The median contractor rate for a Test Programme Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 393 395
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 13 35 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.064% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 12
Median daily rate £525 £500 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £445 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19396 20655 22146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.29% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13838 14981 15430
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 228 376
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.94 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Test Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Programme Manager in London

Test Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Programme Manager in London

Test Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Programme Manager in London

Test Programme Manager
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 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
City of London -5 2 £500 -
Docklands, London +2 1 £750 +11.11%
Test Programme Manager
England

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

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

1 24 (77.42%) Test Strategy
2 17 (54.84%) Banking
3 14 (45.16%) Finance
4 12 (38.71%) Test Management
5 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (22.58%) Investment Banking
8 4 (12.90%) Migration
8 4 (12.90%) JIRA
8 4 (12.90%) TDD
8 4 (12.90%) Retail
8 4 (12.90%) SAP
8 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.90%) BDD
8 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
8 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
9 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
9 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.68%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (9.68%) Financial Institution
9 3 (9.68%) MiFID
9 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
9 3 (9.68%) QA
9 3 (9.68%) Selenium
10 2 (6.45%) Credit Risk
10 2 (6.45%) TestPartner
10 2 (6.45%) Supplier Management
10 2 (6.45%) Project Management
10 2 (6.45%) Legal

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (6.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.45%) QlikView
3 1 (3.23%) Big Data
3 1 (3.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) JIRA
2 3 (9.68%) Selenium
3 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.45%) TestPartner
4 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.23%) JBehave
4 1 (3.23%) JUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Maven
4 1 (3.23%) Mockito
4 1 (3.23%) Moq
4 1 (3.23%) Robot Framework
4 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (54.84%) Banking
2 14 (45.16%) Finance
3 7 (22.58%) Investment Banking
4 4 (12.90%) Retail
5 3 (9.68%) Financial Institution
5 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
6 2 (6.45%) Advertising
6 2 (6.45%) Legal
7 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.23%) RESTful
2 1 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Test Strategy
2 12 (38.71%) Test Management
3 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.90%) BDD
5 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
5 4 (12.90%) Migration
5 4 (12.90%) TDD
5 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (6.45%) Investment Management
7 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.45%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Project Management
7 2 (6.45%) Scrum
7 2 (6.45%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C#
1 2 (6.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
1 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) MiFID
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) IFRS
2 2 (6.45%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) SAP
2 2 (6.45%) Hyperion
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Informatica
3 1 (3.23%) Workday