The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Wales region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
UK / Wales
Rank 55 72 65
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.20% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Median daily rate £469 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.15% -7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

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
644 652 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.55% 97.31% 97.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 462 400
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 38 32
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £47.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Wales region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Wales - 5 £487 -
South Wales +19 2 £344 +5.76%
Test Manager
UK

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (41.67%) Selenium
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) ISEB
3 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 4 (33.33%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) SAP
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) JSON
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) HTTP
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (25.00%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (25.00%) Confluence
5 3 (25.00%) Waterfall

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Fintech
2 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Information Governance
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile First
5 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (41.67%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) SAP
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft