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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 590 569 548
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -21
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 21 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.057% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.061% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 17
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£425 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £438
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -25.71%
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
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 July 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 17 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 July 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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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 -19 21 £425 +13.33% 16
London +4 12 £450 - 9
South East -23 5 £425 +30.76% 3
City of London +6 4 £363 -8.22%
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £425 -1.44%
Milton Keynes -6 2 £425 -1.44%
Bedfordshire +2 1 - -
Berkshire +2 1 £325 - 3
East of England -2 1 - - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £325 -
Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £313 -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 44 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (29.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 10 (22.73%) Test Management
6 8 (18.18%) Finance
7 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.36%) Project Management
8 5 (11.36%) Oracle
8 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
8 5 (11.36%) SDLC
9 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Change Control
9 4 (9.09%) Java
9 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 4 (9.09%) Scrum
9 4 (9.09%) TDD
10 3 (6.82%) Banking
10 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
10 3 (6.82%) Integration Testing
10 3 (6.82%) JIRA
10 3 (6.82%) Selenium
10 3 (6.82%) BDD
10 3 (6.82%) Quality Management
10 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
10 3 (6.82%) CRM
10 3 (6.82%) Microsoft

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (2.27%) JBoss
1 1 (2.27%) Apache
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.27%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Project
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MultiFonds
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) JIRA
1 3 (6.82%) Selenium
2 2 (4.55%) HP UFT
2 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.27%) Maven
3 1 (2.27%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.27%) JBehave
3 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.27%) JUnit
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Billing
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) XML
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
2 1 (2.27%) LAMP
2 1 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.27%) PKI
3 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 10 (22.73%) Test Management
5 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
6 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.36%) Project Management
6 5 (11.36%) SDLC
7 4 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Change Control
7 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 4 (9.09%) TDD
7 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 4 (9.09%) Scrum
8 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Quality Management
8 3 (6.82%) CRM
8 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) Java
2 3 (6.82%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) Ruby
3 1 (2.27%) Groovy
3 1 (2.27%) PHP
3 1 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) ISEB
2 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.27%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.27%) Infovista
3 1 (2.27%) Siebel