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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.08% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£525 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £370 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.20% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -
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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
114 37 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 79.17% 64.91% 68.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 18 28
Average daily rate £450 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 27
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.39% -10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £12.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Coaching
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (100.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Coaching
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
1 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared