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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programme Test Manager
Rank 557 559 527
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Test Manager 36 40 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.071% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.077% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 19
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£550 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £750 £695
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 - - -

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 2015.

Programme Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Programme Test Manager
Top 21 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 17 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 32 £545 -9.16% 4
London 0 18 £583 -2.91% 3
South East -18 7 £550 -
City of London +17 5 £540 -10.00% 2
North West - 2 - -
Berkshire +6 1 - -
East Midlands +2 1 £525 -38.23%
Nottingham -15 1 £525 -38.23%
Nottinghamshire -15 1 £525 -38.23%
Hampshire - 1 £550 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £550 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Borehamwood - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Midlands - - - -

Programme Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 26 (40.63%) Test Strategy
2 23 (35.94%) Test Management
3 22 (34.38%) Finance
4 20 (31.25%) QA
4 20 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (25.00%) Project Management
6 15 (23.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (23.44%) Banking
7 12 (18.75%) Migration
7 12 (18.75%) PRINCE2
7 12 (18.75%) ISTQB
8 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (14.06%) Integration Testing
9 9 (14.06%) SAP
9 9 (14.06%) ISEB
9 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 8 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (10.94%) Retail
11 7 (10.94%) Programme Management
11 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (10.94%) Test Planning
12 6 (9.38%) ERP
12 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
12 6 (9.38%) Validation
13 5 (7.81%) Risk Management
13 5 (7.81%) Matrix Management
14 4 (6.25%) Degree
14 4 (6.25%) Investment Banking
14 4 (6.25%) Supplier Management

Programme Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Project
2 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) MPLS
1 3 (4.69%) BGP
1 3 (4.69%) Firewall
1 3 (4.69%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (4.69%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.56%) MVNO
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 22 (34.38%) Finance
2 15 (23.44%) Banking
3 7 (10.94%) Retail
4 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
5 4 (6.25%) Investment Banking
6 3 (4.69%) Front Office
7 2 (3.13%) Back Office
7 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.56%) Marketing
8 1 (1.56%) Billing
8 1 (1.56%) Electronics
8 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) .NET
1 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) Smart Meter
3 3 (4.69%) Equities
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) PMI
5 1 (1.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.56%) DTV
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.69%) Linux
1 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.63%) Test Strategy
2 23 (35.94%) Test Management
3 20 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (25.00%) Project Management
5 15 (23.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (18.75%) Migration
6 12 (18.75%) PRINCE2
7 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (14.06%) Integration Testing
9 8 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 7 (10.94%) Programme Management
10 7 (10.94%) Test Planning
11 6 (9.38%) Validation
11 6 (9.38%) ERP
12 5 (7.81%) Risk Management
12 5 (7.81%) Matrix Management
13 4 (6.25%) Change Management
13 4 (6.25%) Functional Testing
13 4 (6.25%) Supplier Management
14 3 (4.69%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 9 (14.06%) ISEB
3 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (6.25%) Degree
4 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) SAP
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) HP
2 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.69%) CheckPoint
2 3 (4.69%) Cisco
2 3 (4.69%) F5
3 2 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (1.56%) Green Hat
4 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.56%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.56%) Progress
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