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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 39 48 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 22 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.72% 0.87% 4.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.94% 0.93% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 16
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£400 £438 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +18.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
-0.64% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £34.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.61% +5.46%
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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
559 429 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 94.43% 93.67% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 277 214
Average daily rate £340 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 19
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £12.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £19.17 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 October 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
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) ISEB
3 8 (32.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (32.00%) Test Management
4 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (24.00%) Coaching
5 6 (24.00%) Degree
5 6 (24.00%) QA
5 6 (24.00%) IBM
6 5 (20.00%) Retail
6 5 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
6 5 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 4 (16.00%) LoadUI
7 4 (16.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (16.00%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (16.00%) Statistics
7 4 (16.00%) Banking
7 4 (16.00%) JMeter
8 3 (12.00%) Internet
8 3 (12.00%) Finance
8 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 3 (12.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) ADSL
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) LLU
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 4 (16.00%) LoadUI
2 4 (16.00%) JMeter
General
1 5 (20.00%) Retail
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Finance
4 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (16.00%) Statistics
4 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (8.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Test Management
3 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (24.00%) Coaching
4 5 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Scrum
8 1 (4.00%) Change Management
8 1 (4.00%) Validation
8 1 (4.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) ISEB
2 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (8.00%) CCA
4 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (8.00%) IBM Certification
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco
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