Period
to 6 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
South West > Bristol
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 118 98
Rank change year-on-year +21 -20 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 10 8 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 0.61% 0.40% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.41% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
Median daily rate £456 £399 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +10.14% -14.30%
10th Percentile £404 £287 £256
90th Percentile £589 £512 £419
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1,549 1,943 1,684
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 96.09% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,046 1,342 1,118
Median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £213 £281 £250
90th Percentile £616 £588 £525
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 91 58
Median hourly rate £33.50 £34.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.90% +97.14% -13.58%
10th Percentile £15.18 £11.17 £11.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.00 £43.55
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year - +53.85% -30.00%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Bristol

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Manager in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for Test Manager in Bristol

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Manager in Bristol over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Bristol

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Manager in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for Test Manager in Bristol

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Test Management
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Azure
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Office 365
4 2 (20.00%) Public Sector
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) HP ALM
5 1 (10.00%) Commercial Awareness
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) BT

Test Manager Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) NUnit
2 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) ERP
3 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Commercial Awareness
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) BT
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) SAP