The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 23 June 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 55 81
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales - 0.71% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.73% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 595 547 845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.43% 96.99% 96.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 359 571
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 35 40
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.23% -5.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £35.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Wales

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Wales

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in Wales

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Wales region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) SAP
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 1 (12.50%) Validation
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Statistics
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) Selenium
6 1 (12.50%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) NHS
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS

Test Manager Skill Set
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 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Fintech
1 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) Information Governance
4 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile First
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Statistics
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) SAP
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft