Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Programme Manager was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 197 182
Rank change year-on-year +24 -15 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Programme Manager 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.018% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.019% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
West Midlands median daily rate - £465 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.27% +13.89%
England median daily rate £575 £600 £506
% change year-on-year -4.17% +18.52% -7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,392 5,135 4,689
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.58% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,749 3,074 2,631
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £219 £220
90th Percentile £538 £545 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 226 230
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.92 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.92% -6.35% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.46 £10.60 £10.33
90th Percentile £47.75 £38.63 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% - +12.12%

Test Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Programme Manager in the West Midlands

Test Programme 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 Test Programme Manager in the West Midlands.

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

Test Programme Manager
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Birmingham - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Test Programme Manager
England

Test Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Test Programme Manager in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) SaaS
5 1 (12.50%) Confluence
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) Automotive
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing

Test Programme 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 (12.50%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
1 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle