The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 55 45 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Management 20 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.60% 0.93% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 1.33% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 1
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£325 £500 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +35.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
559 377 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.69% 70.20% 67.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 235 240
Average daily rate £388 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.90 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £16.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -12 15 £325 -35.00%
West Wales -6 4 £314 -
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 23 (76.67%) ISEB
1 23 (76.67%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (73.33%) WebDriver
2 22 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (73.33%) Selenium
2 22 (73.33%) Automation Testing
2 22 (73.33%) JUnit
2 22 (73.33%) Scrum
2 22 (73.33%) ISTQB
3 21 (70.00%) Java
3 21 (70.00%) JIRA
3 21 (70.00%) Test Scripting
4 20 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 20 (66.67%) Subversion
5 19 (63.33%) TDD
5 19 (63.33%) Maven
5 19 (63.33%) Software Testing
5 19 (63.33%) Ant
5 19 (63.33%) SharePoint
5 19 (63.33%) Open Source
5 19 (63.33%) BDD
5 19 (63.33%) Jenkins
6 18 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (60.00%) Kanban
6 18 (60.00%) Load Testing
6 18 (60.00%) JMeter
7 17 (56.67%) Bugzilla
7 17 (56.67%) C#
7 17 (56.67%) TestNG
7 17 (56.67%) TortoiseSVN

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 19 (63.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Internet
2 3 (10.00%) HTTP
2 3 (10.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 22 (73.33%) JUnit
1 22 (73.33%) Selenium
1 22 (73.33%) WebDriver
2 21 (70.00%) JIRA
3 20 (66.67%) Subversion
4 19 (63.33%) Maven
4 19 (63.33%) Ant
4 19 (63.33%) Jenkins
5 18 (60.00%) JMeter
5 18 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (56.67%) TestNG
6 17 (56.67%) Bugzilla
6 17 (56.67%) TortoiseSVN
7 3 (10.00%) JBehave
7 3 (10.00%) Apache Ivy
7 3 (10.00%) TestDirector
7 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (10.00%) Mercurial
7 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (10.00%) Hudson
General
1 4 (13.33%) Banking
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Tester
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Automated Test Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Web Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) .NET
1 16 (53.33%) .NET Framework
2 3 (10.00%) JSON
2 3 (10.00%) RESTful
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) J2EE
2 3 (10.00%) SOAP
2 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 3 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (63.33%) Open Source
2 15 (50.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (6.67%) iSeries
4 2 (6.67%) AS400
5 1 (3.33%) Grid Computing
5 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Scrum
1 22 (73.33%) Automation Testing
2 21 (70.00%) Test Scripting
3 19 (63.33%) Software Testing
3 19 (63.33%) TDD
3 19 (63.33%) BDD
4 18 (60.00%) Load Testing
4 18 (60.00%) Kanban
5 12 (40.00%) Automated Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Project Management
7 5 (16.67%) Requirements Management
7 5 (16.67%) System Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
8 4 (13.33%) Migration
8 4 (13.33%) Service Management
8 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
10 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) Java
2 17 (56.67%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) XQuery
3 3 (10.00%) XPath
3 3 (10.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (76.67%) ISEB
2 22 (73.33%) ISTQB
2 22 (73.33%) Security Cleared
3 20 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (76.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Informatica
3 2 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft