The median contractor rate for a Programme Test Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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.

Programme Test Manager
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 584 587
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Test Manager 27 59 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.11% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.12% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 41 30
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £375 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £505 £533
% change year-on-year -1.98% -5.16%  
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 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programme Test Manager in the UK

Programme Test Manager
Top 17 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 23 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
England +1 23 £500 - 1
London -17 13 £525 +5.00%
Yorkshire - 5 £475 -
South East +8 3 £513 +30.15%
Leeds - 3 £495 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £495 -
Scotland +37 2 £403 -25.11%
Edinburgh +15 2 £403 -25.11%
South West +5 2 £525 -15.15% 1
City of London -6 2 £500 -
Docklands, London -1 1 £750 +11.11%
Bristol -4 1 £425 -31.31%
Bradford - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £625 -
Oxford - 1 £525 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £625 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £525 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 39 (62.90%) Test Strategy
2 25 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (38.71%) Finance
4 23 (37.10%) Banking
5 20 (32.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (32.26%) Test Management
6 16 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (22.58%) Retail
8 8 (12.90%) JIRA
8 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
9 7 (11.29%) Waterfall
9 7 (11.29%) Retail Banking
9 7 (11.29%) Test Scripting
9 7 (11.29%) Migration
9 7 (11.29%) SAP
9 7 (11.29%) ISEB
10 6 (9.68%) Project Management
10 6 (9.68%) Investment Banking
10 6 (9.68%) QA
11 5 (8.06%) Confluence
11 5 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (8.06%) Supplier Management
11 5 (8.06%) Defect Management
11 5 (8.06%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Re-Platforming
11 5 (8.06%) Scenario Testing
12 4 (6.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 4 (6.45%) DevOps
12 4 (6.45%) TDD
12 4 (6.45%) Financial Institution

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 (8.06%) Confluence
2 2 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.61%) SAS
3 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.61%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.61%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
1 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (4.84%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.23%) QlikView
3 1 (1.61%) Big Data
3 1 (1.61%) Power BI
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) JIRA
2 3 (4.84%) Selenium
3 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.23%) TestPartner
4 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.61%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.61%) JBehave
4 1 (1.61%) JUnit
4 1 (1.61%) Maven
4 1 (1.61%) Mockito
4 1 (1.61%) Moq
4 1 (1.61%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (38.71%) Finance
2 23 (37.10%) Banking
3 14 (22.58%) Retail
4 7 (11.29%) Retail Banking
5 6 (9.68%) Investment Banking
6 4 (6.45%) Financial Institution
7 2 (3.23%) Advertising
7 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.61%) Automotive
8 1 (1.61%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.61%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) .NET
1 2 (3.23%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.61%) RESTful
2 1 (1.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.23%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.61%) FMCG
3 1 (1.61%) NHS
3 1 (1.61%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) Android
2 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
2 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (62.90%) Test Strategy
2 25 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (32.26%) Test Management
4 16 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
6 7 (11.29%) Migration
6 7 (11.29%) Test Scripting
6 7 (11.29%) Waterfall
7 6 (9.68%) Project Management
8 5 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.06%) Defect Management
8 5 (8.06%) Re-Platforming
8 5 (8.06%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (8.06%) Supplier Management
8 5 (8.06%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (6.45%) BDD
9 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.45%) DevOps
9 4 (6.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) C#
2 2 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) ISEB
2 4 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) IFRS
2 2 (3.23%) IFRS 9
2 2 (3.23%) MiFID
2 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) SAP
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle
3 2 (3.23%) Guidewire
3 2 (3.23%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.61%) HP
4 1 (1.61%) Informatica
4 1 (1.61%) Workday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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