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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 68 85 82
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.33% 0.36% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.53% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £356 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
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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
587 760 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 64.86% 68.90% 66.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 395 264
Average daily rate £413 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £528 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 26
Average hourly rate £27.83 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.49% -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Serena
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Line Management
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Serena
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) HP