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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 572 551 567
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +16
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 34 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.053% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.057% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £281 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £516 £606
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +9.37%
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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
England -11 32 £400 -11.11% 12
London +25 19 £425 -5.55% 2
South East -12 8 £325 -27.77% 3
Berkshire +12 5 £325 - 1
City of London +18 2 £395 -21.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £431 -
Nottinghamshire +19 1 - -
Nottingham +17 1 - -
East Midlands -1 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £210 -37.77% 4
West Midlands -12 1 £450 +5.88% 1
Scotland -16 1 £400 +166.66% 4
East of England -27 1 £210 -37.77% 4
South West -35 1 £275 -
Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Leeds - 1 £275 -
Surrey - 1 £275 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Wiltshire - 1 £275 -
Swindon - 1 £275 -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 68 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (26.47%) Finance
3 17 (25.00%) Project Management
4 15 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (20.59%) Quality Management
6 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (16.18%) Test Strategy
7 10 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (11.76%) Banking
8 8 (11.76%) PRINCE2
9 6 (8.82%) TDD
9 6 (8.82%) Programme Management
9 6 (8.82%) Validation
9 6 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.82%) Test Management
9 6 (8.82%) Automation Testing
10 5 (7.35%) Integration Testing
10 5 (7.35%) QMS
10 5 (7.35%) Selenium
10 5 (7.35%) Scrum
10 5 (7.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (7.35%) Java
10 5 (7.35%) SQL
10 5 (7.35%) Oracle
10 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
11 4 (5.88%) GxP
11 4 (5.88%) Web Services
11 4 (5.88%) ITIL
11 4 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (5.88%) Legal

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) SAS
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) 3G
1 3 (4.41%) Wireless
1 3 (4.41%) 2G
1 3 (4.41%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Selenium
2 4 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.41%) WebDriver
3 3 (4.41%) WATIR
4 2 (2.94%) Maven
4 2 (2.94%) JUnit
4 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.94%) MSTest
4 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.47%) Sahi
5 1 (1.47%) Subversion
5 1 (1.47%) JIRA
5 1 (1.47%) QADirector
5 1 (1.47%) Ant
General
1 18 (26.47%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (5.88%) Legal
4 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.94%) Automotive
6 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.47%) Electronics
6 1 (1.47%) Advertising
6 1 (1.47%) Publishing
6 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Marketing
6 1 (1.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (2.94%) Java EE
2 2 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) J2EE
3 1 (1.47%) SOAP
3 1 (1.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Open Source
2 2 (2.94%) NHS
3 1 (1.47%) DTV
3 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.47%) Equities
3 1 (1.47%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.47%) Economics
3 1 (1.47%) Statistics
3 1 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.47%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.47%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) Project Management
2 15 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (20.59%) Quality Management
4 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (16.18%) Test Strategy
5 10 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.82%) Validation
7 6 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.82%) TDD
7 6 (8.82%) Programme Management
7 6 (8.82%) Automation Testing
7 6 (8.82%) Test Management
8 5 (7.35%) QMS
8 5 (7.35%) Integration Testing
8 5 (7.35%) Scrum
9 4 (5.88%) CMMI
9 4 (5.88%) ITIL
9 4 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.88%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.35%) Java
1 5 (7.35%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) Ruby
3 1 (1.47%) C#
3 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) ISEB
1 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
1 3 (4.41%) Degree
1 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.47%) CSSLP
3 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.47%) CISSP
3 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.47%) CISM
3 1 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.47%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (5.88%) GxP
2 4 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (4.41%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.94%) ISO 9000
4 2 (2.94%) EMIR
4 2 (2.94%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (1.47%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.47%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) HP
2 2 (2.94%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (2.94%) SAP
2 2 (2.94%) Remedy
3 1 (1.47%) Ab Initio
3 1 (1.47%) Palantir
3 1 (1.47%) Cognos
3 1 (1.47%) Progress
3 1 (1.47%) Dell
3 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
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