The median contractor rate for a Test Programme Manager was £506 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Programme Manager
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 - 126
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.094% - 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% - 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £506 - £800
90% offered a daily rate of more than £481 - £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 - £840
UK excluding London median daily rate £519 £600 £525
% change year-on-year -13.54% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2027 2395 2535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.34% 96.57% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1242 1396 1427
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 166 249
Median hourly rate £29.00 £17.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.34% -2.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.98 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Test Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Test Programme Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Programme Manager in the East of England

Test Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Programme Manager in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Programme Manager in the East of England

Test Programme Manager
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Cambridgeshire - 1 £475 -
Suffolk - 1 £538 -
Test Programme Manager
England

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 across the East of England region featuring Test Programme Manager in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA