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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 68 67 73
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.30% 0.12% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.17% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£375 - £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £57.50 £39.13
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +46.94%
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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
732 592 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.33% 68.52% 74.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 310 364
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 20
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -30.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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
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 September 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 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) 3G
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (40.00%) 4G
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) VoLTE
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) LTE
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (20.00%) GGSN

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1 (20.00%) MS Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) 3G
1 2 (40.00%) 4G
2 1 (20.00%) VoLTE
2 1 (20.00%) 2G
2 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (20.00%) GGSN
2 1 (20.00%) SGSN
2 1 (20.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (20.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle