The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 561 519 531
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +12
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 27 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.071% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.077% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £245 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £485 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £420
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.71%
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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47993 44437 46047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.63% 92.80% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30660 27466 26538
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 1962 2297
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

QA Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

QA Manager Jobs Demand Trend in England

QA Manager
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

QA Manager Daily Rate Trend in England

QA Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Manager across the England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

QA Manager Daily Rate Histogram in England

QA Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Manager across the England region.

QA Manager Hourly Rate Trend in England

QA Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 21 £439 +9.62% 5
West Midlands -7 2 £413 -2.94% 1
Yorkshire -4 1 - - 1
South East -25 1 £310 -14.48% 1
South West -27 1 £375 -6.25% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 1
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QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 56 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (28.57%) Project Management
4 11 (19.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (19.64%) Finance
5 10 (17.86%) Quality Management
5 10 (17.86%) Test Strategy
6 9 (16.07%) SQL
7 8 (14.29%) Java
7 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 8 (14.29%) TDD
7 8 (14.29%) BDD
8 7 (12.50%) Scrum
8 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (12.50%) Selenium
8 7 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Web Services
9 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
9 6 (10.71%) Test Management
9 6 (10.71%) Manual Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Degree
9 6 (10.71%) Banking
9 6 (10.71%) Programme Management
10 5 (8.93%) Automated Testing
10 5 (8.93%) NHS
10 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (8.93%) Automation Testing
10 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (7.14%) Coaching
11 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.79%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) 3G
1 3 (5.36%) Wireless
1 3 (5.36%) 2G
1 3 (5.36%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) DB2
2 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Selenium
2 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 3 (5.36%) MSTest
3 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.36%) WATIR
3 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.36%) JIRA
4 2 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.79%) QADirector
5 1 (1.79%) JUnit
5 1 (1.79%) Sahi
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.57%) Automotive
5 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Marketing
6 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.79%) Electronics
6 1 (1.79%) Advertising
6 1 (1.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (5.36%) .NET
2 3 (5.36%) SOAP
3 2 (3.57%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.57%) Java EE
4 1 (1.79%) REST
4 1 (1.79%) J2EE
4 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) NHS
1 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.79%) DTV
3 1 (1.79%) Equities
3 1 (1.79%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.79%) Human Factors
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) UNIX
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) Project Management
3 11 (19.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (17.86%) Quality Management
4 10 (17.86%) Test Strategy
5 8 (14.29%) BDD
5 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 8 (14.29%) TDD
6 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (12.50%) Scrum
6 7 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 6 (10.71%) Test Management
7 6 (10.71%) Programme Management
7 6 (10.71%) Manual Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.93%) Automation Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Automated Testing
9 4 (7.14%) ETL
9 4 (7.14%) Coaching
9 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (5.36%) Ruby
4 1 (1.79%) Scala
4 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.79%) Perl
4 1 (1.79%) PHP
4 1 (1.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) CSSLP
2 1 (1.79%) ISEB
2 1 (1.79%) CISSP
2 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.79%) CISM
2 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (1.79%) CEH
2 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.57%) EMIR
3 2 (3.57%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.79%) SLA
4 1 (1.79%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.79%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) SAP
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (1.79%) Dell
4 1 (1.79%) ATG
4 1 (1.79%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.79%) hybris
4 1 (1.79%) Demandware
4 1 (1.79%) Sybase
4 1 (1.79%) Progress
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