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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Lead
UK
Rank 571 602 584
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -18
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 16 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.056% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.059% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 18
Median daily rate £438 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £313 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £534 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -
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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 17 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +18 15 £438 +12.90% 26
South East +23 6 £400 +18.51% 3
London -5 6 £450 +12.50% 14
Oxfordshire +2 3 £400 +77.77%
City of London -3 1 £525 +21.73% 6
North East - 1 £475 -
North West - 1 £475 -
West Sussex - 1 £425 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £475 -
West Midlands - 1 £335 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £475 -
Hampshire - 1 £550 - 2
Lancashire - 1 £475 -
Blackpool - 1 £475 -
Coventry - 1 £335 -
Crawley - 1 £425 -
Kidlington - 1 £388 -

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 54 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (33.33%) Selenium
4 15 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (27.78%) Automated Testing
5 14 (25.93%) BDD
6 13 (24.07%) TDD
6 13 (24.07%) Banking
6 13 (24.07%) JIRA
7 12 (22.22%) Finance
7 12 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 11 (20.37%) Cucumber
8 11 (20.37%) Jenkins
9 10 (18.52%) Automation Testing
9 10 (18.52%) Java
10 9 (16.67%) SQL
11 8 (14.81%) Regression Testing
11 8 (14.81%) Defect Management
12 7 (12.96%) SDLC
12 7 (12.96%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (12.96%) Data Quality
12 7 (12.96%) HP UFT
12 7 (12.96%) Migration
12 7 (12.96%) Investment Banking
12 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
13 6 (11.11%) Load Testing
13 6 (11.11%) ISTQB
13 6 (11.11%) Test Strategy
13 6 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
14 5 (9.26%) CasperJS

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 5 (9.26%) JBoss
2 3 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.70%) CMS
4 1 (1.85%) Apache
4 1 (1.85%) Confluence
4 1 (1.85%) Drupal
4 1 (1.85%) nginx
4 1 (1.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Fireworks
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.85%) Big Data
2 1 (1.85%) GIS
2 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (33.33%) Selenium
2 13 (24.07%) JIRA
3 11 (20.37%) Cucumber
3 11 (20.37%) Jenkins
4 7 (12.96%) HP UFT
5 5 (9.26%) CasperJS
5 5 (9.26%) SoapUI
6 4 (7.41%) LoadRunner
6 4 (7.41%) WebDriver
7 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.56%) JMeter
7 3 (5.56%) NUnit
7 3 (5.56%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.70%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.85%) Capybara
9 1 (1.85%) Hudson
9 1 (1.85%) LabVIEW
9 1 (1.85%) Subversion
9 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (24.07%) Banking
2 12 (22.22%) Finance
3 7 (12.96%) Investment Banking
4 5 (9.26%) Publishing
5 4 (7.41%) Front Office
5 4 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.70%) Retail
6 2 (3.70%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.85%) Electronics
7 1 (1.85%) Local Government
7 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.85%) Marketing
7 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) HTML
3 2 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (1.85%) Django
4 1 (1.85%) HTML5
4 1 (1.85%) J2EE
4 1 (1.85%) RESTful
4 1 (1.85%) SOAP
4 1 (1.85%) Spring
4 1 (1.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Data Extraction
1 4 (7.41%) FMCG
2 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.85%) Copywriting
2 1 (1.85%) Derivative
2 1 (1.85%) Fintech
2 1 (1.85%) NHS
2 1 (1.85%) Reference Data
2 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.85%) User Experience
2 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Linux
1 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.78%) Automated Testing
2 15 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (25.93%) BDD
4 13 (24.07%) TDD
5 12 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 10 (18.52%) Automation Testing
7 8 (14.81%) Defect Management
7 8 (14.81%) Regression Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Migration
8 7 (12.96%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (12.96%) SDLC
9 6 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
9 6 (11.11%) Load Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 5 (9.26%) Algorithmic Trading
10 5 (9.26%) Data Migration
10 5 (9.26%) Software Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) Java
2 9 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (5.56%) C#
3 3 (5.56%) VBA
4 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.70%) VB
5 1 (1.85%) Python
5 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 5 (9.26%) ISEB
3 4 (7.41%) Degree
3 4 (7.41%) PhD
4 3 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (12.96%) Data Quality
3 4 (7.41%) GMP
3 4 (7.41%) GxP
4 3 (5.56%) SDET
5 2 (3.70%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (3.70%) EMIR
6 1 (1.85%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Sybase
2 3 (5.56%) HP
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.85%) SAP
4 1 (1.85%) TIBCO
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