The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Leader role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 586 589 562
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -27
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 40 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.044% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.047% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 20
Average daily rate £425 £450 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 11 February 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 22 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 11 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
England +14 40 £425 -5.55% 23
London +23 29 £425 -14.91% 15
City of London +30 5 £475 -4.90% 4
South East +18 3 £450 +35.84% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £600 - 2
South West +6 2 £313 -6.71% 1
Leeds - 2 £600 - 1
Kent - 2 £450 -
Dorset - 2 £313 -
Bournemouth - 2 £313 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £600 - 1
Nottinghamshire -8 1 £388 -13.88% 1
Nottingham -13 1 £388 -13.88% 1
East Midlands -15 1 £388 -13.88% 2
Manchester -16 1 - - 1
North West -19 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £225 -
Oxford - 1 £225 -
Ripon - 1 - -

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 76 (100.00%) QA
2 37 (48.68%) Selenium
3 34 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (38.16%) Test Automation
5 24 (31.58%) Finance
6 23 (30.26%) ISTQB
7 20 (26.32%) ISEB
8 18 (23.68%) Java
9 17 (22.37%) .NET
9 17 (22.37%) HP UFT
10 15 (19.74%) Test Scripting
11 14 (18.42%) Test Strategy
11 14 (18.42%) Automation Testing
11 14 (18.42%) SQL
11 14 (18.42%) ITIL
11 14 (18.42%) Banking
12 13 (17.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (15.79%) WebDriver
13 12 (15.79%) Defect Management
13 12 (15.79%) Automated Testing
13 12 (15.79%) JIRA
13 12 (15.79%) Software Testing
13 12 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (14.47%) Scrum
14 11 (14.47%) PRINCE2
14 11 (14.47%) C#
14 11 (14.47%) BDD
15 10 (13.16%) SDLC
15 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
15 10 (13.16%) Investment Banking

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) CMS
2 1 (1.32%) Confluence
2 1 (1.32%) nginx
2 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.63%) MS Project
2 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (48.68%) Selenium
2 17 (22.37%) HP UFT
3 12 (15.79%) JIRA
3 12 (15.79%) WebDriver
4 8 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 7 (9.21%) SpecFlow
6 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.95%) Appium
7 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.95%) Zephyr
8 2 (2.63%) JMeter
8 2 (2.63%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.63%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.63%) TestPartner
9 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.32%) Maven
9 1 (1.32%) SilkTest
9 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.32%) WATIR
9 1 (1.32%) WinRunner
General
1 24 (31.58%) Finance
2 14 (18.42%) Banking
3 10 (13.16%) Investment Banking
4 9 (11.84%) Retail
5 3 (3.95%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.95%) Law
5 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.63%) Legal
7 1 (1.32%) Front Office
7 1 (1.32%) Games
7 1 (1.32%) Marketing
7 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.37%) .NET
2 8 (10.53%) MSMQ
3 7 (9.21%) Gherkin
4 5 (6.58%) HTML
5 4 (5.26%) XML
6 2 (2.63%) CSS
6 2 (2.63%) EDI
6 2 (2.63%) Middleware
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.63%) SOAP
6 2 (2.63%) Web Services
7 1 (1.32%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) EPoS
2 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.95%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.32%) CESG
4 1 (1.32%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.32%) Derivative
4 1 (1.32%) Equities
4 1 (1.32%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.32%) FMCG
4 1 (1.32%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.32%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Linux
2 4 (5.26%) Android
2 4 (5.26%) Unix
2 4 (5.26%) Windows
3 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.32%) CentOS
4 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (38.16%) Test Automation
3 15 (19.74%) Test Scripting
4 14 (18.42%) Automation Testing
4 14 (18.42%) ITIL
4 14 (18.42%) Test Strategy
5 13 (17.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (15.79%) Automated Testing
6 12 (15.79%) Defect Management
6 12 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 12 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (14.47%) BDD
7 11 (14.47%) PRINCE2
7 11 (14.47%) Scrum
8 10 (13.16%) SDLC
9 9 (11.84%) Analytics
9 9 (11.84%) Functional Testing
9 9 (11.84%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (10.53%) Algorithmic Trading
10 8 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.68%) Java
2 14 (18.42%) SQL
3 11 (14.47%) C#
4 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.95%) Ruby
6 2 (2.63%) Python
7 1 (1.32%) C
7 1 (1.32%) C++
7 1 (1.32%) Perl
7 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (30.26%) ISTQB
2 20 (26.32%) ISEB
3 8 (10.53%) PhD
4 5 (6.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.32%) Degree
7 1 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) GMP
2 1 (1.32%) GPG13
2 1 (1.32%) GxP
2 1 (1.32%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) WAI
2 1 (1.32%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Nagios
2 1 (1.32%) Opsview
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Sybase
2 3 (3.95%) HP
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) Apple
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.32%) SAP
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