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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 591 616 609
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 30 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.053% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.056% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 22
Median daily rate £410 £375 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -13.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £285 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £513 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 12 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 9 December 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 +7 28 £410 +9.33% 22
London +11 16 £463 +23.33% 13
South East - 12 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 7 £400 -
City of London -2 5 £475 - 7
Oxford - 3 £420 -
Hampshire - 2 £445 -
Reading - 1 £275 -
Kidlington - 1 £388 -
Crawley - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 £275 -
West Sussex - 1 £425 -

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 63 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (33.33%) Selenium
4 19 (30.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (25.40%) Finance
6 15 (23.81%) Automated Testing
6 15 (23.81%) BDD
7 14 (22.22%) Automation Testing
7 14 (22.22%) Banking
7 14 (22.22%) TDD
8 13 (20.63%) JIRA
9 12 (19.05%) Cucumber
9 12 (19.05%) Test Automation
10 11 (17.46%) Java
11 10 (15.87%) Defect Management
12 9 (14.29%) Jenkins
12 9 (14.29%) SDLC
12 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
12 9 (14.29%) .NET
12 9 (14.29%) Regression Testing
12 9 (14.29%) Manual Testing
13 8 (12.70%) Investment Banking
13 8 (12.70%) HP UFT
13 8 (12.70%) Migration
13 8 (12.70%) SQL
13 8 (12.70%) Non-Functional Testing
14 7 (11.11%) Data Quality
14 7 (11.11%) Asset Management
14 7 (11.11%) Software Testing
15 6 (9.52%) 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 (7.94%) JBoss
2 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.17%) CMS
4 1 (1.59%) Apache
4 1 (1.59%) Confluence
4 1 (1.59%) Drupal
4 1 (1.59%) nginx
4 1 (1.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Fireworks
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.59%) MS Office
1 1 (1.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.59%) GitHub
3 1 (1.59%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.59%) Big Data
2 1 (1.59%) GIS
2 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (33.33%) Selenium
2 13 (20.63%) JIRA
3 12 (19.05%) Cucumber
4 9 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 8 (12.70%) HP UFT
6 6 (9.52%) SpecFlow
6 6 (9.52%) WebDriver
7 5 (7.94%) CasperJS
8 4 (6.35%) NUnit
9 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.17%) JBehave
9 2 (3.17%) JMeter
9 2 (3.17%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.17%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.59%) Axure RP
10 1 (1.59%) Hudson
10 1 (1.59%) LabVIEW
10 1 (1.59%) MSTest
10 1 (1.59%) Xcode
General
1 16 (25.40%) Finance
2 14 (22.22%) Banking
3 8 (12.70%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.94%) Publishing
5 4 (6.35%) Front Office
5 4 (6.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.17%) Retail
6 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.59%) Electronics
7 1 (1.59%) Local Government
7 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.59%) Marketing
7 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (4.76%) HTML
3 2 (3.17%) CSS
4 1 (1.59%) Django
4 1 (1.59%) HTML5
4 1 (1.59%) J2EE
4 1 (1.59%) Java EE
4 1 (1.59%) RESTful
4 1 (1.59%) Spring
4 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Data Extraction
1 4 (6.35%) FMCG
2 2 (3.17%) Derivative
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Copywriting
3 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.59%) Fintech
3 1 (1.59%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.59%) User Experience
3 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) Linux
1 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (23.81%) Automated Testing
3 15 (23.81%) BDD
4 14 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 14 (22.22%) TDD
5 12 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 10 (15.87%) Defect Management
7 9 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 9 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 9 (14.29%) SDLC
7 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 8 (12.70%) Migration
8 8 (12.70%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (11.11%) Asset Management
9 7 (11.11%) Software Testing
10 6 (9.52%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (9.52%) Load Testing
11 5 (7.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) Java
2 8 (12.70%) SQL
3 6 (9.52%) C#
4 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.76%) VBA
6 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.17%) Ruby
6 2 (3.17%) VB
7 1 (1.59%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) ISEB
1 6 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 5 (7.94%) Degree
3 4 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.35%) PhD
4 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (11.11%) Data Quality
3 4 (6.35%) GMP
3 4 (6.35%) GxP
4 3 (4.76%) SDET
5 2 (3.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (3.17%) EMIR
5 2 (3.17%) MiFID
6 1 (1.59%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.59%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (7.94%) Sybase
2 3 (4.76%) HP
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.59%) Citrix
3 1 (1.59%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.59%) SAP
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