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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 39 49 35
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Management 22 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.87% 0.21% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.98% 0.31% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 6
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£325 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +14.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.25 £30.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+64.16% -29.41%
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
442 326 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 77.68% 69.81% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 216 182
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £24.75 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 October 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 +1 16 £339 -20.29% 1
Torfaen - - - -
Test Management
Wales

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 31 (83.78%) ISEB
2 29 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (70.27%) ISTQB
3 26 (70.27%) Test Scripting
4 25 (67.57%) HP Quality Center
4 25 (67.57%) Software Testing
4 25 (67.57%) Scrum
5 23 (62.16%) Selenium
5 23 (62.16%) JIRA
5 23 (62.16%) WebDriver
5 23 (62.16%) Automation Testing
6 22 (59.46%) Security Cleared
6 22 (59.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (59.46%) Subversion
6 22 (59.46%) SharePoint
7 21 (56.76%) TDD
7 21 (56.76%) Load Testing
7 21 (56.76%) BDD
7 21 (56.76%) Kanban
7 21 (56.76%) Open Source
7 21 (56.76%) Jenkins
8 20 (54.05%) TortoiseSVN
8 20 (54.05%) Bugzilla
8 20 (54.05%) C#
9 19 (51.35%) SC Cleared
10 18 (48.65%) Java
10 18 (48.65%) JUnit
11 17 (45.95%) .NET
11 17 (45.95%) .NET Framework
12 16 (43.24%) Ant

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 22 (59.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
2 2 (5.41%) HTTP
2 2 (5.41%) SSL
Development Applications
1 23 (62.16%) JIRA
1 23 (62.16%) Selenium
1 23 (62.16%) WebDriver
2 22 (59.46%) Subversion
2 22 (59.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (56.76%) Jenkins
4 20 (54.05%) TortoiseSVN
4 20 (54.05%) Bugzilla
5 18 (48.65%) JUnit
6 16 (43.24%) Ant
6 16 (43.24%) JMeter
6 16 (43.24%) Maven
7 15 (40.54%) TestNG
8 3 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
9 2 (5.41%) Mercurial
9 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
9 2 (5.41%) Hudson
9 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
9 2 (5.41%) JBehave
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Test Analyst
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
2 13 (35.14%) Tester
3 8 (21.62%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Automation Tester
4 3 (8.11%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Automated Test Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Lead Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Automated Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (45.95%) .NET
1 17 (45.95%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.41%) JSON
2 2 (5.41%) RESTful
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) J2EE
2 2 (5.41%) SOAP
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (56.76%) Open Source
2 16 (43.24%) Client/Server
3 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (13.51%) AS400
5 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
6 2 (5.41%) iSeries
6 2 (5.41%) PMI
6 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
6 2 (5.41%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (70.27%) Test Scripting
3 25 (67.57%) Software Testing
3 25 (67.57%) Scrum
4 23 (62.16%) Automation Testing
5 21 (56.76%) Kanban
5 21 (56.76%) BDD
5 21 (56.76%) Load Testing
5 21 (56.76%) TDD
6 11 (29.73%) Project Management
6 11 (29.73%) Automated Testing
7 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
8 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
9 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.51%) Regression Testing
10 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
11 3 (8.11%) Coaching
11 3 (8.11%) Workflow
12 2 (5.41%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) C#
2 18 (48.65%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) XQuery
3 2 (5.41%) XPath
3 2 (5.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 31 (83.78%) ISEB
2 26 (70.27%) ISTQB
3 22 (59.46%) Security Cleared
4 19 (51.35%) SC Cleared
5 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (8.11%) Degree
7 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
7 2 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (67.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) HP
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) Informatica
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