The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 England 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 554 463 555
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +92
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 36 40 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.093% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.10% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 12
Average daily rate £475 £500 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £75.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £75.00 - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -22 21 £485 -7.61% 6
Yorkshire -19 4 £375 +41.50% 1
East of England -29 4 £525 -12.50% 3
South East -14 2 - - 7
East Midlands -14 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £450 -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
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QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 86 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (30.23%) Test Strategy
3 24 (27.91%) Test Management
3 24 (27.91%) Finance
4 21 (24.42%) Banking
5 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (17.44%) TDD
6 15 (17.44%) Software Testing
7 14 (16.28%) Scrum
7 14 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (15.12%) Quality Management
8 13 (15.12%) Microsoft
9 12 (13.95%) Waterfall
10 11 (12.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (12.79%) Automation Testing
10 11 (12.79%) ISO 9000
11 10 (11.63%) Project Management
11 10 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (10.47%) Test Scripting
12 9 (10.47%) ISEB
12 9 (10.47%) Process Management
12 9 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (9.30%) Incident Management
13 8 (9.30%) PRINCE2
14 7 (8.14%) Oracle
14 7 (8.14%) QuickTest Pro
14 7 (8.14%) Release Management
15 6 (6.98%) Performance Testing
15 6 (6.98%) JIRA
15 6 (6.98%) Selenium

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (5.81%) CMS
2 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) SAS
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS Project
2 2 (2.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle FAH
1 2 (2.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) SaaS
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) CHAP
2 1 (1.16%) 2G
2 1 (1.16%) Wireless
2 1 (1.16%) HTTP
2 1 (1.16%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.49%) DataStage
2 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (6.98%) JIRA
2 6 (6.98%) Selenium
3 5 (5.81%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.65%) Maven
5 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.33%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.33%) JUnit
7 1 (1.16%) Subversion
7 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.16%) Ant
7 1 (1.16%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.16%) MSTest
7 1 (1.16%) Ranorex
General
1 24 (27.91%) Finance
2 21 (24.42%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.81%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.65%) Retail
6 3 (3.49%) Retail Banking
6 3 (3.49%) Legal
6 3 (3.49%) Back Office
7 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.16%) Advertising
7 1 (1.16%) Publishing
7 1 (1.16%) Automotive
7 1 (1.16%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) HTML
1 4 (4.65%) .NET
2 3 (3.49%) XML
2 3 (3.49%) HTML5
3 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.16%) CSS
3 1 (1.16%) jQuery
3 1 (1.16%) REST
3 1 (1.16%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.65%) Credit Risk
2 3 (3.49%) Market Risk
2 3 (3.49%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.33%) iPad
3 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.33%) Reference Data
3 2 (2.33%) NHS
3 2 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.33%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.33%) Equities
3 2 (2.33%) Derivative
4 1 (1.16%) Economics
4 1 (1.16%) Statistics
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) PMI
4 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.23%) Test Strategy
2 24 (27.91%) Test Management
3 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (17.44%) TDD
4 15 (17.44%) Software Testing
5 14 (16.28%) Scrum
5 14 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (15.12%) Quality Management
7 12 (13.95%) Waterfall
8 11 (12.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (12.79%) Automation Testing
9 10 (11.63%) Project Management
10 9 (10.47%) Test Scripting
10 9 (10.47%) Process Management
10 9 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (9.30%) Incident Management
11 8 (9.30%) PRINCE2
12 7 (8.14%) Release Management
13 6 (6.98%) Performance Testing
13 6 (6.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.81%) Java
2 2 (2.33%) C#
2 2 (2.33%) C++
2 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.33%) Perl
2 2 (2.33%) SQL
3 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) ISEB
2 4 (4.65%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.49%) PMP
3 3 (3.49%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.33%) Degree
5 1 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.16%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (12.79%) ISO 9000
3 5 (5.81%) GxP
3 5 (5.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.16%) Basel III
4 1 (1.16%) EMIR
4 1 (1.16%) CRD IV
4 1 (1.16%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.14%) Oracle
3 6 (6.98%) HP
4 4 (4.65%) Cognos
5 3 (3.49%) Siebel
5 3 (3.49%) IBM
6 2 (2.33%) Remedy
6 2 (2.33%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.16%) Canoo
7 1 (1.16%) Palantir
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