Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 92 102
Rank change year-on-year +20 +10 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 14 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.11% 0.62% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.77% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 6
Reading median daily rate £500 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.53% -22.52% -8.82%
10th Percentile £396 £258 £275
90th Percentile £600 £506 £445
Berkshire median daily rate £465 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +16.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1041 1164 1492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.36% 79.84% 77.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 608 926
Reading median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - -
10th Percentile £275 £227 £231
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 82
Reading median hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.56% -27.18% +81.02%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.25 £15.03
90th Percentile £35.00 £55.00 £46.62
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £30.45
% change year-on-year -18.31% -41.71% +78.38%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in Reading over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 7 (50.00%) HP
2 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) QA
5 3 (21.43%) Change Management
5 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Data Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 1 (7.14%) SDLC
7 1 (7.14%) People Management
7 1 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (7.14%) Data Transformation
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (7.14%) Product Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DOCSIS
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Base SAS
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
2 1 (7.14%) Data Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Developer
2 1 (7.14%) ETL Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Governance Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Head of QA
2 1 (7.14%) Head of Test
2 1 (7.14%) QA Manager
2 1 (7.14%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Report Developer
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Test Assurance Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (7.14%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
1 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) Product Management
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle