The median contractor rate for a Quality Manager was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Manager
UK
Rank 566 604 593
Rank change year-on-year +38 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Manager 30 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.072% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.075% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 16
Median daily rate £420 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £234 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £540 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £300 £395
% change year-on-year +40.00% -24.05%  
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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Quality Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Quality Manager in the UK

Quality Manager
Top 17 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 24 March 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 +26 30 £420 +5.00% 5
South East +36 12 £413 - 1
Berkshire +32 9 - - 1
London +16 6 - - 1
West Midlands +4 6 £400 +60.00%
South West +3 6 £435 -
Maidenhead - 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 £450 -
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 £413 -
Abingdon - 3 £413 -
Bristol +5 2 £420 -
Birmingham - 2 £400 -
City of London +1 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £450 -
Slough - 1 - -
Corsham - 1 £553 -

Quality Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 38 (67.86%) QA
2 18 (32.14%) Project Management
3 17 (30.36%) Continuous Improvement
4 16 (28.57%) Finance
5 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (26.79%) PRINCE2
6 12 (21.43%) Quality Management
7 11 (19.64%) Programme Management
7 11 (19.64%) QMS
7 11 (19.64%) PMO
8 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
8 9 (16.07%) Test Strategy
9 8 (14.29%) APMP
9 8 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 8 (14.29%) Coaching
9 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 8 (14.29%) Retail
10 7 (12.50%) P3O
10 7 (12.50%) Regulatory Compliance
11 6 (10.71%) Performance Management
11 6 (10.71%) Validation
12 5 (8.93%) Risk Management
12 5 (8.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (8.93%) Life Science
12 5 (8.93%) Degree
12 5 (8.93%) Service Design
13 4 (7.14%) Test Management
13 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (7.14%) Test Automation

Quality Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.79%) MS Office
1 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) HP UFT
1 2 (3.57%) JIRA
1 2 (3.57%) NUnit
1 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.79%) Selenium
2 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.79%) TestComplete
2 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
3 8 (14.29%) Retail
4 5 (8.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.57%) Banking
5 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Life Science
2 3 (5.36%) FMCG
2 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.36%) NHS
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Biotechnology
3 2 (3.57%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Project Management
2 17 (30.36%) Continuous Improvement
3 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.79%) PRINCE2
4 12 (21.43%) Quality Management
5 11 (19.64%) Programme Management
5 11 (19.64%) QMS
6 9 (16.07%) Test Strategy
7 8 (14.29%) Coaching
7 8 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 7 (12.50%) Regulatory Compliance
9 6 (10.71%) Performance Management
9 6 (10.71%) Validation
10 5 (8.93%) Risk Management
10 5 (8.93%) Service Design
11 4 (7.14%) Process Improvement
11 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.14%) Test Management
12 3 (5.36%) Automation Testing
12 3 (5.36%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) C
1 2 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) APMP
1 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.93%) Degree
3 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (5.36%) ISEB
5 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.79%) CISA
6 1 (1.79%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (67.86%) QA
2 11 (19.64%) PMO
3 7 (12.50%) P3O
4 2 (3.57%) Data Quality
4 2 (3.57%) GxP
4 2 (3.57%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.79%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (1.79%) EMIR
5 1 (1.79%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.79%) MiFID
5 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (5.36%) Guidewire
2 1 (1.79%) GoldenSource
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) SAP
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