The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had QA Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 607 603 596
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 41 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.058% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.061% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 12
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51146 52265 50988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.79% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33349 32884 31286
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1531 1986 2062
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

QA Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 27 June 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 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 41 £450 +5.88% 9
London -1 21 £450 - 5
City of London +41 11 £450 +28.57%
East of England +22 7 £456 +14.06%
South East +2 5 £575 +35.29% 2
Surrey - 3 £450 -
Suffolk - 3 £463 -
Hertfordshire +18 2 - -
North West -8 2 - -
West Midlands -20 2 £450 +5.88% 2
South West - 2 £385 -
Bristol - 2 £385 -
East Midlands - 2 £413 -
Manchester - 2 - -
East Sussex - 1 £700 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Chesterfield - 1 £350 -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £488 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £350 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 64 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (28.13%) Integration Testing
4 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (21.88%) DevOps
5 13 (20.31%) Test Management
6 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (17.19%) Open Source
8 10 (15.63%) Hadoop
8 10 (15.63%) Big Data
8 10 (15.63%) Automation Testing
8 10 (15.63%) Test Strategy
8 10 (15.63%) Finance
9 9 (14.06%) Biometrics
9 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
9 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
9 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
9 9 (14.06%) SDLC
10 8 (12.50%) Puppet
10 8 (12.50%) Banking
10 8 (12.50%) Atlassian
11 7 (10.94%) JIRA
11 7 (10.94%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.94%) Jenkins
11 7 (10.94%) Ansible
11 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (9.38%) Docker
12 6 (9.38%) Sonatype Nexus

QA Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.69%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (1.56%) Drupal
3 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
2 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.13%) MS Project
2 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) Big Data
1 10 (15.63%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.56%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.56%) Ingres
4 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Jenkins
1 7 (10.94%) JIRA
2 6 (9.38%) Selenium
2 6 (9.38%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (7.81%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.69%) TeamCity
5 3 (4.69%) Zephyr
6 2 (3.13%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.13%) JUnit
6 2 (3.13%) Sahi
6 2 (3.13%) WATIR
6 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.56%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.56%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.56%) JMeter
7 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.56%) NUnit
7 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Front Office
6 1 (1.56%) Electronics
6 1 (1.56%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) HTML
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (1.56%) AppFabric
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.56%) CSS
4 1 (1.56%) CSS3
4 1 (1.56%) HTML5
4 1 (1.56%) Murex MxML
4 1 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Biometrics
2 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.81%) User Experience
4 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.13%) Derivative
4 2 (3.13%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.56%) Tandem
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (28.13%) Integration Testing
3 14 (21.88%) DevOps
3 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (20.31%) Test Management
5 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (18.75%) Functional Testing
5 12 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (17.19%) Open Source
7 10 (15.63%) Automation Testing
7 10 (15.63%) Test Strategy
8 9 (14.06%) SDLC
8 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
9 7 (10.94%) Regression Testing
10 6 (9.38%) Manual Testing
10 6 (9.38%) Project Management
10 6 (9.38%) Service Delivery
11 5 (7.81%) Performance Testing
11 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
12 4 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) Java
2 3 (4.69%) C#
2 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.69%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
1 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) Degree
3 3 (4.69%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.56%) EMIR
2 1 (1.56%) GAMP
2 1 (1.56%) GxP
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) Puppet
2 7 (10.94%) Ansible
3 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 5 (7.81%) Hortonworks
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) Calypso
5 1 (1.56%) Citrix
5 1 (1.56%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) Murex
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) Sybase