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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Programme Manager
UK
Rank 559 573 566
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 32 62 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.12% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.13% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 45 26
Median daily rate £600 £513 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.07% -5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £615 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £519 £513 £525
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -2.38%
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
43111 48652 48908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.72% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28160 31322 30069
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 1627 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 February 2017.

Test Programme Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Programme Manager
Top 18 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 February 2017. 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 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 -4 32 £600 +20.00%
London 0 20 £650 +26.82%
South West 0 5 £519 +16.24%
Bromley - 5 £650 -
City of London -2 4 £675 +14.89%
South East +17 3 £650 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £538 -
West Midlands +4 2 £500 +5.26%
Birmingham -2 2 £500 +11.11%
Kent - 2 £650 -
Bristol - 2 £506 -
Gloucester - 2 £538 -
East of England - 2 £506 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £475 -
Suffolk - 1 £538 -
Ipswich - 1 £538 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £475 -

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 (62.69%) Test Strategy
2 32 (47.76%) Finance
3 30 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (40.30%) Banking
5 22 (32.84%) Test Management
6 16 (23.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (19.40%) Migration
7 13 (19.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (17.91%) Retail
9 10 (14.93%) Retail Banking
9 10 (14.93%) Waterfall
10 9 (13.43%) QA
10 9 (13.43%) Project Management
11 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
11 8 (11.94%) V-Model
11 8 (11.94%) Functional Testing
12 7 (10.45%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (10.45%) Defect Management
12 7 (10.45%) Selenium
12 7 (10.45%) SQL
13 6 (8.96%) JUnit
13 6 (8.96%) JIRA
13 6 (8.96%) Test Planning
13 6 (8.96%) Mentoring
14 5 (7.46%) Performance Testing
14 5 (7.46%) Automated Testing
14 5 (7.46%) Confluence
14 5 (7.46%) HP UFT
15 4 (5.97%) ISEB
15 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2 Certification

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 5 (7.46%) Confluence
2 3 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.49%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) ATM
2 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Selenium
2 6 (8.96%) JIRA
2 6 (8.96%) JUnit
3 5 (7.46%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.99%) TestPartner
5 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.49%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.49%) JBehave
5 1 (1.49%) Maven
5 1 (1.49%) Mockito
5 1 (1.49%) Moq
5 1 (1.49%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (47.76%) Finance
2 27 (40.30%) Banking
3 12 (17.91%) Retail
4 10 (14.93%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.48%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.99%) Advertising
6 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.99%) Legal
7 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) .NET
2 2 (2.99%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.49%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.49%) RESTful
3 1 (1.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) Derivative
2 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Android
1 3 (4.48%) Windows
1 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
2 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (62.69%) Test Strategy
2 30 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (32.84%) Test Management
4 16 (23.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (19.40%) Migration
5 13 (19.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (14.93%) Waterfall
7 9 (13.43%) Project Management
8 8 (11.94%) Functional Testing
8 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
8 8 (11.94%) V-Model
9 7 (10.45%) Defect Management
9 7 (10.45%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (8.96%) Mentoring
10 6 (8.96%) Test Planning
11 5 (7.46%) Automated Testing
11 5 (7.46%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.97%) Regression Testing
12 4 (5.97%) Scrum
12 4 (5.97%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) ISEB
1 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (4.48%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) Degree
4 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.49%) MBA
4 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.49%) IFRS
3 1 (1.49%) IFRS 9
3 1 (1.49%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.99%) Capita
2 2 (2.99%) HP
3 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.49%) Guidewire
3 1 (1.49%) Hyperion
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) Temenos