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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 95 98 120
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +22
Contract jobs citing Test Management 30 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.15% 0.95% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.27% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 5
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£375 £375 £505
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £361 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £550 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £57.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +64.28%
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
1901 1816 1796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.92% 74.82% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1102 895 829
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 23 36
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.04 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.65% -33.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £59.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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
Newbury - 12 - -
Slough +3 5 £450 +20.00%
Reading -6 3 £375 - 3
Bracknell - 1 - -
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (58.54%) Telecoms
1 24 (58.54%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (43.90%) Test Planning
3 14 (34.15%) HP
3 14 (34.15%) Test Automation
4 13 (31.71%) Validation
5 12 (29.27%) Wireshark
5 12 (29.27%) Test Strategy
6 11 (26.83%) VoLTE
6 11 (26.83%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (26.83%) UMTS
6 11 (26.83%) GPRS
6 11 (26.83%) GSM
7 10 (24.39%) LTE
8 9 (21.95%) QA
8 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (21.95%) RNC
8 9 (21.95%) HSDPA
8 9 (21.95%) Diameter Protocol
9 8 (19.51%) ISTQB
9 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
10 7 (17.07%) Finance
11 6 (14.63%) ISEB
11 6 (14.63%) SQL
11 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
11 6 (14.63%) NAS
11 6 (14.63%) Supplier Management
12 5 (12.20%) Scrum
12 5 (12.20%) Java

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Project
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 12 (29.27%) Wireshark
2 11 (26.83%) GPRS
2 11 (26.83%) GSM
2 11 (26.83%) UMTS
2 11 (26.83%) VoLTE
3 10 (24.39%) LTE
4 9 (21.95%) RNC
4 9 (21.95%) HSDPA
4 9 (21.95%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (14.63%) NAS
6 5 (12.20%) 4G
6 5 (12.20%) 3G
7 4 (9.76%) 2G
8 3 (7.32%) ISUP
8 3 (7.32%) INAP
9 1 (2.44%) VoIP
9 1 (2.44%) WAN
9 1 (2.44%) LAN
9 1 (2.44%) SMS
9 1 (2.44%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) LoadRunner
1 3 (7.32%) JIRA
1 3 (7.32%) Selenium
2 2 (4.88%) TestDirector
2 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.44%) JUnit
3 1 (2.44%) JMeter
3 1 (2.44%) Maven
3 1 (2.44%) TestNG
3 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
General
1 24 (58.54%) Telecoms
2 7 (17.07%) Finance
3 4 (9.76%) Billing
4 3 (7.32%) Marketing
5 2 (4.88%) Banking
6 1 (2.44%) Retail
6 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.44%) Electronics
6 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Test Manager
2 11 (26.83%) Tester
2 11 (26.83%) Technical Tester
3 4 (9.76%) Test Leader
4 3 (7.32%) Software Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Release Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) UAT Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Data Migration Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Data Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
1 3 (7.32%) SOAP
2 1 (2.44%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.88%) iSeries
2 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.44%) Video on Demand
2 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) UNIX
1 1 (2.44%) Solaris
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
1 1 (2.44%) Android
1 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Test Planning
2 14 (34.15%) Test Automation
3 13 (31.71%) Validation
4 12 (29.27%) Test Strategy
5 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (26.83%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
8 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Supplier Management
9 5 (12.20%) Scrum
9 5 (12.20%) CRM
10 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Release Management
10 4 (9.76%) People Management
11 3 (7.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 3 (7.32%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (7.32%) System Testing
11 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
11 3 (7.32%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) RPG
3 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) C
4 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) ISTQB
2 6 (14.63%) ISEB
3 5 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 24 (58.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Netcool
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) HP
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 2 (4.88%) Siebel
3 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.44%) Remedy
4 1 (2.44%) Infovista
4 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) BMC