The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Test 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 Test Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Manager
Rank 643 613 593
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -20
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 15 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.032% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.034% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 15
Average daily rate £450 £400 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £337 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £493 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £389 £360
% change year-on-year
-9.96% +7.98%
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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £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 1534 2122 2107
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 Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Test Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Test Manager within the UK.

QA Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

QA Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Test Manager within the UK.

QA Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

QA Test Manager
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
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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 -32 15 £450 +12.50% 6
London -4 9 £475 - 1
City of London +46 5 £450 +12.50%
East of England +5 2 £350 -12.50% 1
North West -4 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Yorkshire -1 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Luton - 1 £350 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Hull - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

QA Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited QA Test 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 Test Manager in their job title.

1 29 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (51.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (41.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (41.38%) Test Strategy
5 11 (37.93%) Test Management
6 8 (27.59%) Retail
7 7 (24.14%) Functional Testing
7 7 (24.14%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Java
9 5 (17.24%) JIRA
9 5 (17.24%) SDLC
10 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
10 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
10 4 (13.79%) Banking
10 4 (13.79%) Finance
11 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking
11 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Project Management
11 3 (10.34%) Selenium
11 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Release Management
11 3 (10.34%) ITIL
11 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
11 3 (10.34%) DevOps
11 3 (10.34%) Zephyr
11 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
11 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting

QA Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited QA Test 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 Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.45%) MS Project
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.34%) Selenium
2 3 (10.34%) Zephyr
3 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.45%) eggPlant
4 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.45%) JUnit
4 1 (3.45%) Sahi
4 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.45%) WATIR
General
1 8 (27.59%) Retail
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
2 4 (13.79%) Finance
3 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
1 2 (6.90%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Derivative
1 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
1 2 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) Test Strategy
3 12 (41.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (37.93%) Test Management
5 7 (24.14%) Functional Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (17.24%) SDLC
7 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
8 3 (10.34%) ITIL
8 3 (10.34%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Project Management
8 3 (10.34%) Release Management
8 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
8 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.90%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Calypso
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
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