The table below looks at the statistics 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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 42 34 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 7 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.98% 0.42% 3.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 0.45% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 8
Average daily rate
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£338 £313 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -25.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £313 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.00 £35.56 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+63.12% +5.34%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
341 220 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.60% 92.83% 91.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 130 130
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.97 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.74% +30.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £12.50 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.17 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 6 (50.00%) Internet
2 5 (41.67%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) Retail
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) System Testing
3 4 (33.33%) ADSL
3 4 (33.33%) LLU
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (16.67%) Retail Banking
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) Test Management
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) CCA
5 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 6 (50.00%) Internet
2 5 (41.67%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) ADSL
3 4 (33.33%) LLU
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
General
1 5 (41.67%) Retail
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Retail Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) System Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (16.67%) Test Management
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco