Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 133 138
Rank change year-on-year -8 +5 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 23 36 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.56% 0.84% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.03% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 20
Berkshire median daily rate £470 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £268 £263 £269
90th Percentile £586 £506 £464
South East median daily rate £416 £395 £395
% change year-on-year +5.38% - +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3441 3497 3877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.58% 81.34% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1796 1882 2144
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 131 176
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £30.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% -40.89% +77.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £38.45 £48.75 £44.38
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 15 £533 +77.35% 1
Windsor +3 2 - -
Slough +2 2 £280 -30.00%
Newbury -9 1 £210 -
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Test Management
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 10 (43.48%) HP
2 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
3 5 (21.74%) Service Management
3 5 (21.74%) Finance
4 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
4 4 (17.39%) QA
4 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
4 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) VMware
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
6 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
6 2 (8.70%) Firewall
6 2 (8.70%) IBM
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) Perl
6 2 (8.70%) DB2
6 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (8.70%) Linux

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 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.35%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
1 2 (8.70%) LDAP
2 1 (4.35%) DOCSIS
2 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Base SAS
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Test Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Coordinator
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Head of QA
3 2 (8.70%) Head of Test
3 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (4.35%) DB2 Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (4.35%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Governance Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Report Developer
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) UAT Manager
4 1 (4.35%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Service Management
1 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
2 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Change Management
3 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Business Process Mapping
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Scrum
4 2 (8.70%) SDLC
4 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
1 2 (8.70%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Tableau