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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 609 604 581
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 31 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.056% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.059% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 23
Average daily rate £463 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £361 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £479 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £390 £368
% change year-on-year
+16.98% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 April 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 22 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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 31 £463 +15.62% 10
London -10 16 £475 - 2
City of London +46 5 £450 +12.50%
East of England +12 5 £456 +14.06% 2
North West - 4 - -
Manchester - 4 - -
South East -19 3 £563 +38.46% 3
Suffolk - 3 £463 -
East Midlands +4 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -1 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -5 1 - -
Nottingham -10 1 - -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £488 -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £350 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £700 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Hull - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 50 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (36.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (28.00%) Test Strategy
6 12 (24.00%) Test Management
7 11 (22.00%) Functional Testing
8 10 (20.00%) Retail
9 8 (16.00%) Finance
9 8 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (16.00%) SDLC
10 7 (14.00%) Regression Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Java
10 7 (14.00%) Banking
11 6 (12.00%) Selenium
11 6 (12.00%) JIRA
11 6 (12.00%) Integration Testing
11 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
12 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
12 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
12 5 (10.00%) ISTQB
12 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
12 5 (10.00%) Project Management
13 4 (8.00%) CRM
13 4 (8.00%) ITIL
13 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
13 4 (8.00%) .NET
13 4 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
13 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
13 4 (8.00%) Waterfall

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) CMS
3 1 (2.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
2 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.00%) MS Project
2 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (12.00%) JIRA
1 6 (12.00%) Selenium
2 3 (6.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (6.00%) Sahi
2 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.00%) WATIR
2 3 (6.00%) Zephyr
3 2 (4.00%) JUnit
3 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.00%) Appium
4 1 (2.00%) Calabash
4 1 (2.00%) eggPlant
4 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.00%) Geb
4 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) JMeter
4 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.00%) NUnit
General
1 10 (20.00%) Retail
2 8 (16.00%) Finance
3 7 (14.00%) Banking
4 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Front Office
6 1 (2.00%) Italian Language
6 1 (2.00%) Publishing
6 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) XML
3 2 (4.00%) HTML
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (2.00%) JSON
4 1 (2.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) Derivative
2 2 (4.00%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (28.00%) Test Strategy
5 12 (24.00%) Test Management
6 11 (22.00%) Functional Testing
7 8 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (16.00%) SDLC
8 7 (14.00%) Regression Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Integration Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Project Management
11 4 (8.00%) CRM
11 4 (8.00%) DevOps
11 4 (8.00%) ITIL
11 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
11 4 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
11 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) Java
2 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) C#
3 1 (2.00%) Groovy
3 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.00%) ISEB
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.00%) EMIR
2 1 (2.00%) GAMP
2 1 (2.00%) GxP
2 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Calypso
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) HP
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