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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Manager
Rank 567 525 528
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Manager 19 51 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.099% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.11% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 20
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£478 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £295 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £550 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
+27.38% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
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
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -67 13 £440 +2.98% 28
Scotland - 5 £488 -
London -7 4 £750 +66.66% 4
Edinburgh - 4 £500 -
City of London -9 1 - - 1
South East -31 1 £275 -24.13% 11
South Wales - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £375 - 3
Newport - 1 - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
Hampshire - - - - 3
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 4
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - - 5
Fareham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Quality Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 37 (57.81%) QA
2 27 (42.19%) Quality Management
3 18 (28.13%) Project Management
4 14 (21.88%) Finance
5 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
5 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (12.50%) SQL
6 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 8 (12.50%) ITIL
6 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 8 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (12.50%) Degree
7 7 (10.94%) Validation
7 7 (10.94%) Migration
7 7 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (9.38%) .NET
8 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
8 6 (9.38%) Client/Server
8 6 (9.38%) ISO 9001
8 6 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (9.38%) Manufacturing
8 6 (9.38%) Banking
8 6 (9.38%) Data Management
8 6 (9.38%) Incident Management
8 6 (9.38%) Data Quality
9 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
9 5 (7.81%) NHS
9 5 (7.81%) 3G
9 5 (7.81%) Service Management

Quality Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) 3G
1 5 (7.81%) Wireless
2 4 (6.25%) 2G
3 2 (3.13%) LTE
4 1 (1.56%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.56%) Subversion
2 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
3 8 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (9.38%) Manufacturing
4 6 (9.38%) Banking
5 4 (6.25%) Investment Banking
6 3 (4.69%) Automotive
7 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
7 2 (3.13%) Marketing
7 2 (3.13%) Retail
8 1 (1.56%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) Web Services
2 4 (6.25%) Java EE
3 3 (4.69%) J2EE
4 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Client/Server
2 5 (7.81%) NHS
3 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.13%) Life Science
5 1 (1.56%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.56%) FMCG
5 1 (1.56%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.56%) DTV
5 1 (1.56%) Statistics
5 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Quality Management
2 18 (28.13%) Project Management
3 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.50%) ITIL
5 7 (10.94%) Validation
5 7 (10.94%) Migration
5 7 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
6 6 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (9.38%) Data Management
6 6 (9.38%) Incident Management
7 5 (7.81%) Service Management
7 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.81%) Performance Testing
8 4 (6.25%) Test Strategy
8 4 (6.25%) Coaching
8 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.69%) Software Testing
9 3 (4.69%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (6.25%) Java
3 3 (4.69%) C#
4 2 (3.13%) C
5 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (4.69%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.69%) ISEB
3 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (57.81%) QA
2 6 (9.38%) Data Quality
2 6 (9.38%) ISO 9001
3 4 (6.25%) GxP
4 3 (4.69%) ISO 9000
5 2 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (1.56%) SLA
6 1 (1.56%) FATCA
6 1 (1.56%) EMIR
6 1 (1.56%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle
2 2 (3.13%) SAP
3 1 (1.56%) GoldenSource
3 1 (1.56%) Capita
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Portsmouth
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Somerset
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Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £31 - £37 per hour + DOE
Posted: 11 days ago
Redditch
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
St. Albans
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Milton Keynes
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £260 - £270 per day
Posted: 16 days ago