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 535 278
Average daily rate £375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
2 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
3 6 (35.29%) Test Management
3 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (23.53%) QA
5 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Retail
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Coaching
6 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (5.88%) BDD
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Billing
4 1 (5.88%) General Ledger
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
2 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Test Management
3 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Coaching
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) BDD
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) SAP
1 1 (5.88%) Sun
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