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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 594 545 542
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -3
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 35 36 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.068% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.074% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 29
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £215 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £498 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £420
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -19.64%
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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -30 28 £400 - 13
London +16 20 £419 -6.83% 4
Newport - 6 £400 -
South Wales - 6 £400 -
Wales - 6 £400 -
South East -13 4 £368 -
City of London +23 3 £450 -12.19% 3
West Midlands -15 2 £413 -2.94% 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £431 -
Berkshire +11 1 £310 -
Surrey -3 1 £275 -
Scotland -8 1 £400 +166.66% 1
South West - 1 £275 - 2
Docklands, London - 1 £439 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
Poole - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -

QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 64 (100.00%) QA
2 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (31.25%) Project Management
4 12 (18.75%) Quality Management
4 12 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 11 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (17.19%) Finance
6 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (14.06%) Degree
7 9 (14.06%) SQL
8 8 (12.50%) Validation
8 8 (12.50%) Scrum
9 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
9 7 (10.94%) Integration Testing
9 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (9.38%) Manual Testing
10 6 (9.38%) BDD
10 6 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (9.38%) ISO 9001
10 6 (9.38%) Java
10 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.38%) TDD
10 6 (9.38%) Banking
10 6 (9.38%) Programme Management
11 5 (7.81%) Selenium
11 5 (7.81%) NHS
11 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
11 5 (7.81%) Web Services
11 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
11 5 (7.81%) Coaching

QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.56%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) 3G
1 3 (4.69%) Wireless
1 3 (4.69%) 2G
1 3 (4.69%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) DB2
2 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Selenium
2 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 3 (4.69%) MSTest
3 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.69%) WATIR
3 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.56%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.56%) JIRA
5 1 (1.56%) QADirector
5 1 (1.56%) JUnit
5 1 (1.56%) Sahi
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Banking
3 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.13%) Automotive
6 1 (1.56%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.56%) Electronics
6 1 (1.56%) Advertising
6 1 (1.56%) Retail
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) Web Services
2 3 (4.69%) .NET
3 2 (3.13%) Java EE
4 1 (1.56%) REST
4 1 (1.56%) J2EE
4 1 (1.56%) SOAP
4 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) NHS
3 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.25%) Open Source
4 3 (4.69%) PMI
5 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.56%) DTV
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Equities
5 1 (1.56%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.56%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) UNIX
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.25%) Project Management
3 12 (18.75%) Quality Management
3 12 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 11 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (12.50%) Validation
5 8 (12.50%) Scrum
6 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
6 7 (10.94%) Integration Testing
6 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (9.38%) Manual Testing
7 6 (9.38%) BDD
7 6 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (9.38%) Programme Management
7 6 (9.38%) TDD
8 5 (7.81%) Test Management
8 5 (7.81%) Automation Testing
8 5 (7.81%) Coaching
9 4 (6.25%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) SQL
2 6 (9.38%) Java
3 3 (4.69%) Ruby
4 1 (1.56%) Scala
4 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.56%) Perl
4 1 (1.56%) PHP
4 1 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (6.25%) ISEB
2 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (4.69%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) CEH
5 1 (1.56%) CISM
5 1 (1.56%) CISSP
5 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.56%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (9.38%) ISO 9001
3 3 (4.69%) ISO 9000
4 2 (3.13%) EMIR
4 2 (3.13%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (1.56%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) WebInspect
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) IBM
3 2 (3.13%) HP
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) SAP
4 1 (1.56%) Progress
4 1 (1.56%) Sybase
4 1 (1.56%) Dell
4 1 (1.56%) ATG
4 1 (1.56%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.56%) hybris
4 1 (1.56%) Demandware
Taunton
WA Consultants
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 600-750 Per Day
Posted: 12 days ago