The median contractor rate for a Programme Test Manager was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 26 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 135 120
Contract jobs requiring a Programme Test Manager 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.17% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.18% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £473 £533
% change year-on-year +4.76% -11.26%  
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 advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1933 2827 2253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.57% 94.68% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 1682 1364
Median daily rate £388 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +13.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 91 140
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -0.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £29.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Programme Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Programme Test Manager in the West Midlands

Programme Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programme Test Manager in the West Midlands

Programme Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Programme Test Manager in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Guidewire
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) X-Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis

Programme Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Guidewire