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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 627 636 595
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -41
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 18 26 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.044% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.047% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 34
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £345
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +23.18%
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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 17 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 31 August 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 +3 18 £450 +2.85% 7
London -27 8 £400 -20.00% 2
City of London +24 3 - -
Manchester - 3 - -
North West - 3 - -
South East +8 2 £445 +4.70% 2
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
Croydon - 2 £450 -
East of England +18 1 £475 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £440 -
Surrey - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 £370 -
Sunderland - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
South West - 1 £370 -
Essex - 1 £475 - 1

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 54 (100.00%) QA
2 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (27.78%) DevOps
4 14 (25.93%) Integration Testing
5 13 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (22.22%) Automation Testing
7 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
7 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
7 11 (20.37%) Open Source
7 11 (20.37%) Exploratory Testing
8 10 (18.52%) Hadoop
8 10 (18.52%) Test Strategy
8 10 (18.52%) Big Data
9 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 9 (16.67%) Biometrics
10 8 (14.81%) Finance
10 8 (14.81%) Atlassian
10 8 (14.81%) Test Management
10 8 (14.81%) Puppet
11 7 (12.96%) Ansible
11 7 (12.96%) Jenkins
12 6 (11.11%) Docker
12 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (11.11%) Project Management
12 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
13 5 (9.26%) Java
13 5 (9.26%) SQL

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 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) Drupal
3 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) Big Data
1 10 (18.52%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.85%) Ingres
3 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Jenkins
2 6 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (9.26%) JIRA
4 4 (7.41%) Selenium
4 4 (7.41%) SoapUI
4 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.70%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.70%) JUnit
6 2 (3.70%) Sahi
6 2 (3.70%) WATIR
7 1 (1.85%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.85%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.85%) JMeter
7 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.85%) NUnit
7 1 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Electronics
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.85%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) HTML
3 2 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (1.85%) AppFabric
4 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.85%) CSS3
4 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.85%) HTML5
4 1 (1.85%) Murex MxML
4 1 (1.85%) SOAP
4 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Biometrics
2 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.26%) User Experience
4 2 (3.70%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Android
1 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.78%) DevOps
3 14 (25.93%) Integration Testing
4 13 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 11 (20.37%) Exploratory Testing
6 11 (20.37%) Open Source
7 10 (18.52%) Test Strategy
8 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 8 (14.81%) Test Management
10 6 (11.11%) Project Management
10 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (9.26%) Manual Testing
11 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
12 4 (7.41%) CRM
12 4 (7.41%) Functional Testing
12 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
12 4 (7.41%) Six Sigma
12 4 (7.41%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) Java
1 5 (9.26%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.85%) PHP
3 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
1 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) GAMP
2 1 (1.85%) GxP
2 1 (1.85%) ISO22301
2 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) Puppet
2 7 (12.96%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Atlassian
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.26%) Hortonworks
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle
4 2 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix
5 1 (1.85%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.85%) HP
5 1 (1.85%) Murex
5 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.85%) Sybase
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