Period
to 22 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 96 94
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Management 25 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.17% 0.69% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.85% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 6
Bristol median daily rate £325 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +8.11% +9.39%
10th Percentile £253 £242 £241
90th Percentile £555 £423 £463
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +13.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £42.50
South West median hourly rate - £44.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year - +0.57% -

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 1,825 1,531 1,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 85.48% 81.57% 84.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,284 1,008 893
Bristol median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £287 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £563
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 38 57
Bristol median hourly rate £38.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -30.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.60 £12.75
90th Percentile £62.28 £48.25 £48.00
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% -13.89% -8.28%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019, 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 14 (56.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (40.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (28.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (20.00%) QA
7 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
8 4 (16.00%) Migration
8 4 (16.00%) SAP
8 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
8 4 (16.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (12.00%) People Management
9 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
9 3 (12.00%) TestRail
9 3 (12.00%) Virtual Team Management
9 3 (12.00%) Virtual Team
9 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
9 3 (12.00%) Marketing
9 3 (12.00%) Programme Management

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 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) BrowserStack
2 1 (4.00%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (4.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.00%) TestRail
3 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) JMeter
4 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.00%) Protractor
4 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.00%) TestComplete
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.00%) Electronics
3 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.00%) Marketing
4 2 (8.00%) Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Retail
5 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Tester
3 4 (16.00%) Software Tester
3 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Tester
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL Manager
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL Service Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Service Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Service Transition Leader
4 3 (12.00%) Service Transition Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Transition Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Manual Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (4.00%) Head of Test
5 1 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) Node.js
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
4 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (28.00%) Manual Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
8 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (12.00%) ITIL
8 3 (12.00%) People Management
8 3 (12.00%) Project Management
8 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (12.00%) Service Management
8 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (12.00%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) Erlang
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Cadence
3 1 (4.00%) hybris
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle