Period
to 8 March 2021

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 8 March 2021 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
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 81 142 151
Rank change year-on-year +61 +9 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Management 13 8 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.95% 0.27% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.32% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 13
Median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -1.10%
10th Percentile £335 £500 £373
90th Percentile £518 £500 £595
South East median daily rate £470 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +10.59% -2.30% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
South East median hourly rate - £30.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year - -47.83% -

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 1,213 2,535 3,665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 88.28% 84.78% 87.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 1,369 1,761
Median daily rate £463 £438 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -1.69% +4.71%
10th Percentile £249 £225 £264
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 90 103
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +28.79% +22.22%
10th Percentile £11.20 £15.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.86 £78.75 £47.90
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.88 £26.58
% change year-on-year +20.22% -13.92% +18.11%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Berkshire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Management in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Test Management in Berkshire

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Management in Berkshire over the 6 months to 8 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Test Management in Berkshire

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Management in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 8 March 2021. 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
Bracknell - 6 £450 - 1
Reading +41 3 £500 -
Slough +9 2 £500 -
Newbury +26 1 £200 -
Test Management
South East

For the 6 months to 8 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) JIRA
1 8 (61.54%) QA
2 7 (53.85%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) Scenario Testing
3 6 (46.15%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) LoadRunner
3 6 (46.15%) JMeter
3 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
4 5 (38.46%) HP
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) HP ALM
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) DevOps
5 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (30.77%) Azure
5 4 (30.77%) Open Source
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Testing
5 4 (30.77%) NeoLoad
5 4 (30.77%) VB
5 4 (30.77%) ISEB
5 4 (30.77%) SLA
5 4 (30.77%) Project Management
5 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
5 4 (30.77%) SilkPerformer
5 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared

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 (7.69%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Power Platform
3 1 (7.69%) AWS
3 1 (7.69%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) 2G
1 1 (7.69%) 3G
1 1 (7.69%) 4G
1 1 (7.69%) 5G
1 1 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Power BI
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) JIRA
2 6 (46.15%) JMeter
2 6 (46.15%) LoadRunner
3 4 (30.77%) NeoLoad
3 4 (30.77%) SilkPerformer
3 4 (30.77%) WebLOAD
4 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 3 (23.08%) Postman
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
4 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.69%) Appium
5 1 (7.69%) Cypress.io
5 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.69%) JUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Mockito
5 1 (7.69%) Protractor
5 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.69%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Games
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Test Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Lead Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Release Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) UAT Manager
4 2 (15.38%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Designer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) RESTful
1 3 (23.08%) SOAP
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) Swagger
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) HTML5
3 1 (7.69%) Puppeteer
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) Velocity
3 1 (7.69%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Smart Meter
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Scenario Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
4 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Testing
5 4 (30.77%) DevOps
5 4 (30.77%) Open Source
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Project Management
5 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
6 3 (23.08%) API Testing
6 3 (23.08%) BDD
6 3 (23.08%) SDLC
6 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
7 2 (15.38%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) VB
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) QA
2 4 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) HP ALM
2 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.69%) Ciena
3 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
3 1 (7.69%) Huawei
3 1 (7.69%) MuleSoft
3 1 (7.69%) Splunk