The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 63 66 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -27
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.47% 0.68% 4.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.86% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 12
Median daily rate £353 £325 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £196 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £385 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.67% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- +15.64%
Test Management
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
532 467 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 83.52% 79.56% 80.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 373 313
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 9
Median hourly rate £46.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.04% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.22 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.02 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +15 1 £375 +15.38%
Newport - 1 £330 -
Test Management
Wales

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 5 (71.43%) Integration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) HTTP
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) JSON
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Confluence
3 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) ITSM
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (42.86%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) MSTest
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Test Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Integration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) ITSM
5 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Use Case
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft