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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 18 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.11% 2.70% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 3.33% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate - £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -17.00%
Test Management
Gloucestershire

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
62 120 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 68.89% 81.08% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 76 28
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £566 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 14
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (75.00%) Rational Functional Tester
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
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