The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 31 July 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 England 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 538 509 543
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +34
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 28 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.064% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.070% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £438 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £430 £250
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +72.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45701 43157 49006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28204 25919 28009
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1841 1967 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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 31 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 14 £400 -9.09% 5
South East -9 7 £375 -12.79%
East of England - 4 £450 -
East Midlands +3 2 £425 -
South West -25 1 £275 -38.20%
West Midlands - - - - 2
North West - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
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QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 51 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (41.18%) Selenium
4 20 (39.22%) Finance
5 16 (31.37%) Java
6 13 (25.49%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (25.49%) ISEB
6 13 (25.49%) Scrum
7 12 (23.53%) Windows
8 11 (21.57%) WebDriver
8 11 (21.57%) BDD
9 10 (19.61%) SQL
9 10 (19.61%) Oracle
9 10 (19.61%) HP
9 10 (19.61%) TDD
9 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
10 9 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (17.65%) Software Testing
10 9 (17.65%) Banking
11 8 (15.69%) Mobile App
11 8 (15.69%) Test Automation
12 7 (13.73%) Test Strategy
12 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
12 7 (13.73%) JUnit
12 7 (13.73%) .NET
12 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
12 7 (13.73%) E-Commerce
13 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
13 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
13 6 (11.76%) Kanban

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 2 (3.92%) Apache
1 2 (3.92%) CMS
1 2 (3.92%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (1.96%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) 3G
1 2 (3.92%) 2G
1 2 (3.92%) 4G
2 1 (1.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (41.18%) Selenium
2 11 (21.57%) WebDriver
3 7 (13.73%) JUnit
4 5 (9.80%) LoadRunner
4 5 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (9.80%) JIRA
5 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.84%) SpecFlow
6 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.88%) JBehave
6 3 (5.88%) TestComplete
6 3 (5.88%) TestNG
7 2 (3.92%) Ant
7 2 (3.92%) Maven
7 2 (3.92%) Toad
7 2 (3.92%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (3.92%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.96%) JMeter
General
1 20 (39.22%) Finance
2 9 (17.65%) Banking
3 5 (9.80%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Electronics
5 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
5 1 (1.96%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) .NET
2 3 (5.88%) Web Services
3 2 (3.92%) REST
3 2 (3.92%) SOAP
3 2 (3.92%) J2ME
3 2 (3.92%) WAP
4 1 (1.96%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.96%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.96%) Google Maps API
4 1 (1.96%) HTML5
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) CSS
4 1 (1.96%) CSS3
4 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.92%) Handset
3 2 (3.92%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.96%) Economics
4 1 (1.96%) Statistics
4 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.96%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.96%) Online Games
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.96%) DTV
4 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) UNIX
4 1 (1.96%) Android
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) Scrum
3 11 (21.57%) BDD
4 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
4 10 (19.61%) TDD
5 9 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 9 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (15.69%) Test Automation
7 7 (13.73%) Test Strategy
7 7 (13.73%) E-Commerce
8 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Kanban
8 6 (11.76%) Automation Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Test Management
10 4 (7.84%) Automated Testing
11 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
11 3 (5.88%) Load Testing
11 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (5.88%) Manual Testing
11 3 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) Java
2 10 (19.61%) SQL
3 6 (11.76%) Ruby
4 5 (9.80%) C#
5 3 (5.88%) Perl
5 3 (5.88%) Python
5 3 (5.88%) VB
6 1 (1.96%) VBA
6 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) ISEB
2 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.96%) MOS
5 1 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) COREP
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Oracle
1 10 (19.61%) HP
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) Sun
3 2 (3.92%) Murex
3 2 (3.92%) Business Objects
3 2 (3.92%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (3.92%) SAP
3 2 (3.92%) Apple
3 2 (3.92%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.96%) Google
4 1 (1.96%) Sybase
4 1 (1.96%) Citrix