The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bristol region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 53 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 15 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.90% 0.93% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 1.02% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 12
Average daily rate
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£450 £493 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% +9.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £467 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £519 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
739 488 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.43% 91.21% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 316 486
Average daily rate £365 £348 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.03% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 44
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.35 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -28.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014, 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 14 (48.28%) Test Strategy
2 13 (44.83%) Test Scripting
3 9 (31.03%) Test Management
4 8 (27.59%) SAP
5 7 (24.14%) Oracle
5 7 (24.14%) ISEB
6 5 (17.24%) MS Office
6 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.79%) Business Continuity
7 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
7 4 (13.79%) Finance
7 4 (13.79%) Time Management
8 3 (10.34%) NHS
8 3 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (10.34%) Statistics
8 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
8 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.90%) QA
9 2 (6.90%) LTE
9 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.90%) ERP
9 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (6.90%) WCDMA
9 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.90%) GPRS
9 2 (6.90%) GSM
9 2 (6.90%) UMTS
9 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) LTE
1 2 (6.90%) WCDMA
1 2 (6.90%) GPRS
1 2 (6.90%) GSM
1 2 (6.90%) UMTS
2 1 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
2 1 (3.45%) SMS
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Maven
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) TestNG
1 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
1 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) SAP PI
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) NHS
1 3 (10.34%) Statistics
2 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Test Strategy
2 13 (44.83%) Test Scripting
3 9 (31.03%) Test Management
4 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (13.79%) Business Continuity
5 4 (13.79%) Time Management
6 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.90%) ERP
7 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Demand Management
8 1 (3.45%) Business Transformation
8 1 (3.45%) Automation Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Change Management
8 1 (3.45%) Integration Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) SAP
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Huawei
4 1 (3.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks