The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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 / Wiltshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 59 53
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 4 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.62% 0.31% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.40% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 9
Median daily rate £325 £392 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.98% -2.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £386
% change year-on-year - +3.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.54 - £41.72

Test Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 511 505 586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 79.60% 77.22% 81.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 344 401
Median daily rate £400 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -10.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 9
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +135.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £12.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £46.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Wiltshire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Wiltshire

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in Wiltshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Corsham - 3 £325 -
Test Management
South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wiltshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 4 (66.67%) Line Management
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) CRM
3 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) NHS
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Retail

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) NHS Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) NHS Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Line Management
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (33.33%) CRM
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft