The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Management
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 114 111
Rank change year-on-year +25 -3  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 10 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.55% 0.52% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.65% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Median daily rate £417 £400 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +68.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £365 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £430 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £41.72

Test Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1469 1996 2209
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.32% 80.32% 74.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 1032 1155
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 48 55
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Berkshire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Management in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Berkshire

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in Berkshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 3 £425 -1.16%
Slough +8 2 £417 -
Bracknell - 1 - - 3
Maidenhead - 1 £500 - 6
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
Test Management
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (22.73%) JIRA
3 5 (22.73%) QA
3 5 (22.73%) Selenium
3 5 (22.73%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
3 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Finance
4 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.64%) SDLC
5 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
5 3 (13.64%) JMeter
5 3 (13.64%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) Web Services
5 3 (13.64%) VB
5 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
6 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.09%) VLAN
6 2 (9.09%) Document Management

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) LTE
1 2 (9.09%) VLAN
1 2 (9.09%) Wireless
2 1 (4.55%) 2G
2 1 (4.55%) 3G
2 1 (4.55%) 4G
2 1 (4.55%) GGSN
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) MVNO
2 1 (4.55%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) JIRA
1 5 (22.73%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) JMeter
3 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.55%) Ant
4 1 (4.55%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) eggPlant
4 1 (4.55%) Gatling
4 1 (4.55%) Gradle
4 1 (4.55%) Maven
4 1 (4.55%) NeoLoad
4 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Test Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) BSS Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) OSS Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Senior BSS Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior OSS Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Telecoms Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Telecoms Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Business Change Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Finance Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) JSON
2 1 (4.55%) React
2 1 (4.55%) REST
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
5 3 (13.64%) SDLC
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) Document Management
6 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) VB
3 2 (9.09%) C
3 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) Groovy
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Ericsson
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Progress
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.55%) Splunk
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