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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Programme Manager
Rank 614 602 606
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 36 53 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.091% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.096% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 16
Median daily rate £575 £538 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.97% +13.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £451 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £765 £691 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.56%
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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 19 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 25 August 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
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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 -23 31 £580 +10.47% 3
London -17 20 £640 +11.30% 2
City of London +35 7 £763 +12.96% 1
West Midlands -30 4 £325 -29.72%
Scotland +11 3 £525 -12.50%
Edinburgh +5 3 £525 -19.23%
East of England - 3 £600 -
Croydon - 3 £565 -
South East 0 2 £638 +34.21%
Essex - 2 - -
South West +9 1 £638 -1.92% 1
Northampton +2 1 £473 -
Northamptonshire -1 1 £473 -
East Midlands -2 1 £473 -
Birmingham -12 1 £800 +52.38%
Basildon - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £700 -
Bristol - 1 £638 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £600 -

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 49 (44.95%) Test Strategy
2 43 (39.45%) Finance
3 41 (37.61%) User Acceptance Testing
4 32 (29.36%) Banking
5 30 (27.52%) Test Management
6 22 (20.18%) Security Cleared
6 22 (20.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (20.18%) Integration Testing
7 21 (19.27%) SC Cleared
8 19 (17.43%) Retail
8 19 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (16.51%) System Integration Testing
10 15 (13.76%) Test Automation
10 15 (13.76%) Migration
10 15 (13.76%) QA
11 13 (11.93%) ISEB
12 11 (10.09%) Security Testing
12 11 (10.09%) Investment Banking
12 11 (10.09%) Open Source
12 11 (10.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 10 (9.17%) Non-Functional Testing
13 10 (9.17%) Retail Banking
13 10 (9.17%) PRINCE2
14 9 (8.26%) Programme Management
14 9 (8.26%) Defect Management
15 7 (6.42%) Regression Testing
15 7 (6.42%) JIRA
15 7 (6.42%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (6.42%) Automation Testing
16 6 (5.50%) Functional 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 2 (1.83%) Confluence
1 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.92%) MS Office
1 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.59%) Big Data
1 5 (4.59%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (6.42%) JIRA
2 6 (5.50%) HP UFT
3 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.75%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.75%) Selenium
4 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.92%) Appium
5 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.92%) Maven
5 1 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.92%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.92%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.92%) Zephyr
General
1 43 (39.45%) Finance
2 32 (29.36%) Banking
3 19 (17.43%) Retail
4 11 (10.09%) Investment Banking
5 10 (9.17%) Retail Banking
6 5 (4.59%) Front Office
7 1 (0.92%) Back Office
7 1 (0.92%) Games
7 1 (0.92%) Law
7 1 (0.92%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (0.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.59%) Biometrics
3 2 (1.83%) Equities
3 2 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.83%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.92%) Derivative
4 1 (0.92%) iPad
4 1 (0.92%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.92%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (0.92%) PMI
4 1 (0.92%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.92%) Windows
1 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (44.95%) Test Strategy
2 41 (37.61%) User Acceptance Testing
3 30 (27.52%) Test Management
4 22 (20.18%) Integration Testing
4 22 (20.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (16.51%) System Integration Testing
7 15 (13.76%) Migration
7 15 (13.76%) Test Automation
8 11 (10.09%) Open Source
8 11 (10.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 11 (10.09%) Security Testing
9 10 (9.17%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (9.17%) PRINCE2
10 9 (8.26%) Defect Management
10 9 (8.26%) Programme Management
11 7 (6.42%) Automation Testing
11 7 (6.42%) Regression Testing
12 6 (5.50%) Performance Testing
12 6 (5.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.92%) C
1 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (20.18%) Security Cleared
2 21 (19.27%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.93%) ISEB
4 6 (5.50%) PMP
5 5 (4.59%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.92%) MAPM
7 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.76%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.92%) MiFID
2 1 (0.92%) P3O
2 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.75%) Docker
2 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.42%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.75%) Puppet
3 2 (1.83%) Ansible
4 1 (0.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (5.50%) HP
2 4 (3.67%) SAP
3 3 (2.75%) Charles River
3 3 (2.75%) Guidewire
3 3 (2.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.83%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle
5 1 (0.92%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.92%) VMware
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