The median contractor rate for a Programme Test Manager was £544 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

Programme Test Manager
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 575 581
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Test Manager 39 73 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.14% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.14% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 50 28
Median daily rate £544 £500 £583
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -14.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £398 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Programme Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Programme Test Manager in the UK

Programme Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programme Test Manager in the UK

Programme Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Test Manager over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Test Manager in the UK

Programme Test Manager
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programme Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +30 39 £544 +20.83% 4
London +15 21 £650 +44.44% 1
South West -2 7 £519 +16.24%
Bromley - 5 £650 -
South East +16 4 £650 +51.60% 2
West Midlands +13 4 £575 +48.38%
City of London -3 4 £675 +28.57% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £525 -
Gloucester - 3 £525 -
Birmingham +1 2 £500 +11.11%
Warwickshire - 2 £650 -
Bristol - 2 £506 -
Berkshire - 2 - - 2
Kent - 2 £650 -
East of England - 2 £506 -
Yorkshire +18 1 £508 - 1
West Yorkshire +17 1 £508 - 1
Wiltshire +4 1 £325 -22.15%
Ipswich - 1 £538 -
Halifax - 1 £508 -
Corsham - 1 £325 -
Reading - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £475 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £475 -
Suffolk - 1 £538 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Programme Test 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 featuring Programme Test Manager in the job title.

1 43 (63.24%) Test Strategy
2 30 (44.12%) Finance
3 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (41.18%) Banking
4 20 (29.41%) Test Management
5 18 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (17.65%) Retail
8 10 (14.71%) Migration
8 10 (14.71%) Retail Banking
9 8 (11.76%) Selenium
9 8 (11.76%) Waterfall
10 7 (10.29%) Test Scripting
10 7 (10.29%) Project Management
10 7 (10.29%) Functional Testing
10 7 (10.29%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (10.29%) Defect Management
11 6 (8.82%) ISEB
11 6 (8.82%) HP UFT
11 6 (8.82%) JUnit
11 6 (8.82%) QA
11 6 (8.82%) JIRA
12 5 (7.35%) Performance Testing
12 5 (7.35%) Confluence
12 5 (7.35%) SQL
12 5 (7.35%) PRINCE2
13 4 (5.88%) Test Planning
13 4 (5.88%) Mentoring
13 4 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
13 4 (5.88%) Windows

Programme Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (7.35%) Confluence
2 2 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.47%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.47%) SAS
3 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) ATM
1 1 (1.47%) Internet
1 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) Big Data
1 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.47%) Power BI
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Selenium
2 6 (8.82%) HP UFT
2 6 (8.82%) JIRA
2 6 (8.82%) JUnit
3 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.94%) TestPartner
4 1 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.47%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.47%) JBehave
4 1 (1.47%) Maven
4 1 (1.47%) Mockito
4 1 (1.47%) Moq
4 1 (1.47%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (44.12%) Finance
2 28 (41.18%) Banking
3 12 (17.65%) Retail
4 10 (14.71%) Retail Banking
5 4 (5.88%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.94%) Advertising
6 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.47%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.47%) Legal
7 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.47%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.47%) RESTful
2 1 (1.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.94%) Derivative
2 2 (2.94%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.47%) NHS
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) Android
2 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
2 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (63.24%) Test Strategy
2 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (29.41%) Test Management
4 18 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (14.71%) Migration
7 8 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 7 (10.29%) Defect Management
8 7 (10.29%) Functional Testing
8 7 (10.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (10.29%) Project Management
8 7 (10.29%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.35%) Performance Testing
9 5 (7.35%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.88%) Automated Testing
10 4 (5.88%) Integration Testing
10 4 (5.88%) Regression Testing
10 4 (5.88%) Scrum
10 4 (5.88%) Supplier Management
10 4 (5.88%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.35%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) ISEB
2 4 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) Degree
3 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.47%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.47%) IFRS
3 1 (1.47%) IFRS 9
3 1 (1.47%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.41%) Guidewire
1 3 (4.41%) SAP
2 2 (2.94%) HP
3 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.47%) Capita
3 1 (1.47%) Informatica
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) Workday
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