The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 101 100 92
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 21 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.91% 0.97% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.05% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 17
Median daily rate £350 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £350 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £474 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -
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
2111 2381 2349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.58% 92.50% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 1345 1166
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £512 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 110 69
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 26 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +11 7 £488 +30.00%
Wokingham - 6 £350 -
Slough +6 1 £275 -38.88%
Newbury -3 1 - -
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 15 (41.67%) Test Management
2 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (22.22%) Selenium
3 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
4 7 (19.44%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 6 (16.67%) IBM
5 6 (16.67%) Finance
6 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
6 5 (13.89%) SAP
6 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
7 4 (11.11%) SDLC
7 4 (11.11%) Java
7 4 (11.11%) .NET
7 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 4 (11.11%) Ajax
7 4 (11.11%) QA
8 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
8 3 (8.33%) Migration
8 3 (8.33%) Product Management
8 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.33%) Scrum
8 3 (8.33%) HP
8 3 (8.33%) ISEB

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) LAN
1 2 (5.56%) WLAN
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.78%) Ranorex
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Billing
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
1 4 (11.11%) Ajax
2 1 (2.78%) Flash
2 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Test Management
2 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
4 7 (19.44%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.11%) SDLC
7 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.33%) Migration
8 3 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Product Management
8 3 (8.33%) Scrum
8 3 (8.33%) SOA
8 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 2 (5.56%) Manual Testing
9 2 (5.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Java
2 3 (8.33%) VBScript
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) ISEB
3 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.78%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) IBM
2 5 (13.89%) SAP
3 3 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) NetSuite
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) Siebel