The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Programme 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 Test Programme Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Programme Manager
Rank 560 554 521
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 63 39 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.076% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.081% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 26 35
Average daily rate £525 £538 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £375 £470
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £750 £740
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £470
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Programme Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Programme Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 52 £525 -2.32% 7
London +20 36 £545 -8.21% 4
Scotland +5 8 £613 -
Edinburgh -2 6 £613 -
City of London +45 5 £575 +0.87% 2
Nottingham - 4 £513 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £513 -
East Midlands - 4 £513 -
South East +2 3 £350 -22.22%
North West -8 3 £488 - 1
South West -5 2 £446 -10.75% 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £575 -
Hertfordshire +8 1 £450 +5.88%
East of England -3 1 £450 -33.33% 1
Manchester -15 1 £400 - 1
North East -21 1 £450 -
Tyne and Wear -26 1 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 1 £450 -
South Wales - 1 £325 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £350 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £325 -
Devon - 1 £475 -
Wiltshire - 1 £418 -
Horsham - 1 - -

Test Programme Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 56 (44.09%) Test Strategy
2 45 (35.43%) Test Management
3 43 (33.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 43 (33.86%) Banking
3 43 (33.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (29.13%) System Integration Testing
5 36 (28.35%) Finance
6 27 (21.26%) Defect Management
7 26 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (20.47%) Migration
8 22 (17.32%) Integration Testing
9 19 (14.96%) QA
9 19 (14.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 19 (14.96%) Waterfall
10 17 (13.39%) Retail
11 16 (12.60%) Oracle
11 16 (12.60%) Test Automation
12 15 (11.81%) Functional Testing
13 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
13 14 (11.02%) Investment Banking
14 13 (10.24%) ISTQB
14 13 (10.24%) SC Cleared
15 11 (8.66%) JIRA
15 11 (8.66%) Resource Management
15 11 (8.66%) Security Testing
15 11 (8.66%) Java
15 11 (8.66%) SQL
16 10 (7.87%) PRINCE2
16 10 (7.87%) ISEB
16 10 (7.87%) Project Management

Test Programme Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.36%) Confluence
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.79%) TPMS
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) MS Office
1 2 (1.57%) MS Project
2 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.79%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.79%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
1 1 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (0.79%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) SNMP
2 1 (0.79%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.79%) Big Data
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (8.66%) JIRA
2 10 (7.87%) HP UFT
3 9 (7.09%) Selenium
4 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.94%) JMeter
4 5 (3.94%) LoadRunner
5 4 (3.15%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.36%) WinRunner
7 2 (1.57%) LoadUI
7 2 (1.57%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.79%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.79%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.79%) Testopia
8 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 43 (33.86%) Banking
2 36 (28.35%) Finance
3 17 (13.39%) Retail
4 14 (11.02%) Investment Banking
5 10 (7.87%) Retail Banking
6 5 (3.94%) Front Office
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) Law
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.72%) Middleware
2 3 (2.36%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) CGI
3 1 (0.79%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.87%) SWIFT
2 5 (3.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (3.15%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.15%) Equities
4 3 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.36%) PKI
4 3 (2.36%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.57%) Derivative
5 2 (1.57%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.79%) IVR
6 1 (0.79%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.36%) Linux
1 3 (2.36%) Mac OS X
1 3 (2.36%) Windows
2 2 (1.57%) Android
2 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (44.09%) Test Strategy
2 45 (35.43%) Test Management
3 43 (33.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 43 (33.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (29.13%) System Integration Testing
5 27 (21.26%) Defect Management
6 26 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (20.47%) Migration
7 22 (17.32%) Integration Testing
8 19 (14.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 19 (14.96%) Waterfall
9 16 (12.60%) Test Automation
10 15 (11.81%) Functional Testing
11 11 (8.66%) Resource Management
11 11 (8.66%) Security Testing
12 10 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (7.87%) PRINCE2
12 10 (7.87%) Project Management
12 10 (7.87%) TDD
12 10 (7.87%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.66%) Java
1 11 (8.66%) SQL
2 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.24%) ISTQB
2 13 (10.24%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.87%) ISEB
4 5 (3.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (3.15%) Degree
6 3 (2.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.57%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.57%) PMP
8 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.79%) MBA
8 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.96%) QA
2 5 (3.94%) MiFID
3 1 (0.79%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) Puppet
2 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (12.60%) Oracle
2 5 (3.94%) HP
2 5 (3.94%) SAP
3 3 (2.36%) JD Edwards
4 2 (1.57%) Calypso
4 2 (1.57%) JDA
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco
5 1 (0.79%) Green Hat
5 1 (0.79%) IBM
5 1 (0.79%) Informatica
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.79%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.79%) Rally
5 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.79%) Verint
5 1 (0.79%) VMware
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