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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 579 546 577
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +31
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 35 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.061% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.065% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 18
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£400 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.25%
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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 2014.

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 30 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 23 September 2014. 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 -15 31 £425 -5.55% 18
London +21 21 £450 - 5
South East -5 5 £325 - 4
South Wales - 3 £375 - 1
Wales - 3 £375 - 1
Newport - 3 £375 - 1
City of London +20 2 £450 -10.00%
Berkshire +11 2 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £431 -
Cambridgeshire +6 1 £210 -41.05% 2
East Midlands +2 1 - -
West Midlands -13 1 £450 +5.88% 1
Scotland -13 1 £400 +166.66% 1
South West -25 1 £275 -
East of England -29 1 £210 -41.05% 4
Surrey - 1 £275 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Wiltshire - 1 £275 -
Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Swindon - 1 £275 -
Leeds - 1 £275 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Oxford - - - -
Poole - - - -
Preston - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 61 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (36.07%) Project Management
2 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.95%) Quality Management
4 12 (19.67%) Finance
5 11 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
7 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (13.11%) Degree
8 8 (13.11%) Validation
8 8 (13.11%) PRINCE2
9 7 (11.48%) Scrum
9 7 (11.48%) Coaching
9 7 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (9.84%) Programme Management
10 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (9.84%) Java
10 6 (9.84%) SQL
11 5 (8.20%) NHS
11 5 (8.20%) Web Services
11 5 (8.20%) ISO 9001
11 5 (8.20%) Test Management
11 5 (8.20%) ISTQB
11 5 (8.20%) TDD
11 5 (8.20%) Banking
11 5 (8.20%) BDD
11 5 (8.20%) Automation Testing
12 4 (6.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (1.64%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.64%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) 3G
1 3 (4.92%) Wireless
1 3 (4.92%) 2G
1 3 (4.92%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Selenium
2 3 (4.92%) WebDriver
2 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.92%) WATIR
3 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.64%) Sahi
4 1 (1.64%) MSTest
4 1 (1.64%) JUnit
4 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.64%) QADirector
4 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.28%) Automotive
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Advertising
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) Web Services
2 3 (4.92%) .NET
3 2 (3.28%) Java EE
4 1 (1.64%) REST
4 1 (1.64%) J2EE
4 1 (1.64%) SOAP
4 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) NHS
3 4 (6.56%) Open Source
4 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.28%) PMI
6 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.64%) DTV
6 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Equities
6 1 (1.64%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.64%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Project Management
1 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.95%) Quality Management
3 11 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
5 8 (13.11%) Validation
5 8 (13.11%) PRINCE2
6 7 (11.48%) Scrum
6 7 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (11.48%) Coaching
7 6 (9.84%) Programme Management
7 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.20%) TDD
8 5 (8.20%) Test Management
8 5 (8.20%) Automation Testing
8 5 (8.20%) BDD
9 4 (6.56%) Integration Testing
9 4 (6.56%) ITIL
9 4 (6.56%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) Java
1 6 (9.84%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) Ruby
3 1 (1.64%) Scala
3 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.64%) PHP
3 1 (1.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Degree
2 5 (8.20%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (4.92%) ISEB
5 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) CEH
6 1 (1.64%) CISM
6 1 (1.64%) CISSP
6 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.64%) CSSLP
6 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (8.20%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.28%) ISO 9000
3 2 (3.28%) EMIR
3 2 (3.28%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.64%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) WebInspect
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) HP
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle
2 2 (3.28%) SAP
3 1 (1.64%) Cognos
3 1 (1.64%) Progress
3 1 (1.64%) IBM
3 1 (1.64%) Dell
3 1 (1.64%) Ab Initio
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