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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programme Test Manager
Rank 547 513 488
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Test Manager 24 46 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.094% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 33 23
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£550 £625 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £471 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £810 £745 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £470 £550
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -14.54%
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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 January 2015.

Programme Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Programme Test Manager
Top 17 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 January 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 -41 23 £550 -12.00% 5
London -7 11 £594 -5.00% 3
City of London +5 6 £570 -8.80% 1
South East -11 5 £350 - 1
Berkshire +4 2 £350 - 1
South West -18 2 £513 +9.04%
Manchester - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £388 -
North West - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Nottingham - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Programme Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 29 (46.03%) Test Strategy
2 26 (41.27%) Finance
3 24 (38.10%) Test Management
4 17 (26.98%) Banking
4 17 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (22.22%) QA
5 14 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (15.87%) Project Management
8 9 (14.29%) .NET
8 9 (14.29%) Retail
9 8 (12.70%) Integration Testing
9 8 (12.70%) Programme Management
10 7 (11.11%) Migration
10 7 (11.11%) Supplier Management
10 7 (11.11%) Test Planning
11 6 (9.52%) Test Scripting
11 6 (9.52%) SAP
11 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
11 6 (9.52%) SQL
12 5 (7.94%) ISEB
12 5 (7.94%) Validation
12 5 (7.94%) Risk Management
12 5 (7.94%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
13 4 (6.35%) Investment Banking
13 4 (6.35%) Matrix Management
13 4 (6.35%) Scrum
13 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management

Programme Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Project
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.59%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) MPLS
1 3 (4.76%) BGP
1 3 (4.76%) Firewall
1 3 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) SAP BI
1 1 (1.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) TestDirector
1 3 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 26 (41.27%) Finance
2 17 (26.98%) Banking
3 9 (14.29%) Retail
4 4 (6.35%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.17%) Front Office
7 1 (1.59%) Back Office
7 1 (1.59%) Electronics
7 1 (1.59%) Law
7 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Smart Meter
3 2 (3.17%) Equities
4 1 (1.59%) PMI
4 1 (1.59%) DTV
4 1 (1.59%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Linux
1 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
2 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) Test Strategy
2 24 (38.10%) Test Management
3 17 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (15.87%) Project Management
7 8 (12.70%) Integration Testing
7 8 (12.70%) Programme Management
8 7 (11.11%) Migration
8 7 (11.11%) Supplier Management
8 7 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 6 (9.52%) Test Scripting
9 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
10 5 (7.94%) Validation
10 5 (7.94%) Risk Management
11 4 (6.35%) Matrix Management
11 4 (6.35%) Scrum
11 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management
11 4 (6.35%) ERP
12 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) SQL
2 3 (4.76%) RPG
3 2 (3.17%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) ISEB
2 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.17%) Degree
3 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.59%) PMP
4 1 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.76%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) SAP
2 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
2 3 (4.76%) Cisco
2 3 (4.76%) F5
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle
4 1 (1.59%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.59%) Progress
4 1 (1.59%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.59%) CA
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £850 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Brentwood
The People Network
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 19 days ago