The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 113 99
Rank change year-on-year +31 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 16 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.87% 0.38% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.41% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 11
Median daily rate £400 £488 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.94% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £415 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1687 2209 2236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.78% 92.82% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 1179 1120
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 98 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.80 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Berkshire

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Berkshire

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in Berkshire

Test Manager
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 Manager within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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 +21 5 £419 -14.10%
Bracknell +6 1 - -
Newbury +4 1 - -
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Berkshire region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 13 (40.63%) Test Strategy
2 11 (34.38%) Test Management
3 8 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 8 (25.00%) Oracle
4 7 (21.88%) SAP
4 7 (21.88%) Finance
4 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
5 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 6 (18.75%) Taleo
6 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.63%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
6 5 (15.63%) QA
6 5 (15.63%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (12.50%) SDLC
7 4 (12.50%) Case Management
7 4 (12.50%) Selenium
7 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 4 (12.50%) SaaS
7 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Saba
7 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
7 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 4 (12.50%) Java
7 4 (12.50%) webMethods
8 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
8 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
8 3 (9.38%) SQL
8 3 (9.38%) ITIL

Test Manager Skill Set
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 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Taleo
2 4 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (6.25%) JMeter
2 2 (6.25%) SilkTest
3 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.13%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.13%) Protractor
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (6.25%) Java EE
3 1 (3.13%) Behat
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Test Strategy
2 11 (34.38%) Test Management
3 8 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
5 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.63%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (15.63%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Case Management
7 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 4 (12.50%) SDLC
7 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.38%) ITIL
8 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
8 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Document Management
9 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
9 2 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Java
2 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) C
3 2 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) PHP
4 1 (3.13%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) GDPR
2 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle
2 7 (21.88%) SAP
3 4 (12.50%) Saba
3 4 (12.50%) webMethods
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) Temenos
5 1 (3.13%) VMware