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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 396 406 417
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 19 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.079% 0.088% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.094% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 4
Average daily rate
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£458 £440 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.97% +8.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £490 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 -
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
22220 23303 24417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.26% 92.98% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15334 15998 16052
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 439 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
City of London +22 7 £465 +8.77% 2
Ealing - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
QA Leader
England

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 30 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (43.33%) Java
3 13 (43.33%) Selenium
4 11 (36.67%) SQL
5 10 (33.33%) Banking
5 10 (33.33%) BDD
6 9 (30.00%) TDD
6 9 (30.00%) Investment Banking
6 9 (30.00%) Scrum
7 8 (26.67%) Finance
7 8 (26.67%) Oracle
7 8 (26.67%) Windows
8 7 (23.33%) Linux
8 7 (23.33%) JUnit
9 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
10 5 (16.67%) User Stories
10 5 (16.67%) Kanban
10 5 (16.67%) .NET
10 5 (16.67%) ISEB
11 4 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
11 4 (13.33%) Ruby
11 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
11 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
11 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
11 4 (13.33%) WebDriver
12 3 (10.00%) Open Source

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 3 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
1 2 (6.67%) MS Project
2 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Big Data
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (43.33%) Selenium
2 7 (23.33%) JUnit
3 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 3 (10.00%) Sahi
5 3 (10.00%) TestComplete
5 3 (10.00%) WATIR
5 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
6 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.67%) JBehave
6 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.33%) JIRA
7 1 (3.33%) JMeter
General
1 10 (33.33%) Banking
2 9 (30.00%) Investment Banking
3 8 (26.67%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.67%) Google Maps API
4 1 (3.33%) HTML5
4 1 (3.33%) CSS3
4 1 (3.33%) XML Messaging
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.00%) Open Source
2 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.33%) Android
3 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) BDD
3 9 (30.00%) TDD
3 9 (30.00%) Scrum
4 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.67%) User Stories
5 5 (16.67%) Kanban
6 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (10.00%) Load Testing
7 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.67%) Process Management
8 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 4 (13.33%) Ruby
4 3 (10.00%) Scala
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) COREP
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Sitecore
3 2 (6.67%) Business Objects
3 2 (6.67%) Google
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Sybase