Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £351 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 20 November 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 83 103
Rank change year-on-year +16 +20 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 8 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.85% 0.45% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.46% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
South Wales median daily rate £351 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.57% -12.50%
Wales median daily rate £351 £344 £350
% change year-on-year +2.11% -1.79% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 913 1095 1248
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.92% 98.21% 96.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 750 942
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £168 £192 £213
90th Percentile £524 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 68 53
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -1.59% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £9.55
90th Percentile £47.15 £72.25 £29.20
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year +12.89% -1.82% -3.51%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in South Wales

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in South Wales

Test Manager
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 Manager in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in South Wales

Test Manager
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 Manager within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 20 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
Cardiff -3 7 £351 +4.39% 1
Newport - 1 - -
Test Manager
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South Wales region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Migration
2 6 (75.00%) Banking
2 6 (75.00%) Retail Banking
2 6 (75.00%) Credit Risk
2 6 (75.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) ATDD
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Data Management
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) TDD

Test Manager Skill Set
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:

General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Banking
2 6 (75.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Analytics
1 6 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) ATDD
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories