The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 191 222 229
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 7 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.11% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate
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£465 £428 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% +14.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £430 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +72.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
5314 6820 7348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.89% 92.59% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3846 5000 5346
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 147 170
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Leader in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Leader across the City of London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

QA Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Leader in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 5 (41.67%) Investment Banking
2 5 (41.67%) BDD
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) JUnit
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Process Management
5 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (16.67%) MS Project
5 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Statistics
6 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (8.33%) Selenium
6 1 (8.33%) Quantitative Analysis

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 2 (16.67%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle FAH
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) JBehave
3 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
1 5 (41.67%) Investment Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
1 1 (8.33%) CSS3
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Statistics
1 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
1 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
1 1 (8.33%) Market Risk
1 1 (8.33%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) TDD
1 5 (41.67%) BDD
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (33.33%) User Stories
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Process Management
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Quantitative Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Kanban
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) COREP
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Sitecore
2 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Murex