The median contractor rate for a QA Manager was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 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.

Quality Assurance Manager
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 378 419 415
Rank change year-on-year +41 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 22 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.066% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.070% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 3
Median daily rate £494 £468 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.61% -1.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £390
% change year-on-year +17.64% +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 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 18684 21436 20340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.00% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13292 15400 14048
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 285 370
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
City of London +16 6 £575 +24.32% 2
QA Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (41.18%) Finance
4 12 (35.29%) Test Strategy
5 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (26.47%) Banking
7 8 (23.53%) Selenium
7 8 (23.53%) BDD
8 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
8 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Investment Banking
9 6 (17.65%) SQL
10 5 (14.71%) HP UFT
10 5 (14.71%) Java
10 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (14.71%) MiFID
10 5 (14.71%) JIRA
10 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
11 4 (11.76%) Service Design
11 4 (11.76%) EMIR
11 4 (11.76%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
11 4 (11.76%) Release Management
11 4 (11.76%) Test Management
11 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
11 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
11 4 (11.76%) TestComplete
11 4 (11.76%) Scrum
11 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
12 3 (8.82%) Fixed Income

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 (2.94%) Confluence
1 1 (2.94%) Drupal
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Google Play
1 1 (2.94%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) QlikView
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Selenium
2 5 (14.71%) HP UFT
2 5 (14.71%) JIRA
3 4 (11.76%) TestComplete
3 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.82%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.88%) Mocha
5 2 (5.88%) NUnit
5 2 (5.88%) PhantomJS
5 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.94%) CasperJS
6 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.94%) TestLink
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Banking
3 6 (17.65%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Back Office
4 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.88%) Front Office
5 1 (2.94%) Electronics
5 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.94%) Marketing
5 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) J2EE
1 3 (8.82%) Java EE
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) Chai
2 2 (5.88%) CSS
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) Ajax
3 1 (2.94%) HTML5
3 1 (2.94%) JSON
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
3 1 (2.94%) Node.js
3 1 (2.94%) REST
3 1 (2.94%) SOAP
3 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.82%) Fixed Income
3 2 (5.88%) Equities
4 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.94%) Derivative
4 1 (2.94%) Fintech
4 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.94%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.94%) iPad
4 1 (2.94%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (2.94%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) Test Strategy
3 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (23.53%) BDD
5 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 4 (11.76%) Release Management
6 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 4 (11.76%) Scrum
6 4 (11.76%) Service Design
6 4 (11.76%) Test Management
6 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.82%) SDLC
7 3 (8.82%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) C#
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) ISEB
1 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (14.71%) MiFID
3 4 (11.76%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (11.76%) EMIR
4 1 (2.94%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) GoldenSource
2 2 (5.88%) HP
2 2 (5.88%) Teradata
3 1 (2.94%) Fidessa
3 1 (2.94%) Google
3 1 (2.94%) Murex
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Serena
3 1 (2.94%) TIBCO