The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 87 112 110
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 26 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.08% 0.57% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.77% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 5
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£375 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £481 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £38.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-19.73% +17.82%
Test Management
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1773 1810 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.97% 74.33% 70.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 857 733
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 22 35
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury - 13 £500 -
Reading +4 3 £246 - 1
Slough +4 2 £450 +20.00%
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management.

1 26 (54.17%) Telecoms
1 26 (54.17%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 15 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (29.17%) Wireshark
4 14 (29.17%) HP
4 14 (29.17%) Test Strategy
5 13 (27.08%) VoLTE
6 12 (25.00%) LTE
6 12 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 11 (22.92%) Validation
7 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (22.92%) ISTQB
7 11 (22.92%) Requirements Analysis
7 11 (22.92%) ISEB
7 11 (22.92%) UMTS
7 11 (22.92%) GPRS
7 11 (22.92%) GSM
7 11 (22.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (20.83%) QA
9 9 (18.75%) Performance Testing
9 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
9 9 (18.75%) System Testing
9 9 (18.75%) RNC
9 9 (18.75%) Finance
9 9 (18.75%) HSDPA
9 9 (18.75%) Diameter Protocol
10 7 (14.58%) 4G
10 7 (14.58%) 3G
11 6 (12.50%) Software Testing

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Project
2 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) Wireshark
2 13 (27.08%) VoLTE
3 12 (25.00%) LTE
4 11 (22.92%) GPRS
4 11 (22.92%) GSM
4 11 (22.92%) UMTS
5 9 (18.75%) RNC
5 9 (18.75%) HSDPA
5 9 (18.75%) Diameter Protocol
6 7 (14.58%) 4G
6 7 (14.58%) 3G
7 6 (12.50%) NAS
8 4 (8.33%) 2G
9 3 (6.25%) ISUP
9 3 (6.25%) INAP
10 1 (2.08%) VoIP
10 1 (2.08%) WAN
10 1 (2.08%) LAN
10 1 (2.08%) SMS
10 1 (2.08%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) DB2
1 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.08%) DataStage
1 1 (2.08%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Selenium
2 5 (10.42%) JIRA
3 3 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 3 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (54.17%) Telecoms
2 9 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Billing
4 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Test Manager
2 11 (22.92%) Tester
2 11 (22.92%) Technical Tester
3 8 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 4 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Release Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (2.08%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Management Consultant
6 1 (2.08%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Test Consultant
6 1 (2.08%) Data Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (2.08%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) iSeries
1 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.08%) Video on Demand
2 1 (2.08%) DTV
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) UNIX
1 1 (2.08%) Solaris
1 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 15 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (29.17%) Test Strategy
4 12 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 11 (22.92%) Requirements Analysis
5 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (22.92%) Validation
6 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 9 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 9 (18.75%) System Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Release Management
8 5 (10.42%) Scrum
9 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Supplier Management
9 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (6.25%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) Java
1 3 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) RPG
2 2 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) C
3 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.08%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) ISEB
1 11 (22.92%) ISTQB
1 11 (22.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
Systems Management
1 26 (54.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) Netcool
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) HP
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Siebel
3 2 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.08%) Infovista
4 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.08%) RedPrairie
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) JDA
4 1 (2.08%) MicroStrategy