The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 66 63 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.47% 0.58% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.62% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £488 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% +14.86%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Test Manager
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
798 804 889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.44% 93.27% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 396 400
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 29
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +30.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.13 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.20 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Test Management
2 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (28.57%) QA
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Product Management
4 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) ISEB
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) ERP
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Ranorex
6 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (7.14%) Value-Added Service
6 1 (7.14%) MSF
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (7.14%) System Testing
6 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Ranorex
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Test Management
2 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Product Management
3 3 (21.43%) SDLC
3 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) ERP
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) ITSM
5 1 (7.14%) MSF
5 1 (7.14%) Process Management
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
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