The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had QA Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Lead
London / City of London
Rank 155 142 184
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +42
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 2 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.068% 0.065% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.068% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 10
Median daily rate £488 £431 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £346 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £516 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £313 £324
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2792 2932 4795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.52% 95.72% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2295 3702
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 76
Median hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% +31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured QA Leader in the job title.

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

QA Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Leader across the City of London region.

QA Leader Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, QA Leader 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 across the City of London region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Investment Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) EMIR
3 3 (37.50%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) TestComplete
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Derivative
4 2 (25.00%) MiFID
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) NUnit
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Content Management
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) Front Office
5 1 (12.50%) JMeter
5 1 (12.50%) SEO
5 1 (12.50%) CMS
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VB

QA Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
1 1 (12.50%) Drupal
1 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Derivative
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) API Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (12.50%) OWASP
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 1 (12.50%) SEO
3 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (37.50%) EMIR
3 2 (25.00%) MiFID