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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 537 518 554
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +36
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 29 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.045% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.049% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 7
Average daily rate
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£340 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £385 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-30.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45701 43157 49006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28204 25919 28009
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1841 1967 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 31 July 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 July 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 +22 14 £400 -20.98% 7
South East -2 8 £325 -27.77% 2
East of England -18 4 £255 -32.00% 4
Yorkshire +3 1 £275 -31.25%
East Midlands 0 1 - - 2
South West -25 1 £275 - 4
West Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -
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QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 64 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (31.25%) Finance
3 18 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (21.88%) Test Strategy
4 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (18.75%) Project Management
6 10 (15.63%) Banking
6 10 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (12.50%) Test Management
7 8 (12.50%) Scrum
7 8 (12.50%) Quality Management
7 8 (12.50%) Oracle
8 6 (9.38%) Validation
8 6 (9.38%) TDD
8 6 (9.38%) Test Scripting
8 6 (9.38%) Automation Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.81%) Programme Management
9 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.81%) Selenium
9 5 (7.81%) SQL
9 5 (7.81%) Java
9 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (7.81%) ETL
9 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
10 4 (6.25%) GxP
10 4 (6.25%) Cognos
10 4 (6.25%) Web Services
10 4 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) SAS
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) 3G
1 3 (4.69%) Wireless
1 3 (4.69%) 2G
1 3 (4.69%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.69%) DataStage
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Selenium
2 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.69%) WebDriver
3 3 (4.69%) JUnit
3 3 (4.69%) Maven
4 2 (3.13%) JIRA
4 2 (3.13%) WATIR
4 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.13%) MSTest
4 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.56%) Subversion
5 1 (1.56%) Ant
5 1 (1.56%) QADirector
General
1 20 (31.25%) Finance
2 10 (15.63%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (6.25%) Legal
4 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.13%) Automotive
5 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.56%) Advertising
6 1 (1.56%) Publishing
6 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.56%) Front Office
6 1 (1.56%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) Web Services
2 2 (3.13%) Java EE
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (1.56%) J2EE
3 1 (1.56%) CSS
3 1 (1.56%) HTML
3 1 (1.56%) jQuery
3 1 (1.56%) HTML5
3 1 (1.56%) REST
3 1 (1.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.13%) Open Source
2 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.56%) DTV
2 1 (1.56%) Equities
2 1 (1.56%) Cryptography
2 1 (1.56%) Economics
2 1 (1.56%) Statistics
2 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.56%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Linux
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (21.88%) Test Strategy
2 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (18.75%) Project Management
4 10 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (12.50%) Test Management
5 8 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 8 (12.50%) Scrum
6 6 (9.38%) TDD
6 6 (9.38%) Validation
6 6 (9.38%) Test Scripting
6 6 (9.38%) Automation Testing
7 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.81%) ETL
7 5 (7.81%) Programme Management
8 4 (6.25%) Software Testing
8 4 (6.25%) Integration Testing
8 4 (6.25%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.69%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.81%) Java
1 5 (7.81%) SQL
2 2 (3.13%) Ruby
3 1 (1.56%) C#
3 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) ISTQB
1 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (1.56%) CISSP
3 1 (1.56%) CISM
3 1 (1.56%) CEH
3 1 (1.56%) Degree
3 1 (1.56%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (6.25%) GxP
2 4 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (4.69%) ISO 9001
4 2 (3.13%) ISO 9000
4 2 (3.13%) EMIR
4 2 (3.13%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (1.56%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Oracle
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) Cognos
4 3 (4.69%) Siebel
4 3 (4.69%) IBM
5 2 (3.13%) Remedy
5 2 (3.13%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.56%) SAP
6 1 (1.56%) Progress
6 1 (1.56%) HP
6 1 (1.56%) Dell
6 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.56%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.56%) Palantir
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