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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 77 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Test Management 6 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.58% 0.51% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £430 £209 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.98% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -17.00%
Test Management
Berkshire

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
789 703 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.68% 71.52% 76.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 374 403
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 17
Average hourly rate £19.61 £22.03 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £18.55 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.98 £37.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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
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 30 April 2016, 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 7 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) HP
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) SDLC
4 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
4 4 (30.77%) QA
4 4 (30.77%) XML Messaging
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
4 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (23.08%) Product Management
6 2 (15.38%) MSF
6 2 (15.38%) Use Case
6 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
6 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 2 (15.38%) Value-Added Service
6 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (15.38%) TDD
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
6 2 (15.38%) Time Management
6 2 (15.38%) ISEB

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (7.69%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Ranorex
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) IT Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (15.38%) Messaging Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Network Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Unix Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) XML Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) XML
1 4 (30.77%) XML Messaging
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) SDLC
3 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Product Management
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) ERP
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) MSF
5 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Time Management
5 2 (15.38%) Use Case
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Contact Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle