Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 105 103
Rank change year-on-year -14 -2 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 4 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.20% 1.26% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 1.48% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 14
Bristol median daily rate £413 £313 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.00% +0.89% -15.14%
10th Percentile £391 £253 £227
90th Percentile £438 £570 £421
South West median daily rate £460 £413 £391
% change year-on-year +11.52% +5.63% +4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £47.50

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 1,673 1,823 1,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 82.66% 84.95% 82.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,066 1,258 1,094
Bristol median daily rate £425 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £257
90th Percentile £613 £538 £538
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 70 47
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +72.83% -8.00%
10th Percentile £14.66 £15.44 £11.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £67.63 £46.75
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.13% +18.66% +16.67%

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 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 5 December 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) HP ALM
3 1 (25.00%) Commercial Awareness
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) HP

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Commercial Awareness
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP