The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had QA Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Lead
England / London
Rank 388 381 379
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 8 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.041% 0.12% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.12% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 15
Median daily rate £450 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -13.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £313 £324
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
18377 19532 19691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.92% 95.15% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13128 13704 14023
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 305 343
Median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% +2.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.26 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured QA Leader in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the London region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -6 2 £488 +13.04% 3
QA Leader
England

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, QA Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (36.36%) Banking
4 10 (30.30%) Finance
5 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Selenium
6 8 (24.24%) Investment Banking
6 8 (24.24%) SQL
6 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
6 8 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Automation Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Migration
8 5 (15.15%) Algorithmic Trading
8 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
8 5 (15.15%) .NET
8 5 (15.15%) Sybase
8 5 (15.15%) HP UFT
8 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
8 5 (15.15%) CasperJS
8 5 (15.15%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
8 5 (15.15%) JIRA
8 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
9 4 (12.12%) Data Extraction
9 4 (12.12%) FMCG
9 4 (12.12%) Analytics
9 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
9 4 (12.12%) BDD
9 4 (12.12%) GMP

QA Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) Drupal
2 1 (3.03%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Selenium
2 5 (15.15%) CasperJS
2 5 (15.15%) HP UFT
2 5 (15.15%) JIRA
3 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.09%) NUnit
4 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.06%) JMeter
5 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
5 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.06%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.03%) MSTest
6 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.03%) Xcode
General
1 12 (36.36%) Banking
2 10 (30.30%) Finance
3 8 (24.24%) Investment Banking
4 4 (12.12%) Front Office
4 4 (12.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) HTML5
3 1 (3.03%) J2EE
3 1 (3.03%) RESTful
3 1 (3.03%) SOAP
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Data Extraction
1 4 (12.12%) FMCG
2 2 (6.06%) Derivative
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Fintech
3 1 (3.03%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
3 8 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Automation Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Migration
5 5 (15.15%) Algorithmic Trading
5 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
5 5 (15.15%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
5 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
6 4 (12.12%) Analytics
6 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
6 4 (12.12%) BDD
6 4 (12.12%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Validation
7 3 (9.09%) Risk Analytics
7 3 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.06%) VB
4 2 (6.06%) VBA
5 1 (3.03%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ISEB
1 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
1 4 (12.12%) PhD
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (12.12%) GMP
2 4 (12.12%) GxP
3 3 (9.09%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (9.09%) EMIR
3 3 (9.09%) SDET
4 2 (6.06%) MiFID
5 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Sybase
2 1 (3.03%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) TIBCO