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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 109 103 110
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Management 24 25 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.84% 0.90% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.21% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 3
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£249 £383 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.96% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £314 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £495 £552
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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
2008 2061 1518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.33% 74.54% 70.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 1084 617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 64
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £164.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Slough +4 6 £275 -47.61%
Reading +2 6 £113 -75.00% 5
Maidenhead - 1 £260 -
Newbury - - - - 2
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 20 (42.55%) Test Strategy
2 18 (38.30%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (38.30%) Telecoms
3 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (31.91%) Finance
5 13 (27.66%) ISEB
6 12 (25.53%) Test Scripting
7 11 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (23.40%) QA
7 11 (23.40%) SQL
8 9 (19.15%) HP
8 9 (19.15%) Performance Testing
8 9 (19.15%) V-Model
8 9 (19.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (17.02%) System Testing
9 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (17.02%) CRM
10 7 (14.89%) TestDirector
10 7 (14.89%) Release Management
10 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
11 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
11 6 (12.77%) Selenium
11 6 (12.77%) Web Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Shell Script
12 5 (10.64%) Validation
12 5 (10.64%) Oracle
12 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
12 5 (10.64%) Marketing
12 5 (10.64%) Billing
12 5 (10.64%) Logistics

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Project
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Wireshark
1 2 (4.26%) VoLTE
1 2 (4.26%) 4G
1 2 (4.26%) LTE
1 2 (4.26%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) DataStage
3 1 (2.13%) DB2
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) TestDirector
2 6 (12.77%) Selenium
3 4 (8.51%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (6.38%) JIRA
5 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.26%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (38.30%) Telecoms
2 15 (31.91%) Finance
3 5 (10.64%) Marketing
3 5 (10.64%) Billing
4 3 (6.38%) Spanish Language
5 2 (4.26%) Retail
6 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Test Manager
2 10 (21.28%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Test Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Release Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Management Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Programme Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.13%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Test Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.13%) UAT Test Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) UNIX
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Test Strategy
2 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) Test Scripting
4 11 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (19.15%) Performance Testing
5 9 (19.15%) V-Model
6 8 (17.02%) System Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (17.02%) CRM
7 7 (14.89%) Release Management
7 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Web Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Validation
9 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Logistics
9 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
10 4 (8.51%) Business Analysis
10 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.51%) Business Process Mapping
10 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) SQL
2 6 (12.77%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.13%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.13%) RPG
3 1 (2.13%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) ISEB
2 9 (19.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (38.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) HP
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (4.26%) Serena
5 1 (2.13%) JDA
5 1 (2.13%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.13%) IBM
5 1 (2.13%) RedPrairie
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