The median contractor rate for a QA Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Manager
UK / England
Rank 541 589 563
Rank change year-on-year +48 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 36 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.087% 0.047% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.050% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 18
Median daily rate £500 £485 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +11.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £386 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £590 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £527 £425 £390
% change year-on-year +23.88% +8.97%  
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 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 39124 46334 45141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.21% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25435 30385 27741
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1447 1806
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +21 19 £494 +0.25% 7
West Midlands - 8 £575 -
South West +5 4 £502 -
South East +18 3 £500 +17.64%
North West +20 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +9 1 - - 1
QA Manager
UK

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 65 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (32.31%) Finance
4 15 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 11 (16.92%) Selenium
6 10 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 10 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 9 (13.85%) BDD
7 9 (13.85%) Banking
8 8 (12.31%) Test Management
8 8 (12.31%) Test Scripting
8 8 (12.31%) Project Management
8 8 (12.31%) Automation Testing
9 7 (10.77%) HP UFT
9 7 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (10.77%) ISEB
9 7 (10.77%) JIRA
9 7 (10.77%) Programme Management
10 6 (9.23%) Investment Banking
10 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (9.23%) Performance Testing
10 6 (9.23%) SQL
10 6 (9.23%) Quality Management
10 6 (9.23%) Waterfall
10 6 (9.23%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (9.23%) Service Design
11 5 (7.69%) Regulatory Compliance

QA Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (4.62%) Confluence
2 1 (1.54%) Documentum
2 1 (1.54%) Drupal
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
2 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (1.54%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.54%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.54%) Google Play
1 1 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (1.54%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) QlikView
2 1 (1.54%) EDMS
2 1 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Selenium
2 7 (10.77%) HP UFT
2 7 (10.77%) JIRA
3 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 4 (6.15%) TestComplete
5 3 (4.62%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.08%) Bugzilla
6 2 (3.08%) Mocha
6 2 (3.08%) NUnit
6 2 (3.08%) PhantomJS
6 2 (3.08%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.54%) CasperJS
7 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.54%) TestLink
7 1 (1.54%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (32.31%) Finance
2 9 (13.85%) Banking
3 6 (9.23%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.08%) Back Office
5 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.08%) Front Office
5 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.54%) Electronics
6 1 (1.54%) Marketing
6 1 (1.54%) Retail
6 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) J2EE
1 3 (4.62%) Java EE
2 2 (3.08%) .NET
2 2 (3.08%) Chai
3 1 (1.54%) CSS
3 1 (1.54%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.54%) HTML
3 1 (1.54%) Middleware
3 1 (1.54%) Node.js
3 1 (1.54%) RESTful
3 1 (1.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Life Science
1 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.62%) Biotechnology
2 3 (4.62%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.08%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.08%) Equities
4 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.54%) Derivative
4 1 (1.54%) Fintech
4 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.54%) iPad
4 1 (1.54%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.54%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.54%) Android
1 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.54%) Linux
1 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.08%) Test Strategy
2 15 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 10 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 9 (13.85%) BDD
5 8 (12.31%) Automation Testing
5 8 (12.31%) Project Management
5 8 (12.31%) Test Management
5 8 (12.31%) Test Scripting
6 7 (10.77%) Programme Management
6 7 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (9.23%) Performance Testing
7 6 (9.23%) Quality Management
7 6 (9.23%) Service Design
7 6 (9.23%) Waterfall
8 5 (7.69%) ITIL
8 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.69%) Regulatory Compliance
8 5 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) SQL
2 5 (7.69%) Java
3 3 (4.62%) C#
4 1 (1.54%) Groovy
4 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.77%) ISEB
3 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 4 (6.15%) Degree
6 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (6.15%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (6.15%) EMIR
2 4 (6.15%) MiFID
3 2 (3.08%) GxP
4 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.54%) SDET
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) Guidewire
2 3 (4.62%) GoldenSource
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.08%) Citrix
3 2 (3.08%) HP
3 2 (3.08%) SAP
3 2 (3.08%) Teradata
4 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.54%) Computacenter
4 1 (1.54%) Fidessa
4 1 (1.54%) Google
4 1 (1.54%) hybris
4 1 (1.54%) Murex
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle
4 1 (1.54%) Reuters
4 1 (1.54%) Serena
4 1 (1.54%) TIBCO
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