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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
UK / Wales
Rank 61 67 59
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 5 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.71% 1.46% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.72% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 2
Median daily rate £313 £308 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.62% -12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £277 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £321 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.54 - £41.72

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 578 581 519
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 82.22% 84.94% 74.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 398 290
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 22
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +53.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £13.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in Wales over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in Wales

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +8 3 £325 +5.69% 1
West Wales - 1 £275 -
Test Management
UK

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
4 3 (33.33%) User Stories
4 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
5 2 (22.22%) Ruby
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) Selenium
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
5 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Capybara
5 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking

Test Management
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 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) GIS
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (22.22%) Capybara
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) TestRail
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
3 1 (11.11%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
3 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) User Stories
5 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
6 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle