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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 386 394 407
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +13
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 13 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.055% 0.074% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.080% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £430 £250
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +72.00%
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
21859 22413 24498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.70% 92.41% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14991 15271 15886
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 461 651
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
QA Leader
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +7 3 £465 +5.68% 1
Ealing - - - - 2
Canary Wharf - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Wembley - - - -
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England

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 32 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (53.13%) Selenium
3 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (37.50%) Finance
5 10 (31.25%) Scrum
5 10 (31.25%) Java
6 9 (28.13%) Banking
7 8 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 8 (25.00%) Mobile App
7 8 (25.00%) Oracle
8 7 (21.88%) SQL
8 7 (21.88%) ISEB
9 6 (18.75%) TDD
9 6 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (18.75%) BDD
10 5 (15.63%) Automation Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
10 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
10 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Investment Banking
10 5 (15.63%) LoadRunner
10 5 (15.63%) Windows
11 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
11 4 (12.50%) JIRA
11 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
12 3 (9.38%) SpecFlow
12 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
12 3 (9.38%) SoapUI

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) CMS
1 2 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (3.13%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) 3G
1 2 (6.25%) 2G
1 2 (6.25%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (53.13%) Selenium
2 8 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (15.63%) LoadRunner
4 4 (12.50%) JIRA
5 3 (9.38%) JBehave
5 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
5 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
5 3 (9.38%) SpecFlow
5 3 (9.38%) JUnit
5 3 (9.38%) TestComplete
6 2 (6.25%) Ant
6 2 (6.25%) Maven
6 2 (6.25%) Toad
6 2 (6.25%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (6.25%) eggPlant
7 1 (3.13%) Robotium
7 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.13%) Calabash
7 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (3.13%) JMeter
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 9 (28.13%) Banking
3 5 (15.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Advertising
4 1 (3.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
2 2 (6.25%) REST
2 2 (6.25%) SOAP
2 2 (6.25%) J2ME
2 2 (6.25%) WAP
3 1 (3.13%) XML Messaging
3 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Flex
3 1 (3.13%) Google Maps API
3 1 (3.13%) HTML5
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) CSS3
3 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.25%) Handset
4 1 (3.13%) Economics
4 1 (3.13%) Statistics
4 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.13%) Market Risk
4 1 (3.13%) Online Games
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) Scrum
3 6 (18.75%) TDD
3 6 (18.75%) BDD
4 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
4 5 (15.63%) Automation Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
4 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
5 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (9.38%) Kanban
6 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
6 3 (9.38%) Load Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
7 2 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Java
2 7 (21.88%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) Ruby
4 2 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) COREP
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Sitecore
2 2 (6.25%) Business Objects
2 2 (6.25%) Sun
2 2 (6.25%) Murex
2 2 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Apple
3 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.13%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Sybase