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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 605 587 530
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -57
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 21 25 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.048% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.051% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 33
Average daily rate £440 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £350 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £566
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 - - -

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 18 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 21 £440 -2.22% 21
London +8 8 £464 +10.74% 8
Manchester - 6 - - 3
North West - 6 - - 3
South East +9 3 £475 -5.00% 8
City of London +35 2 £494 +19.69% 3
Oxfordshire +5 2 £475 -5.00%
South West +3 1 - -
West Midlands -15 1 £400 -20.00% 1
Bath - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £400 -
Somerset - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Telford - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 7

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 46 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (34.78%) Test Strategy
3 15 (32.61%) Test Management
4 13 (28.26%) Retail
5 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
8 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (17.39%) SDLC
9 7 (15.22%) Java
9 7 (15.22%) .NET
9 7 (15.22%) SQL
10 6 (13.04%) ISEB
10 6 (13.04%) Performance Testing
10 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
10 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
11 5 (10.87%) Functional Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
11 5 (10.87%) JIRA
11 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
12 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
12 4 (8.70%) Finance
12 4 (8.70%) Legal
12 4 (8.70%) Selenium
12 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (6.52%) Black-Box Testing
13 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (6.52%) Ruby
13 3 (6.52%) Cucumber

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (2.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) SNMP
1 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) JIRA
2 4 (8.70%) Selenium
2 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.35%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.17%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.17%) Geb
5 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.17%) JMeter
5 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.17%) Sahi
5 1 (2.17%) WATIR
5 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.17%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (28.26%) Retail
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Legal
2 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Military
4 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) Web Services
2 3 (6.52%) XML
3 2 (4.35%) JSON
3 2 (4.35%) RESTful
4 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) jQuery
4 1 (2.17%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) WSDL
4 1 (2.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
1 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) CESG
2 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) VME
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.17%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Test Strategy
2 15 (32.61%) Test Management
3 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
6 8 (17.39%) SDLC
6 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
7 6 (13.04%) Performance Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Functional Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.52%) Black-Box Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Scrum
9 3 (6.52%) Workflow
10 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (4.35%) Migration
10 2 (4.35%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) Java
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) C#
2 3 (6.52%) Ruby
3 2 (4.35%) COBOL
3 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.17%) C
4 1 (2.17%) Groovy
4 1 (2.17%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) ISEB
1 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) AQAP
2 1 (2.17%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.17%) EMIR
2 1 (2.17%) GPG13
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.17%) WAI
2 1 (2.17%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) Micro Focus
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (2.17%) HP
2 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.17%) Yantra