The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 197 220 220
Rank change year-on-year
+23 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.027% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.029% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£395 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5354 6825 7332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.14% 92.66% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3871 4983 5319
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 150 174
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Manager across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

QA Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 9 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
4 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (11.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (11.11%) SAS
5 1 (11.11%) ISO 9000
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (11.11%) Process Management
5 1 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) Statistics
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle FAH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Economics
1 1 (11.11%) Statistics
1 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
1 1 (11.11%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
3 1 (11.11%) Process Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (11.11%) Quantitative Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Palantir
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) PeopleSoft