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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 21 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.06% 1.35% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.41% 1.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £363 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+54.83% -8.82%
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
68 122 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 69.39% 82.43% 72.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 82 19
Average daily rate £418 £450 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Test Management
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle