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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 48 46 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.64% 1.09% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.75% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£363 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -9.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.92%
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
341 286 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 72.86% 62.45% 60.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 138 90
Average daily rate £400 £390 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £28.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +32.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015. 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
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -6 2 £363 +2.11%
Test Management
South West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (87.50%) DV Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 6 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Ruby
2 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (75.00%) C++
2 6 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Perl
2 6 (75.00%) UNIX
2 6 (75.00%) Python
2 6 (75.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) ISEB
4 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (12.50%) Scrum
7 1 (12.50%) TDD
7 1 (12.50%) Banking
7 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
7 1 (12.50%) Finance

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 6 (75.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C++
1 6 (75.00%) Java
1 6 (75.00%) Perl
1 6 (75.00%) Python
1 6 (75.00%) Ruby
1 6 (75.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) DV Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification