The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 576 520 501
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -19
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 21 52 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.099% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.11% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 34 28
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£425 £456 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% -13.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £341 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £532 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+16.42% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £75.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £75.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49911 48452 42119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.38% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30221 29000 24202
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1962 2019 2153
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%

QA Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

QA Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

QA Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

QA Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

QA Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

QA Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

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

QA Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

QA Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -48 21 £425 -8.35% 18
South East -6 9 £438 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 4 £388 -
East Midlands 0 3 £390 - 1
West Midlands -4 3 £500 +11.11%
Birmingham -5 3 £500 +11.11%
West Yorkshire -13 3 £390 +11.42% 2
Yorkshire -18 3 £390 +11.42% 2
Leeds -12 2 £390 +13.45% 1
Hampshire -16 2 £500 -
London -26 2 £475 - 10
Surrey - 2 £550 -
East of England +6 1 - - 1
South West -10 1 £340 -
Kent -10 1 £450 - 2
Fareham - 1 £500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £425 -
Peterborough - - - -
Preston - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Loughborough - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Dover - - - - 1

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 45 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.67%) Finance
3 12 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 10 (22.22%) Test Management
5 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (17.78%) TDD
6 8 (17.78%) Migration
6 8 (17.78%) Selenium
7 7 (15.56%) BDD
8 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Java
9 5 (11.11%) SQL
9 5 (11.11%) Web Services
9 5 (11.11%) Project Management
9 5 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Scrum
9 5 (11.11%) JIRA
9 5 (11.11%) Ruby
10 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
10 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
10 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
10 4 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (8.89%) HP
10 4 (8.89%) .NET
10 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
11 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (6.67%) ETL

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Selenium
2 5 (11.11%) JIRA
3 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (6.67%) Sahi
5 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.44%) MSTest
5 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.44%) WATIR
5 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 2 (4.44%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Web Services
2 4 (8.89%) .NET
3 3 (6.67%) XML
4 2 (4.44%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.44%) SOAP
5 1 (2.22%) RESTful
5 1 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) PMI
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 10 (22.22%) Test Management
4 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (17.78%) TDD
5 8 (17.78%) Migration
6 7 (15.56%) BDD
7 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
8 5 (11.11%) Project Management
8 5 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 5 (11.11%) Scrum
9 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
10 3 (6.67%) ETL
10 3 (6.67%) Risk Management
10 3 (6.67%) Quality Management
10 3 (6.67%) Data Migration
10 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) Java
2 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.44%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
3 1 (2.22%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.89%) HP
2 3 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.44%) Marketo
3 2 (4.44%) Aprimo
3 2 (4.44%) Adobe
3 2 (4.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) ATG
4 1 (2.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (2.22%) hybris
4 1 (2.22%) Demandware
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