The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Test Programme Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Programme Manager
Rank 566 588 590
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 75 47 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.083% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.087% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 29 20
Median daily rate £485 £588 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.44% +22.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £493 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £628 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £544 £550 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.13% +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
52905 53749 52268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.91% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34482 32631 31888
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2150 2151
Median hourly rate £17.56 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Test Programme Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Test Programme Manager in the job title.

Test Programme Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Programme Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

Test Programme Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Programme Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Programme Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Test Programme Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Programme Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Test Programme Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Test Programme Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Programme Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 60 £450 -20.00% 3
London -15 35 £450 -25.00% 2
Scotland - 13 £600 -
Edinburgh - 11 £600 -
South East -13 8 £394 -25.00% 1
West Midlands - 7 £325 -
City of London +32 3 £525 -7.89%
East Midlands +9 3 £700 +33.33%
Hampshire 0 3 £413 -15.38% 1
North West -1 3 £375 -
Birmingham - 3 £450 -
West Sussex - 3 £308 -
Derbyshire - 3 £700 -
Crawley - 3 £308 -
Manchester -2 2 £375 -
South West -4 2 £600 -
Glasgow - 2 £450 -
Fareham - 2 - -
East of England 0 1 £675 -
Bristol -4 1 £600 +6.66%
Surrey -12 1 £550 -
Cheshire - 1 £575 -
Somerset - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £500 -
Bath - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £675 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £575 -
Bromley - 1 £550 - 1

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Test Programme Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Test Programme Manager in the job title.

1 59 (42.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 54 (38.57%) Test Strategy
3 45 (32.14%) Finance
4 38 (27.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 38 (27.14%) Banking
5 36 (25.71%) Test Management
6 34 (24.29%) Migration
7 33 (23.57%) System Integration Testing
8 24 (17.14%) Integration Testing
9 23 (16.43%) Retail
10 21 (15.00%) SC Cleared
10 21 (15.00%) Security Cleared
11 19 (13.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 18 (12.86%) QA
13 17 (12.14%) Retail Banking
13 17 (12.14%) Functional Testing
14 16 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (10.71%) Test Automation
15 15 (10.71%) Defect Management
16 11 (7.86%) HP UFT
16 11 (7.86%) Non-Functional Testing
17 10 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
17 10 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (7.14%) Regression Testing
17 10 (7.14%) Programme Management
18 9 (6.43%) Investment Banking
18 9 (6.43%) JIRA
18 9 (6.43%) Open Source
18 9 (6.43%) Waterfall
18 9 (6.43%) Security Testing

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.71%) Confluence
1 1 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) MS Project
2 2 (1.43%) MS Office
2 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) VisionPLUS
2 3 (2.14%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.71%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.71%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.71%) SaaS
2 1 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.71%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (7.86%) HP UFT
2 9 (6.43%) JIRA
3 8 (5.71%) Selenium
4 4 (2.86%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.43%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.71%) Appium
6 1 (0.71%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.71%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.71%) Maven
6 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.71%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.71%) Testopia
6 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.71%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.71%) Zephyr
General
1 45 (32.14%) Finance
2 38 (27.14%) Banking
3 23 (16.43%) Retail
4 17 (12.14%) Retail Banking
5 9 (6.43%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.57%) Front Office
7 1 (0.71%) Back Office
7 1 (0.71%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Law
7 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.14%) .NET
2 2 (1.43%) Middleware
3 1 (0.71%) CGI
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.86%) SWIFT
3 3 (2.14%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.43%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.43%) Derivative
4 2 (1.43%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.71%) Equities
5 1 (0.71%) IVR
5 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.71%) NHS
5 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.43%) Android
1 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.71%) Linux
2 1 (0.71%) Windows
2 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (42.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 54 (38.57%) Test Strategy
3 38 (27.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (25.71%) Test Management
5 34 (24.29%) Migration
6 33 (23.57%) System Integration Testing
7 24 (17.14%) Integration Testing
8 19 (13.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 17 (12.14%) Functional Testing
10 16 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (10.71%) Defect Management
11 15 (10.71%) Test Automation
12 11 (7.86%) Non-Functional Testing
13 10 (7.14%) Programme Management
13 10 (7.14%) Regression Testing
14 9 (6.43%) Open Source
14 9 (6.43%) Security Testing
14 9 (6.43%) Waterfall
15 8 (5.71%) PRINCE2
16 7 (5.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.29%) SQL
2 5 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (0.71%) C
3 1 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 21 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.29%) ISEB
3 4 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.43%) Degree
5 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.43%) MAPM
5 2 (1.43%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.43%) PMP
5 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.71%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.86%) QA
2 2 (1.43%) MiFID
2 2 (1.43%) P3O
3 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.71%) FATCA
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.71%) Docker
1 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) Puppet
2 1 (0.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (5.71%) Oracle
2 5 (3.57%) HP
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.43%) Calypso
4 2 (1.43%) Charles River
4 2 (1.43%) JD Edwards
4 2 (1.43%) SAP
5 1 (0.71%) Cisco
5 1 (0.71%) Green Hat
5 1 (0.71%) JDA
5 1 (0.71%) Murex
5 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.71%) Rally
5 1 (0.71%) Verint
5 1 (0.71%) VMware
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Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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