Period
to 22 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 6 months to 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Management
South West > Bristol
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 110 103
Rank change year-on-year +58 -7 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 6 6 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 1.06% 0.31% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.37% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 11
Median daily rate £338 £433 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.97% +33.08% +1.72%
10th Percentile £306 £413 £250
90th Percentile £379 £497 £525
South West median daily rate £450 £433 £390
% change year-on-year +4.05% +10.90% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £46.25 - -

Test Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 467 1,623 1,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 82.65% 85.11% 84.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 1,042 1,142
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £287 £283 £275
90th Percentile £600 £606 £538
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 63 53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -15.29% +37.10%
10th Percentile £19.75 £13.45 £13.30
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £68.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.84
% change year-on-year -17.65% +1.59% +7.27%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Bristol

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Management in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for Test Management in Bristol

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Management in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for Test Management in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Zephyr
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (33.33%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) V-Model
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Confluence
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) Statistics
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Middleware

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Azure
1 2 (33.33%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Tactical Data Link
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Zephyr
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) GitLab
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) OAT Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Architect
3 1 (16.67%) UAT Manager
3 1 (16.67%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Kanban
2 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
2 2 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Strategic Thinking
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared