The median contractor rate for a Test Programme Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Programme Manager
UK / England
Rank 547 560 563
Rank change year-on-year +13 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 36 57 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.086% 0.12% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.12% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 26
Median daily rate £550 £450 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -17.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £585 £800
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 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Test Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Programme Manager in England

Test Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Programme Manager in England

Test Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Programme Manager in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Programme Manager in England

Test Programme Manager
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 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
London +8 18 £650 +44.44% 4
South West +2 7 £519 +16.24%
South East +25 4 £650 +51.60% 2
West Midlands +7 4 £575 +27.77%
East of England - 2 £506 -
Yorkshire +12 1 £508 -
Test Programme Manager
UK

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region featuring Test Programme Manager in the job title.

1 41 (63.08%) Test Strategy
2 28 (43.08%) Finance
2 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (38.46%) Banking
4 18 (27.69%) Test Management
5 15 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (16.92%) Retail
8 9 (13.85%) Migration
8 9 (13.85%) Retail Banking
9 8 (12.31%) Selenium
9 8 (12.31%) Waterfall
10 7 (10.77%) Project Management
10 7 (10.77%) Functional Testing
10 7 (10.77%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (10.77%) Defect Management
11 6 (9.23%) ISEB
11 6 (9.23%) HP UFT
11 6 (9.23%) JUnit
11 6 (9.23%) Test Scripting
11 6 (9.23%) JIRA
11 6 (9.23%) QA
12 5 (7.69%) Performance Testing
12 5 (7.69%) Confluence
12 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
12 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
12 5 (7.69%) SQL
12 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2
13 4 (6.15%) Test Planning
13 4 (6.15%) Mentoring

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.69%) Confluence
2 2 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.54%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.54%) SAS
3 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) ATM
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
1 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) Big Data
1 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.54%) Power BI
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Selenium
2 6 (9.23%) HP UFT
2 6 (9.23%) JIRA
2 6 (9.23%) JUnit
3 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.08%) TestPartner
4 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.54%) JBehave
4 1 (1.54%) Maven
4 1 (1.54%) Mockito
4 1 (1.54%) Moq
4 1 (1.54%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (43.08%) Finance
2 25 (38.46%) Banking
3 11 (16.92%) Retail
4 9 (13.85%) Retail Banking
5 4 (6.15%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.08%) Advertising
6 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.54%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.54%) Legal
7 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.54%) .NET
2 1 (1.54%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.54%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.54%) RESTful
2 1 (1.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.08%) Derivative
2 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Android
1 3 (4.62%) Windows
1 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.08%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (63.08%) Test Strategy
2 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (27.69%) Test Management
4 15 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (13.85%) Migration
7 8 (12.31%) Waterfall
8 7 (10.77%) Defect Management
8 7 (10.77%) Functional Testing
8 7 (10.77%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (10.77%) Project Management
9 6 (9.23%) Test Scripting
10 5 (7.69%) Performance Testing
10 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2
11 4 (6.15%) Automated Testing
11 4 (6.15%) Integration Testing
11 4 (6.15%) Regression Testing
11 4 (6.15%) Scrum
11 4 (6.15%) Supplier Management
11 4 (6.15%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (3.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) ISEB
2 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.08%) Degree
4 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.54%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.54%) IFRS
3 1 (1.54%) IFRS 9
3 1 (1.54%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.62%) Guidewire
2 2 (3.08%) HP
3 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.54%) Capita
3 1 (1.54%) Informatica
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle
3 1 (1.54%) SAP
3 1 (1.54%) Workday
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