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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Manager
UK
Rank 557 601 593
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -8
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 29 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.041% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.043% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 20
Median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £328 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £533 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
42200 49241 49534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27496 31679 30638
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 1662 1940
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 2017.

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 26 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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +58 28 £500 +8.10% 10
London +21 13 £525 +13.51% 8
West Midlands - 6 £588 -
Warwickshire - 5 £588 -
South East +20 4 £500 +5.26%
City of London +11 4 £575 +15.00% 2
South West +10 2 £450 -
North East - 2 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Somerset +2 1 - -
Oxfordshire -3 1 £500 +5.26%
Hampshire - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £600 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Belfast - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 59 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (32.20%) Finance
4 13 (22.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (18.64%) BDD
5 11 (18.64%) Test Strategy
6 10 (16.95%) Selenium
7 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
7 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
8 8 (13.56%) Test Automation
8 8 (13.56%) Programme Management
8 8 (13.56%) Project Management
8 8 (13.56%) Scrum
9 7 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (11.86%) Java
9 7 (11.86%) Performance Testing
9 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
10 6 (10.17%) Integration Testing
10 6 (10.17%) JIRA
10 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2
10 6 (10.17%) Quality Management
10 6 (10.17%) Test Management
10 6 (10.17%) Automation Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Mentoring
11 5 (8.47%) Mobile App
11 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
11 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
11 5 (8.47%) SoapUI
11 5 (8.47%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (8.47%) WebDriver

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 2 (3.39%) Confluence
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.69%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.69%) Google Play
1 1 (1.69%) TestFlight
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) QlikView
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Selenium
2 6 (10.17%) JIRA
3 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.47%) SoapUI
3 5 (8.47%) WebDriver
4 4 (6.78%) HP UFT
4 4 (6.78%) TestComplete
5 3 (5.08%) LoadRunner
5 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.39%) Bugzilla
6 2 (3.39%) Mocha
6 2 (3.39%) PhantomJS
7 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.69%) CasperJS
7 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.69%) TestLink
7 1 (1.69%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (32.20%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Banking
2 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (5.08%) Electronics
3 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Marketing
3 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.39%) Front Office
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) J2EE
1 4 (6.78%) Java EE
2 3 (5.08%) SOAP
3 2 (3.39%) Chai
3 2 (3.39%) CSS
3 2 (3.39%) HTML
3 2 (3.39%) Web Services
4 1 (1.69%) .NET
4 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.69%) Node.js
4 1 (1.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.78%) Life Science
3 2 (3.39%) Biometrics
3 2 (3.39%) Biotechnology
3 2 (3.39%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.69%) Equities
4 1 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.69%) iPad
4 1 (1.69%) PMI
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) Android
1 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.69%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (18.64%) BDD
3 11 (18.64%) Test Strategy
4 8 (13.56%) Programme Management
4 8 (13.56%) Project Management
4 8 (13.56%) Scrum
4 8 (13.56%) Test Automation
5 7 (11.86%) Performance Testing
5 7 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
6 6 (10.17%) Automation Testing
6 6 (10.17%) Integration Testing
6 6 (10.17%) Mentoring
6 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2
6 6 (10.17%) Quality Management
6 6 (10.17%) Test Management
7 5 (8.47%) Regulatory Compliance
7 5 (8.47%) SDLC
7 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) Java
2 5 (8.47%) SQL
3 2 (3.39%) C#
4 1 (1.69%) Groovy
4 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.69%) PHP
4 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
1 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (6.78%) Degree
3 4 (6.78%) ISEB
4 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (6.78%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (6.78%) EMIR
3 2 (3.39%) GxP
4 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.69%) ISO22301
4 1 (1.69%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.78%) SAP
2 3 (5.08%) GoldenSource
2 3 (5.08%) Guidewire
3 2 (3.39%) Citrix
3 2 (3.39%) HP
3 2 (3.39%) Teradata
4 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.69%) Computacenter
4 1 (1.69%) Fidessa
4 1 (1.69%) Google
4 1 (1.69%) hybris
4 1 (1.69%) Reuters
4 1 (1.69%) TIBCO
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