The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had QA Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 101 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £390 £368
% change year-on-year
+16.98% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £75.00
QA Manager
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1719 1608 1298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.66% 95.20% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 844 674
Median daily rate £390 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 61 64
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.45 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

QA Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured QA Manager in the job title.

QA Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

QA Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

QA Manager Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, QA Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (80.00%) Retail
3 6 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Zephyr
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing

QA Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (20.00%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (80.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 6 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (20.00%) SDLC
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA