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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 99 93 109
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 19 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 1.33% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.43% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 15
Average daily rate £400 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £300 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £434 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £398
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- +55.84%
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
2279 2517 2493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.45% 93.15% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1197 1245 1247
Average daily rate £400 £398 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 74 110
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £30.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 10 £425 +6.25% 1
Slough +5 2 £375 -
Bracknell -3 2 £400 +15.94%
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (47.06%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (44.12%) QA
2 15 (44.12%) Test Management
3 14 (41.18%) HP
4 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (26.47%) Risk Management
5 9 (26.47%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
7 7 (20.59%) Finance
7 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
8 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
9 5 (14.71%) CRM
9 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
9 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
10 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (11.76%) ERP
10 4 (11.76%) ISEB
11 3 (8.82%) Project Management
11 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
11 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
11 3 (8.82%) Windows
11 3 (8.82%) SQL
11 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (8.82%) Scrum
11 3 (8.82%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
11 3 (8.82%) Functional Testing
11 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) MTS
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.94%) Endur
3 1 (2.94%) SAP BPC
3 1 (2.94%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Value-Added Service
1 2 (5.88%) VoLTE
1 2 (5.88%) VoWiFi
2 1 (2.94%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) MGW
2 1 (2.94%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
1 2 (5.88%) Selenium
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 7 (20.59%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Front Office
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) SailPoint
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.94%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Test Management
2 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (26.47%) Risk Assessment
3 9 (26.47%) Risk Management
3 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
5 5 (14.71%) CRM
5 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.76%) ERP
7 3 (8.82%) Functional Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Project Management
7 3 (8.82%) Scrum
7 3 (8.82%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Release Management
8 2 (5.88%) Security Testing
8 2 (5.88%) System Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) Groovy
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) Ruby
3 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) ISEB
3 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (44.12%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 16 (47.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) HP
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.94%) Nokia
4 1 (2.94%) OpenLink
4 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com