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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 391 369 346
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -23
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 7 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.11% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.12% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 15
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£431 £488 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
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 30 January 2015. 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 +5 2 £413 -25.00% 3
Wimbledon - - - -
QA Manager
England

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (32.14%) Project Management
3 8 (28.57%) Selenium
3 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (28.57%) TDD
3 8 (28.57%) BDD
4 7 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 7 (25.00%) SQL
4 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (21.43%) Web Services
5 6 (21.43%) Java
6 5 (17.86%) NHS
6 5 (17.86%) Degree
6 5 (17.86%) Ruby
6 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
6 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
7 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 4 (14.29%) Sahi
7 4 (14.29%) Open Source
7 4 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (14.29%) Scrum
7 4 (14.29%) .NET
7 4 (14.29%) XML
8 3 (10.71%) Finance
8 3 (10.71%) Banking
8 3 (10.71%) Migration

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Selenium
2 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
3 4 (14.29%) Sahi
3 4 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (10.71%) JIRA
4 3 (10.71%) WATIR
5 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.14%) MSTest
5 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
5 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
1 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Web Services
2 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 2 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) NHS
2 4 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.57%) Human Factors
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Project Management
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) TDD
2 8 (28.57%) BDD
3 7 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
5 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 4 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 3 (10.71%) Test Management
6 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
7 2 (7.14%) QMS
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (21.43%) Java
3 5 (17.86%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Sybase
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco
2 1 (3.57%) ATG
2 1 (3.57%) Demandware
2 1 (3.57%) hybris