Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Test Manager
South West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 84 93
Rank change year-on-year -17 +9 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 14 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.71% 1.36% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.43% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 9
Bristol median daily rate £400 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.23% -4.71%
10th Percentile £286 £263 £343
90th Percentile £478 £575 £505
South West median daily rate £417 £450 £399
% change year-on-year -7.44% +12.85% -4.49%
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 1858 1603 1651
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.91% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1267 1139 1217
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £235
90th Percentile £525 £550 £536
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 79 83
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +48.48% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% -9.09% +37.50%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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 9 (64.29%) Retail Banking
2 8 (57.14%) Banking
3 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Test Management
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Scrum
5 5 (35.71%) ISEB
5 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
5 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
6 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (21.43%) Release Management
7 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
7 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (14.29%) Project Management
8 2 (14.29%) Change Management
8 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (14.29%) Spanish Language
9 1 (7.14%) Data Management
9 1 (7.14%) Local Government

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (64.29%) Retail Banking
2 8 (57.14%) Banking
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) Spanish Language
5 1 (7.14%) Local Government
5 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Management
1 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 3 (21.43%) Release Management
5 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) ERP
7 1 (7.14%) Migration
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) IFRS
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle