The median contractor rate for a Test Programme Manager was £519 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West 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
England / South West
Rank 133 135 141
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.27% 0.10% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Median daily rate £519 £446 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.24% -10.75%  
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 South West. 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2477 2795 2993
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.34% 96.61% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1576 1808 1877
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 183 144
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £44.50
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 the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Programme Manager in the South West

Test Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Programme Manager in the South West

Test Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Programme Manager in the South West

Test Programme Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West 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
Gloucestershire - 4 £525 -
Bristol - 2 £506 -
Wiltshire +1 1 £325 -22.15%
Test Programme Manager
England

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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 South West region featuring Test Programme Manager in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Banking
3 4 (44.44%) Retail
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 4 (44.44%) Retail Banking
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Android
4 2 (22.22%) Confluence
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (11.11%) KYC
5 1 (11.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Project Management

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (22.22%) Confluence
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Banking
3 4 (44.44%) Retail
3 4 (44.44%) Retail Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
4 1 (11.11%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Test Management
2 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
3 1 (11.11%) KYC
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) User Stories
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS