The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 66 72 85
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.34% 0.43% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.47% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£419 £575 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
785 844 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.70% 90.85% 88.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 366 387
Average daily rate £375 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 38
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% +2.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £31.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Manager
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Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Military
3 1 (14.29%) IVR
3 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (14.29%) WFM
3 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Conversion
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) SOA

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) IVR
1 1 (14.29%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) VMS
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) WFM
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) V-Model
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) PMP
2 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) VMware
1 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Genesys
1 1 (14.29%) BMC
1 1 (14.29%) Empirix
1 1 (14.29%) Siemens
1 1 (14.29%) BT
1 1 (14.29%) Verint