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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Programme Manager
Rank 599 596 597
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 52 50 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.088% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.092% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 12
Median daily rate £538 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £416 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £693
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £500 £525
% change year-on-year
-5.50% -4.76%
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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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 23 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 28 July 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 -15 46 £565 +13.00% 3
London +17 33 £575 +15.00% 1
City of London +44 6 £750 +25.00%
West Midlands -29 5 £325 -18.75%
Scotland -2 4 £500 -16.66%
Edinburgh +2 3 £519 -20.19%
East of England - 3 £600 -
Croydon - 3 £565 -
South East +1 2 £700 +48.93% 1
Basildon - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
Glasgow +6 1 £450 -18.18%
Northampton -1 1 £473 -
South West -2 1 £638 +6.25% 1
East Midlands -4 1 £473 -
Northamptonshire -5 1 £473 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £700 -
Bristol - 1 £638 -
Birmingham - 1 £800 -
Horsham - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £675 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £600 -

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 51 (40.48%) Test Strategy
2 49 (38.89%) Finance
3 48 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 36 (28.57%) Test Management
4 36 (28.57%) Banking
5 31 (24.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (22.22%) Integration Testing
7 26 (20.63%) Security Cleared
7 26 (20.63%) SC Cleared
8 23 (18.25%) System Integration Testing
9 22 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (16.67%) Migration
11 20 (15.87%) Retail
12 16 (12.70%) QA
13 14 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 14 (11.11%) Test Automation
13 14 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
14 13 (10.32%) Open Source
15 12 (9.52%) Defect Management
15 12 (9.52%) Investment Banking
15 12 (9.52%) ISEB
16 11 (8.73%) Retail Banking
16 11 (8.73%) Security Testing
17 10 (7.94%) PRINCE2
17 10 (7.94%) Functional Testing
18 9 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
18 9 (7.14%) Programme Management
19 8 (6.35%) JIRA
19 8 (6.35%) Regression Testing
19 8 (6.35%) SDLC

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 (1.59%) Confluence
1 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.79%) IIS
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.59%) MS Office
1 2 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) VisionPLUS
2 3 (2.38%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.79%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.79%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.79%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.79%) SaaS
2 1 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.79%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) Big Data
1 5 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (3.97%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) JIRA
2 7 (5.56%) HP UFT
3 4 (3.17%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.38%) Selenium
4 3 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.79%) Appium
5 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.79%) Maven
5 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.79%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.79%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.79%) Zephyr
General
1 49 (38.89%) Finance
2 36 (28.57%) Banking
3 20 (15.87%) Retail
4 12 (9.52%) Investment Banking
5 11 (8.73%) Retail Banking
6 4 (3.17%) Front Office
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) Games
7 1 (0.79%) Law
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) .NET
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.97%) Biometrics
3 4 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.59%) Derivative
4 2 (1.59%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.79%) Equities
5 1 (0.79%) iPad
5 1 (0.79%) IVR
5 1 (0.79%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.79%) Linux
1 1 (0.79%) Windows
1 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (40.48%) Test Strategy
2 48 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 36 (28.57%) Test Management
4 31 (24.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 23 (18.25%) System Integration Testing
7 22 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (16.67%) Migration
9 14 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
9 14 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 14 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 13 (10.32%) Open Source
11 12 (9.52%) Defect Management
12 11 (8.73%) Security Testing
13 10 (7.94%) Functional Testing
13 10 (7.94%) PRINCE2
14 9 (7.14%) Programme Management
15 8 (6.35%) Regression Testing
15 8 (6.35%) SDLC
16 7 (5.56%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.79%) C
1 1 (0.79%) Java
1 1 (0.79%) Ruby
1 1 (0.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (20.63%) SC Cleared
1 26 (20.63%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.52%) ISEB
3 6 (4.76%) PMP
4 4 (3.17%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.59%) MAPM
7 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.79%) Degree
7 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.79%) MBA
7 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.70%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) P3O
3 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.38%) Puppet
3 2 (1.59%) Ansible
4 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (5.56%) HP
2 5 (3.97%) Oracle
2 5 (3.97%) SAP
3 4 (3.17%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.38%) Guidewire
5 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.59%) Calypso
5 2 (1.59%) Charles River
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco
6 1 (0.79%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.79%) Murex
6 1 (0.79%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.79%) Verint
6 1 (0.79%) VMware