The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 105 104 112
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 21 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.79% 0.93% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.02% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 4
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£350 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £462 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £58.00 £16.11 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+260.02% -52.26%
Test Manager
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2359 2349 2242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.05% 91.15% 91.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1261 1179 903
Average daily rate £388 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 85 133
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Manager across the Berkshire region.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager across the Berkshire region.

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Manager
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 Manager within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 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
Reading +17 5 £350 -24.73% 3
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 21 (46.67%) Test Strategy
2 18 (40.00%) Test Management
3 15 (33.33%) Cisco
4 13 (28.89%) Telecoms
5 12 (26.67%) Migration
5 12 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (22.22%) Firewall
7 10 (22.22%) Project Management
7 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
7 10 (22.22%) CheckPoint
7 10 (22.22%) MPLS
8 9 (20.00%) Finance
8 9 (20.00%) Integration Testing
9 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
9 8 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (17.78%) Smart Meter
9 8 (17.78%) F5
9 8 (17.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (17.78%) FortiGate
9 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (17.78%) BGP
9 8 (17.78%) Red Hat
9 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (17.78%) Linux
9 8 (17.78%) SharePoint
10 7 (15.56%) .NET
10 7 (15.56%) Supplier Management
10 7 (15.56%) Validation

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (17.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) Firewall
1 10 (22.22%) MPLS
2 8 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (17.78%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (17.78%) BGP
3 3 (6.67%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (6.67%) GGSN
3 3 (6.67%) SGSN
3 3 (6.67%) 4G
4 2 (4.44%) 3G
4 2 (4.44%) SS7
4 2 (4.44%) ISUP
4 2 (4.44%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.44%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (4.44%) LTE
4 2 (4.44%) MGW
5 1 (2.22%) SCCP
5 1 (2.22%) INAP
5 1 (2.22%) 2G
5 1 (2.22%) SMS
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.22%) Selenium
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
General
1 13 (28.89%) Telecoms
2 9 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) Billing
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.22%) WebCenter
3 1 (2.22%) REST
3 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Test Strategy
2 18 (40.00%) Test Management
3 12 (26.67%) Migration
3 12 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (22.22%) Project Management
5 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 9 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
7 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (15.56%) Supplier Management
8 7 (15.56%) Validation
8 7 (15.56%) Scrum
8 7 (15.56%) Risk Management
9 6 (13.33%) Service Delivery
9 6 (13.33%) Change Management
10 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.67%) Performance Testing
11 3 (6.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) RPG
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.67%) ISEB
4 2 (4.44%) CCNA
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.44%) PMP
4 2 (4.44%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.44%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Cisco
2 10 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 8 (17.78%) F5
3 8 (17.78%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.89%) HP
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle
6 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.22%) Verint
7 1 (2.22%) Ericsson
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