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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Programme Manager
Rank 607 592 575
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.008% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
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£600 £450 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £450 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £450
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
50665 48981 46333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32010 29890 26848
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1905 1968 2163
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 2015.

Test Programme Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Programme Manager
Top 5 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 7 July 2015. 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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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
London -2 5 £600 +33.33%
England -20 5 £600 +33.33%
City of London -2 2 £550 +22.22%
Scotland - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Test Programme Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 9 (50.00%) Banking
2 8 (44.44%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (22.22%) Programme Management
4 4 (22.22%) Test Management
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 3 (16.67%) QA
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
6 2 (11.11%) Java
6 2 (11.11%) SAP
6 2 (11.11%) SOA
6 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
6 2 (11.11%) Front Office
6 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
6 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
6 2 (11.11%) Green Hat
6 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.56%) People Management
7 1 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
7 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing

Test Programme Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Maximo
1 1 (5.56%) SAP ERP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 9 (50.00%) Banking
2 8 (44.44%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Front Office
4 1 (5.56%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) COM
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) PMI
2 1 (5.56%) GIS
2 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 4 (22.22%) Test Management
2 4 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Validation
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.56%) ERP
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) SAP
1 2 (11.11%) Green Hat
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Calypso
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Atlassian