The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 56 47 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 17 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.31% 0.88% 2.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 0.95% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 14
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£400 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £331 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £380 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.94% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.28 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
694 527 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.29% 92.78% 92.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 329 272
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 30
Average hourly rate £17.75 £13.87 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.97% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.25 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Wales region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Test Manager
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 Manager within the Wales region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
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Job
Vacancies
South Wales +1 17 £400 -8.57% 3
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Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 10 (47.62%) ISEB
1 10 (47.62%) Test Management
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
3 8 (38.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) System Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
4 5 (23.81%) Retail
5 4 (19.05%) Banking
5 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Service Management
5 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
5 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (19.05%) Coaching
6 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
6 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (14.29%) QA
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (14.29%) Degree
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) TestDirector
6 3 (14.29%) IBM
6 3 (14.29%) Finance
6 3 (14.29%) Requirements Management
6 3 (14.29%) Incident Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2 (9.52%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) TestDirector
1 3 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (9.52%) LoadUI
2 2 (9.52%) JMeter
General
1 5 (23.81%) Retail
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
3 2 (9.52%) Statistics
4 1 (4.76%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Test Management
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) System Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
4 4 (19.05%) Coaching
4 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Service Management
5 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 3 (14.29%) Requirements Management
5 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISEB
2 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
2 8 (38.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (9.52%) CCA
7 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
7 1 (4.76%) IBM Certification
7 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.52%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) IBM
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