The median contractor rate for a QA Test Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 April 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 Test Manager
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 634 625
Rank change year-on-year +50 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 12 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.027% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.028% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 13
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £350 £390
% change year-on-year +42.85% -10.25%  
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 44572 53135 52859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.10% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28959 34612 32049
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1459 1536 2107
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

QA Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Manager in the UK

QA Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Test Manager in the UK

QA Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Test Manager in the UK

QA Test Manager
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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 +35 12 £475 +5.55% 3
London +25 10 £475 - 3
City of London -13 2 £575 +27.77% 1
Yorkshire +25 1 £500 -
Leeds - 1 £500 -
Corsham - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

QA Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, QA Test 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 Test Manager in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) Finance
4 9 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Test Management
6 7 (29.17%) BDD
7 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (20.83%) HP UFT
8 5 (20.83%) MiFID
9 4 (16.67%) TDD
9 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
9 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 4 (16.67%) ISEB
9 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
9 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 3 (12.50%) Selenium
10 3 (12.50%) ITIL
10 3 (12.50%) JIRA
10 3 (12.50%) Banking
11 2 (8.33%) Degree
11 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
11 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
11 2 (8.33%) NUnit
11 2 (8.33%) Data Management
11 2 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint

QA Test 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Google Play
1 1 (4.17%) TestFlight
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) HP UFT
2 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 3 (12.50%) JIRA
3 3 (12.50%) Selenium
4 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.33%) NUnit
4 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.17%) TestComplete
5 1 (4.17%) TestLink
5 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Electronics
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) Fixed Income
1 2 (8.33%) Hedge funds
2 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.17%) Equities
2 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 8 (33.33%) Test Management
3 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (29.17%) BDD
5 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
6 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 4 (16.67%) TDD
7 3 (12.50%) ITIL
7 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.33%) Analytics
8 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) SDLC
8 2 (8.33%) Service Design
8 2 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (20.83%) MiFID
3 1 (4.17%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (4.17%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) Fidessa
2 1 (4.17%) GoldenSource
2 1 (4.17%) Google
2 1 (4.17%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Reuters