The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 London 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 391 369 409
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +40
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 21 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.087% 0.093% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.100% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 9
Average daily rate £485 £525 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.61% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £383 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £75.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £75.00 - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £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 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 18 April 2014.

QA Manager Daily Rate Histogram in London

QA Manager
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 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
City of London -9 7 £525 +35.48%
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
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QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 44 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (43.18%) Banking
3 17 (38.64%) Finance
4 12 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 10 (22.73%) Test Management
6 9 (20.45%) Scrum
7 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (15.91%) TDD
8 7 (15.91%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (13.64%) Quality Management
9 6 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (13.64%) JIRA
10 5 (11.36%) Selenium
10 5 (11.36%) CMS
10 5 (11.36%) Investment Banking
10 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
10 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
10 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
10 5 (11.36%) HP
10 5 (11.36%) ISEB
10 5 (11.36%) Java
10 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
10 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
10 5 (11.36%) Workflow
10 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
11 4 (9.09%) Project Management

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (11.36%) CMS
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.55%) MS Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.27%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) CHAP
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.82%) DataStage
3 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (13.64%) JIRA
3 5 (11.36%) Selenium
3 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.55%) JUnit
4 2 (4.55%) Maven
5 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.27%) MSTest
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (43.18%) Banking
2 17 (38.64%) Finance
3 5 (11.36%) Investment Banking
4 4 (9.09%) Retail
5 3 (6.82%) Retail Banking
5 3 (6.82%) Back Office
6 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (2.27%) Front Office
7 1 (2.27%) Legal
7 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.27%) Advertising
7 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) XML
3 2 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (2.27%) HTML5
4 1 (2.27%) jQuery
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.27%) CSS
4 1 (2.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Credit Risk
2 3 (6.82%) Market Risk
2 3 (6.82%) SWIFT
3 2 (4.55%) Equities
3 2 (4.55%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.55%) Reference Data
3 2 (4.55%) Derivative
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.27%) Statistics
4 1 (2.27%) Economics
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Test Strategy
2 10 (22.73%) Test Management
3 9 (20.45%) Scrum
4 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (15.91%) TDD
6 6 (13.64%) Quality Management
7 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
7 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
7 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
7 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
7 5 (11.36%) Workflow
7 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.09%) Project Management
8 4 (9.09%) Process Management
8 4 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (6.82%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) Java
2 2 (4.55%) Perl
2 2 (4.55%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) C#
2 2 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) ISEB
2 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.27%) APMP
3 1 (2.27%) PMP
3 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) ISO 9000
3 2 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (4.55%) GxP
4 1 (2.27%) Basel III
4 1 (2.27%) EMIR
4 1 (2.27%) CRD IV
4 1 (2.27%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) HP
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) IBM
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.82%) Cognos
3 3 (6.82%) Siebel
4 1 (2.27%) Canoo
4 1 (2.27%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.27%) Remedy
4 1 (2.27%) Palantir