The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 60 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.36% 0.22% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.30% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£246 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £38.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-19.73% +17.82%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
611 672 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.82% 72.73% 69.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 299 259
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 18
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -37.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £22.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £22.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Reading region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (50.00%) System Testing
2 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (40.00%) 4G
3 4 (40.00%) 3G
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) LTE
4 3 (30.00%) VoLTE
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) MS Project
6 1 (10.00%) SAP
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (10.00%) MS Visio

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) 3G
1 4 (40.00%) 4G
2 3 (30.00%) VoLTE
2 3 (30.00%) LTE
2 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (10.00%) GGSN
3 1 (10.00%) SGSN
3 1 (10.00%) 2G
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Manager
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) System Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) HP