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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 101 125 119
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 22 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.88% 0.34% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.50% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 10
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£431 £380 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.48% +13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £298 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £539 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.25 £30.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+64.16% -29.41%
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
1815 1792 2002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.48% 68.45% 68.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 903 726
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 48 49
Average hourly rate £27.83 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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
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 24 October 2014. 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
Reading +7 2 £425 +11.84% 3
Bracknell 0 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £456 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - -
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (45.24%) Test Scripting
3 16 (38.10%) Test Strategy
4 14 (33.33%) TestDirector
5 12 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 12 (28.57%) Finance
6 11 (26.19%) HP
7 10 (23.81%) CRM
7 10 (23.81%) V-Model
7 10 (23.81%) Scrum
8 9 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (21.43%) SQL
8 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (19.05%) Billing
9 8 (19.05%) Marketing
9 8 (19.05%) QA
10 7 (16.67%) Logistics
10 7 (16.67%) .NET
10 7 (16.67%) RPG
11 6 (14.29%) Validation
11 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
11 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 6 (14.29%) Web Testing
12 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (11.90%) Service Management
12 5 (11.90%) Perl
12 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
12 5 (11.90%) Windows
13 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) GGSN
1 2 (4.76%) SGSN
1 2 (4.76%) 3G
1 2 (4.76%) LTE
2 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.38%) MVNO
2 1 (2.38%) Wireless
2 1 (2.38%) ZigBee
2 1 (2.38%) HSPA
2 1 (2.38%) GPRS
2 1 (2.38%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.38%) UMTS
2 1 (2.38%) WAN
2 1 (2.38%) FTP
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) TestDirector
2 3 (7.14%) JUnit
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
2 3 (7.14%) TestNG
2 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
2 3 (7.14%) TestLink
3 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.38%) LabVIEW
General
1 12 (28.57%) Telecoms
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Billing
2 8 (19.05%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Test Manager
2 10 (23.81%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
3 6 (14.29%) Programme Manager
4 5 (11.90%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) QA Leader
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.38%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.14%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (45.24%) Test Scripting
3 16 (38.10%) Test Strategy
4 10 (23.81%) V-Model
4 10 (23.81%) Scrum
4 10 (23.81%) CRM
5 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (16.67%) Logistics
7 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Validation
7 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 6 (14.29%) Web Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Service Management
8 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Time Management
9 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
9 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
9 4 (9.52%) Business Process Mapping
10 3 (7.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) RPG
3 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 5 (11.90%) Perl
5 3 (7.14%) C#
5 3 (7.14%) Java
5 3 (7.14%) Ruby
5 3 (7.14%) VB
5 3 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) ISEB
1 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.76%) CCNP
3 2 (4.76%) CCNA
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.38%) PMP
4 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) HP
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco
3 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (4.76%) Serena
4 1 (2.38%) Agilent
4 1 (2.38%) SAP