The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 54 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 3 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.58% - 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% - 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Average daily rate
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£325 - £370
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 - £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 - £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £75.00 - £32.50
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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
503 379 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 96.55% 94.51% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 214 201
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 29
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £122.00 £25.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) ISEB
3 10 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 9 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 8 (26.67%) QA
5 8 (26.67%) IBM
6 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
6 7 (23.33%) Degree
6 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (20.00%) Coaching
7 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (20.00%) Test Management
7 6 (20.00%) WAN
8 5 (16.67%) DNS
8 5 (16.67%) ADSL
8 5 (16.67%) Internet
8 5 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (16.67%) LLU
8 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Rational Performance Tester
8 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.67%) Test Planning
9 4 (13.33%) LoadUI
9 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (13.33%) HP SiteScope
9 4 (13.33%) Statistics
9 4 (13.33%) Migration
9 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 6 (20.00%) WAN
2 5 (16.67%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) ADSL
2 5 (16.67%) Internet
2 5 (16.67%) LLU
3 3 (10.00%) LAN
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Rational Performance Tester
2 4 (13.33%) LoadUI
2 4 (13.33%) JMeter
General
1 3 (10.00%) Banking
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) Statistics
4 2 (6.67%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (20.00%) Coaching
3 6 (20.00%) Test Management
4 5 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (13.33%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.00%) System Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum
8 1 (3.33%) Validation
8 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) ISEB
2 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
2 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (6.67%) CCA
4 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
4 2 (6.67%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) IBM
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco