The table below looks at the statistics for the Programme Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programme Test Manager
Rank 152 - 114
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Test Manager 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.052% - 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% - 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £460 £513
% change year-on-year
+19.56% -10.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programme Test Manager
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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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3546 2910 2249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.96% 91.91% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1887 1537 1068
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 206 183
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.71 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.51 £52.47
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

Programme Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Programme Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Programme Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Programme Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Programme Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 21 April 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Cheshire - - - -
Programme Test Manager
England

Programme Test Manager
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (37.50%) Matrix Management
1 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement

Programme Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Retail
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Matrix Management
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle