The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had QA Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 615 594 575
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -19
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 35 51 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.090% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.094% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 28
Median daily rate £410 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £460 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

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

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Leader
Daily Rate Trend

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

QA Leader Daily Rate Trend in the UK

QA Leader
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

QA Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

QA Leader
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Leader within the UK.

QA Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

QA Leader
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 35 £410 -0.30% 22
London +9 31 £425 +6.25% 14
City of London +48 7 £475 +18.75% 2
Bromley - 3 £500 -
East Midlands 0 1 - - 2
North West 0 1 - - 1
South East -1 1 £400 -3.03% 1
Berkshire -1 1 £400 +10.34%
Nottingham -4 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -6 1 - - 1
Manchester -6 1 - - 1
Windsor - 1 £400 -
South West - 1 £350 - 1
Bristol - 1 £350 -

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 84 (100.00%) QA
2 41 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (33.33%) Selenium
4 24 (28.57%) Finance
5 20 (23.81%) ISTQB
6 18 (21.43%) SQL
7 16 (19.05%) Software Testing
8 14 (16.67%) Banking
8 14 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (16.67%) ISEB
8 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 14 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 13 (15.48%) Automation Testing
9 13 (15.48%) Cucumber
9 13 (15.48%) Java
9 13 (15.48%) JIRA
9 13 (15.48%) Automated Testing
10 12 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 12 (14.29%) BDD
10 12 (14.29%) WebDriver
11 11 (13.10%) Defect Management
12 10 (11.90%) TDD
12 10 (11.90%) .NET
12 10 (11.90%) HP UFT
13 9 (10.71%) Scrum
13 9 (10.71%) Migration
13 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
13 9 (10.71%) C#
13 9 (10.71%) Investment Banking
13 9 (10.71%) Waterfall

QA Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) GitHub
2 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
2 1 (1.19%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (33.33%) Selenium
2 13 (15.48%) Cucumber
2 13 (15.48%) JIRA
3 12 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 10 (11.90%) HP UFT
5 5 (5.95%) SpecFlow
6 4 (4.76%) LoadRunner
6 4 (4.76%) Zephyr
7 3 (3.57%) Appium
7 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.38%) Artifactory
8 2 (2.38%) JBehave
8 2 (2.38%) JUnit
8 2 (2.38%) NUnit
8 2 (2.38%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.38%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.19%) Calabash
9 1 (1.19%) Maven
9 1 (1.19%) Xcode
General
1 24 (28.57%) Finance
2 14 (16.67%) Banking
3 9 (10.71%) Investment Banking
4 6 (7.14%) Retail
5 3 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.19%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) .NET
2 4 (4.76%) HTML
2 4 (4.76%) MSMQ
2 4 (4.76%) XML
3 3 (3.57%) RESTful
4 2 (2.38%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.38%) Java EE
4 2 (2.38%) Middleware
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.38%) Velocity
5 1 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.19%) REST
5 1 (1.19%) SOAP
5 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.76%) SWIFT
5 3 (3.57%) Credit Risk
5 3 (3.57%) Derivative
6 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.38%) EPoS
6 2 (2.38%) Equities
7 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.19%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Android
1 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
1 5 (5.95%) Unix
2 4 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.05%) Software Testing
3 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 14 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 14 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (15.48%) Automated Testing
4 13 (15.48%) Automation Testing
5 12 (14.29%) BDD
5 12 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 11 (13.10%) Defect Management
7 10 (11.90%) TDD
8 9 (10.71%) Functional Testing
8 9 (10.71%) Migration
8 9 (10.71%) Scrum
8 9 (10.71%) Waterfall
9 8 (9.52%) API Testing
9 8 (9.52%) Data Migration
9 8 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (9.52%) ITIL
10 7 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.43%) SQL
2 13 (15.48%) Java
3 9 (10.71%) C#
3 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.57%) Python
5 2 (2.38%) Ruby
5 2 (2.38%) VB
5 2 (2.38%) VBA
6 1 (1.19%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.19%) C++
6 1 (1.19%) Groovy
6 1 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (23.81%) ISTQB
2 14 (16.67%) ISEB
3 6 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.76%) Degree
4 4 (4.76%) PhD
5 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (2.38%) EMIR
2 2 (2.38%) MiFID
3 1 (1.19%) COBIT
3 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) HP
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle
3 4 (4.76%) Sybase
4 2 (2.38%) hybris
5 1 (1.19%) Citrix
5 1 (1.19%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.19%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
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