The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Newport 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 26 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 10 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 20 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 16.53% 1.37% -
As % of the Job Titles category 17.86% 1.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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 £16.11 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+260.02% -50.43%
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 Newport 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
Newport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
112 65 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 92.56% 89.04% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 31 34
Average daily rate £375 £380 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Newport

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Newport

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Newport

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Newport

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Newport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager across the Newport region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Newport

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newport

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newport 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 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) ISEB
3 10 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 8 (40.00%) IBM
5 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
5 7 (35.00%) Degree
5 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (30.00%) Test Management
6 6 (30.00%) Coaching
7 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 5 (25.00%) QA
7 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
7 5 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
7 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (20.00%) JMeter
8 4 (20.00%) HP SiteScope
8 4 (20.00%) LoadUI
8 4 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (20.00%) Statistics
9 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (10.00%) Scrum
10 2 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (10.00%) PMI
10 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
10 2 (10.00%) IBM Certification

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Newport by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newport 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 4 (20.00%) JMeter
2 4 (20.00%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (20.00%) Statistics
4 2 (10.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Test Management
2 6 (30.00%) Coaching
3 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) ISEB
2 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (10.00%) IBM Certification
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) IBM