The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 25 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Management 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.67% - 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% - 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£355 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £40.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+43.75% +18.51%
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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 Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88 43 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 73.33% 66.15% 74.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 27 18
Average daily rate £405 £363 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.72% -4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £466 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.38 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+178.26% -53.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Test Management
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification