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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 609 611 597
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 37 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.061% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.064% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 25
Median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £278 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £496 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 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 29 May 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 +13 37 £425 - 18
London +19 28 £425 - 9
City of London +49 9 £400 -5.88% 2
South West - 3 £400 -
East of England +7 2 £500 +63.93% 1
North West +1 2 - - 1
Bristol - 2 £350 -
Suffolk - 2 £500 -
Bromley - 2 £463 -
Ipswich - 2 £500 -
East Midlands +11 1 £413 +50.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +1 1 £413 +50.00% 1
Nottingham +1 1 £413 +50.00% 1
Manchester -8 1 - - 1
South East -9 1 £500 +17.64% 5
Berkshire -10 1 £500 +53.84% 1
Reading - 1 £500 - 1

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 81 (100.00%) QA
2 43 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (39.51%) Selenium
4 27 (33.33%) Finance
5 26 (32.10%) ISTQB
6 24 (29.63%) SQL
7 23 (28.40%) Test Automation
8 19 (23.46%) Banking
9 18 (22.22%) Automated Testing
9 18 (22.22%) ISEB
10 16 (19.75%) HP UFT
11 15 (18.52%) .NET
11 15 (18.52%) Investment Banking
11 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
12 14 (17.28%) Data Migration
12 14 (17.28%) ITIL
12 14 (17.28%) Migration
12 14 (17.28%) Test Strategy
13 13 (16.05%) Defect Management
14 12 (14.81%) Analytics
15 11 (13.58%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (13.58%) PRINCE2
15 11 (13.58%) Java
15 11 (13.58%) SQL Server
15 11 (13.58%) Functional Testing
15 11 (13.58%) WebDriver
16 10 (12.35%) BDD
16 10 (12.35%) Automation Testing
16 10 (12.35%) Sybase
16 10 (12.35%) MSMQ

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 (1.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) GitHub
2 1 (1.23%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 32 (39.51%) Selenium
2 16 (19.75%) HP UFT
3 11 (13.58%) WebDriver
4 10 (12.35%) JIRA
5 9 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.17%) SpecFlow
7 4 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.94%) Zephyr
8 2 (2.47%) Appium
8 2 (2.47%) Artifactory
8 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.47%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.47%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.47%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.47%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.47%) TestPartner
9 1 (1.23%) JUnit
9 1 (1.23%) Maven
9 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.23%) WinRunner
General
1 27 (33.33%) Finance
2 19 (23.46%) Banking
3 15 (18.52%) Investment Banking
4 7 (8.64%) Retail
5 3 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.70%) Law
6 1 (1.23%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.23%) Marketing
6 1 (1.23%) Publishing
6 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.52%) .NET
2 10 (12.35%) MSMQ
3 6 (7.41%) Gherkin
4 4 (4.94%) HTML
4 4 (4.94%) XML
5 2 (2.47%) Middleware
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.47%) RESTful
5 2 (2.47%) SOAP
5 2 (2.47%) Velocity
6 1 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.23%) Java EE
6 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.94%) SWIFT
5 3 (3.70%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.47%) Derivative
6 2 (2.47%) EPoS
6 2 (2.47%) Equities
7 1 (1.23%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.23%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.17%) Android
1 5 (6.17%) Apple iOS
1 5 (6.17%) Unix
2 4 (4.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.40%) Test Automation
3 18 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 15 (18.52%) Test Scripting
5 14 (17.28%) Data Migration
5 14 (17.28%) ITIL
5 14 (17.28%) Migration
5 14 (17.28%) Test Strategy
6 13 (16.05%) Defect Management
7 12 (14.81%) Analytics
8 11 (13.58%) Functional Testing
8 11 (13.58%) PRINCE2
8 11 (13.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (12.35%) Algorithmic Trading
9 10 (12.35%) Automation Testing
9 10 (12.35%) BDD
9 10 (12.35%) Scrum
9 10 (12.35%) Software Testing
10 9 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (8.64%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.63%) SQL
2 11 (13.58%) Java
3 8 (9.88%) C#
4 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.70%) Python
6 2 (2.47%) VB
6 2 (2.47%) VBA
7 1 (1.23%) C++
7 1 (1.23%) Groovy
7 1 (1.23%) Perl
7 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (32.10%) ISTQB
2 18 (22.22%) ISEB
3 10 (12.35%) PhD
4 4 (4.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.47%) Degree
5 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.23%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.23%) EMIR
2 1 (1.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.35%) Sybase
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) Oracle
3 2 (2.47%) HP
4 1 (1.23%) hybris
4 1 (1.23%) Hyperion
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