The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 44 54 40
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Management 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.53% 0.58% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 0.82% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate £406 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% -
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
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
360 368 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 78.43% 71.18% 67.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 224 97
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £306 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 17
Average hourly rate £39.27 £40.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% +196.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the Gloucestershire region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

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

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +9 3 £363 -30.95%
Gloucester - 2 £315 -
Test Management
South West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 7 (77.78%) DV Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Perl
4 3 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) Ruby
5 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
5 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (11.11%) Open Source
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) V-Model
6 1 (11.11%) Big Data
6 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Defect Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
1 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Big Data Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Data Model Manager
4 1 (11.11%) ERP Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
2 3 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) DV Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle