The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 68 63
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.87% 0.46% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.50% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £419 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.10% +14.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £442 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £488 £449
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 - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 524 807 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.29% 93.29% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 471 394
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 50
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £25.00 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (53.85%) Test Management
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
3 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) SAP
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (15.38%) Java EE
4 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Product Management
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) JMeter
4 2 (15.38%) C
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) JBoss

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (15.38%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JMeter
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) AS400
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Test Management
2 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Product Management
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.69%) GDPR
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Temenos
3 1 (7.69%) VMware