The median contractor rate for a QA Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Manager
UK
Rank 556 621 597
Rank change year-on-year +65 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 37 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.043% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.045% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 17
Median daily rate £500 £485 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +14.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £386 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £590 £510
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Manager in the UK

QA Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Manager in the UK

QA Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Manager over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Manager in the UK

QA Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Manager in the UK

QA Manager
Top 21 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +44 37 £500 +3.09% 11
London +39 20 £488 -1.01% 9
West Midlands - 8 £575 -
Warwickshire - 6 £588 -
City of London +8 5 £581 +16.25% 2
South West +6 4 £502 -
Wiltshire - 4 £502 -
South East +20 3 £500 +17.64%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £400 -
Corsham - 2 £553 -
North West +26 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +15 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -11 1 £500 +17.64%
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £600 -
Swindon - 1 £450 -

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 67 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (31.34%) Finance
4 16 (23.88%) Test Strategy
5 15 (22.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (16.42%) Selenium
7 10 (14.93%) PRINCE2
7 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
7 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
7 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
7 10 (14.93%) BDD
8 9 (13.43%) Automation Testing
8 9 (13.43%) Banking
9 8 (11.94%) Test Management
9 8 (11.94%) Test Scripting
9 8 (11.94%) Project Management
10 7 (10.45%) HP UFT
10 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (10.45%) ISEB
10 7 (10.45%) JIRA
10 7 (10.45%) Programme Management
11 6 (8.96%) Investment Banking
11 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
11 6 (8.96%) SQL
11 6 (8.96%) Quality Management
11 6 (8.96%) Waterfall
11 6 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (8.96%) Service Design
12 5 (7.46%) Regulatory Compliance

QA Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (4.48%) Confluence
2 1 (1.49%) Documentum
2 1 (1.49%) Drupal
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.49%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (1.49%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.49%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.49%) Google Play
1 1 (1.49%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (1.49%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) QlikView
2 1 (1.49%) EDMS
2 1 (1.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Selenium
2 7 (10.45%) HP UFT
2 7 (10.45%) JIRA
3 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.46%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.97%) TestComplete
5 3 (4.48%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.48%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.99%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.99%) Mocha
6 2 (2.99%) NUnit
6 2 (2.99%) PhantomJS
6 2 (2.99%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.49%) CasperJS
7 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.49%) TestLink
7 1 (1.49%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (31.34%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Banking
3 6 (8.96%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.46%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.99%) Back Office
5 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.99%) Front Office
5 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.49%) Electronics
6 1 (1.49%) Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) Retail
6 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) J2EE
1 3 (4.48%) Java EE
2 2 (2.99%) .NET
2 2 (2.99%) Chai
3 1 (1.49%) CSS
3 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.49%) HTML
3 1 (1.49%) Middleware
3 1 (1.49%) Node.js
3 1 (1.49%) RESTful
3 1 (1.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Life Science
1 4 (5.97%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.48%) Biotechnology
2 3 (4.48%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.99%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.99%) Equities
4 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.49%) Derivative
4 1 (1.49%) Fintech
4 1 (1.49%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.49%) iPad
4 1 (1.49%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.49%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.49%) PMI
4 1 (1.49%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.49%) Android
1 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.49%) Linux
1 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.88%) Test Strategy
3 15 (22.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (14.93%) BDD
4 10 (14.93%) PRINCE2
4 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
5 9 (13.43%) Automation Testing
6 8 (11.94%) Project Management
6 8 (11.94%) Test Management
6 8 (11.94%) Test Scripting
7 7 (10.45%) Programme Management
7 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
8 6 (8.96%) Quality Management
8 6 (8.96%) Service Design
8 6 (8.96%) Waterfall
9 5 (7.46%) ITIL
9 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
9 5 (7.46%) Regulatory Compliance
9 5 (7.46%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) SQL
2 5 (7.46%) Java
3 3 (4.48%) C#
4 1 (1.49%) Groovy
4 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
1 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.45%) ISEB
3 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (7.46%) ISTQB
5 4 (5.97%) Degree
6 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (7.46%) MiFID
3 4 (5.97%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (5.97%) EMIR
4 2 (2.99%) GxP
5 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.49%) SDET
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.97%) Guidewire
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.48%) GoldenSource
3 2 (2.99%) Citrix
3 2 (2.99%) HP
3 2 (2.99%) SAP
3 2 (2.99%) Teradata
4 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.49%) Computacenter
4 1 (1.49%) Fidessa
4 1 (1.49%) Google
4 1 (1.49%) hybris
4 1 (1.49%) Murex
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle
4 1 (1.49%) Reuters
4 1 (1.49%) Serena
4 1 (1.49%) TIBCO
South West London
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Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
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