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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 47 48 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Management 14 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.41% 0.44% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 0.62% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
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£345 £500 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.00% +35.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £39.13 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+46.94% +15.94%
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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
423 322 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.68% 70.77% 70.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 222 189
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 4
Average hourly rate £43.75 £15.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.66% -58.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.36 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £16.90 £62.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Job
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Torfaen - - - - 1
Test Management
Wales

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (78.79%) ISEB
3 25 (75.76%) Scrum
3 25 (75.76%) Test Scripting
4 24 (72.73%) Selenium
4 24 (72.73%) WebDriver
4 24 (72.73%) Automation Testing
4 24 (72.73%) Software Testing
4 24 (72.73%) ISTQB
4 24 (72.73%) JUnit
5 23 (69.70%) Java
5 23 (69.70%) Security Cleared
5 23 (69.70%) JIRA
6 22 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (66.67%) Open Source
6 22 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
6 22 (66.67%) SharePoint
6 22 (66.67%) Subversion
7 21 (63.64%) Maven
7 21 (63.64%) TDD
7 21 (63.64%) JMeter
7 21 (63.64%) Ant
7 21 (63.64%) Load Testing
7 21 (63.64%) Kanban
7 21 (63.64%) BDD
7 21 (63.64%) Jenkins
8 20 (60.61%) TortoiseSVN
8 20 (60.61%) TestNG
8 20 (60.61%) C#
8 20 (60.61%) Bugzilla

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (66.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) HTTP
2 2 (6.06%) SSL
Development Applications
1 24 (72.73%) JUnit
1 24 (72.73%) Selenium
1 24 (72.73%) WebDriver
2 23 (69.70%) JIRA
3 22 (66.67%) Subversion
3 22 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (63.64%) Maven
4 21 (63.64%) JMeter
4 21 (63.64%) Ant
4 21 (63.64%) Jenkins
5 20 (60.61%) TestNG
5 20 (60.61%) Bugzilla
5 20 (60.61%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (6.06%) JBehave
6 2 (6.06%) Mercurial
6 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.06%) Hudson
6 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.06%) Apache Ivy
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
1 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Tester
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
1 11 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Automated Test Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
4 2 (6.06%) Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Web Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (51.52%) .NET
1 17 (51.52%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.06%) JSON
2 2 (6.06%) RESTful
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
2 2 (6.06%) J2EE
2 2 (6.06%) SOAP
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (66.67%) Open Source
2 16 (48.48%) Client/Server
3 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.06%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (6.06%) AS400
4 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.06%) iSeries
5 1 (3.03%) Grid Computing
5 1 (3.03%) PMI
5 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (75.76%) Scrum
2 25 (75.76%) Test Scripting
3 24 (72.73%) Software Testing
3 24 (72.73%) Automation Testing
4 21 (63.64%) Load Testing
4 21 (63.64%) Kanban
4 21 (63.64%) BDD
4 21 (63.64%) TDD
5 13 (39.39%) Automated Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Project Management
6 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
7 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Functional Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Test Planning
9 2 (6.06%) Coaching
9 2 (6.06%) CRM
9 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) Java
2 20 (60.61%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) XQuery
3 2 (6.06%) XPath
3 2 (6.06%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 26 (78.79%) ISEB
2 24 (72.73%) ISTQB
3 23 (69.70%) Security Cleared
4 19 (57.58%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (6.06%) Degree
7 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) IBM
2 2 (6.06%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) Informatica
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
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