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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 65 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 10 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.16% 1.79% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.92% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 8
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £393 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £625 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.50 - £32.50
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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
801 728 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.03% 93.09% 93.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 490 353
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 50 40
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.89 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 11 (68.75%) Test Management
2 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
4 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (31.25%) Banking
5 5 (31.25%) SAP
6 4 (25.00%) ISEB
6 4 (25.00%) General Ledger
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
7 3 (18.75%) QA
7 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (12.50%) GGSN
8 2 (12.50%) SGSN
8 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 2 (12.50%) JIRA
8 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 2 (12.50%) LTE
8 2 (12.50%) System Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
8 2 (12.50%) Billing
8 2 (12.50%) Project Management
8 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 2 (12.50%) 3GPP
8 2 (12.50%) UMTS
9 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (6.25%) Microsoft

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) GGSN
1 2 (12.50%) SGSN
1 2 (12.50%) LTE
1 2 (12.50%) 3GPP
1 2 (12.50%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 4 (25.00%) General Ledger
4 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (12.50%) Billing
6 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
6 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
6 1 (6.25%) Electronics
6 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Test Management
2 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) System Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) ETL
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
6 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
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