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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 47 49 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Management 11 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.88% 0.63% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 0.89% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
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£325 £500 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +35.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+76.92% +18.18%
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
421 336 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 71.97% 70.89% 68.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 234 187
Average daily rate £370 £350 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £10.63 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £21.60 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Torfaen - - - - 1
Test Management
Wales

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management.

1 19 (82.61%) JUnit
1 19 (82.61%) Scrum
1 19 (82.61%) Selenium
1 19 (82.61%) Test Scripting
1 19 (82.61%) WebDriver
1 19 (82.61%) Automation Testing
2 18 (78.26%) JIRA
2 18 (78.26%) Java
3 17 (73.91%) SharePoint
3 17 (73.91%) ISEB
3 17 (73.91%) Subversion
3 17 (73.91%) Software Testing
3 17 (73.91%) Security Cleared
3 17 (73.91%) Open Source
3 17 (73.91%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (69.57%) BDD
4 16 (69.57%) Jenkins
4 16 (69.57%) Kanban
4 16 (69.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (69.57%) Load Testing
4 16 (69.57%) Maven
4 16 (69.57%) ISTQB
4 16 (69.57%) JMeter
4 16 (69.57%) TDD
4 16 (69.57%) Ant
5 15 (65.22%) C#
5 15 (65.22%) Bugzilla
5 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
5 15 (65.22%) TortoiseSVN
5 15 (65.22%) TestNG

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (73.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) HTTP
2 2 (8.70%) SSL
Development Applications
1 19 (82.61%) JUnit
1 19 (82.61%) Selenium
1 19 (82.61%) WebDriver
2 18 (78.26%) JIRA
3 17 (73.91%) Subversion
4 16 (69.57%) Jenkins
4 16 (69.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (69.57%) Maven
4 16 (69.57%) JMeter
4 16 (69.57%) Ant
5 15 (65.22%) Bugzilla
5 15 (65.22%) TortoiseSVN
5 15 (65.22%) TestNG
6 2 (8.70%) Hudson
6 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
6 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
6 2 (8.70%) JBehave
6 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
6 2 (8.70%) Mercurial
6 2 (8.70%) Apache Ivy
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Automation Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Automated Test Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Automated Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) .NET Framework
1 14 (60.87%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) J2EE
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) JSON
2 2 (8.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (73.91%) Open Source
2 13 (56.52%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.70%) AS400
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (8.70%) iSeries
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Grid Computing
4 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Scrum
1 19 (82.61%) Test Scripting
1 19 (82.61%) Automation Testing
2 17 (73.91%) Software Testing
3 16 (69.57%) BDD
3 16 (69.57%) Kanban
3 16 (69.57%) Load Testing
3 16 (69.57%) TDD
4 11 (47.83%) Automated Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) Requirements Management
7 2 (8.70%) CRM
7 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.35%) System Testing
8 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) Java
2 15 (65.22%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) XQuery
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) XPath
3 2 (8.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (73.91%) ISEB
1 17 (73.91%) Security Cleared
2 16 (69.57%) ISTQB
3 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (73.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Informatica
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft