The table below looks at the statistics 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 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Manager
Rank 64 75 63
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.88% 0.29% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.33% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate
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£440 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £392 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £464 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £403
% change year-on-year
- -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+55.84% +6.20%
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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
936 899 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.67% 88.05% 91.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 449 260
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 47
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.02 £175.00 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 March 2015, 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 6 (42.86%) Scrum
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Selenium
3 4 (28.57%) JIRA
3 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Management
3 4 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) QA
4 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Line Management
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Release Management
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) ERP
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (7.14%) Agresso
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) 3G
1 2 (14.29%) SS7
1 2 (14.29%) ISUP
2 1 (7.14%) SCCP
2 1 (7.14%) INAP
2 1 (7.14%) 2G
2 1 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (7.14%) GGSN
2 1 (7.14%) SGSN
2 1 (7.14%) 4G
2 1 (7.14%) SMS
2 1 (7.14%) 3GPP
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Scrum
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Test Management
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Line Management
4 2 (14.29%) Coaching
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) ERP
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Release Management
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) PMP
2 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Ericsson