The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Gloucestershire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 42 41 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 2 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.51% 1.48% 2.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.52% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Average daily rate £438 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £540 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +31.19%
Job Titles Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
368 328 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 92.93% 97.04% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 184 399
Average daily rate £360 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 22 51
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.88 £23.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Test Manager
South West

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager across the Gloucestershire region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Manager
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 Manager within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -5 1 £375 -
Gloucester - 1 £500 -
Test Manager
South West

Test Manager
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Ventyx
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Ventyx