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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 594 620 599
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -21
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 27 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.043% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.046% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 27
Median daily rate £450 £398 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £338 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £395 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.25% -1.25%
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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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 18 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 8 December 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 +26 27 £450 +13.20% 18
London +1 13 £408 -15.32% 9
South East +42 8 £488 -7.14% 2
Hampshire - 4 £525 - 2
Surrey - 4 £450 -
Woking - 3 £450 -
Yorkshire +11 2 £285 -22.71%
North Yorkshire +10 2 £285 -5.00%
North West +6 2 £575 - 1
Manchester -3 1 £575 -
City of London -6 1 £525 +7.69% 3
West Midlands -8 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £475 - 2
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £475 -
Southampton - 1 - - 1
Liverpool - 1 - - 1

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 44 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.00%) Finance
4 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 7 (15.91%) BDD
5 7 (15.91%) Scrum
5 7 (15.91%) Automation Testing
5 7 (15.91%) Mentoring
6 6 (13.64%) Programme Management
6 6 (13.64%) Quality Management
6 6 (13.64%) Java
6 6 (13.64%) SQL
6 6 (13.64%) Test Management
6 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
7 5 (11.36%) SoapUI
7 5 (11.36%) Selenium
7 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.36%) Project Management
8 4 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (9.09%) SAP
8 4 (9.09%) J2EE
8 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
8 4 (9.09%) Validation
8 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.09%) Life Science
8 4 (9.09%) Web Testing

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 1 (2.27%) Apache
1 1 (2.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.27%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.27%) SAP R/3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) QlikView
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Big Data
2 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.27%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Selenium
1 5 (11.36%) SoapUI
1 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
2 4 (9.09%) JIRA
3 3 (6.82%) TestComplete
4 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.27%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 4 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (6.82%) Electronics
3 3 (6.82%) Marketing
3 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) J2EE
1 4 (9.09%) Java EE
2 3 (6.82%) Web Services
3 2 (4.55%) HTML
3 2 (4.55%) SOAP
4 1 (2.27%) .NET
4 1 (2.27%) CSS
4 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Life Science
1 4 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.55%) Biotechnology
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Biometrics
3 1 (2.27%) Equities
3 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Android
1 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.18%) Integration Testing
2 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
2 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (15.91%) Automation Testing
3 7 (15.91%) BDD
3 7 (15.91%) Mentoring
3 7 (15.91%) Scrum
4 6 (13.64%) Programme Management
4 6 (13.64%) Quality Management
4 6 (13.64%) Test Management
5 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (11.36%) Project Management
6 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 4 (9.09%) QMS
6 4 (9.09%) SDLC
6 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.09%) Validation
6 4 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Java
1 6 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) C#
2 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (6.82%) EMIR
3 2 (4.55%) GxP
4 1 (2.27%) ISO22301
4 1 (2.27%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) SAP
2 3 (6.82%) GoldenSource
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) Teradata
4 1 (2.27%) Fidessa
4 1 (2.27%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.27%) hybris
4 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.27%) Sybase
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