The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 400 415 409
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 11 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.046% 0.040% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.043% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 9
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £585
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £390 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £528 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +9.37%
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 London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22045 23287 24756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.54% 92.78% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14996 15957 16253
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 446 630
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

QA Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

QA Manager Jobs Demand Trend in London

QA Manager
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

QA Manager Daily Rate Trend in London

QA Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Manager across the London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

QA Manager Daily Rate Histogram in London

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Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

QA Manager Hourly Rate Trend in London

QA Manager
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
City of London +31 1 £340 -32.00%
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Wembley - - - -
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QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 31 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (35.48%) Finance
3 9 (29.03%) Banking
4 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
5 6 (19.35%) TDD
6 5 (16.13%) Quality Management
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.13%) Scrum
6 5 (16.13%) Test Management
7 4 (12.90%) Selenium
7 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
7 4 (12.90%) BDD
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.90%) Project Management
8 3 (9.68%) CMMI
8 3 (9.68%) SQL
8 3 (9.68%) ITIL
8 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
8 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Open Source
8 3 (9.68%) WATIR
8 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
9 2 (6.45%) Release Management
9 2 (6.45%) Matrix Management

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle FAH
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Selenium
1 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.68%) WATIR
2 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.45%) MSTest
3 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.45%) JUnit
3 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.45%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.23%) Maven
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) Sahi
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Front Office
4 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) CSS
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) HTML5
1 1 (3.23%) CSS3
1 1 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.23%) Equities
2 1 (3.23%) Economics
2 1 (3.23%) Statistics
2 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.23%) Market Risk
2 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
3 6 (19.35%) TDD
4 5 (16.13%) Quality Management
4 5 (16.13%) Scrum
4 5 (16.13%) Test Management
5 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
5 4 (12.90%) BDD
5 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) CMMI
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL
6 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
7 2 (6.45%) Release Management
7 2 (6.45%) Matrix Management
7 2 (6.45%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) Ruby
3 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) EMIR
2 2 (6.45%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (6.45%) ISO 9000
2 2 (6.45%) GxP
3 1 (3.23%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Remedy
3 1 (3.23%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.23%) Ab Initio
3 1 (3.23%) Palantir