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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Manager
Rank 612 593 567
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -26
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 14 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.037% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.039% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 13
Average daily rate £420 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £365 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £410
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.87%
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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 12 February 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 14 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 14 £420 -16.00% 7
Manchester - 6 - -
North West - 6 - -
London +8 5 £440 +6.66% 5
City of London +34 1 £500 +21.21% 1
South East +9 1 - - 2
South West +4 1 - -
West Midlands -15 1 £400 -20.00%
Reading - 1 - -
Telford - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 £400 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Bath - 1 - -

QA Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 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%) Test Strategy
3 12 (41.38%) Test Management
4 10 (34.48%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (34.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (34.48%) Retail
4 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
6 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (24.14%) SDLC
7 6 (20.69%) .NET
7 6 (20.69%) SQL
7 6 (20.69%) ISEB
8 5 (17.24%) Java
8 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
8 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
9 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Defect Management
9 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
9 4 (13.79%) JIRA
9 4 (13.79%) Legal
10 3 (10.34%) Finance
10 3 (10.34%) C#
10 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Selenium
10 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
11 2 (6.90%) Black-Box Testing
11 2 (6.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 2 (6.90%) RESTful

QA Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) SNMP
1 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) JMeter
4 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.45%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (34.48%) Retail
2 4 (13.79%) Legal
3 3 (10.34%) Finance
4 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.45%) Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) RESTful
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) jQuery
3 1 (3.45%) JSON
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.45%) CESG
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.45%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Test Strategy
2 12 (41.38%) Test Management
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (34.48%) Non-Functional Testing
3 10 (34.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
5 7 (24.14%) SDLC
5 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Defect Management
7 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Black-Box Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (6.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Scrum
9 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) C
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby
5 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) ISEB
2 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) GPG13
2 1 (3.45%) WAI
2 1 (3.45%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
2 1 (3.45%) Yantra