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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 52 55 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.22% 2.21% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 2.64% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 11
Median daily rate £450 £331 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.84% +1.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -10.29%
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
342 454 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 76.68% 83.46% 80.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 352 326
Median daily rate £388 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 8
Median hourly rate £42.29 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.83% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £25.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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 -2 1 £450 +28.57%
Test Management
Wales

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 13 (92.86%) Software Testing
2 11 (78.57%) ISTQB
2 11 (78.57%) PRINCE2
2 11 (78.57%) Project Management
3 10 (71.43%) XML
3 10 (71.43%) MS Project
3 10 (71.43%) MS Excel
3 10 (71.43%) MS Visio
3 10 (71.43%) HL7
4 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (50.00%) Functional Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (50.00%) HTML
6 6 (42.86%) NHS
7 5 (35.71%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
8 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
8 3 (21.43%) Finance
9 2 (14.29%) JIRA
9 2 (14.29%) Scrum
9 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (14.29%) MS Office
9 2 (14.29%) Confluence
9 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
9 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 2 (14.29%) User Stories
9 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing

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 2 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) MS Excel
1 10 (71.43%) MS Project
1 10 (71.43%) MS Visio
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Analyst
1 11 (78.57%) Test Analyst
2 10 (71.43%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) XML
2 7 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) NHS
2 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Software Testing
2 11 (78.57%) PRINCE2
2 11 (78.57%) Project Management
3 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 7 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) User Stories
7 1 (7.14%) BDD
7 1 (7.14%) ITSM
7 1 (7.14%) Migration
7 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
7 1 (7.14%) RUP
7 1 (7.14%) Service Management
7 1 (7.14%) System Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) ISTQB
2 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) HL7
2 5 (35.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft