The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Programme 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 Test Programme Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Programme Manager
Rank 576 568 538
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.008% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.009% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate
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£575 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - £450
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
47107 45196 41281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.71% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 30238 28237 24557
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1775 1819 1985
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

Test Programme Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Test Programme Manager Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Programme Manager
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Test Programme Manager Daily Rate Trend in England

Test Programme Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Programme Manager across the England region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Test Programme Manager Daily Rate Histogram in England

Test Programme 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 Test Programme Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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 -9 5 £600 +33.33%
South East -24 1 £550 -
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Test Programme Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Test Programme 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 Test Programme Manager in their job title.

1 9 (52.94%) Banking
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
4 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (23.53%) Test Management
6 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
6 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 3 (17.65%) QA
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) Validation
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) SAP
7 2 (11.76%) SOA
7 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
7 2 (11.76%) Front Office
7 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
7 2 (11.76%) Green Hat
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
8 1 (5.88%) People Management
8 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
8 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing

Test Programme Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Test Programme 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 Test Programme Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Maximo
1 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 9 (52.94%) Banking
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Front Office
4 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) COM
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) PMI
2 1 (5.88%) GIS
2 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
2 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (23.53%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.76%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
1 2 (11.76%) Green Hat
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Calypso
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Atlassian