The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had QA Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 575 583 573
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 42 43 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.086% 0.085% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.089% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 21
Median daily rate £405 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46209 48121 46401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 30544 30820 29000
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1354 1845 1896
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in England

QA Leader
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

QA Leader Daily Rate Trend in England

QA Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Leader across the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

QA Leader Daily Rate Histogram in England

QA Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Leader across the England region.

QA Leader Hourly Rate Trend in England

QA Leader
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +28 31 £403 -5.29% 6
North West -12 3 - - 3
South West - 3 £400 - 1
East of England +8 2 £500 +25.00% 1
South East -1 2 £450 +5.88% 1
East Midlands +4 1 - -
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QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 England region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 84 (100.00%) QA
2 48 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (35.71%) Selenium
4 26 (30.95%) Finance
5 25 (29.76%) ISTQB
6 23 (27.38%) SQL
7 19 (22.62%) ISEB
7 19 (22.62%) Test Automation
8 18 (21.43%) Automated Testing
9 16 (19.05%) Software Testing
9 16 (19.05%) Banking
10 15 (17.86%) Test Scripting
10 15 (17.86%) HP UFT
11 14 (16.67%) Automation Testing
12 13 (15.48%) Test Strategy
12 13 (15.48%) JIRA
13 12 (14.29%) Data Migration
13 12 (14.29%) Investment Banking
13 12 (14.29%) Migration
13 12 (14.29%) .NET
13 12 (14.29%) Java
13 12 (14.29%) ITIL
13 12 (14.29%) BDD
13 12 (14.29%) Defect Management
14 11 (13.10%) Cucumber
14 11 (13.10%) WebDriver
14 11 (13.10%) Analytics
14 11 (13.10%) PRINCE2
14 11 (13.10%) Scrum
14 11 (13.10%) User Acceptance Testing

QA Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (1.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) GitHub
2 1 (1.19%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (35.71%) Selenium
2 15 (17.86%) HP UFT
3 13 (15.48%) JIRA
4 11 (13.10%) Cucumber
4 11 (13.10%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.76%) LoadRunner
5 4 (4.76%) SpecFlow
5 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.76%) Zephyr
6 3 (3.57%) Appium
7 2 (2.38%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.38%) JBehave
7 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.38%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.38%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.19%) MSTest
8 1 (1.19%) NUnit
General
1 26 (30.95%) Finance
2 16 (19.05%) Banking
3 12 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 7 (8.33%) Retail
5 3 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.19%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.19%) Law
6 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.29%) .NET
2 8 (9.52%) MSMQ
3 4 (4.76%) Gherkin
3 4 (4.76%) HTML
3 4 (4.76%) XML
4 3 (3.57%) RESTful
5 2 (2.38%) Java EE
5 2 (2.38%) Middleware
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.38%) SOAP
5 2 (2.38%) Velocity
6 1 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.19%) REST
6 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.76%) SWIFT
4 3 (3.57%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.38%) Derivative
5 2 (2.38%) EPoS
5 2 (2.38%) Equities
6 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.19%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Android
1 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
1 5 (5.95%) Unix
2 4 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.62%) Test Automation
3 18 (21.43%) Automated Testing
4 16 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 15 (17.86%) Test Scripting
6 14 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 13 (15.48%) Test Strategy
8 12 (14.29%) BDD
8 12 (14.29%) Data Migration
8 12 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 12 (14.29%) ITIL
8 12 (14.29%) Migration
9 11 (13.10%) Analytics
9 11 (13.10%) PRINCE2
9 11 (13.10%) Scrum
9 11 (13.10%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (11.90%) Functional Testing
11 9 (10.71%) Waterfall
12 8 (9.52%) Algorithmic Trading
12 8 (9.52%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.38%) SQL
2 12 (14.29%) Java
3 7 (8.33%) C#
4 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.57%) Python
6 2 (2.38%) VB
6 2 (2.38%) VBA
7 1 (1.19%) C++
7 1 (1.19%) Groovy
7 1 (1.19%) Perl
7 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (29.76%) ISTQB
2 19 (22.62%) ISEB
3 8 (9.52%) PhD
4 6 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.76%) Degree
6 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.19%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.19%) EMIR
2 1 (1.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) Sybase
2 5 (5.95%) HP
2 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle
3 2 (2.38%) hybris
4 1 (1.19%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.19%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com