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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 68 60
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 9 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.11% 0.44% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.53% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 10
Median daily rate £424 £468 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.30% +8.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £454 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £482 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £386
% change year-on-year - +3.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.54 - £41.72

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 644 750 662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 79.31% 82.15% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 538 477
Median daily rate £390 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -4.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.00 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £44.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in Bristol

Test Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 (46.15%) Test Strategy
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 3 (23.08%) XML
5 2 (15.38%) Reuters
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Law
5 2 (15.38%) Legal
5 2 (15.38%) System Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Data Conversion
5 2 (15.38%) Data Privacy
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) JIRA
5 2 (15.38%) QA
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Volume Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
5 2 (15.38%) Case Management
5 2 (15.38%) Remediation Plan
6 1 (7.69%) IFRS

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 (7.69%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) BGP
1 1 (7.69%) HSRP
1 1 (7.69%) MPLS
1 1 (7.69%) OSPF
1 1 (7.69%) PPP
1 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Law
2 2 (15.38%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Billing
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Test Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Business Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) XML Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Finance Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Migration Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Quality Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Telephony Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Project Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) Case Management
5 2 (15.38%) Data Conversion
5 2 (15.38%) Data Privacy
5 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Remediation Plan
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) System Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Volume Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Line Management
6 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Resilience Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
6 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) IFRS
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Reuters
2 1 (7.69%) Amdocs
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) SAP