The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 203 194 221
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.048% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.052% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate £525 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £75.00 - -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5961 5787 7412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.36% 92.86% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 4275 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 120 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
QA Manager
London

QA Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Manager in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

QA Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Manager across the City of London region.

QA Manager Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Manager in their job title.

1 16 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (68.75%) Finance
3 10 (62.50%) Banking
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (18.75%) SWIFT
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) XML
5 3 (18.75%) CHAP
5 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (18.75%) Process Management
5 3 (18.75%) Back Office
5 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
5 3 (18.75%) CMS
5 3 (18.75%) Credit Risk
6 2 (12.50%) Market Risk
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (12.50%) JIRA
6 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (12.50%) Test Management
6 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.25%) Basel III
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle FAH
1 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) CHAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 10 (62.50%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Back Office
3 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Front Office
4 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) SWIFT
1 3 (18.75%) Credit Risk
2 2 (12.50%) Market Risk
3 1 (6.25%) Reference Data
3 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Derivative
3 1 (6.25%) Statistics
3 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
3 1 (6.25%) Equities
3 1 (6.25%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
1 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
1 3 (18.75%) Process Management
2 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Test Management
2 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Basel III
2 1 (6.25%) EMIR
2 1 (6.25%) CRD IV
2 1 (6.25%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Palantir
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft