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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 587 553 512
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -41
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 21 25 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.053% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.056% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 30
Average daily rate £440 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £350 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £500 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
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
44644 44373 42617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.55% 94.47% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29144 28029 25758
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1596 1785 1902
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 8 £464 +10.74% 4
North West - 6 - -
South East -12 3 £475 -5.00% 9
South West -4 1 - -
West Midlands -15 1 £400 -20.00% 1
North East - 1 - -
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QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 43 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (32.56%) Test Strategy
3 13 (30.23%) Test Management
3 13 (30.23%) Retail
4 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (23.26%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
7 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Java
9 6 (13.95%) SQL
9 6 (13.95%) .NET
9 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
9 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
9 6 (13.95%) SDLC
10 5 (11.63%) Defect Management
10 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
10 5 (11.63%) Functional Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
10 5 (11.63%) JIRA
10 5 (11.63%) ISEB
11 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
11 4 (9.30%) Selenium
11 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (6.98%) Black-Box Testing
12 3 (6.98%) Ruby
12 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
12 3 (6.98%) Finance
12 3 (6.98%) Legal

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) SNMP
1 1 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) JIRA
2 4 (9.30%) Selenium
2 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.33%) Geb
5 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.33%) JMeter
5 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.33%) Sahi
5 1 (2.33%) WATIR
5 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.33%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (30.23%) Retail
2 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Legal
4 2 (4.65%) Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) Web Services
2 3 (6.98%) XML
3 2 (4.65%) JSON
3 2 (4.65%) RESTful
4 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.33%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
4 1 (2.33%) SOAP
4 1 (2.33%) WSDL
4 1 (2.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
1 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) CESG
2 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) VME
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.33%) Unix
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Test Strategy
2 13 (30.23%) Test Management
3 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.26%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
6 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
7 6 (13.95%) SDLC
8 5 (11.63%) Defect Management
8 5 (11.63%) Functional Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.98%) Black-Box Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Scrum
10 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (4.65%) ITIL
10 2 (4.65%) Migration
10 2 (4.65%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) Java
2 6 (13.95%) SQL
3 3 (6.98%) Ruby
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) COBOL
4 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.33%) C
5 1 (2.33%) Groovy
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.63%) ISEB
3 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.33%) EMIR
2 1 (2.33%) GPG13
2 1 (2.33%) WAI
2 1 (2.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Micro Focus
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle
2 1 (2.33%) HP
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.33%) Yantra
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