Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £434 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 132 139
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 22 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.54% 0.83% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.90% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 25
Berkshire median daily rate £434 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.75% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £355 £319 £331
90th Percentile £588 £509 £495
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £55.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3778 3988 4655
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.90% 92.31% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1993 2162 2527
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £213
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 188 242
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £42.73 £46.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.38% +7.97% +12.50%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 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 +11 14 £483 -1.03%
Slough +7 1 - -
Newbury -4 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
Test Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 11 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (36.36%) Test Management
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (27.27%) HP
3 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 4 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
5 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) ETL
5 3 (13.64%) Finance
5 3 (13.64%) QA
6 2 (9.09%) Release Management
6 2 (9.09%) JIRA
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Trillium
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) IDOL
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 2 (9.09%) User Stories
6 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
6 2 (9.09%) Android Development

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DOCSIS
1 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Android
1 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Test Management
3 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
5 3 (13.64%) ETL
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) Release Management
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) User Stories
6 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) MuleSoft
2 2 (9.09%) Trillium
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) SAP