The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had QA Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 593 573 557
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -16
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 36 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.072% 0.067% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.071% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 17
Median daily rate £456 £390 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.98% -22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £495 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.98% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £75.00
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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
47514 46808 45430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.72% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 31391 29406 28519
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1352 1865 1936
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

QA Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured QA Manager in the job title.

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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -4 20 £463 -2.63% 10
East of England +13 7 £456 +14.06%
South East -15 4 £700 +77.21% 3
East Midlands +11 2 £413 +5.76%
North West -11 2 - -
South West - 1 £400 -
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QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, QA 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 England region featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 61 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (26.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (24.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (22.95%) Integration Testing
6 12 (19.67%) Test Management
6 12 (19.67%) Test Strategy
6 12 (19.67%) Functional Testing
7 10 (16.39%) DevOps
8 9 (14.75%) SDLC
8 9 (14.75%) Finance
9 8 (13.11%) Banking
9 8 (13.11%) Retail
9 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
10 7 (11.48%) Open Source
10 7 (11.48%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (11.48%) Puppet
10 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (11.48%) Atlassian
10 7 (11.48%) JIRA
10 7 (11.48%) Regression Testing
11 6 (9.84%) Service Delivery
11 6 (9.84%) Selenium
11 6 (9.84%) Manual Testing
11 6 (9.84%) Biometrics
11 6 (9.84%) Project Management
11 6 (9.84%) Java
11 6 (9.84%) Big Data
11 6 (9.84%) Jenkins

QA Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 3 (4.92%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.28%) CMS
3 1 (1.64%) Drupal
3 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
2 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.28%) MS Project
2 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Big Data
1 6 (9.84%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.64%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) JIRA
2 6 (9.84%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.84%) Selenium
3 5 (8.20%) Cucumber
3 5 (8.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.92%) TeamCity
5 3 (4.92%) Zephyr
6 2 (3.28%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.28%) JUnit
6 2 (3.28%) Sahi
6 2 (3.28%) WATIR
6 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.64%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.64%) JMeter
7 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.64%) NUnit
7 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Banking
2 8 (13.11%) Retail
3 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.28%) Front Office
6 1 (1.64%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
2 3 (4.92%) HTML
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (3.28%) XML
4 1 (1.64%) AppFabric
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.64%) CSS
4 1 (1.64%) CSS3
4 1 (1.64%) HTML5
4 1 (1.64%) Murex MxML
4 1 (1.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Biometrics
3 5 (8.20%) User Experience
4 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.28%) Derivative
4 2 (3.28%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (26.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (24.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (22.95%) Integration Testing
5 12 (19.67%) Functional Testing
5 12 (19.67%) Test Management
5 12 (19.67%) Test Strategy
6 10 (16.39%) DevOps
7 9 (14.75%) SDLC
8 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
9 7 (11.48%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Open Source
9 7 (11.48%) Regression Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Automation Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Manual Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Project Management
10 6 (9.84%) Service Delivery
11 5 (8.20%) Performance Testing
12 4 (6.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) Java
2 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.28%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.64%) EMIR
2 1 (1.64%) GAMP
2 1 (1.64%) GxP
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Puppet
2 6 (9.84%) Ansible
3 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) Atlassian
2 5 (8.20%) Hortonworks
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.28%) Calypso
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix
5 1 (1.64%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.64%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) Murex
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