The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South Wales region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 60 44 39
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 3 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.50% 0.93% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 1.01% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Average daily rate
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£380 £500 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +22.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £460 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
573 396 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.50% 92.52% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 243 242
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Manager
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Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Cardiff -10 3 £380 -24.00%
Test Manager
Wales

Test Manager
Top 14 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA