Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Test Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 823 869 837
Rank change year-on-year +46 -32 -1
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Manager 19 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.029% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.031% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 25
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -13.71%
10th Percentile £339 £325 £335
90th Percentile £565 £501 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +7.50% +2.56% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 90957 104552 107129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58966 68005 66246
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3123 4144
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.47
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £44.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +3.03%

QA Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Test Manager over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 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 Test Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 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 +44 19 £475 +6.74% 3
London +10 13 £475 +3.83% 1
UK excluding London +50 6 £430 +7.50% 2
North of England +59 2 £413 -
South West +6 2 £435 -
South East +32 1 £430 -
Yorkshire +26 1 £500 -
Midlands +21 1 £400 -11.11% 1
East Midlands -15 1 £400 -3.03%
North East - 1 £325 -

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 19 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
4 7 (36.84%) Finance
5 6 (31.58%) Test Management
6 5 (26.32%) Asset Management
6 5 (26.32%) MiFID
6 5 (26.32%) BDD
7 4 (21.05%) SpecFlow
7 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) SAP
8 3 (15.79%) ITIL
8 3 (15.79%) ISEB
8 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.79%) JIRA
8 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
8 3 (15.79%) Banking
9 2 (10.53%) Hedge funds
9 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Analytics
9 2 (10.53%) User Stories
9 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
9 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (10.53%) SDLC
9 2 (10.53%) Service Design
9 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
9 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
9 2 (10.53%) TDD

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Google Play
1 1 (5.26%) TestFlight
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) SpecFlow
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
3 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
3 2 (10.53%) NUnit
3 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Back Office
4 1 (5.26%) Electronics
4 1 (5.26%) Front Office
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) Node.js
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Fixed Income
1 2 (10.53%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
3 6 (31.58%) Test Management
4 5 (26.32%) Asset Management
4 5 (26.32%) BDD
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Analytics
6 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
6 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Release Management
6 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.53%) Service Design
6 2 (10.53%) TDD
6 2 (10.53%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (26.32%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Google