Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 836 836 839
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -40
Contract jobs requiring a QA Manager 41 45 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.043% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.045% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 23
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £335
90th Percentile £635 £538 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £450 £395
% change year-on-year -4.44% +13.92% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

QA Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Manager in the UK

QA Manager
Top 10 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 6 months to 21 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
England +10 39 £500 +11.11% 10
London -13 28 £525 +25.00% 3
UK excluding London +8 13 £430 -4.44% 7
South East -4 5 £430 -7.03%
North East +66 2 £400 -
North of England +47 2 £400 +40.35% 4
Midlands +20 2 £400 -11.11% 1
South West -6 2 £445 +20.27% 2
Scotland - 2 £450 -
East Midlands - 2 £400 - 1

QA Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 featuring QA Manager in the job title.

1 41 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (53.66%) Test Automation
3 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (31.71%) ISEB
5 12 (29.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (26.83%) Zephyr
6 11 (26.83%) Software Testing
7 10 (24.39%) SDLC
8 9 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (21.95%) JIRA
9 8 (19.51%) System Testing
9 8 (19.51%) Test Strategy
9 8 (19.51%) Resource Allocation
10 7 (17.07%) Defect Management
10 7 (17.07%) Test Management
10 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (17.07%) SQL
11 6 (14.63%) Java
11 6 (14.63%) Quality Management
11 6 (14.63%) Degree
12 5 (12.20%) Banking
12 5 (12.20%) Finance
12 5 (12.20%) C#
12 5 (12.20%) Python
12 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (12.20%) Selenium
12 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
13 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
13 4 (9.76%) BDD
13 4 (9.76%) MiFID

QA Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (4.88%) Confluence
1 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Zephyr
2 9 (21.95%) JIRA
3 5 (12.20%) Selenium
4 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.32%) JMeter
4 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.88%) Jasmine
5 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.44%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.44%) JBehave
6 1 (2.44%) JUnit
6 1 (2.44%) Maven
6 1 (2.44%) Mockito
6 1 (2.44%) Moq
6 1 (2.44%) QADirector
6 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (12.20%) Banking
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
2 3 (7.32%) Publishing
2 3 (7.32%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.44%) French Language
3 1 (2.44%) Front Office
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) FIX Protocol
1 4 (9.76%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.44%) REST
3 1 (2.44%) RESTful
3 1 (2.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Equities
2 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.44%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Test Automation
2 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.83%) Software Testing
4 10 (24.39%) SDLC
5 9 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (19.51%) Resource Allocation
6 8 (19.51%) System Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Test Strategy
7 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.07%) Defect Management
7 7 (17.07%) Test Management
8 6 (14.63%) Quality Management
9 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
9 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (9.76%) BDD
10 4 (9.76%) Electronic Trading
10 4 (9.76%) Migration
10 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
11 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) Java
3 5 (12.20%) C#
3 5 (12.20%) Python
4 4 (9.76%) Perl
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) ISEB
2 12 (29.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (14.63%) Degree
4 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (9.76%) MiFID
3 3 (7.32%) PMO
4 2 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (2.44%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) HP
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle
1 3 (7.32%) SAP
2 2 (4.88%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) hybris