The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 64 59 50
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Management 13 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.02% 0.14% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 0.19% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
Average daily rate £310 £300 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £300 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £300 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £386 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+54.83% -8.82%
Test Management
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
563 514 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 87.42% 74.06% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 301 228
Average daily rate £350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 13
Average hourly rate £47.29 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.17% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £11.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £30.10 £103.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Wales region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -2 13 £310 +3.33% 2
Test Management
UK

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 13 (81.25%) Software Testing
2 11 (68.75%) Project Management
3 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
3 10 (62.50%) MS Visio
3 10 (62.50%) MS Project
3 10 (62.50%) XML
3 10 (62.50%) PRINCE2
3 10 (62.50%) ISTQB
3 10 (62.50%) HL7
4 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (43.75%) HTML
6 6 (37.50%) NHS
7 5 (31.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
8 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (18.75%) High Availability
8 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 3 (18.75%) Validation
8 3 (18.75%) Migration
9 2 (12.50%) Scrum
9 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (12.50%) MS Office
9 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
9 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
9 2 (12.50%) Confluence

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
1 10 (62.50%) MS Project
1 10 (62.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
1 11 (68.75%) Test Analyst
2 10 (62.50%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Strategy Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
4 2 (12.50%) IT Strategy Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Subject Matter Expert
5 1 (6.25%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) XML
2 7 (43.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) NHS
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Software Testing
2 11 (68.75%) Project Management
3 10 (62.50%) PRINCE2
4 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
6 3 (18.75%) High Availability
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 3 (18.75%) Validation
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) User Stories
8 1 (6.25%) SDLC
8 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) HL7
2 5 (31.25%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft