Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Programme Test Manager was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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.

Programme Test Manager
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 823 788
Rank change year-on-year +3 -35 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Test Manager 64 76 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.072% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.076% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 51 73
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £433 £413 £392
90th Percentile £730 £775 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £488
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Programme Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Test Manager in the UK

Programme Test Manager
Top 12 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 6 months to 22 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
England +5 60 £575 -0.43% 2
London -39 36 £600 - 1
UK excluding London +28 26 £500 -4.76% 1
Midlands +24 9 - - 1
West Midlands +29 8 - - 1
South East +9 8 £525 -16.00%
North of England +75 6 £475 -15.56%
North West +14 4 - -
Scotland -9 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
East Midlands -6 1 - -
East of England -14 1 £525 -12.50%

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 35 (54.69%) Test Strategy
2 20 (31.25%) Test Automation
2 20 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (29.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (29.69%) Banking
4 18 (28.13%) Test Management
5 17 (26.56%) Finance
6 16 (25.00%) Migration
7 14 (21.88%) System Integration Testing
8 10 (15.63%) QA
9 9 (14.06%) Defect Management
10 8 (12.50%) Functional Testing
10 8 (12.50%) MiFID
10 8 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 7 (10.94%) Waterfall
11 7 (10.94%) JIRA
11 7 (10.94%) Retail Banking
11 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
12 6 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (9.38%) Investment Banking
12 6 (9.38%) Retail
12 6 (9.38%) Windows
13 5 (7.81%) ISEB
13 5 (7.81%) System Testing
13 5 (7.81%) Test Scripting
13 5 (7.81%) Collaborative Working
14 4 (6.25%) Windows 10
14 4 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared

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 2 (3.13%) Confluence
1 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) SaaS
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.13%) Office 365
2 2 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Firewall
1 2 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) Big Data
1 2 (3.13%) IDOL
2 1 (1.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) JIRA
2 3 (4.69%) Zephyr
3 2 (3.13%) TestDirector
General
1 19 (29.69%) Banking
2 17 (26.56%) Finance
3 7 (10.94%) Retail Banking
4 6 (9.38%) Investment Banking
4 6 (9.38%) Retail
5 3 (4.69%) Legal
6 2 (3.13%) Automotive
6 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.56%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.56%) Electronics
7 1 (1.56%) Marketing
7 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.13%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.56%) Derivative
3 1 (1.56%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (1.56%) FMCG
3 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.56%) IVR
3 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.56%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.56%) NHS
3 1 (1.56%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Windows
2 4 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (54.69%) Test Strategy
2 20 (31.25%) Test Automation
2 20 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (29.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (28.13%) Test Management
5 16 (25.00%) Migration
6 14 (21.88%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (14.06%) Defect Management
8 8 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 8 (12.50%) Integration Testing
9 7 (10.94%) Waterfall
10 6 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (7.81%) Collaborative Working
11 5 (7.81%) System Testing
11 5 (7.81%) Test Scripting
12 4 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 4 (6.25%) Performance Testing
12 4 (6.25%) Software Testing
12 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) Java
2 3 (4.69%) SQL
3 2 (3.13%) C
4 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) ISEB
2 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) QA
2 8 (12.50%) MiFID
3 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.56%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (6.25%) Oracle
2 3 (4.69%) HP
2 3 (4.69%) SAP
3 2 (3.13%) Citrix
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.13%) MuleSoft
3 2 (3.13%) Temenos
3 2 (3.13%) Trillium
4 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.56%) Cognos
4 1 (1.56%) IBM
4 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.56%) Thunderhead