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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 110 113 99
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Management 17 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.65% 0.43% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.60% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 9
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£275 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £269 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £439 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £365 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.19% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
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
1813 1840 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.94% 71.18% 69.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 936 683
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 78
Average hourly rate £20.63 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 £275 - 1
Reading +15 2 - - 2
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newbury - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (35.00%) Finance
4 13 (32.50%) TestDirector
5 12 (30.00%) V-Model
6 11 (27.50%) SQL
6 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
7 10 (25.00%) CRM
7 10 (25.00%) HP
8 9 (22.50%) QA
8 9 (22.50%) Scrum
9 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (20.00%) Billing
9 8 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (17.50%) Logistics
10 7 (17.50%) Marketing
10 7 (17.50%) Shell Script
11 6 (15.00%) ISEB
11 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
11 6 (15.00%) Validation
11 6 (15.00%) Web Testing
11 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
12 5 (12.50%) UNIX
12 5 (12.50%) RPG
12 5 (12.50%) .NET
12 5 (12.50%) Oracle
13 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
13 4 (10.00%) Active Directory

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (32.50%) TestDirector
2 3 (7.50%) Selenium
3 2 (5.00%) TestNG
3 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.00%) TestLink
3 2 (5.00%) JUnit
3 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.50%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.50%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (35.00%) Finance
2 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
3 8 (20.00%) Billing
4 7 (17.50%) Marketing
5 2 (5.00%) Retail
6 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.50%) German Language
6 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Test Manager
2 11 (27.50%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Programme Test Manager
3 6 (15.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Programme Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) QA Leader
5 2 (5.00%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.50%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) UNIX
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 12 (30.00%) V-Model
5 10 (25.00%) CRM
6 9 (22.50%) Scrum
7 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (17.50%) Logistics
8 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Web Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.00%) Validation
10 4 (10.00%) Service Management
10 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
10 4 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
11 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
11 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
11 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
11 3 (7.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) Shell Script
3 5 (12.50%) RPG
4 2 (5.00%) Ruby
4 2 (5.00%) VB
4 2 (5.00%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) Java
4 2 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) ISEB
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) HP
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) PeopleSoft
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco
4 2 (5.00%) Serena
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