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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 45 44 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 23 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.04% 0.24% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.11% 0.38% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 4
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£325 £425 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £425 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £381
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £62.75
% change year-on-year
+36.66% -52.19%
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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
450 261 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 79.09% 63.81% 71.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 151 177
Average daily rate £350 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 9
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.16 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% +7.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.45 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £97.00 £17.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Newport +2 17 £339 -20.29% 1
Torfaen - - - -
Test Management
Wales

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (88.57%) ISEB
2 29 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (77.14%) ISTQB
4 24 (68.57%) Scrum
4 24 (68.57%) Test Scripting
4 24 (68.57%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (65.71%) Software Testing
6 22 (62.86%) WebDriver
6 22 (62.86%) Security Cleared
6 22 (62.86%) Selenium
6 22 (62.86%) JIRA
6 22 (62.86%) Automation Testing
7 21 (60.00%) Jenkins
7 21 (60.00%) Load Testing
7 21 (60.00%) Kanban
7 21 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (60.00%) Open Source
7 21 (60.00%) Subversion
7 21 (60.00%) SharePoint
8 20 (57.14%) C#
8 20 (57.14%) Bugzilla
8 20 (57.14%) TDD
8 20 (57.14%) TortoiseSVN
8 20 (57.14%) BDD
9 19 (54.29%) SC Cleared
10 17 (48.57%) .NET Framework
10 17 (48.57%) Java
10 17 (48.57%) .NET
10 17 (48.57%) JUnit
11 16 (45.71%) Client/Server

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 21 (60.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) SSL
Development Applications
1 22 (62.86%) JIRA
1 22 (62.86%) Selenium
1 22 (62.86%) WebDriver
2 21 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (60.00%) Subversion
2 21 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 20 (57.14%) TortoiseSVN
3 20 (57.14%) Bugzilla
4 17 (48.57%) JUnit
5 16 (45.71%) JMeter
6 15 (42.86%) Ant
6 15 (42.86%) Maven
6 15 (42.86%) TestNG
7 3 (8.57%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.86%) Hudson
9 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
9 1 (2.86%) FitNesse
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Tester
2 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 12 (34.29%) Test Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Automation Tester
4 3 (8.57%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Lead Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Automated Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Automated Test Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (48.57%) .NET
1 17 (48.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) RESTful
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) J2EE
2 1 (2.86%) SOAP
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (60.00%) Open Source
2 16 (45.71%) Client/Server
3 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (14.29%) AS400
5 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
6 2 (5.71%) iSeries
6 2 (5.71%) PMI
7 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (68.57%) Scrum
2 24 (68.57%) Test Scripting
3 23 (65.71%) Software Testing
4 22 (62.86%) Automation Testing
5 21 (60.00%) Load Testing
5 21 (60.00%) Kanban
6 20 (57.14%) TDD
6 20 (57.14%) BDD
7 11 (31.43%) Project Management
8 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
9 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
10 6 (17.14%) Test Planning
11 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
11 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (8.57%) Workflow
12 3 (8.57%) Coaching
13 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
13 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
13 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) C#
2 17 (48.57%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) XQuery
4 1 (2.86%) XPath
4 1 (2.86%) Groovy
4 1 (2.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (88.57%) ISEB
2 27 (77.14%) ISTQB
3 22 (62.86%) Security Cleared
4 19 (54.29%) SC Cleared
5 6 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (8.57%) Degree
7 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
7 2 (5.71%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (68.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) HP
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) IBM
3 2 (5.71%) Informatica
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
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