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 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Manager
Rank 619 630 613
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 11 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.025% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.027% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 14
Median daily rate £413 £395 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% -8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £346 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £509
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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
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 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
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 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 8 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 7 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 +21 11 £413 +4.43% 7
London +7 9 £375 -21.05% 2
North West +3 1 - -
East of England - 1 £475 - 1
City of London - 1 £525 - 1
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £475 -

QA Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 20 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Finance
5 6 (30.00%) Scrum
5 6 (30.00%) BDD
5 6 (30.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (25.00%) Test Management
6 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Selenium
7 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Web Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Java EE
7 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (20.00%) Java
7 4 (20.00%) J2EE
7 4 (20.00%) DevOps
7 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
7 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (15.00%) SDLC
8 3 (15.00%) EMIR
8 3 (15.00%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (15.00%) TestComplete
8 3 (15.00%) JIRA
8 3 (15.00%) GoldenSource
9 2 (10.00%) Marketing

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Big Data
1 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Selenium
1 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 3 (15.00%) TestComplete
4 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) J2EE
1 4 (20.00%) Java EE
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) Biometrics
3 1 (5.00%) Equities
3 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (30.00%) BDD
3 6 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 5 (25.00%) Test Management
4 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) DevOps
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Web Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.00%) SDLC
6 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.00%) Data Management
7 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Open Source
7 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (15.00%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (15.00%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) GoldenSource
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Fidessa
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft