The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 months to 24 June 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 59 69
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 7 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.14% 0.18% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.23% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 9
Median daily rate £325 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.77% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £450 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £450 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year +32.86% +17.21%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 529 441 720
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 85.88% 78.47% 82.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 310 492
Median daily rate £380 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 22 29
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +133.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.88 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £72.50 £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Wales

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Wales

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in Wales

Test Management
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 Management within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
South Wales +1 6 £328 -27.22% 1
North Wales - 1 £313 -
Test Management
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (41.67%) SDLC
4 5 (41.67%) QA
4 5 (41.67%) Selenium
4 5 (41.67%) JIRA
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Subversion
5 4 (33.33%) MySQL
5 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Product Management
6 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (25.00%) ETL
6 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (25.00%) Project Management
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) Ruby
7 2 (16.67%) NHS
7 2 (16.67%) CSS

Test Management
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) GIS
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (41.67%) JIRA
2 5 (41.67%) Selenium
3 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (33.33%) Subversion
4 2 (16.67%) Capybara
5 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (8.33%) TestRail
5 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
1 1 (8.33%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (25.00%) ETL
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Product Management
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 2 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) HP