The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 142 146 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.067% 0.031% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.033% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £313 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -
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
England

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 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2867 3062 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.34% 95.84% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1938 1957 1414
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 176 161
Average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

QA Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

QA Leader Daily Rate Trend in the South West

QA Leader
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Dorset - 2 £313 -
QA Leader
England

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) Law
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Line Management
3 2 (40.00%) TestComplete
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (40.00%) TestComplete
1 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (40.00%) Line Management
2 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft