The median contractor rate for a QA Manager was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance Manager
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 155 200
Rank change year-on-year -9 +45  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 2 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.061% 0.30% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.31% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Median daily rate £575 £463 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.32% +32.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £419 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £488 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -2.77% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3113 3230 5440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.40% 95.93% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8563 9429 14836
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 121 327
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £14.70 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.25 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured QA Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for QA Manager in the City of London

QA Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Manager in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Manager in the City of London

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, QA Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 3 (42.86%) MiFID
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) Front Office
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 2 (28.57%) Selenium
5 2 (28.57%) Release Management
5 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 2 (28.57%) Fintech
6 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 1 (14.29%) iPad
6 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) People Management
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
6 1 (14.29%) SDET
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
6 1 (14.29%) Project Planning

QA Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Fintech
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Release Management
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) People Management
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) SDET
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) MiFID