The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 90 109 97
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 30 14 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.19% 0.58% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 0.64% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 25
Average daily rate
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£405 £575 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.56% +39.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £519 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £635 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2256 2186 2768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.67% 90.93% 88.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 957 1023
Average daily rate £365 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 77 92
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.45% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.94 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.00 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +10 7 £400 -
Bracknell +7 7 £350 -30.68% 1
Reading +8 3 £419 -27.17% 2
Maidenhead - - - -
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (35.29%) Test Management
2 15 (29.41%) Test Strategy
3 14 (27.45%) Telecoms
4 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
5 12 (23.53%) Migration
5 12 (23.53%) .NET
6 9 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
8 7 (13.73%) Windows
9 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (9.80%) Billing
10 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
10 5 (9.80%) GGSN
10 5 (9.80%) SGSN
10 5 (9.80%) Oracle
10 5 (9.80%) IBM
10 5 (9.80%) CCNA
10 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Middleware
11 4 (7.84%) ISEB
11 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
11 4 (7.84%) Cisco
11 4 (7.84%) RPG
11 4 (7.84%) LTE
11 4 (7.84%) Smart Meter
11 4 (7.84%) SIGTRAN

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.92%) IIS
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Project
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) GGSN
1 5 (9.80%) SGSN
2 4 (7.84%) LTE
2 4 (7.84%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (5.88%) MGW
3 3 (5.88%) MPLS
3 3 (5.88%) Firewall
4 2 (3.92%) DSL
4 2 (3.92%) xDSL
4 2 (3.92%) 3G
4 2 (3.92%) 4G
4 2 (3.92%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (3.92%) MVNO
5 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.96%) SS7
5 1 (1.96%) Wireless
5 1 (1.96%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.96%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.96%) HSPA
5 1 (1.96%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) TestDirector
2 2 (3.92%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.96%) LabVIEW
General
1 14 (27.45%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.80%) Billing
3 4 (7.84%) Finance
4 2 (3.92%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Electronics
5 1 (1.96%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) Middleware
3 3 (5.88%) SOAP
3 3 (5.88%) Web Services
3 3 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Smart Meter
2 3 (5.88%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (5.88%) AS400
2 3 (5.88%) iSeries
3 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) Firmware
4 1 (1.96%) IVR
4 1 (1.96%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
2 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.92%) Android
3 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) VMS
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Test Management
2 15 (29.41%) Test Strategy
3 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
4 12 (23.53%) Migration
5 9 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Scrum
8 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.88%) SOA
9 3 (5.88%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Software Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Time Management
10 2 (3.92%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (3.92%) Automation Testing
10 2 (3.92%) Supplier Management
10 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.92%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) RPG
2 2 (3.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) CCNA
2 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.84%) ISEB
3 4 (7.84%) Degree
4 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.92%) CCNP
5 2 (3.92%) PMP
5 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) IBM
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) Cisco
3 3 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 3 (5.88%) VMware
3 3 (5.88%) CA
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.92%) HP
4 2 (3.92%) Remedy
5 1 (1.96%) BT
5 1 (1.96%) Genesys
5 1 (1.96%) BMC
5 1 (1.96%) Empirix
5 1 (1.96%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.96%) Siemens
5 1 (1.96%) Agilent
5 1 (1.96%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.96%) Verint
5 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.96%) SAP