The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 23 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 East Midlands 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 97 87 81
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.062% 0.076% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.083% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £500 £363 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -4.91%
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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1520 1200 1304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.12% 91.60% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 568 631
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £215 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 130 112
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
QA Leader
England

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

QA Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

QA Leader Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

QA Leader
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA