The table below looks at the statistics for the Quality 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 Quality Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Manager
Rank 578 539 541
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Manager 34 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.076% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.083% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 14
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£400 £459 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.80% -5.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
51627 47265 47439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32694 28640 26630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2053 2601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Quality Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Quality Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Quality Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

Quality Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Quality Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Quality Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Quality Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Quality Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Quality Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Quality Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quality Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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 -17 26 £387 -15.64% 9
London -18 13 £375 -21.05%
Scotland - 5 £488 - 1
City of London +16 4 £375 -11.76%
South East -24 4 £363 -19.44% 4
Edinburgh - 4 £500 -
East Midlands +5 3 £440 -
West Midlands -13 3 £375 -19.78%
Wales - 3 £350 - 1
South Wales - 3 £350 - 1
Newport - 3 £350 -
Surrey -11 2 £400 -7.24%
Cheshire +2 1 - -
North West -7 1 - - 1
East of England -13 1 - -
Reading - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Woking - - - -
York - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Preston - - - -
Fareham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

Quality Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Quality 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 Quality Manager in their job title.

1 47 (60.26%) QA
2 29 (37.18%) Quality Management
3 21 (26.92%) Project Management
4 16 (20.51%) Finance
5 14 (17.95%) SQL
6 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 13 (16.67%) Migration
7 12 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 12 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (14.10%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
9 10 (12.82%) Client/Server
9 10 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (12.82%) Validation
9 10 (12.82%) Incident Management
9 10 (12.82%) Data Quality
10 9 (11.54%) Performance Testing
11 8 (10.26%) Degree
11 8 (10.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (10.26%) ITIL
12 7 (8.97%) .NET
12 7 (8.97%) NHS
12 7 (8.97%) ISO 9001
12 7 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (7.69%) Banking
13 6 (7.69%) Data Management
13 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
13 6 (7.69%) Wireless

Quality Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Quality 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 Quality Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) SAP QM
1 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) Wireless
2 5 (6.41%) 2G
2 5 (6.41%) 3G
3 3 (3.85%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.56%) Subversion
2 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (20.51%) Finance
2 12 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 8 (10.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (7.69%) Banking
4 6 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.13%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.85%) Automotive
7 2 (2.56%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.56%) Marketing
7 2 (2.56%) Local Government
7 2 (2.56%) Retail
8 1 (1.28%) Electronics
8 1 (1.28%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) .NET
2 4 (5.13%) Java EE
2 4 (5.13%) Web Services
3 3 (3.85%) J2EE
4 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Client/Server
2 7 (8.97%) NHS
3 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) Life Science
4 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) DTV
5 1 (1.28%) PMI
5 1 (1.28%) Statistics
5 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.28%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.28%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.56%) Windows
1 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.18%) Quality Management
2 21 (26.92%) Project Management
3 13 (16.67%) Migration
4 11 (14.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (12.82%) Validation
5 10 (12.82%) Incident Management
6 9 (11.54%) Performance Testing
7 8 (10.26%) ITIL
8 7 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (7.69%) Data Management
9 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.41%) Service Management
10 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.13%) Business Analysis
11 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
11 4 (5.13%) Change Management
11 4 (5.13%) Data Cleansing
11 4 (5.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.95%) SQL
2 4 (5.13%) Java
2 4 (5.13%) C
3 3 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) ISEB
2 3 (3.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (60.26%) QA
2 10 (12.82%) Data Quality
3 7 (8.97%) ISO 9001
4 4 (5.13%) GxP
5 3 (3.85%) ISO 9000
6 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.28%) EMIR
7 1 (1.28%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (1.28%) FATCA
7 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.85%) SAP
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle
3 2 (2.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.28%) GoldenSource
4 1 (1.28%) Capita
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