The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 97 112 118
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 20 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.81% 0.33% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.48% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 11
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£375 £427 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.27% +13.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £365 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £489 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1817 1659 2090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.56% 68.38% 66.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 722 811
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 45
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £14.50 £14.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Management
South East

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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
Slough +2 3 £375 - 1
Reading +10 2 - - 2
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
2 11 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
4 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (24.24%) Automated Testing
4 8 (24.24%) ISEB
5 7 (21.21%) E-Commerce
5 7 (21.21%) Scrum
5 7 (21.21%) TestDirector
5 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (15.15%) QA
6 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (15.15%) HP
6 5 (15.15%) Perl
7 4 (12.12%) RPG
7 4 (12.12%) SQL
7 4 (12.12%) .NET
7 4 (12.12%) Windows
7 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
7 4 (12.12%) Android
7 4 (12.12%) V-Model
7 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
7 4 (12.12%) Selenium
7 4 (12.12%) Time Management
7 4 (12.12%) Billing
7 4 (12.12%) Marketing
8 3 (9.09%) Ruby
8 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.09%) ISTQB

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) GGSN
1 2 (6.06%) SGSN
1 2 (6.06%) 3G
1 2 (6.06%) LTE
1 2 (6.06%) MVNO
2 1 (3.03%) Wireless
2 1 (3.03%) ZigBee
2 1 (3.03%) HSPA
2 1 (3.03%) GPRS
2 1 (3.03%) 3GPP
2 1 (3.03%) UMTS
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
2 1 (3.03%) FTP
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) TestDirector
2 4 (12.12%) Selenium
3 3 (9.09%) TestNG
3 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 3 (9.09%) JUnit
4 1 (3.03%) LabVIEW
4 1 (3.03%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 11 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Billing
2 4 (12.12%) Marketing
3 3 (9.09%) Finance
4 2 (6.06%) Electronics
5 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Test Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Programme Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Programme Test Manager
4 3 (9.09%) QA Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Manager
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) OSS Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.09%) Smart Meter
3 2 (6.06%) Firmware
4 1 (3.03%) DTV
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
1 4 (12.12%) Android
1 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
2 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
3 8 (24.24%) Automated Testing
3 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.21%) Scrum
4 7 (21.21%) E-Commerce
4 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Time Management
5 4 (12.12%) V-Model
5 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.09%) Kanban
6 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.09%) TDD
6 3 (9.09%) Logistics
6 3 (9.09%) CRM
6 3 (9.09%) Migration
6 3 (9.09%) BDD
7 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.06%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Perl
2 4 (12.12%) RPG
2 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) VB
3 3 (9.09%) Python
3 3 (9.09%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) Ruby
4 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) ISEB
2 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.06%) CCNP
3 2 (6.06%) CCNA
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.03%) PMP
4 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) HP
2 3 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Agilent
3 1 (3.03%) Appcelerator
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