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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 571 553 531
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -22
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 25 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.068% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.073% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 14
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£390 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £337 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £393 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.63% -12.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £75.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £75.00 -

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
50265 49246 43135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.49% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31360 30460 24749
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1957 2018 2111
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 3 June 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 23 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 3 June 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 -22 25 £390 -13.33% 17
London -8 10 £363 -22.45% 7
South East -5 5 £425 - 6
City of London +5 3 £363 -27.13% 4
West Yorkshire - 3 £390 -
Yorkshire - 3 £390 -
Leeds - 3 £390 -
Berkshire +2 2 £325 - 2
East Midlands -4 2 £380 - 1
Nottingham -7 2 £380 -
East of England -7 2 £400 -3.03% 1
Nottinghamshire -11 2 £380 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £400 -
Kent +3 1 £450 -
West Midlands -12 1 £425 -5.55% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £313 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 - 3
Milton Keynes - 1 £425 - 2
Bracknell - 1 £325 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 42 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 11 (26.19%) Finance
5 10 (23.81%) Test Management
6 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.52%) Change Control
7 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
7 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 4 (9.52%) Project Management
7 4 (9.52%) Oracle
7 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.14%) Java
8 3 (7.14%) CRM
8 3 (7.14%) HP
8 3 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (7.14%) Scrum
8 3 (7.14%) Migration
8 3 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (7.14%) SDLC
8 3 (7.14%) TDD
8 3 (7.14%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.76%) BDD
9 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
9 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
9 2 (4.76%) Retail

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (2.38%) JBoss
1 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.38%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Project
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
1 1 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Billing
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 10 (23.81%) Test Management
4 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 4 (9.52%) Change Control
5 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.52%) Project Management
6 3 (7.14%) CRM
6 3 (7.14%) TDD
6 3 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Scrum
6 3 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (7.14%) SDLC
7 2 (4.76%) Line Management
7 2 (4.76%) ITIL
7 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) HP
2 3 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) Infovista
4 1 (2.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.38%) Siebel
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