The median contractor rate for a QA Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 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
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 582 604
Rank change year-on-year +11 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 18 41 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.084% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.089% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 22
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £488 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £395
% change year-on-year -2.22% +13.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured QA Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Manager in England

QA Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Manager in England

QA Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Manager in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Manager in England

QA Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Manager in England

QA Manager
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -18 9 £513 +13.88% 5
South East +28 3 £450 -21.73% 1
East Midlands -8 2 £400 -3.03%
West Midlands +22 1 £400 -11.11%
South West +4 1 £435 +12.98%
Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
North East - 1 £325 -
QA Manager
UK

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 55 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (50.91%) Test Automation
3 18 (32.73%) Finance
3 18 (32.73%) Test Strategy
4 10 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 10 (18.18%) Banking
5 8 (14.55%) MiFID
5 8 (14.55%) JIRA
5 8 (14.55%) Investment Banking
5 8 (14.55%) BDD
6 7 (12.73%) Functional Testing
6 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
6 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
6 7 (12.73%) Service Design
6 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (12.73%) Selenium
7 6 (10.91%) Test Management
7 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
7 6 (10.91%) Project Management
8 5 (9.09%) ISEB
8 5 (9.09%) HP UFT
8 5 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 5 (9.09%) SQL
8 5 (9.09%) ITIL
8 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
8 5 (9.09%) Asset Management
8 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (9.09%) SpecFlow
9 4 (7.27%) Jenkins

QA Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.64%) Confluence
2 1 (1.82%) Documentum
2 1 (1.82%) Drupal
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) BrowserStack
1 1 (1.82%) GitHub
1 1 (1.82%) Google Play
1 1 (1.82%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (1.82%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Firewall
1 1 (1.82%) HTTP
1 1 (1.82%) LAN
1 1 (1.82%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.82%) EDMS
1 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) JIRA
2 7 (12.73%) Selenium
3 5 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 5 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.64%) Mocha
6 2 (3.64%) NUnit
6 2 (3.64%) PhantomJS
6 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.82%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.82%) CasperJS
7 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.82%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.82%) TestLink
General
1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 10 (18.18%) Banking
3 8 (14.55%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.27%) Front Office
5 2 (3.64%) Back Office
5 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.64%) Marketing
5 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.64%) Retail
6 1 (1.82%) Electronics
6 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
1 2 (3.64%) Chai
1 2 (3.64%) CSS
1 2 (3.64%) HTML
1 2 (3.64%) RESTful
1 2 (3.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.82%) Ajax
2 1 (1.82%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.82%) HTML5
2 1 (1.82%) JSON
2 1 (1.82%) Middleware
2 1 (1.82%) Node.js
2 1 (1.82%) REST
2 1 (1.82%) SOAP
2 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.45%) Fixed Income
2 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.64%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.64%) Fintech
2 2 (3.64%) Hedge funds
2 2 (3.64%) Life Science
2 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.82%) iPad
3 1 (1.82%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.82%) NHS
3 1 (1.82%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (1.82%) PMI
3 1 (1.82%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Android
1 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.82%) Linux
1 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (50.91%) Test Automation
2 18 (32.73%) Test Strategy
3 10 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 8 (14.55%) BDD
5 7 (12.73%) Functional Testing
5 7 (12.73%) Service Design
5 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (10.91%) Project Management
6 6 (10.91%) Test Management
6 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
7 5 (9.09%) Asset Management
7 5 (9.09%) ITIL
7 5 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Data Management
8 4 (7.27%) Performance Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Programme Management
8 4 (7.27%) Quality Management
8 4 (7.27%) Release Management
8 4 (7.27%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) C#
2 3 (5.45%) Java
2 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.82%) C
3 1 (1.82%) Groovy
3 1 (1.82%) PHP
3 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
1 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.09%) ISEB
2 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (5.45%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (14.55%) MiFID
3 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.45%) Guidewire
2 2 (3.64%) Citrix
2 2 (3.64%) HP
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle
2 2 (3.64%) SAP
3 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.82%) Computacenter
3 1 (1.82%) Google
3 1 (1.82%) Murex
3 1 (1.82%) Serena
3 1 (1.82%) TIBCO