The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior QA 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 Senior QA Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Manager
Rank 606 580 552
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Manager 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.004% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£475 £538 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +34.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +31.25%
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
51607 50411 43965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.36% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31422 30973 25103
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2023 2174
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.50 £18.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -5.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Senior QA Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior QA Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior QA Manager
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior QA Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior QA Manager
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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 -23 3 £475 -11.62%
London +16 2 £488 -11.36%
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
South East - 1 £425 -

Senior QA Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior QA 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 Senior QA Manager in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 4 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) Sahi
3 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) RESTful
5 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
5 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Big Data
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Banking

Senior QA Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior QA 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 Senior QA Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Sahi
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) WATIR
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft