The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had QA Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Manager
Rank 630 610 600
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 18 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.031% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.033% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 11
Median daily rate £425 £400 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £333 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £518 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £390 £428
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -8.77%
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
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

QA Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured QA Test Manager in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

QA Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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 -8 18 £425 +6.25% 7
London -3 14 £450 -5.26% 4
City of London +43 5 £450 +20.00% 1
East of England +13 2 £350 -12.50%
East Midlands - 2 £413 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Chesterfield - 1 £350 -
Derbyshire - 1 £350 -

QA Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, QA Test 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 Test Manager in the job title.

1 36 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (36.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 11 (30.56%) Test Management
6 10 (27.78%) Test Strategy
7 9 (25.00%) DevOps
8 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
9 7 (19.44%) Puppet
9 7 (19.44%) Open Source
9 7 (19.44%) Functional Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
10 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Big Data
10 6 (16.67%) Ansible
10 6 (16.67%) Docker
10 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (16.67%) Hadoop
10 6 (16.67%) JIRA
10 6 (16.67%) Atlassian
10 6 (16.67%) Retail
10 6 (16.67%) Biometrics
10 6 (16.67%) Java
11 5 (13.89%) Banking
11 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
11 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
11 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
11 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing

QA Test 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 2 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.78%) MS Project
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) Big Data
1 6 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 6 (16.67%) JIRA
2 5 (13.89%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (11.11%) Selenium
4 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.33%) Zephyr
5 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.78%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.78%) JUnit
6 1 (2.78%) Sahi
6 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.78%) WATIR
General
1 6 (16.67%) Retail
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
3 4 (11.11%) Finance
3 4 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) HTML
1 2 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) Murex MxML
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (16.67%) Biometrics
2 4 (11.11%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) Derivative
3 2 (5.56%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 12 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (30.56%) Test Management
5 10 (27.78%) Test Strategy
6 9 (25.00%) DevOps
7 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 7 (19.44%) Functional Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Open Source
9 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (13.89%) SDLC
11 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 3 (8.33%) Migration
12 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
12 3 (8.33%) Project Management
12 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.78%) ISEB
4 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Puppet
2 6 (16.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Atlassian
2 5 (13.89%) Hortonworks
3 2 (5.56%) Calypso
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) Murex
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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