The median contractor rate for a Quality Manager was £440 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 Manager
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 584 606
Rank change year-on-year +11 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Manager 16 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.080% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.084% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 16
Median daily rate £440 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +13.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £356 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £383
% change year-on-year +4.70% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.34 - -

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%  

Quality Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Quality Manager in England

Quality Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Quality Manager in England

Quality Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Quality Manager in England

Quality Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Quality Manager in England

Quality 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 Quality 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
South East +31 5 £440 - 1
Yorkshire +27 4 £500 -9.09%
London -12 4 - -
North West +17 2 £301 -36.73%
Quality Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Quality 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 Quality Manager in the job title.

1 28 (60.87%) QA
2 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 17 (36.96%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.26%) Project Management
3 13 (28.26%) PRINCE2
4 12 (26.09%) Programme Management
4 12 (26.09%) Test Strategy
5 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
6 9 (19.57%) Retail
6 9 (19.57%) Quality Management
6 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
6 9 (19.57%) PMO
7 8 (17.39%) APMP
7 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
8 7 (15.22%) Coaching
8 7 (15.22%) P3O
9 6 (13.04%) Data Quality
9 6 (13.04%) Test Management
9 6 (13.04%) Performance Management
10 5 (10.87%) Validation
10 5 (10.87%) Service Design
11 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
11 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
11 4 (8.70%) Financial Institution
11 4 (8.70%) SAP
11 4 (8.70%) SQL
12 3 (6.52%) ITIL
12 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
12 3 (6.52%) ISEB

Quality 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 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Data Lake
2 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) JIRA
2 2 (4.35%) HP UFT
2 2 (4.35%) NUnit
2 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.17%) Selenium
3 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
3 9 (19.57%) Retail
4 4 (8.70%) Financial Institution
5 3 (6.52%) Banking
5 3 (6.52%) Investment Banking
6 2 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (2.17%) Legal
7 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.52%) Life Science
1 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.35%) Fixed Income
2 2 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Continuous Improvement
2 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) PRINCE2
2 13 (28.26%) Project Management
3 12 (26.09%) Programme Management
3 12 (26.09%) Test Strategy
4 9 (19.57%) Quality Management
4 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
5 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
6 7 (15.22%) Coaching
7 6 (13.04%) Performance Management
7 6 (13.04%) Test Management
8 5 (10.87%) Service Design
8 5 (10.87%) Validation
9 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
9 3 (6.52%) ITIL
9 3 (6.52%) People Management
9 3 (6.52%) Regulatory Compliance
9 3 (6.52%) SDLC
9 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) APMP
2 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) ISEB
3 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (4.35%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.17%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (60.87%) QA
2 9 (19.57%) PMO
3 7 (15.22%) P3O
4 6 (13.04%) Data Quality
5 2 (4.35%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (2.17%) GxP
6 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (2.17%) MiFID
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) SAP
2 2 (4.35%) Guidewire
3 1 (2.17%) Infoflex
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Pega
3 1 (2.17%) Remedy