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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 560 539 531
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 30 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.050% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.054% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 9
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £338 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £535 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
48343 44497 46623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30757 27460 26825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1984 1944 2328
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 +3 25 £465 +0.54% 5
South East -18 2 £293 -
East of England -20 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 6
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QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 55 (100.00%) QA
2 38 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (40.00%) Selenium
3 22 (40.00%) Java
4 17 (30.91%) Windows
5 14 (25.45%) SQL
5 14 (25.45%) Finance
5 14 (25.45%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (21.82%) TDD
6 12 (21.82%) Scrum
6 12 (21.82%) BDD
7 11 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 11 (20.00%) .NET
7 11 (20.00%) ISEB
8 10 (18.18%) Oracle
8 10 (18.18%) JUnit
8 10 (18.18%) Banking
9 9 (16.36%) Test Automation
10 8 (14.55%) Investment Banking
10 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
10 8 (14.55%) Software Testing
10 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
10 8 (14.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (14.55%) Test Management
10 8 (14.55%) Linux
11 7 (12.73%) HP
11 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
11 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
11 7 (12.73%) Load Testing

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (5.45%) CMS
1 3 (5.45%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS Office
3 2 (3.64%) MS Project
3 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) DB2
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (40.00%) Selenium
2 10 (18.18%) JUnit
3 7 (12.73%) WebDriver
4 6 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 5 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (7.27%) WebLOAD
6 4 (7.27%) Sahi
6 4 (7.27%) WATIR
7 3 (5.45%) TestComplete
7 3 (5.45%) TestNG
7 3 (5.45%) LoadRunner
7 3 (5.45%) TestLink
8 2 (3.64%) JIRA
9 1 (1.82%) JBehave
9 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.82%) JMeter
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 10 (18.18%) Banking
3 8 (14.55%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Games
5 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.82%) Electronics
6 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.82%) Marketing
6 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) .NET
2 5 (9.09%) XML
3 3 (5.45%) Web Services
4 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.64%) Google Maps API
4 2 (3.64%) REST
4 2 (3.64%) SOAP
5 1 (1.82%) HTML
5 1 (1.82%) COM
5 1 (1.82%) CSS
5 1 (1.82%) XML Messaging
5 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.82%) Spring
5 1 (1.82%) jBPM
5 1 (1.82%) CSS3
5 1 (1.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Open Source
1 4 (7.27%) Mobile App
1 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Online Games
4 1 (1.82%) DTV
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) UNIX
4 1 (1.82%) Android
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.82%) TDD
2 12 (21.82%) Scrum
2 12 (21.82%) BDD
3 11 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 9 (16.36%) Test Automation
5 8 (14.55%) Software Testing
5 8 (14.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (14.55%) Test Management
5 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
6 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
6 7 (12.73%) Kanban
6 7 (12.73%) Load Testing
7 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.09%) User Stories
9 4 (7.27%) Automation Testing
9 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) Java
2 14 (25.45%) SQL
3 7 (12.73%) Ruby
4 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.27%) Perl
5 4 (7.27%) C#
6 3 (5.45%) Scala
6 3 (5.45%) VB
6 3 (5.45%) Python
7 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) ISEB
2 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.64%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Oracle
2 7 (12.73%) HP
3 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.45%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.64%) Google
6 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.82%) Sybase
6 1 (1.82%) SAP