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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
QA Test Manager
Rank 627 604 578
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -26
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 6 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.011% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.012% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £325 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £644 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

QA Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

QA Test Manager
Top 9 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 4 September 2015. 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 -4 5 £450 -16.27% 1
London +8 4 £475 -17.39% 1
City of London - 2 £400 -
Basingstoke - 1 £450 -
Hampshire - 1 £450 -
South East - 1 £450 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -

QA Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 1 (11.11%) SOA
6 1 (11.11%) ISO 9000
6 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) ISEB
6 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
6 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
6 1 (11.11%) MySQL
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) JUnit
6 1 (11.11%) MS Office
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services

QA Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (11.11%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MultiFonds
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JUnit
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) JBehave
1 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) LAMP
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) PKI
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) Practice Management
5 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 1 (11.11%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Groovy
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) TIBCO