The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had QA Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank - 159 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £431 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
QA Leader
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3306 4265 2993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.48% 95.20% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2110 2600 1698
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 212 198
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

QA Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

QA Leader Daily Rate Trend in the North West

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 North West region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) hybris
2 2 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) SWIFT
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation

QA Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) hybris
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle