The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had QA Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 95 96 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.065% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.068% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
1700 1461 1239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.18% 95.68% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 859 656
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 63 63
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £23.00 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 Manchester region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
1 4 (100.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Zephyr
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) hybris
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) HP

QA Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) hybris
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle