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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 59 70 67
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.63% 0.32% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.35% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £488 £375 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -
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
747 863 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.84% 93.20% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 485 370
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 48 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.58 £40.39 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Reading region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 July 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 (66.67%) Test Management
2 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (41.67%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) Product Management
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Billing
6 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) Process Management
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (8.33%) SAP
6 1 (8.33%) XML
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) Ranorex
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Management
2 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (41.67%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Product Management
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Process Management
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (8.33%) System Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) SAP