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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programme Test Manager
Rank 559 519 537
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Test Manager 24 38 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.078% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.084% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 26
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£504 £575 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.39% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £459 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £693 £620 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £510 £470
% change year-on-year
-6.85% +8.50%
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
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
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 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +8 14 £541 -9.79% 2
South East -1 6 £385 -25.24% 3
East Midlands +2 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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Programme Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 16 (39.02%) Test Management
3 15 (36.59%) Test Strategy
4 12 (29.27%) Banking
5 9 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (14.63%) QA
7 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
7 6 (14.63%) Retail
7 6 (14.63%) Investment Banking
8 4 (9.76%) ISTQB
8 4 (9.76%) TestDirector
8 4 (9.76%) RPG
8 4 (9.76%) .NET
8 4 (9.76%) SAP
9 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
9 3 (7.32%) Scrum
9 3 (7.32%) Degree
9 3 (7.32%) ISEB
9 3 (7.32%) Migration
9 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (7.32%) SAP Implementation
10 2 (4.88%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (4.88%) Performance Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
10 2 (4.88%) Project Management
10 2 (4.88%) Regression Testing
10 2 (4.88%) MS Project

Programme Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.44%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.44%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Project
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 12 (29.27%) Banking
3 6 (14.63%) Retail
3 6 (14.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Front Office
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (2.44%) IPTV
2 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Open Source
2 1 (2.44%) Video on Demand
2 1 (2.44%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
1 1 (2.44%) Android
1 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Test Management
2 15 (36.59%) Test Strategy
3 9 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.32%) Scrum
6 3 (7.32%) Migration
6 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (7.32%) SAP Implementation
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.88%) Project Management
7 2 (4.88%) Regression Testing
8 1 (2.44%) Workflow
8 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.44%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (2.44%) Data Management
8 1 (2.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) RPG
2 1 (2.44%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) C#
2 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.32%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) SAP
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
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