Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 139 134
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 51 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.18% 0.66% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 0.71% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 27
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £460 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +26.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £321
90th Percentile £575 £575 £509
South East median daily rate £478 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +11.05% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £62.50 - -

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 4,006 3,780 3,925
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.43% 92.06% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,966 2,016 2,108
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 131 182
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -6.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.50 £48.63
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 -3 22 £501 -4.52% 1
Bracknell - 9 £485 -
Wokingham - 8 £550 -
Newbury -1 4 £500 - 2
Maidenhead +4 1 - -
Test Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 22 (43.14%) Test Strategy
2 19 (37.25%) Test Management
3 15 (29.41%) HP
4 14 (27.45%) Test Automation
5 12 (23.53%) QA
5 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (23.53%) Defect Management
6 10 (19.61%) Test Planning
6 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (19.61%) ISTQB
7 9 (17.65%) LoadRunner
8 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
8 8 (15.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (15.69%) HP UFT
8 8 (15.69%) Degree
9 7 (13.73%) Finance
9 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
10 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (11.76%) Retail
10 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 6 (11.76%) ISEB
11 5 (9.80%) ITIL
11 5 (9.80%) Project Management
11 5 (9.80%) TestPartner
11 5 (9.80%) Migration
11 5 (9.80%) SDLC
11 5 (9.80%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (9.80%) Integration Testing
11 5 (9.80%) HP ALM

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 (5.88%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.96%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) 3G
1 1 (1.96%) 4G
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) LoadRunner
2 8 (15.69%) HP UFT
3 5 (9.80%) TestPartner
4 4 (7.84%) JIRA
5 2 (3.92%) Selenium
5 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Retail
3 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) EPoS
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) Robotics
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Windows
1 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
1 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Test Strategy
2 19 (37.25%) Test Management
3 14 (27.45%) Test Automation
4 12 (23.53%) Defect Management
4 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (19.61%) Test Planning
6 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (9.80%) Decision-Making
7 5 (9.80%) Integration Testing
7 5 (9.80%) ITIL
7 5 (9.80%) Migration
7 5 (9.80%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Project Management
7 5 (9.80%) SDLC
8 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
8 4 (7.84%) Process Improvement
8 4 (7.84%) Validation
9 3 (5.88%) Release Management
9 3 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) ISTQB
2 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 8 (15.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
3 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
4 6 (11.76%) ISEB
5 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.53%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) HP ALM
2 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (5.88%) SCCM
4 1 (1.96%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) HP
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) BMC
3 3 (5.88%) Remedy
3 3 (5.88%) VMware
4 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.96%) JDA
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle