The table below looks at the statistics for the Programme Test Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programme Test Manager
Rank 565 576 560
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Test Manager 46 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.031% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.034% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 17
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£500 £525 £505
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £409 £441
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £710 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Programme Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Programme Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Programme Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

Programme Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Programme Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programme Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Programme Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Programme Test Manager
Top 27 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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
England +1 44 £500 -4.76% 4
London +14 20 £500 -20.00% 2
South East -10 11 £475 +23.37%
City of London -4 9 £625 - 2
South West +3 5 £600 +4.34%
Berkshire +6 4 £473 +36.95%
Surrey +6 4 - -
Swindon +5 4 £625 +19.04%
Wiltshire +3 4 £625 +19.04%
North West - 4 £540 -
Manchester - 3 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £550 -
East Midlands -2 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £400 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £475 -
Cumbria - 1 £540 -
Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £475 -
Northampton - 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 £540 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £550 -
Leeds - 1 £500 -

Programme Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 31 (36.05%) Test Management
2 30 (34.88%) Finance
2 30 (34.88%) Test Strategy
3 28 (32.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (26.74%) QA
6 21 (24.42%) SDLC
7 18 (20.93%) Banking
8 16 (18.60%) ISTQB
9 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
11 12 (13.95%) SC Cleared
11 12 (13.95%) Migration
11 12 (13.95%) ISEB
12 11 (12.79%) PRINCE2
13 10 (11.63%) Programme Management
13 10 (11.63%) Retail
13 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (10.47%) Test Automation
14 9 (10.47%) Project Management
15 8 (9.30%) Regression Testing
15 8 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (9.30%) System Integration Testing
16 7 (8.14%) Test Planning
16 7 (8.14%) Integration Testing
17 6 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
17 6 (6.98%) Investment Banking
17 6 (6.98%) HP
17 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
17 6 (6.98%) SAP

Programme Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (1.16%) Apache
1 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Project
2 4 (4.65%) MS Office
3 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.16%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) Firewall
1 1 (1.16%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) MySQL
1 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.16%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.16%) JIRA
General
1 30 (34.88%) Finance
2 18 (20.93%) Banking
3 10 (11.63%) Retail
4 6 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.49%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.33%) Law
7 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.16%) Billing
7 1 (1.16%) Automotive
7 1 (1.16%) Front Office
7 1 (1.16%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) COM
1 1 (1.16%) XML
1 1 (1.16%) LAMP
1 1 (1.16%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.49%) Equities
3 1 (1.16%) Derivative
3 1 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.16%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.16%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.16%) PMI
3 1 (1.16%) NHS
3 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.16%) UNIX
2 1 (1.16%) Windows
2 1 (1.16%) AIX
2 1 (1.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.05%) Test Management
2 30 (34.88%) Test Strategy
3 28 (32.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (24.42%) SDLC
6 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (13.95%) Migration
8 11 (12.79%) PRINCE2
9 10 (11.63%) Programme Management
10 9 (10.47%) Project Management
10 9 (10.47%) Test Automation
11 8 (9.30%) Regression Testing
11 8 (9.30%) System Integration Testing
12 7 (8.14%) Test Planning
12 7 (8.14%) Integration Testing
13 5 (5.81%) Functional Testing
13 5 (5.81%) Non-Functional Testing
13 5 (5.81%) ITIL
13 5 (5.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 4 (4.65%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.33%) C
1 2 (2.33%) Java
2 1 (1.16%) PHP
2 1 (1.16%) SQL
2 1 (1.16%) VB
2 1 (1.16%) Python
2 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (18.60%) ISTQB
2 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
3 12 (13.95%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.95%) ISEB
4 8 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (6.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (3.49%) Degree
8 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (26.74%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.98%) SAP
1 6 (6.98%) HP
2 4 (4.65%) IBM
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle
3 1 (1.16%) Calypso
3 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.16%) VMware
3 1 (1.16%) Green Hat
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
City Test Limited
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day negotiable, but dependent on experience.
Posted: 6 days ago