Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 100 102
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 24 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.13% 0.92% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.11% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 4
Bristol median daily rate £325 £320 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.72% -16.47% -5.56%
10th Percentile £253 £230 £326
90th Percentile £615 £420 £436
South West median daily rate £425 £322 £400
% change year-on-year +31.89% -19.44% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Bristol median hourly rate - - £42.50
South West median hourly rate - £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -

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 1,802 1,621 1,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.96% 82.62% 85.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,220 1,098 1,063
Bristol median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £255
90th Percentile £538 £532 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 45 72
Bristol median hourly rate £41.50 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.21% +12.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £15.44 £12.43 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.63 £49.00 £45.93
South West median hourly rate £41.68 £35.00 £29.60
% change year-on-year +19.08% +18.24% -22.11%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018, 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 15 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (29.17%) SQL
4 7 (29.17%) Migration
4 7 (29.17%) Finance
4 7 (29.17%) Software Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 6 (25.00%) QA
6 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 4 (16.67%) SAP
8 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
8 3 (12.50%) Marketing
8 3 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (12.50%) ITIL
8 3 (12.50%) Project Management
8 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 3 (12.50%) Electronics
8 3 (12.50%) Service Management
8 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence

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 (4.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) BrowserStack
2 1 (4.17%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (4.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.50%) TestRail
3 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
3 2 (8.33%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) Protractor
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.50%) Electronics
3 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.50%) Marketing
4 2 (8.33%) Banking
5 1 (4.17%) Local Government
5 1 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Test Leader
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Tester
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL Manager
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL Service Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Service Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Service Transition Leader
4 3 (12.50%) Service Transition Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Transition Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Manual Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (4.17%) Head of Test
5 1 (4.17%) Manual Tester
5 1 (4.17%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.50%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Migration
3 7 (29.17%) Software Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
6 4 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (12.50%) ITIL
7 3 (12.50%) People Management
7 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 3 (12.50%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Erlang
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) ISEB
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Cadence
3 1 (4.17%) hybris
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Siemens