The median contractor rate for a Quality Manager was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 604 604
Rank change year-on-year +24 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Manager 22 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.072% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.076% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 18
Median daily rate £445 £450 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +10.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £356 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £570 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.34 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.34 - -

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 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Quality Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 23 June 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 18 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +9 16 £440 -2.22% 3
South East +9 5 £440 - 1
Yorkshire +27 4 £500 -9.09%
West Yorkshire +23 4 £500 -9.09%
Leeds +16 4 £500 -9.09%
London -1 4 - - 1
Surrey +9 3 £445 -
Woking +1 3 £445 -
Scotland - 3 £400 -
North West +17 2 £301 -36.73%
Glasgow - 2 £450 -
Hampshire +10 1 - -
Manchester +5 1 £351 -26.09%
Edinburgh - 1 £350 -
Liverpool - 1 £250 -
West Sussex - 1 £150 -
City of London - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £250 -

Quality Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 33 (63.46%) QA
2 18 (34.62%) Finance
3 17 (32.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 16 (30.77%) Project Management
5 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (25.00%) Programme Management
6 13 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 12 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 11 (21.15%) Quality Management
9 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
9 10 (19.23%) Retail
10 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
10 9 (17.31%) PMO
11 8 (15.38%) Mentoring
11 8 (15.38%) APMP
12 7 (13.46%) P3O
12 7 (13.46%) Coaching
13 6 (11.54%) Data Quality
13 6 (11.54%) Test Management
13 6 (11.54%) Performance Management
14 5 (9.62%) Validation
14 5 (9.62%) QMS
14 5 (9.62%) Service Design
15 4 (7.69%) People Management
15 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
15 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
15 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
15 4 (7.69%) Supplier Management
15 4 (7.69%) Financial Institution
15 4 (7.69%) SAP

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) JIRA
2 2 (3.85%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.85%) NUnit
2 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.92%) Selenium
3 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (34.62%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Retail
2 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.77%) Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Legal
5 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.77%) Life Science
1 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.85%) Fixed Income
2 2 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 16 (30.77%) Project Management
3 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 13 (25.00%) Programme Management
5 12 (23.08%) Test Strategy
6 11 (21.15%) Quality Management
7 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
8 8 (15.38%) Mentoring
9 7 (13.46%) Coaching
10 6 (11.54%) Performance Management
10 6 (11.54%) Test Management
11 5 (9.62%) QMS
11 5 (9.62%) Service Design
11 5 (9.62%) Validation
12 4 (7.69%) People Management
12 4 (7.69%) Supplier Management
12 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
13 3 (5.77%) Release Management
13 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) APMP
2 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.92%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (63.46%) QA
2 9 (17.31%) PMO
3 7 (13.46%) P3O
4 6 (11.54%) Data Quality
5 3 (5.77%) ISO 9001
6 2 (3.85%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (1.92%) GxP
7 1 (1.92%) MiFID
7 1 (1.92%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) SAP
2 2 (3.85%) Guidewire
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) Infoflex
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) Pega
3 1 (1.92%) Remedy