The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Management
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 65 68
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.46% 0.69% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.89% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £425 £430 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +282.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £41.72

Test Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 525 789 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.79% 77.66% 71.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 425 404
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 13
Median hourly rate £17.59 £38.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.60% +43.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.35 £18.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Reading

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) User Experience
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) JMeter
3 2 (28.57%) C
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Business Process Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Product Management
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JMeter
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Business Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Change Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Business Process Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Product Management
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared