The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank - 88 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.14% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
+13.80% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Leader
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1732 1360 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.01% 95.84% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 799 576
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £263 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 60 51
Average hourly rate £17.30 £14.00 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Leader in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

QA Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Leader across the Manchester region.

QA Leader Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

QA Leader
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) Games
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (20.00%) User Stories
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA