The median contractor rate for a QA Manager was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 403 407 402
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 9 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.044% 0.097% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.10% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 12
Median daily rate £513 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £410 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £503 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50%  
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 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19396 20655 22146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.29% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13838 14981 15430
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 228 376
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.94 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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
City of London -10 2 £575 +27.77% 1
QA Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (65.52%) Test Automation
3 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (44.83%) Test Strategy
5 11 (37.93%) Finance
6 10 (34.48%) Banking
7 8 (27.59%) Investment Banking
7 8 (27.59%) MiFID
8 7 (24.14%) BDD
9 6 (20.69%) JIRA
9 6 (20.69%) Selenium
10 5 (17.24%) Asset Management
10 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
10 5 (17.24%) HP UFT
10 5 (17.24%) SQL
10 5 (17.24%) Service Design
11 4 (13.79%) Front Office
11 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
11 4 (13.79%) Release Management
11 4 (13.79%) Test Management
12 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
12 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
12 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
12 3 (10.34%) Analytics
12 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
12 3 (10.34%) Fixed Income
12 3 (10.34%) TDD
12 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
12 3 (10.34%) 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 (3.45%) Confluence
1 1 (3.45%) Drupal
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) BrowserStack
1 1 (3.45%) GitHub
1 1 (3.45%) Google Play
1 1 (3.45%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
1 1 (3.45%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) JIRA
1 6 (20.69%) Selenium
2 5 (17.24%) HP UFT
2 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
3 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.90%) Mocha
4 2 (6.90%) NUnit
4 2 (6.90%) PhantomJS
4 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.45%) CasperJS
5 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.45%) TestLink
5 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 10 (34.48%) Banking
3 8 (27.59%) Investment Banking
4 4 (13.79%) Front Office
5 2 (6.90%) Back Office
5 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
5 2 (6.90%) Marketing
6 1 (3.45%) Electronics
6 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (3.45%) Retail
6 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
6 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) Chai
1 2 (6.90%) CSS
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
1 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) Ajax
2 1 (3.45%) HTML5
2 1 (3.45%) JSON
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) Node.js
2 1 (3.45%) REST
2 1 (3.45%) RESTful
2 1 (3.45%) SOAP
2 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Fixed Income
2 2 (6.90%) Fintech
2 2 (6.90%) Hedge funds
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.45%) Derivative
3 1 (3.45%) Equities
3 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.45%) iPad
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.45%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (3.45%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Android
1 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
1 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Test Automation
2 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (44.83%) Test Strategy
4 7 (24.14%) BDD
5 5 (17.24%) Asset Management
5 5 (17.24%) Service Design
5 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Release Management
6 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
6 4 (13.79%) Test Management
7 3 (10.34%) Analytics
7 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.34%) People Management
7 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
7 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.34%) SDLC
7 3 (10.34%) TDD
8 2 (6.90%) Data Management
8 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
8 2 (6.90%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) C#
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) ISEB
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (27.59%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) HP
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Google
2 1 (3.45%) Murex
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
2 1 (3.45%) Serena
2 1 (3.45%) TIBCO