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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 109 109 120
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Management 18 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.74% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.51% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 5
Median daily rate £415 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.69% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £176 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £463 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -10.29%
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
1918 1978 1915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.06% 76.43% 74.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1052 1009 939
Median daily rate £418 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.15% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 40
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £13.83 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £39.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 7 £395 +236.17%
Bracknell - 2 £575 - 1
Newbury +4 1 £400 -20.00% 1
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
3 7 (22.58%) Finance
3 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 7 (22.58%) HP
3 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
3 7 (22.58%) SDLC
4 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (19.35%) Windows
4 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
4 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
4 6 (19.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (16.13%) JIRA
5 5 (16.13%) Scrum
6 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.90%) Linux
6 4 (12.90%) Unix
6 4 (12.90%) C#
6 4 (12.90%) Web Services
6 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
6 4 (12.90%) QA
6 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
6 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
7 3 (9.68%) BDD

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) MTS
3 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) VLAN
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) WLAN
3 1 (3.23%) FTP
3 1 (3.23%) HTTP
3 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.23%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (3.23%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
1 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.68%) Selenium
3 2 (6.45%) Appium
3 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.23%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.23%) Introscope
4 1 (3.23%) JProfiler
4 1 (3.23%) LabVIEW
4 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.23%) Ranorex
4 1 (3.23%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (3.23%) Toad
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (3.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Test Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Test Leader
3 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) BSS Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) IT Manager
4 3 (9.68%) OSS Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior BSS Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior OSS Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Manual Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) QA Test Manager
6 1 (3.23%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.45%) RESTful
3 2 (6.45%) SOAP
3 2 (6.45%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) XML Messaging
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) JDBC
4 1 (3.23%) Middleware
4 1 (3.23%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (22.58%) SDLC
2 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
3 5 (16.13%) Scrum
4 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
5 3 (9.68%) BDD
5 3 (9.68%) CRM
5 3 (9.68%) ERP
5 3 (9.68%) Product Management
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 3 (9.68%) TDD
5 3 (9.68%) V-Model
6 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) C#
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
4 6 (19.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (6.45%) ISEB
6 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SDET
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (3.23%) nmon
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) HP
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards