Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 95 115
Rank change year-on-year +21 +20 -40
Contract jobs citing Test Management 17 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.43% 0.57% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.68% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
Wales median daily rate £350 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -6.90% +11.54%
10th Percentile £313 £279 £321
90th Percentile £448 £395 £394
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £41.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year +15.15% +35.25% -38.07%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 995 1182 1326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.54% 83.77% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 835 962
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +12.36% -2.47%
10th Percentile £178 £213 £235
90th Percentile £556 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 53 52
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -5.86%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.55 £10.28
90th Percentile £50.98 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 6 months to 21 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
South Wales +17 15 £346 +3.75% 2
Test Management
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Wales region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Project
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
1 15 (88.24%) Configuration Management
1 15 (88.24%) HP
1 15 (88.24%) VLAN
1 15 (88.24%) Test Scripting
1 15 (88.24%) HP Quality Center
1 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
1 15 (88.24%) Performance Monitoring
1 15 (88.24%) Defect Management
2 13 (76.47%) Software Engineering
2 13 (76.47%) Unified Process
2 13 (76.47%) Project Management
2 13 (76.47%) RUP
2 13 (76.47%) PRINCE2
3 11 (64.71%) ISEB
3 11 (64.71%) Software Testing
4 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) Oracle
4 9 (52.94%) Romanian Language
4 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
4 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
5 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (41.18%) SCCM
5 7 (41.18%) SCOM
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (41.18%) vSphere
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
5 7 (41.18%) VSAN

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (41.18%) IIS
1 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
1 7 (41.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) VLAN
2 7 (41.18%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (52.94%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Test Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Systems Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Information Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SAP Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QC Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
1 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
1 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Configuration Management
1 15 (88.24%) Defect Management
1 15 (88.24%) Performance Monitoring
1 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
1 15 (88.24%) Test Scripting
2 13 (76.47%) PRINCE2
2 13 (76.47%) Project Management
2 13 (76.47%) RUP
2 13 (76.47%) Software Engineering
2 13 (76.47%) Unified Process
3 11 (64.71%) Software Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (23.53%) Network Management
6 2 (11.76%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (11.76%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) ISEB
2 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
1 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (41.18%) VMware Workstation
1 7 (41.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (88.24%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (41.18%) SCCM
2 7 (41.18%) SCOM
3 6 (35.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) HP
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Oracle
3 7 (41.18%) VMware
4 6 (35.29%) BMC
5 2 (11.76%) SAP