Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Programme Manager was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 561 538
Rank change year-on-year -36 -23 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 37 46 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.080% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 42
London median daily rate £600 £650 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +18.18% -
10th Percentile £492 £500 £379
90th Percentile £760 £775 £773
England median daily rate £575 £590 £500
% change year-on-year -2.54% +18.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Test Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Test Programme Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -12 6 £563 -25.00%
South London -32 4 £650 +15.04%
East London -7 2 £675 -
Test Programme Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 20 (54.05%) Test Strategy
2 17 (45.95%) Banking
3 14 (37.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (32.43%) System Integration Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Test Management
5 10 (27.03%) Finance
6 9 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
7 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (21.62%) MiFID
8 7 (18.92%) Investment Banking
8 7 (18.92%) Migration
8 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Defect Management
9 6 (16.22%) Integration Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Retail Banking
10 5 (13.51%) JIRA
10 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
11 4 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 4 (10.81%) QA
11 4 (10.81%) Retail
11 4 (10.81%) Java
12 3 (8.11%) SQL
12 3 (8.11%) Oracle
12 3 (8.11%) ISEB
12 3 (8.11%) Legal
12 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
12 3 (8.11%) Temenos T24
12 3 (8.11%) Zephyr

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 (5.41%) Confluence
1 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
1 2 (5.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Firewall
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Big Data
2 1 (2.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) JIRA
2 3 (8.11%) Zephyr
3 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
General
1 17 (45.95%) Banking
2 10 (27.03%) Finance
3 7 (18.92%) Investment Banking
4 6 (16.22%) Retail Banking
5 4 (10.81%) Retail
6 3 (8.11%) Legal
7 1 (2.70%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.41%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.70%) Derivative
2 1 (2.70%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (2.70%) Market Risk
2 1 (2.70%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Test Strategy
2 14 (37.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (32.43%) System Integration Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Test Management
5 9 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
6 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Migration
8 6 (16.22%) Defect Management
8 6 (16.22%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
10 4 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (8.11%) Open Source
11 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
11 3 (8.11%) System Testing
12 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
12 2 (5.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Java
2 3 (8.11%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) C
4 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) ISEB
1 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) MiFID
2 4 (10.81%) QA
3 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.70%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) Citrix
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Temenos
3 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.70%) Cognos
3 1 (2.70%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow