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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 69 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.15% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £335 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £385
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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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
504 369 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 73.68% 73.07% 72.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 209 202
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +83.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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
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 29 January 2015. 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 -14 1 - -
Mid Wales - - - -
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 24 (96.00%) ISEB
2 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (80.00%) ISTQB
4 17 (68.00%) Software Testing
4 17 (68.00%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (64.00%) Scrum
6 15 (60.00%) Test Scripting
6 15 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
7 14 (56.00%) Kanban
7 14 (56.00%) TortoiseSVN
7 14 (56.00%) WebDriver
7 14 (56.00%) Open Source
7 14 (56.00%) BDD
7 14 (56.00%) Subversion
7 14 (56.00%) JIRA
7 14 (56.00%) Selenium
7 14 (56.00%) TDD
7 14 (56.00%) Bugzilla
7 14 (56.00%) SharePoint
7 14 (56.00%) Jenkins
8 13 (52.00%) Automation Testing
8 13 (52.00%) Load Testing
9 12 (48.00%) C#
10 11 (44.00%) .NET
10 11 (44.00%) Client/Server
10 11 (44.00%) .NET Framework
10 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
11 10 (40.00%) Project Management
12 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 14 (56.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 15 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (56.00%) TortoiseSVN
2 14 (56.00%) WebDriver
2 14 (56.00%) Subversion
2 14 (56.00%) JIRA
2 14 (56.00%) Selenium
2 14 (56.00%) Bugzilla
2 14 (56.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (28.00%) JMeter
3 7 (28.00%) Ant
3 7 (28.00%) JUnit
3 7 (28.00%) TestNG
3 7 (28.00%) Maven
4 3 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (4.00%) FitNesse
5 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Tester
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
1 10 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) .NET
1 11 (44.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Open Source
2 11 (44.00%) Client/Server
3 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.00%) AS400
4 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (8.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) Software Testing
3 16 (64.00%) Scrum
4 15 (60.00%) Test Scripting
5 14 (56.00%) Kanban
5 14 (56.00%) BDD
5 14 (56.00%) TDD
6 13 (52.00%) Automation Testing
6 13 (52.00%) Load Testing
7 10 (40.00%) Project Management
8 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
9 6 (24.00%) Test Planning
10 3 (12.00%) Coaching
10 3 (12.00%) Workflow
10 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
11 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
12 1 (4.00%) Analytics
12 1 (4.00%) Validation
12 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) C#
2 7 (28.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (96.00%) ISEB
2 20 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (12.00%) Degree
7 2 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (68.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft