The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £417 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
South East / Berkshire
Rank 82 106 107
Rank change year-on-year +24 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 17 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.94% 0.81% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.88% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 12
Median daily rate £417 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.36% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £360 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £459 £473
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 £27.50 - £60.00

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 1693 2278 2727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.38% 92.56% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 1177 1397
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 73 84
Median hourly rate £15.70 £26.50 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.75% +53.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +17 8 £363 -19.44%
Slough +9 2 £417 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (28.00%) Test Management
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (24.00%) Defect Management
4 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (16.00%) SQL
5 4 (16.00%) Java
5 4 (16.00%) Finance
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) SDLC
6 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (12.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.00%) JMeter
6 3 (12.00%) Banking
6 3 (12.00%) Retail
6 3 (12.00%) Taleo
6 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (12.00%) SAP
6 3 (12.00%) Windows
7 2 (8.00%) ITIL
7 2 (8.00%) MS Excel

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (8.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Taleo
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) JMeter
2 2 (8.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.00%) SilkTest
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Java EE
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) AS400
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Test Management
3 6 (24.00%) Defect Management
3 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) SDLC
6 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.00%) Case Management
7 2 (8.00%) DevOps
7 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C
2 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (8.00%) VB
3 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) GDPR
2 1 (4.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.00%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (4.00%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Saba
3 2 (8.00%) webMethods
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Temenos
4 1 (4.00%) VMware