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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 43 37 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Management 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.05% 0.72% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.01% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
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£335 £500 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.00% +35.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £39.13 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+46.94% +15.94%
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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
279 198 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.04% 71.22% 65.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 147 88
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £9.50 £16.16 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.21% -60.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £16.16 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £17.26 £60.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 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 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) Ant
3 3 (37.50%) JUnit
3 3 (37.50%) Subversion
3 3 (37.50%) Maven
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Hudson
4 2 (25.00%) SoapUI

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) HTTP
2 2 (25.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Ant
1 3 (37.50%) JUnit
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
1 3 (37.50%) Maven
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) Hudson
2 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) JBehave
3 1 (12.50%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (12.50%) TestNG
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Test Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) J2EE
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) JSON
1 2 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) XQuery
2 2 (25.00%) XPath
2 2 (25.00%) Groovy
3 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft