The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 42 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.90% - 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% - 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
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£250 - £435
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 - £407
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 - £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £365 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.19% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
256 175 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.11% 69.44% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 114 121
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £10.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +76.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management.

1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (60.00%) AS400
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Workflow
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) TestNG
4 1 (20.00%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) BDD

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) Ant
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) Maven
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) TestNG
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) AS400
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Workflow
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft