The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 59 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.77% 0.20% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £38.50
Test Manager
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
510 483 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 98.46% 96.79% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 346 337
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 18 24
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.45 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% -17.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £33.70 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South Wales region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Manager across the South Wales region.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager across the South Wales region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 3 £445 -
Bridgend - 1 £500 - 1
Test Manager
Wales

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 28 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) LoadUI
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (16.67%) DMZ
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DMZ
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) LoadUI
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory