The median contractor rate for a Test Programme Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 April 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
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 558 575 596
Rank change year-on-year +17 +21  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 38 74 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.13% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.14% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 53 28
Median daily rate £525 £475 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £518
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £538 £550
% change year-on-year -5.11% -2.27%  
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 44572 53135 52859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.10% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28959 34612 32049
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1459 1536 2107
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Test Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Programme Manager in the UK

Test Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Programme Manager in the UK

Test Programme Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Programme Manager in the UK

Test Programme 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 Test Programme Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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 +17 38 £525 +16.66% 3
London +10 19 £650 +44.44% 2
South West +8 7 £519 +1.96%
Bromley +16 5 £650 +18.18%
West Midlands +24 4 £575 +76.92%
South East +13 4 £575 +46.03%
Gloucestershire - 4 £525 -
West Yorkshire +27 3 £508 -
Yorkshire +27 3 £508 -
Gloucester - 3 £525 -
Leeds +18 2 - -
Birmingham +9 2 £500 +11.11%
Bristol +7 2 £506 -15.62%
City of London -11 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 £650 -
Warwickshire - 2 £650 -
Wiltshire -3 1 £325 -22.15%
East of England -7 1 £475 -29.62% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £475 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £475 -
Corsham - 1 £325 -
Bradford - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 £508 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 featuring Test Programme Manager in the job title.

1 35 (59.32%) Test Strategy
2 26 (44.07%) Finance
3 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (38.98%) Banking
5 19 (32.20%) Test Management
6 17 (28.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (23.73%) Retail
8 13 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (15.25%) Project Management
9 9 (15.25%) Retail Banking
9 9 (15.25%) Waterfall
10 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
10 7 (11.86%) JIRA
10 7 (11.86%) ISEB
10 7 (11.86%) Migration
10 7 (11.86%) Defect Management
11 5 (8.47%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (8.47%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (8.47%) SQL
11 5 (8.47%) Supplier Management
11 5 (8.47%) QA
11 5 (8.47%) Confluence
12 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
12 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
12 4 (6.78%) Selenium
12 4 (6.78%) ISTQB
12 4 (6.78%) Integration Testing
12 4 (6.78%) Automated Testing
12 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
12 4 (6.78%) Windows

Test Programme 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 (8.47%) Confluence
2 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.69%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.69%) SAS
3 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) ATM
1 1 (1.69%) Internet
1 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Big Data
1 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.69%) Power BI
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) JIRA
2 4 (6.78%) Selenium
3 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.39%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.39%) JUnit
3 2 (3.39%) TestPartner
4 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.69%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) JBehave
4 1 (1.69%) Maven
4 1 (1.69%) Mockito
4 1 (1.69%) Moq
4 1 (1.69%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (44.07%) Finance
2 23 (38.98%) Banking
3 14 (23.73%) Retail
4 9 (15.25%) Retail Banking
5 4 (6.78%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.39%) Advertising
6 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.69%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.69%) .NET
2 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.69%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.69%) RESTful
2 1 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Derivative
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) NHS
4 1 (1.69%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Android
2 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
2 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (59.32%) Test Strategy
2 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (32.20%) Test Management
4 17 (28.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (15.25%) Project Management
6 9 (15.25%) Waterfall
7 7 (11.86%) Defect Management
7 7 (11.86%) Migration
7 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
8 5 (8.47%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (8.47%) Supplier Management
8 5 (8.47%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (6.78%) Automated Testing
9 4 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (6.78%) Integration Testing
9 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
9 4 (6.78%) Programme Management
9 4 (6.78%) Regression Testing
9 4 (6.78%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) ISEB
2 4 (6.78%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.69%) MBA
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.69%) IFRS
3 1 (1.69%) IFRS 9
3 1 (1.69%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) Guidewire
1 3 (5.08%) SAP
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle
3 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.69%) HP
3 1 (1.69%) Informatica
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) Workday
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