The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cardiff region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 43 34 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.81% 0.77% 2.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.82% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£380 £500 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £500 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £500 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
360 243 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.56% 93.46% 96.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 152 109
Average daily rate £350 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.87 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% -0.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Test Manager
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA