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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 51 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Management 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.17% 1.04% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.97% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £395 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £386
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
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
335 152 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 65.56% 52.60% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 79 133
Average daily rate £425 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £209 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 39
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 22 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester - - - - 1
Test Management
South West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) ISEB
2 7 (70.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) LoadRunner
3 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (60.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (40.00%) C++
5 4 (40.00%) Perl
5 4 (40.00%) UNIX
5 4 (40.00%) Python
5 4 (40.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (40.00%) Ruby
5 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (30.00%) TDD
6 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (20.00%) C
7 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (20.00%) Project Management
7 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) LoadRunner
1 6 (60.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Manager
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Junior
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) JMS
1 1 (10.00%) WSDL
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Coaching
5 2 (20.00%) System Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (10.00%) UML
6 1 (10.00%) OOP
6 1 (10.00%) OO
6 1 (10.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
2 4 (40.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) Ruby
2 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) DV Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) ISEB
3 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) HND
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) Software AG