The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Manager
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 62 -
Rank change year-on-year +25 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.60% 0.25% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £344 £440 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.87% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 322 392 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.83% 98.99% 97.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 274 188
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Cardiff

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Cardiff

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Cardiff region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) JUnit
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) HTTP
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) NHS
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (25.00%) Fintech
1 1 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) HP