The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Programme Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Programme Manager
Rank 144 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.030% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£525 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +13.33%
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 South 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3094 2129 2892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.47% 92.65% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2009 1383 1674
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 173 250
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Programme Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Test Programme Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Programme Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Test Programme Manager Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Test Programme Manager
Top 7 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB