The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 117 111 124
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Management 14 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.48% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 8
Average daily rate £376 £415 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.39% +14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £377 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £468 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £352 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.21% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2045 1671 1976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.18% 68.18% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1058 673 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Management
South East

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
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Newbury - 4 £378 -
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Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 9 (27.27%) ISEB
2 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 8 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Android
4 7 (21.21%) Apple iOS
4 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
4 7 (21.21%) Mobile App
4 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 5 (15.15%) HTML
6 5 (15.15%) Billing
6 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (15.15%) QA
7 4 (12.12%) Marketing
7 4 (12.12%) Degree
7 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
7 4 (12.12%) V-Model
7 4 (12.12%) HP
7 4 (12.12%) Finance
7 4 (12.12%) SQL
7 4 (12.12%) Oracle
7 4 (12.12%) UNIX
7 4 (12.12%) TestDirector
7 4 (12.12%) CRM
7 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
8 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.09%) Windows
8 3 (9.09%) Linux

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) LDAP
1 2 (6.06%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) TestDirector
2 3 (9.09%) Selenium
3 2 (6.06%) TestComplete
3 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.06%) QAComplete
3 2 (6.06%) LoadUI
3 2 (6.06%) JMeter
4 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.03%) Introscope
4 1 (3.03%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 12 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.15%) Billing
3 4 (12.12%) Marketing
3 4 (12.12%) Finance
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Test Manager
2 6 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Project Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Tester
4 2 (6.06%) Programme Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Software Tester
4 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Applications Tester
4 2 (6.06%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) UAT Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Test Architect
5 1 (3.03%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Test Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Automated Tester
5 1 (3.03%) SAP Manager
5 1 (3.03%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) HTML
2 3 (9.09%) SOAP
3 2 (6.06%) XML
4 1 (3.03%) Ajax
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.06%) Handset
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) FMCG
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Android
1 7 (21.21%) Apple iOS
2 4 (12.12%) UNIX
3 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 3 (9.09%) Linux
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (6.06%) BlackBerry OS
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Phone
5 1 (3.03%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 8 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
3 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 4 (12.12%) V-Model
5 4 (12.12%) CRM
5 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Logistics
6 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Validation
6 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.06%) System Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Business Transformation
7 2 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (6.06%) Project Management
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
1 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
2 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) PHP
3 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) ISEB
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle
1 4 (12.12%) HP
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Nokia
3 2 (6.06%) Apple
3 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 2 (6.06%) Symbian
4 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (3.03%) Appcelerator
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat