The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 98 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.34% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £500 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1703 1353 1151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.25% 95.48% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 781 612
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 55
Average hourly rate £17.30 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

QA Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (100.00%) Retail
1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
1 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (100.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Non-Functional Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA