Period
to 26 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 126 144 132
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 50 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.19% 0.70% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.76% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 13
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £463 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +11.04% +4.13%
10th Percentile £386 £363 £275
90th Percentile £603 £586 £460
South East median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £47.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £57.50 - £27.50

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 3,901 3,708 3,597
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.81% 92.38% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,902 1,908 1,782
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £263 £215
90th Percentile £600 £600 £550
South East median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 93 174
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.23 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.02% - -17.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.69 £42.90 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.43
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.27% -8.26%

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 26 March 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Berkshire over the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 March 2019. 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 +2 24 £475 -13.64% 1
Newbury +12 10 £391 +4.33%
Wokingham - 7 £550 - 1
Bracknell -9 4 - -
Test Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 21 (42.00%) Test Management
2 19 (38.00%) Test Automation
3 15 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 15 (30.00%) HP
4 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (24.00%) Integration Testing
6 11 (22.00%) JIRA
6 11 (22.00%) Defect Management
6 11 (22.00%) Finance
7 10 (20.00%) VMware
7 10 (20.00%) LoadRunner
7 10 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 10 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (20.00%) SCCM
7 10 (20.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 9 (18.00%) Decision-Making
8 9 (18.00%) QA
8 9 (18.00%) HP UFT
8 9 (18.00%) Degree
9 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (16.00%) ITIL
9 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
10 7 (14.00%) Apple iOS
10 7 (14.00%) Android
11 6 (12.00%) ISTQB

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 3 (6.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) BGP
1 3 (6.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (6.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (6.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (6.00%) Frame Relay
1 3 (6.00%) HSRP
1 3 (6.00%) IPsec
1 3 (6.00%) IPv4
1 3 (6.00%) IPv6
1 3 (6.00%) MPLS
1 3 (6.00%) Multicast
1 3 (6.00%) OSPF
1 3 (6.00%) PPP
1 3 (6.00%) RIP
1 3 (6.00%) VLAN
1 3 (6.00%) VPN
1 3 (6.00%) WAN
2 1 (2.00%) 3G
2 1 (2.00%) 4G
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) JIRA
2 10 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 9 (18.00%) HP UFT
4 4 (8.00%) TestPartner
5 2 (4.00%) Selenium
5 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Android
1 7 (14.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Test Management
2 19 (38.00%) Test Automation
3 15 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 12 (24.00%) Integration Testing
5 11 (22.00%) Defect Management
6 10 (20.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 10 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Decision-Making
8 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (16.00%) ITIL
9 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
9 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (12.00%) Project Management
11 5 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
11 5 (10.00%) Release Management
11 5 (10.00%) Service Management
11 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (8.00%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) Degree
2 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) ISEB
6 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) SCCM
2 6 (12.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) HP
2 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.00%) VMware
4 5 (10.00%) BMC
4 5 (10.00%) Micro Focus
4 5 (10.00%) Remedy
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle
7 1 (2.00%) JDA
7 1 (2.00%) SAP
7 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow