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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 108 102 108
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 13 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.51% 1.00% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.36% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 7
Average daily rate £350 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £113 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £345 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+54.83% -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
1997 1983 2006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.59% 73.12% 75.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1043 1006 1032
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 38 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £32.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.49% +103.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £126.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Reading -3 7 £375 +233.33% 2
Slough +1 3 £358 +36.19%
Bracknell -3 1 £400 +2.56%
Newbury - 1 £225 - 1
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 11 (40.74%) HP
1 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
1 11 (40.74%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
3 8 (29.63%) SQL
4 7 (25.93%) QA
5 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 6 (22.22%) ISEB
6 5 (18.52%) Scrum
6 5 (18.52%) Windows
6 5 (18.52%) CRM
6 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
6 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
7 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
7 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.81%) JIRA
7 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
7 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (14.81%) Smart Meter
7 4 (14.81%) Linux
7 4 (14.81%) Unix
7 4 (14.81%) Java
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle
7 4 (14.81%) Finance
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) MTS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.70%) SAP BPC
2 1 (3.70%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) HTTP
2 2 (7.41%) FTP
2 2 (7.41%) HTTPS
2 2 (7.41%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (3.70%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (3.70%) GPRS
3 1 (3.70%) GSM
3 1 (3.70%) HSDPA
3 1 (3.70%) LTE
3 1 (3.70%) SS7
3 1 (3.70%) UMTS
3 1 (3.70%) VoLTE
3 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.70%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 3 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 2 (7.41%) Introscope
3 2 (7.41%) JProfiler
3 2 (7.41%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.41%) Toad
3 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.70%) LabVIEW
4 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Test Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Messaging Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Network Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Release Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Unix Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) XML Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Project Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) SOAP
1 3 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) JDBC
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) ODBC
2 2 (7.41%) XML Messaging
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.81%) Smart Meter
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Unix
3 2 (7.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
3 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 5 (18.52%) CRM
4 5 (18.52%) Scrum
4 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
4 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
5 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.11%) ERP
6 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 3 (11.11%) Use Case
7 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.41%) ITIL
7 2 (7.41%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) C++
3 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (22.22%) ISEB
3 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
2 3 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.41%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (7.41%) nmon
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
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