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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 21 26 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.79% 0.72% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.93% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £438 £363 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +2.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% +12.96%
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
96 108 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 76.19% 77.70% 66.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 84 38
Median daily rate £400 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Service Design
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (100.00%) Rational Functional Tester
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Service Design
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA