The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 264 246 233
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -13
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 11 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.054% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.059% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £533 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9157 8491 8122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.47% 92.19% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5544 4748 4306
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 425 497
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

QA Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

QA Leader Daily Rate Trend in the South East

QA Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Leader across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

QA Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

QA Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Leader across the South East region.

QA Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

QA Leader
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Oxfordshire - 7 £413 -
East Sussex +4 1 - -
Berkshire -5 1 £400 +6.66% 1
Hampshire - 1 - - 2
West Sussex - 1 £275 -
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QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 18 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (61.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (55.56%) E-Commerce
4 8 (44.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Magento
6 5 (27.78%) JIRA
6 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) ISEB
8 3 (16.67%) Publishing
8 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
9 2 (11.11%) Selenium
9 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 2 (11.11%) Oracle ADF
9 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 2 (11.11%) HP
9 2 (11.11%) Oracle
10 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
10 1 (5.56%) XML
10 1 (5.56%) ITIL
10 1 (5.56%) C#
10 1 (5.56%) .NET
10 1 (5.56%) Netcool
10 1 (5.56%) Infovista
10 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
10 1 (5.56%) Project Management
10 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (55.56%) E-Commerce
3 8 (44.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (5.56%) SDLC
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL
7 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.56%) Scrum
7 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
1 2 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Infovista