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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Programme Manager
Rank 623 621 600
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 29 52 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.090% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.095% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 22
Median daily rate £575 £525 £504
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £401 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £753 £740 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £500 £525
% change year-on-year
-7.00% -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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 16 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 30 September 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 -26 24 £613 +13.95% 1
London +6 16 £725 +31.81% 1
City of London +13 5 £775 +5.08%
Edinburgh +18 3 £525 +5.00%
Scotland +15 3 £525 +5.00%
West Midlands -27 3 £325 -36.58%
South East +13 2 £575 +31.42%
East of England +6 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
North West +8 1 £425 -29.16%
Manchester -16 1 £425 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £465 -
Basildon - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £465 -

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 42 (49.41%) Test Strategy
2 35 (41.18%) Finance
3 31 (36.47%) Test Management
4 27 (31.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (31.76%) Banking
5 23 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (21.18%) Integration Testing
6 18 (21.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (20.00%) QA
8 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
9 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
10 14 (16.47%) Test Automation
11 12 (14.12%) Retail
11 12 (14.12%) PRINCE2
11 12 (14.12%) System Integration Testing
12 11 (12.94%) ISEB
12 11 (12.94%) Investment Banking
13 9 (10.59%) Open Source
13 9 (10.59%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 8 (9.41%) Defect Management
14 8 (9.41%) DevOps
14 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
14 8 (9.41%) Migration
15 7 (8.24%) Programme Management
15 7 (8.24%) Security Testing
15 7 (8.24%) Hadoop
15 7 (8.24%) HP Quality Center
16 6 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
16 6 (7.06%) PMP
16 6 (7.06%) Non-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 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Office
2 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.18%) MS Project
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.18%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) Hadoop
2 5 (5.88%) Big Data
3 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) JIRA
2 2 (2.35%) HP UFT
2 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.18%) TestDirector
General
1 35 (41.18%) Finance
2 27 (31.76%) Banking
3 12 (14.12%) Retail
4 11 (12.94%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.88%) Front Office
5 5 (5.88%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.35%) Legal
7 1 (1.18%) Back Office
7 1 (1.18%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Biometrics
2 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.53%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.35%) Derivative
4 2 (2.35%) Equities
4 2 (2.35%) PMI
5 1 (1.18%) iPad
5 1 (1.18%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.18%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.18%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.18%) Windows
1 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (49.41%) Test Strategy
2 31 (36.47%) Test Management
3 27 (31.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 23 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (21.18%) Integration Testing
5 18 (21.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (16.47%) Test Automation
7 12 (14.12%) PRINCE2
7 12 (14.12%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (10.59%) Open Source
8 9 (10.59%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 8 (9.41%) Defect Management
9 8 (9.41%) DevOps
9 8 (9.41%) Migration
9 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
10 7 (8.24%) Programme Management
10 7 (8.24%) Security Testing
11 6 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.06%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (5.88%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.35%) Java
1 2 (2.35%) SQL
2 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.94%) ISEB
4 6 (7.06%) PMP
5 4 (4.71%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.35%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.18%) MiFID
2 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (8.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.35%) Ansible
2 2 (2.35%) Puppet
3 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (5.88%) HP
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.71%) SAP
3 3 (3.53%) Charles River
3 3 (3.53%) Guidewire
4 2 (2.35%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle
5 1 (1.18%) Capita
5 1 (1.18%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.18%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.18%) Temenos