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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 49 45 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 12 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.19% 0.48% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 0.70% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £380 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.34% -12.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £344 £407
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £416 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £365 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.19% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
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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
427 286 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 77.92% 68.59% 74.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 161 197
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £260 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +38.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.30 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.65 £190.00 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport -2 8 £328 -13.81%
Torfaen - - - -
Test Management
Wales

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (96.00%) ISEB
2 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (80.00%) ISTQB
4 17 (68.00%) Software Testing
4 17 (68.00%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (64.00%) Test Scripting
5 16 (64.00%) Scrum
6 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
6 15 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (60.00%) Jenkins
7 14 (56.00%) Automation Testing
7 14 (56.00%) BDD
7 14 (56.00%) Kanban
7 14 (56.00%) TortoiseSVN
7 14 (56.00%) WebDriver
7 14 (56.00%) Open Source
7 14 (56.00%) Load Testing
7 14 (56.00%) JIRA
7 14 (56.00%) Selenium
7 14 (56.00%) TDD
7 14 (56.00%) Subversion
7 14 (56.00%) SharePoint
7 14 (56.00%) C#
7 14 (56.00%) Bugzilla
8 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
9 11 (44.00%) .NET Framework
9 11 (44.00%) .NET
9 11 (44.00%) Client/Server
10 10 (40.00%) Project Management
11 9 (36.00%) JMeter

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (56.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 15 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 15 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 14 (56.00%) TortoiseSVN
2 14 (56.00%) WebDriver
2 14 (56.00%) Bugzilla
2 14 (56.00%) Subversion
2 14 (56.00%) JIRA
2 14 (56.00%) Selenium
3 9 (36.00%) JMeter
3 9 (36.00%) TestNG
3 9 (36.00%) Maven
3 9 (36.00%) Ant
3 9 (36.00%) JUnit
4 3 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (4.00%) FitNesse
5 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
1 10 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Web Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) .NET
1 11 (44.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Open Source
2 11 (44.00%) Client/Server
3 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (16.00%) AS400
5 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (8.00%) PMI
7 1 (4.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) Software Testing
3 16 (64.00%) Scrum
3 16 (64.00%) Test Scripting
4 14 (56.00%) BDD
4 14 (56.00%) TDD
4 14 (56.00%) Kanban
4 14 (56.00%) Automation Testing
4 14 (56.00%) Load Testing
5 10 (40.00%) Project Management
6 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (24.00%) Test Planning
8 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Workflow
9 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Coaching
10 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
10 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
11 1 (4.00%) Analytics
11 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) C#
2 9 (36.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (96.00%) ISEB
2 20 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (12.00%) Degree
7 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
7 2 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (68.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Informatica
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft