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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Lead
UK
Rank 575 586 593
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 19 43 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.083% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.087% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 19
Median daily rate £431 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -14.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £314 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +10.71%
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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 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 18 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 22 February 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 +20 19 £431 +1.47% 18
London +4 11 £475 +8.57% 11
Nottingham +11 3 £413 +6.45%
Nottinghamshire +7 3 £413 +6.45%
East Midlands +3 3 £413 +6.45%
City of London -4 3 £500 +5.26% 3
South East +22 1 £350 -22.22% 2
North West +18 1 £475 - 1
Yorkshire +15 1 £375 -37.50% 2
West Midlands +2 1 £335 - 1
Coventry -6 1 £335 -
Blackpool - 1 £475 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £475 -
Reading - 1 £350 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £350 - 2
Lancashire - 1 £475 - 1
North East - 1 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £475 -

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 56 (100.00%) QA
2 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (37.50%) Selenium
4 16 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 15 (26.79%) TDD
5 15 (26.79%) JIRA
5 15 (26.79%) BDD
6 13 (23.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
7 12 (21.43%) Banking
7 12 (21.43%) SQL
8 11 (19.64%) Finance
8 11 (19.64%) Jenkins
9 10 (17.86%) Cucumber
9 10 (17.86%) Java
10 8 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 8 (14.29%) SoapUI
10 8 (14.29%) SDLC
10 8 (14.29%) Defect Management
10 8 (14.29%) Analytics
11 7 (12.50%) API Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Test Strategy
11 7 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (12.50%) HP UFT
11 7 (12.50%) .NET
11 7 (12.50%) Investment Banking
11 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
12 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
12 6 (10.71%) Load Testing
12 6 (10.71%) ISTQB

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 (8.93%) JBoss
2 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.57%) CMS
3 2 (3.57%) Drupal
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Confluence
4 1 (1.79%) nginx
4 1 (1.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Fireworks
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.79%) Big Data
2 1 (1.79%) GIS
2 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (37.50%) Selenium
2 15 (26.79%) JIRA
3 11 (19.64%) Jenkins
4 10 (17.86%) Cucumber
5 8 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 7 (12.50%) HP UFT
7 6 (10.71%) JMeter
7 6 (10.71%) WebDriver
8 5 (8.93%) CasperJS
9 4 (7.14%) LoadRunner
10 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
10 3 (5.36%) NUnit
10 3 (5.36%) SpecFlow
11 2 (3.57%) Protractor
11 2 (3.57%) TestComplete
11 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
12 1 (1.79%) LabVIEW
12 1 (1.79%) Subversion
12 1 (1.79%) TestLink
12 1 (1.79%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (21.43%) Banking
2 11 (19.64%) Finance
3 7 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.14%) Front Office
4 4 (7.14%) Publishing
5 2 (3.57%) Local Government
5 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.57%) Retail
5 2 (3.57%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Advertising
6 1 (1.79%) Electronics
6 1 (1.79%) French Language
6 1 (1.79%) Games
6 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.79%) Marketing
6 1 (1.79%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) HTML
2 4 (7.14%) SOAP
2 4 (7.14%) Web Services
3 3 (5.36%) CSS
3 3 (5.36%) JSON
4 1 (1.79%) Chai
4 1 (1.79%) Django
4 1 (1.79%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.79%) HTML5
4 1 (1.79%) J2EE
4 1 (1.79%) RESTful
4 1 (1.79%) Spring
4 1 (1.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (1.79%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.57%) FMCG
2 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Derivative
3 1 (1.79%) Fintech
3 1 (1.79%) HoloLens
3 1 (1.79%) NHS
3 1 (1.79%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.79%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
1 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 15 (26.79%) BDD
3 15 (26.79%) TDD
4 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
4 13 (23.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (14.29%) Analytics
5 8 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 8 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 8 (14.29%) SDLC
6 7 (12.50%) API Testing
6 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 7 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 6 (10.71%) Automation Testing
7 6 (10.71%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (10.71%) Load Testing
7 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
7 6 (10.71%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.93%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) SQL
2 10 (17.86%) Java
3 5 (8.93%) C#
4 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.36%) VBA
5 2 (3.57%) C
5 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.57%) VB
6 1 (1.79%) Python
6 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.93%) ISEB
3 4 (7.14%) Degree
3 4 (7.14%) PhD
4 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (10.71%) Data Quality
3 3 (5.36%) SDET
4 2 (3.57%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (3.57%) EMIR
4 2 (3.57%) GMP
4 2 (3.57%) GxP
5 1 (1.79%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.79%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) Sybase
2 3 (5.36%) HP
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.79%) SAP
3 1 (1.79%) Sony
3 1 (1.79%) TIBCO