The table below looks at the statistics for the Programme Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Programme Test Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programme Test Manager
Rank 545 535 543
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Test Manager 28 36 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.075% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.080% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 31
Average daily rate
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£550 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £459 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £635 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £575 £500
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47442 44830 50194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.03% 92.84% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29510 27391 28804
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1899 1942 2459
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.03 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Programme Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Programme Test Manager in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Programme Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in England

Programme Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Programme Test Manager across the England region.

Programme Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in England

Programme Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programme Test Manager across the England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Programme Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in England

Programme Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programme Test Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 14 £575 -4.16% 3
South East -4 10 £550 -4.34%
East Midlands +2 1 - -
East of England - - - - 1
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Programme Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Programme Test Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programme Test Manager in their job title.

1 20 (46.51%) Finance
1 20 (46.51%) Test Management
2 16 (37.21%) Test Strategy
3 13 (30.23%) Banking
4 9 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (18.60%) .NET
6 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
6 7 (16.28%) QA
7 6 (13.95%) Retail
7 6 (13.95%) Investment Banking
7 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (11.63%) RPG
8 5 (11.63%) TestDirector
9 4 (9.30%) SQL
9 4 (9.30%) SAP
9 4 (9.30%) Migration
9 4 (9.30%) Scrum
9 4 (9.30%) Programme Management
10 3 (6.98%) ISEB
10 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
10 3 (6.98%) SAP Implementation
10 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
10 3 (6.98%) Degree
10 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (6.98%) Test Planning
11 2 (4.65%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (4.65%) FATCA
11 2 (4.65%) High Availability
11 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills

Programme Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Programme Test Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programme Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.33%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Project
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 20 (46.51%) Finance
2 13 (30.23%) Banking
3 6 (13.95%) Retail
3 6 (13.95%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Mobile Payment
1 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Xbox
2 1 (2.33%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (2.33%) IPTV
2 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.33%) Open Source
2 1 (2.33%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
1 1 (2.33%) Android
1 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Test Management
2 16 (37.21%) Test Strategy
3 9 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
5 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.30%) Scrum
6 4 (9.30%) Programme Management
6 4 (9.30%) Migration
7 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (6.98%) SAP Implementation
7 3 (6.98%) Test Planning
8 2 (4.65%) High Availability
8 2 (4.65%) Project Management
8 2 (4.65%) Regression Testing
8 2 (4.65%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.65%) Supplier Management
8 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.33%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.33%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) RPG
2 4 (9.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
1 3 (6.98%) ISEB
2 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) SAP
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) IBM
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