The median contractor rate for a Test Programme Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 572 591
Rank change year-on-year +6 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 23 51 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.10% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.11% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 34 26
Median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £358 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £468 £533
% change year-on-year +5.88% -12.20%  
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 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -27 13 £525 -
Yorkshire - 5 £475 -
South East +30 3 £513 +30.15%
South West +5 2 £525 -15.15% 1
Test Programme Manager
UK

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 38 (64.41%) Test Strategy
2 24 (40.68%) Banking
3 22 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (37.29%) Finance
4 20 (33.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (33.90%) Test Management
5 16 (27.12%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (22.03%) Retail
7 8 (13.56%) Migration
7 8 (13.56%) JIRA
7 8 (13.56%) Test Automation
8 7 (11.86%) Waterfall
8 7 (11.86%) Retail Banking
8 7 (11.86%) Investment Banking
8 7 (11.86%) ISEB
9 6 (10.17%) SAP
9 6 (10.17%) Project Management
9 6 (10.17%) QA
9 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
10 5 (8.47%) Confluence
10 5 (8.47%) Supplier Management
10 5 (8.47%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (8.47%) Re-Platforming
11 4 (6.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 4 (6.78%) Defect Management
11 4 (6.78%) DevOps
11 4 (6.78%) TDD
11 4 (6.78%) Financial Institution
11 4 (6.78%) Oracle
11 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (8.47%) Confluence
2 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.69%) SAS
3 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Internet
1 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (5.08%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.39%) QlikView
3 1 (1.69%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) Power BI
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) JIRA
2 3 (5.08%) Selenium
3 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.39%) TestPartner
4 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.69%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.69%) JBehave
4 1 (1.69%) JUnit
4 1 (1.69%) Maven
4 1 (1.69%) Mockito
4 1 (1.69%) Moq
4 1 (1.69%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (40.68%) Banking
2 22 (37.29%) Finance
3 13 (22.03%) Retail
4 7 (11.86%) Investment Banking
4 7 (11.86%) Retail Banking
5 4 (6.78%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.39%) Advertising
6 2 (3.39%) Legal
6 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.69%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) .NET
1 2 (3.39%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.69%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.69%) RESTful
2 1 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.39%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) FMCG
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Android
2 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
2 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (64.41%) Test Strategy
2 22 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (33.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (33.90%) Test Management
4 16 (27.12%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (13.56%) Migration
5 8 (13.56%) Test Automation
6 7 (11.86%) Waterfall
7 6 (10.17%) Project Management
7 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
8 5 (8.47%) Re-Platforming
8 5 (8.47%) Supplier Management
8 5 (8.47%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (6.78%) BDD
9 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.78%) Defect Management
9 4 (6.78%) DevOps
9 4 (6.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
9 4 (6.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) C#
2 2 (3.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) ISEB
2 4 (6.78%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) QA
2 3 (5.08%) MiFID
3 2 (3.39%) IFRS
3 2 (3.39%) IFRS 9
3 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) SAP
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle
3 2 (3.39%) Guidewire
3 2 (3.39%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.69%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) Informatica
4 1 (1.69%) Workday
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