The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 36 56 39
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.75% 0.67% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.68% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £334 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £328 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £348 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £380
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -21.95%
Test Manager
South Wales

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
264 439 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.51% 97.99% 97.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 360 292
Median daily rate £375 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 13
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.78 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.00 £8.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £20.00 £145.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cardiff region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Confluence
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) SAP