The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 200 195 217
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 10 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.032% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.035% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Average daily rate £485 £205 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+136.58% -45.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £356 £376
% change year-on-year
+12.28% -5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5961 5787 7412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.36% 92.86% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 4275 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 120 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
QA Leader
London

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

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
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 18 April 2014.

QA Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (53.85%) Selenium
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
4 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
4 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) Ruby
6 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
6 2 (15.38%) Robotium
6 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
6 2 (15.38%) JBehave
6 2 (15.38%) Kanban
6 2 (15.38%) Banking
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) Calabash
6 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
7 1 (7.69%) 4G
7 1 (7.69%) REST
7 1 (7.69%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (7.69%) eggPlant

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (7.69%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle FAH
1 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) 4G
1 1 (7.69%) 3G
1 1 (7.69%) 2G
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
2 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
3 2 (15.38%) Robotium
3 2 (15.38%) JBehave
3 2 (15.38%) Calabash
3 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.69%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (7.69%) eggPlant
4 1 (7.69%) Toad
4 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 1 (7.69%) Ant
4 1 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) JIRA
4 1 (7.69%) Xcode
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) General Ledger
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) J2ME
2 1 (7.69%) WAP
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Economics
2 1 (7.69%) iPhone
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) Handset
2 1 (7.69%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
2 1 (7.69%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
2 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
3 3 (23.08%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Kanban
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Ruby
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) COREP
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Sun
2 1 (7.69%) Murex
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Apple
2 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (7.69%) Business Objects
2 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft