The median contractor rate for a Testing Project Manager was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager - Testing
UK
Rank 579 635 624
Rank change year-on-year +56 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Project Manager 4 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.009% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.010% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £530 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.70% +1.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £285 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £565 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate - £250 £400
% change year-on-year - -37.50%  
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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
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 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Testing Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Testing Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Testing Project Manager in the UK

Testing Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Testing Project Manager in the UK

Testing Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Testing Project Manager over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Testing Project Manager in the UK

Testing Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Testing Project Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Testing Project Manager in the UK

Testing Project Manager
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +48 4 £530 +24.70%
London +34 3 £530 -11.66%
Canary Wharf - 2 £530 -
Harrogate - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

Testing Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Testing Project 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 Testing Project Manager in the job title.

1 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) PMI
5 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) SAP R/3
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) ISEB
5 1 (9.09%) Retail
5 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 1 (9.09%) JIRA

Testing Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (9.09%) SAP CRM
1 1 (9.09%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (9.09%) PMI
1 1 (9.09%) SWIFT
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) hybris
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) SAP