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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 388 403 376
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -27
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 15 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.066% 0.059% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.063% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £525 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +30.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £340 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £250 £338
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Leader
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
20991 22143 19500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 93.05% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15086 15237 13037
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 385 540
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% -2.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £40.00 £43.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +6 4 £550 +4.76%
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Croydon - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
QA Leader
England

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 33 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (51.52%) Java
4 15 (45.45%) SQL
4 15 (45.45%) Selenium
5 10 (30.30%) Windows
6 9 (27.27%) Oracle
6 9 (27.27%) TDD
6 9 (27.27%) Banking
6 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (27.27%) BDD
6 9 (27.27%) Test Strategy
7 8 (24.24%) Investment Banking
7 8 (24.24%) Linux
8 7 (21.21%) JUnit
8 7 (21.21%) .NET
8 7 (21.21%) Scrum
9 6 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (18.18%) Cucumber
10 5 (15.15%) Sahi
10 5 (15.15%) Open Source
10 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
10 5 (15.15%) User Stories
10 5 (15.15%) Test Management
10 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
10 5 (15.15%) WATIR
11 4 (12.12%) WebLOAD
11 4 (12.12%) Ruby
11 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
11 4 (12.12%) Web Services

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (6.06%) CMS
1 2 (6.06%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Project
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (45.45%) Selenium
2 7 (21.21%) JUnit
3 6 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 5 (15.15%) WATIR
4 5 (15.15%) Sahi
5 4 (12.12%) WebLOAD
6 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.03%) SilkTest
7 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 9 (27.27%) Banking
2 8 (24.24%) Investment Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Finance
4 2 (6.06%) Games
4 2 (6.06%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
2 4 (12.12%) Web Services
2 4 (12.12%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.06%) Google Maps API
3 2 (6.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Open Source
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.03%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) TDD
2 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (27.27%) BDD
2 9 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 7 (21.21%) Scrum
4 5 (15.15%) User Stories
4 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
4 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Test Management
5 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Load Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Kanban
6 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.09%) Project Management
7 2 (6.06%) Process Management
7 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) Java
2 15 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.12%) Ruby
4 3 (9.09%) Scala
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) ISEB
1 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Google
2 2 (6.06%) Sitecore
2 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.03%) Sybase