Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 November 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 601 587
Rank change year-on-year +1 -14 -10
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 27 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.058% 0.049% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.051% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 11
London median daily rate £525 £413 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £388
90th Percentile £664 £538 £575
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44411 43038 44839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.01% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 32161 30620 31621
London median daily rate £492 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.54% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 556 694
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.75% +7.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Manager in London

QA Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Manager in London

QA Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Manager in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Manager in London

QA Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Manager in London

QA Manager
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -3 3 £625 +31.58%
South London -18 1 £650 +44.44%
QA Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 London region featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (74.07%) Test Automation
3 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (40.74%) ISEB
4 11 (40.74%) Software Testing
4 11 (40.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (37.04%) Zephyr
6 8 (29.63%) Resource Allocation
6 8 (29.63%) System Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
7 7 (25.93%) SDLC
7 7 (25.93%) JIRA
8 6 (22.22%) Degree
8 6 (22.22%) Java
8 6 (22.22%) SQL
9 5 (18.52%) Python
9 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
9 5 (18.52%) Defect Management
10 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (14.81%) Electronic Trading
10 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Test Management
10 4 (14.81%) Selenium
10 4 (14.81%) MiFID
10 4 (14.81%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (14.81%) Equities
10 4 (14.81%) Web Services
10 4 (14.81%) Unix
10 4 (14.81%) C#

QA Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) Confluence
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Zephyr
2 7 (25.93%) JIRA
3 4 (14.81%) Selenium
4 3 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.70%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.70%) Jasmine
6 1 (3.70%) JBehave
6 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.70%) JUnit
6 1 (3.70%) Mockito
6 1 (3.70%) Moq
6 1 (3.70%) QADirector
6 1 (3.70%) Robot Framework
6 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
6 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (11.11%) Banking
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
1 3 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Publishing
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) French Language
3 1 (3.70%) Front Office
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) FIX Protocol
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.70%) RESTful
3 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Equities
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Test Automation
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) Software Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Resource Allocation
4 8 (29.63%) System Testing
5 7 (25.93%) SDLC
5 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
6 5 (18.52%) Defect Management
6 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
7 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.81%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (14.81%) Test Management
7 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (11.11%) API Testing
8 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 3 (11.11%) Migration
8 3 (11.11%) Quality Management
8 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.41%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Java
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) ISEB
1 11 (40.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (14.81%) MiFID
3 2 (7.41%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Atlassian
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) hybris
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) SAP