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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 103 111 104
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Management 24 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 0.66% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.91% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 5
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£263 £365 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.08% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £264 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £437 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £373 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -
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
1790 1876 1479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.63% 72.46% 69.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 949 629
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 60 67
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -20.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 January 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 23 January 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 -1 8 £275 -
Reading +7 3 £113 -68.42% 4
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 21 (45.65%) Test Strategy
2 20 (43.48%) Telecoms
2 20 (43.48%) Finance
3 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (28.26%) QA
4 13 (28.26%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (26.09%) V-Model
5 12 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (26.09%) ISEB
6 11 (23.91%) HP
6 11 (23.91%) SQL
7 10 (21.74%) TestDirector
8 9 (19.57%) CRM
8 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
9 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
9 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
10 7 (15.22%) Billing
10 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
10 7 (15.22%) Release Management
10 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (13.04%) Marketing
11 6 (13.04%) System Testing
11 6 (13.04%) Web Testing
11 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
11 6 (13.04%) Validation
11 6 (13.04%) Logistics
12 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
13 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
13 4 (8.70%) Mobile App

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) VoLTE
1 2 (4.35%) LTE
1 2 (4.35%) 4G
1 2 (4.35%) Wireshark
1 2 (4.35%) 3G
2 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) TestDirector
2 3 (6.52%) Selenium
3 2 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.35%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.17%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (43.48%) Telecoms
1 20 (43.48%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Billing
3 6 (13.04%) Marketing
4 3 (6.52%) Spanish Language
5 2 (4.35%) Retail
6 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Test Manager
2 10 (21.74%) Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Test Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Release Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Programme Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Management Consultant
7 1 (2.17%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Consultant
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.17%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Strategy Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Test Strategy
2 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.09%) V-Model
3 12 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (19.57%) CRM
4 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
5 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
5 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (15.22%) Release Management
7 6 (13.04%) System Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Web Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.04%) Validation
7 6 (13.04%) Logistics
8 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
9 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.70%) Business Process Mapping
9 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
9 4 (8.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.52%) RPG
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) ISEB
2 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.17%) Degree
6 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (28.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) HP
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle
3 3 (6.52%) PeopleSoft
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.35%) Serena
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco
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