The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 556 570 551
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 40 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.049% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.052% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 20
Average daily rate £425 £450 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Leader
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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
44628 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29078 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +23 29 £425 -14.91% 15
South East +18 3 £450 +35.84% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £600 - 2
South West +6 2 £313 -6.71% 1
East Midlands -15 1 £388 -13.88% 3
North West -19 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
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QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 75 (100.00%) QA
2 36 (48.00%) Selenium
3 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (38.67%) Test Automation
5 24 (32.00%) Finance
6 23 (30.67%) ISTQB
7 19 (25.33%) ISEB
8 18 (24.00%) Java
9 17 (22.67%) .NET
10 16 (21.33%) HP UFT
11 15 (20.00%) Test Scripting
12 14 (18.67%) Test Strategy
12 14 (18.67%) Automation Testing
12 14 (18.67%) SQL
12 14 (18.67%) ITIL
12 14 (18.67%) Banking
13 13 (17.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (16.00%) WebDriver
14 12 (16.00%) Defect Management
14 12 (16.00%) Automated Testing
15 11 (14.67%) JIRA
15 11 (14.67%) Software Testing
15 11 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (14.67%) Scrum
15 11 (14.67%) PRINCE2
15 11 (14.67%) C#
15 11 (14.67%) BDD
16 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
16 10 (13.33%) Investment Banking
17 9 (12.00%) Retail

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) CMS
2 1 (1.33%) Confluence
2 1 (1.33%) nginx
2 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.67%) MS Project
2 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (48.00%) Selenium
2 16 (21.33%) HP UFT
3 12 (16.00%) WebDriver
4 11 (14.67%) JIRA
5 8 (10.67%) Cucumber
6 7 (9.33%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.00%) Appium
8 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.00%) Zephyr
9 2 (2.67%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.67%) TestPartner
10 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.33%) JMeter
10 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.33%) Maven
10 1 (1.33%) SilkTest
10 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.33%) WATIR
10 1 (1.33%) WinRunner
General
1 24 (32.00%) Finance
2 14 (18.67%) Banking
3 10 (13.33%) Investment Banking
4 9 (12.00%) Retail
5 3 (4.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.00%) Law
5 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.67%) Legal
7 1 (1.33%) Front Office
7 1 (1.33%) Games
7 1 (1.33%) Marketing
7 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.67%) .NET
2 8 (10.67%) MSMQ
3 7 (9.33%) Gherkin
4 5 (6.67%) HTML
5 4 (5.33%) XML
6 2 (2.67%) CSS
6 2 (2.67%) EDI
6 2 (2.67%) Middleware
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.67%) SOAP
6 2 (2.67%) Web Services
7 1 (1.33%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.00%) EPoS
2 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.00%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.33%) CESG
4 1 (1.33%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.33%) Derivative
4 1 (1.33%) Equities
4 1 (1.33%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.33%) FMCG
4 1 (1.33%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.67%) Linux
2 4 (5.33%) Unix
2 4 (5.33%) Windows
3 3 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.33%) CentOS
4 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (38.67%) Test Automation
3 15 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 14 (18.67%) Automation Testing
4 14 (18.67%) ITIL
4 14 (18.67%) Test Strategy
5 13 (17.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (16.00%) Automated Testing
6 12 (16.00%) Defect Management
7 11 (14.67%) BDD
7 11 (14.67%) PRINCE2
7 11 (14.67%) Scrum
7 11 (14.67%) Software Testing
7 11 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (12.00%) Analytics
8 9 (12.00%) Functional Testing
8 9 (12.00%) SDLC
8 9 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (10.67%) Algorithmic Trading
9 8 (10.67%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.00%) Java
2 14 (18.67%) SQL
3 11 (14.67%) C#
4 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.00%) Ruby
6 2 (2.67%) Python
7 1 (1.33%) C
7 1 (1.33%) C++
7 1 (1.33%) Perl
7 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (30.67%) ISTQB
2 19 (25.33%) ISEB
3 8 (10.67%) PhD
4 5 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.33%) Degree
7 1 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) GMP
2 1 (1.33%) GPG13
2 1 (1.33%) GxP
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) WAI
2 1 (1.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.33%) Nagios
1 1 (1.33%) Opsview
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) Sybase
2 3 (4.00%) HP
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle
3 2 (2.67%) Apple
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.33%) SAP
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