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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 28 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.34% 1.72% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 2.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £30.00 £62.75
% change year-on-year
+22.50% -52.19%
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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
103 42 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 80.47% 72.41% 64.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 25 20
Average daily rate £450 £438 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £271 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £12.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £30.50 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (80.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
1 3 (60.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification