Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 6 months to 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Management
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 83 97
Rank change year-on-year +22 +14 -33
Contract jobs citing Test Management 16 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.72% 0.62% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 0.74% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
South Wales median daily rate £368 £334 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.11% -7.93% +11.54%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £321
90th Percentile £463 £400 £394
Wales median daily rate £350 £338 £363
% change year-on-year +3.70% -6.90% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate - - -

Test Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 772 945 1040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 83.01% 83.70% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 680 805
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £175 £225 £236
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £390 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 34
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +13.39% +9.48%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.45 £9.58
90th Percentile £47.10 £61.25 £35.33
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -5.86%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in South Wales

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Management in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in South Wales

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in South Wales over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in South Wales

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in South Wales

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport +26 9 £368 +11.36% 1
Cardiff +1 1 £500 +48.15% 1
Test Management
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 14 (87.50%) Test Scripting
1 14 (87.50%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
2 13 (81.25%) Performance Monitoring
2 13 (81.25%) Defect Management
2 13 (81.25%) VLAN
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft Project
2 13 (81.25%) HP
2 13 (81.25%) Configuration Management
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
3 11 (68.75%) Project Management
3 11 (68.75%) Unified Process
3 11 (68.75%) ISEB
3 11 (68.75%) RUP
3 11 (68.75%) PRINCE2
3 11 (68.75%) Software Engineering
3 11 (68.75%) Software Testing
4 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
4 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 9 (56.25%) SQL
4 9 (56.25%) Oracle
5 7 (43.75%) Romanian Language
6 6 (37.50%) WhatsUp Gold
6 6 (37.50%) BMC
6 6 (37.50%) C
7 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
7 5 (31.25%) VMware
7 5 (31.25%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (31.25%) SharePoint

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 5 (31.25%) IIS
1 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
1 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) VLAN
2 5 (31.25%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (43.75%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Test Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Systems Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Information Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QC Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Manager
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
1 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
1 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 13 (81.25%) Configuration Management
2 13 (81.25%) Defect Management
2 13 (81.25%) Performance Monitoring
2 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
3 11 (68.75%) PRINCE2
3 11 (68.75%) Project Management
3 11 (68.75%) RUP
3 11 (68.75%) Software Engineering
3 11 (68.75%) Software Testing
3 11 (68.75%) Unified Process
4 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (25.00%) Network Management
6 2 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (12.50%) Traceability Matrix
7 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
7 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) ISEB
2 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Workstation
1 5 (31.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (87.50%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (37.50%) WhatsUp Gold
3 5 (31.25%) SCCM
3 5 (31.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) HP
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Oracle
3 6 (37.50%) BMC
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) SAP