Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Quality Manager was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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 Manager
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 850 832 814
Rank change year-on-year -18 -18 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Manager 29 56 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.054% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.057% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 34
UK median daily rate £320 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.95% +9.33% -5.54%
10th Percentile £251 £299 £300
90th Percentile £515 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -30.95% +12.00% -6.25%
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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
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 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +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

Quality Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Quality Manager in the UK

Quality Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Quality Manager in the UK

Quality Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Quality Manager over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Quality Manager in the UK

Quality Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Quality Manager in the UK

Quality 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 Quality Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 -2 26 £320 -23.81% 8
UK excluding London +13 22 £290 -30.95% 4
South East -6 9 £290 -38.95% 1
London -20 5 £488 -11.36% 4
Midlands +14 4 - - 1
East Midlands +5 4 - - 1
North of England +55 3 £320 -20.00%
North West +22 3 £320 -20.00%
South West +7 3 £450 +13.92% 1
Scotland - 3 £400 -

Quality Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Quality 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 Quality Manager in the job title.

1 9 (31.03%) Benchmarking
1 9 (31.03%) QA
1 9 (31.03%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (27.59%) Quality Management
3 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
4 6 (20.69%) Finance
4 6 (20.69%) ISO 9001
5 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 5 (17.24%) Service Management
5 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
5 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
5 5 (17.24%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (13.79%) Huawei
7 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.34%) Banking
7 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
7 3 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (10.34%) Six Sigma
8 2 (6.90%) Internal Audit
8 2 (6.90%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team
8 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
8 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
8 2 (6.90%) Coaching
8 2 (6.90%) SDLC
8 2 (6.90%) NEBOSH
8 2 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (6.90%) 3G

Quality 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) TrackWise
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) 2G
1 2 (6.90%) 3G
1 2 (6.90%) 4G
1 2 (6.90%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 6 (20.69%) Finance
3 3 (10.34%) Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Back Office
5 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.45%) French Language
5 1 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.45%) Fixed Income
2 1 (3.45%) Life Science
2 1 (3.45%) LIMS
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Benchmarking
1 9 (31.03%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (27.59%) Quality Management
3 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
3 5 (17.24%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (17.24%) Service Management
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
4 3 (10.34%) Six Sigma
4 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.90%) P3M3
5 2 (6.90%) QMS
5 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Validation
5 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
1 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) QA
2 6 (20.69%) ISO 9001
3 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
4 2 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (6.90%) NEBOSH
5 1 (3.45%) GxP
5 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 17025
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Huawei
2 1 (3.45%) Cognizant
2 1 (3.45%) Infoflex
2 1 (3.45%) LabWare
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle