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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 44 44 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Management 6 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.71% 1.50% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.90% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Median daily rate £423 £406 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -22.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +54.83%

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
298 368 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 85.14% 78.97% 72.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 200 221
Median daily rate £415 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 23
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.52% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.50 £29.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.20 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 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 23 February 2017.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 9 (64.29%) ISEB
1 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
2 8 (57.14%) Finance
3 7 (50.00%) Ruby
3 7 (50.00%) Unix
3 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (50.00%) Java
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Banking
5 5 (35.71%) Retail
5 5 (35.71%) Scrum
6 4 (28.57%) Retail Banking
6 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Rational Functional Tester
6 4 (28.57%) Perl
6 4 (28.57%) C++
6 4 (28.57%) Python
6 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
6 4 (28.57%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
6 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Zephyr
7 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
7 3 (21.43%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (21.43%) Data Transformation
7 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
7 3 (21.43%) Cucumber

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects XI
1 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
1 4 (28.57%) Rational Functional Tester
1 4 (28.57%) Zephyr
2 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Subversion
2 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (21.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
2 5 (35.71%) Retail
3 4 (28.57%) Retail Banking
4 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
5 1 (7.14%) Electronics
5 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (7.14%) Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Lead Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
2 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Java Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Lead
4 1 (7.14%) Finance Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Tester
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Lead
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
1 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
1 3 (21.43%) REST
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
1 3 (21.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) Data Transformation
5 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
5 3 (21.43%) Dimensional Modelling
5 3 (21.43%) Kanban
5 3 (21.43%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Quality Management
5 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
1 7 (50.00%) Ruby
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 4 (28.57%) C++
3 4 (28.57%) Perl
3 4 (28.57%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) C
4 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
5 2 (14.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) ISEB
1 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
2 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO 9000
2 1 (7.14%) Basel II
2 1 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Teradata
3 1 (7.14%) SAP