The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
South West / Bristol
Rank 61 69 59
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 9 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.09% 0.55% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.57% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Median daily rate £425 £410 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% -12.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £410 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £470 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 786 873 793
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.50% 96.68% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 608 549
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 43 27
Median hourly rate £23.84 £37.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.42% +170.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.69 £50.00 £95.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Bristol

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Manager in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Bristol

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in Bristol

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 10 (58.82%) Test Management
2 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Test Strategy
2 8 (47.06%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 3 (17.65%) JIRA
5 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
5 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) Reuters
6 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) SAP
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) Windows
6 2 (11.76%) ERP
6 2 (11.76%) ISEB
6 2 (11.76%) Amdocs
6 2 (11.76%) Law
6 2 (11.76%) Legal
6 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
6 2 (11.76%) Billing
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Confluence
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) QA
6 2 (11.76%) Banking
6 2 (11.76%) Retail
6 2 (11.76%) System Testing

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (11.76%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) BGP
1 1 (5.88%) HSRP
1 1 (5.88%) MPLS
1 1 (5.88%) OSPF
1 1 (5.88%) PPP
1 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Billing
2 2 (11.76%) Law
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Team
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Test Management
2 8 (47.06%) Test Strategy
2 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.76%) Case Management
6 2 (11.76%) Data Conversion
6 2 (11.76%) Data Privacy
6 2 (11.76%) ERP
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Remediation Plan
6 2 (11.76%) System Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Volume Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) IFRS
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Amdocs
1 2 (11.76%) Reuters
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) BT
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) hybris