Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £483 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Test Manager
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 85 96
Rank change year-on-year +11 +11 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 14 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.11% 0.75% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.82% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 5
Reading median daily rate £483 £488 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.03% +30.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £327 £346 £330
90th Percentile £600 £554 £395
Berkshire median daily rate £434 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +21.75% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1177 1335 1831
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 90.57% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 717 1086
Reading median daily rate £402 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.38% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £253 £227 £219
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 79 126
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Reading

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Reading

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Reading over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Reading region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Test Management
2 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) QA
4 3 (21.43%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
5 2 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Release Management
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Retail
6 1 (7.14%) Data Management
6 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.14%) ISTQB

Test Manager Skill Set
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DOCSIS
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Management
2 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Release Management
5 2 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (7.14%) Data Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) ETL
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) MuleSoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Trillium