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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 62 69
Rank change year-on-year -11 +7  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.35% 1.29% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 1.57% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Median daily rate £266 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.92% -5.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year +32.86% +17.21%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 692 700 749
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 81.80% 82.06% 82.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 516 575
Median daily rate £388 £378 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.64% -3.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +6.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.25 £18.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £44.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Bristol

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Management in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Bristol

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in Bristol over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in Bristol

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (25.00%) Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Retail
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (16.67%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
5 2 (16.67%) Data Privacy
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) ERP
5 2 (16.67%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (8.33%) Marketing
6 1 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (8.33%) JIRA
6 1 (8.33%) Amdocs
6 1 (8.33%) Billing
6 1 (8.33%) ISEB
6 1 (8.33%) NHS

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 (8.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (8.33%) Billing
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (8.33%) ERP Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Finance Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Project Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Quality Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Project Leader
4 1 (8.33%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Data Privacy
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
4 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) IFRS
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Amdocs
2 1 (8.33%) SAP