Period
to 19 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 119 96
Rank change year-on-year +12 -23 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 12 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.64% 0.52% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.54% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 11
Bristol median daily rate £425 £456 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.85% +14.06% +3.90%
10th Percentile £399 £296 £308
90th Percentile £558 £523 £423
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol 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 1,760 2,020 1,805
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.87% 95.73% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,168 1,426 1,190
Bristol median daily rate £420 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £214 £263 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
South West median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 79 63
Bristol median hourly rate £32.50 £36.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +107.14% -28.57%
10th Percentile £12.90 £14.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.63 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -9.09%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Bristol over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Bristol

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor 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 19 January 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 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Management
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (25.00%) System Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Public Sector
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) ERP
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) SAP
6 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) System Testing
5 2 (16.67%) ERP
6 1 (8.33%) DevOps
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards
2 1 (8.33%) SAP