The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 392 358 359
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +1
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 7 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.12% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.13% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 11
Average daily rate
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£550 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.29% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £435 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19643 20190 18456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.91% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13788 13644 12573
Average daily rate £446 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 387 425
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -1.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
City of London +14 5 £550 +33.21% 3
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Croydon - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
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England

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 26 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (61.54%) Selenium
4 14 (53.85%) Java
5 12 (46.15%) SQL
6 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
7 8 (30.77%) TDD
7 8 (30.77%) Scrum
8 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
9 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
9 6 (23.08%) Finance
10 5 (19.23%) .NET
10 5 (19.23%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
10 5 (19.23%) Test Management
10 5 (19.23%) BDD
11 4 (15.38%) Sahi
11 4 (15.38%) Open Source
11 4 (15.38%) DevOps
11 4 (15.38%) WebLOAD
11 4 (15.38%) Load Testing
11 4 (15.38%) WATIR
11 4 (15.38%) Ruby
11 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
11 4 (15.38%) Web Services
11 4 (15.38%) XML
11 4 (15.38%) JMeter
12 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
12 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Selenium
2 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 5 (19.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (15.38%) JMeter
4 4 (15.38%) WebLOAD
4 4 (15.38%) Sahi
4 4 (15.38%) WATIR
5 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.85%) SilkTest
6 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Games
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) Web Services
2 4 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (7.69%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Open Source
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
3 8 (30.77%) TDD
3 8 (30.77%) Scrum
4 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
5 5 (19.23%) BDD
5 5 (19.23%) Test Management
5 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Load Testing
6 4 (15.38%) DevOps
7 3 (11.54%) Kanban
7 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.69%) ITSM
8 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) Java
2 12 (46.15%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 4 (15.38%) Ruby
4 3 (11.54%) Scala
5 2 (7.69%) C#
6 1 (3.85%) Perl
6 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ISEB
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle
1 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
2 1 (3.85%) Sybase