The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 18 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 London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 391 382 398
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 21 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.087% 0.032% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.035% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 16
Average daily rate £485 £353 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.58% -11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £400 £494
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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
QA Leader
England

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in London

QA Leader
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

QA Leader Daily Rate Trend in London

QA Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Leader across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

QA Leader Daily Rate Histogram in London

QA Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

QA Leader Hourly Rate Trend in London

QA Leader
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -5 10 £485 +136.58% 3
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
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England

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 36 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (36.11%) Selenium
4 11 (30.56%) Finance
5 10 (27.78%) Banking
6 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 8 (22.22%) Scrum
6 8 (22.22%) Oracle
7 7 (19.44%) Java
7 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
7 7 (19.44%) WebDriver
8 6 (16.67%) BDD
8 6 (16.67%) TDD
8 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Mobile App
9 5 (13.89%) Investment Banking
9 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.89%) ISEB
10 4 (11.11%) SQL
10 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
11 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (8.33%) Android
11 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
11 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
11 3 (8.33%) Ruby
11 3 (8.33%) Software Testing

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (5.56%) Apache
1 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.78%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) 2G
1 2 (5.56%) 3G
1 2 (5.56%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
2 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Selenium
2 7 (19.44%) WebDriver
3 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 3 (8.33%) JIRA
4 3 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.56%) Toad
5 2 (5.56%) Ant
5 2 (5.56%) Maven
5 2 (5.56%) JBehave
5 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.56%) Robotium
5 2 (5.56%) Calabash
5 2 (5.56%) Apache Ivy
5 2 (5.56%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.78%) Xcode
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 10 (27.78%) Banking
3 5 (13.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) SOAP
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) WAP
2 2 (5.56%) J2ME
2 2 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.56%) Handset
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.78%) iPhone
3 1 (2.78%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.78%) iPad
3 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.78%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.78%) IPTV
3 1 (2.78%) Statistics
3 1 (2.78%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Android
1 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.56%) UNIX
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Solaris
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 8 (22.22%) Scrum
3 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
4 6 (16.67%) BDD
4 6 (16.67%) TDD
4 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Quality Management
7 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Migration
8 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.56%) Extreme Programming
8 2 (5.56%) Project Management
8 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) Java
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 3 (8.33%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) COREP
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) HP
3 2 (5.56%) Apple
3 2 (5.56%) Sun
3 2 (5.56%) Murex
3 2 (5.56%) Business Objects
3 2 (5.56%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe
4 1 (2.78%) Sybase
4 1 (2.78%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago