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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 582 577 544
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -33
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 26 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.048% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.052% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 10
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£425 £400 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -7.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £273 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £485 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £440
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -9.09%
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
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 2015.

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 24 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 1 July 2015. 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
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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 -13 26 £425 +6.25% 9
London -4 11 £460 +15.00% 5
South East -13 8 £425 +60.37% 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £438 -
East of England -2 3 £450 -
Suffolk +11 2 £450 -
Ipswich +3 2 £450 -
Berkshire 0 2 £363 -3.33% 2
City of London -4 2 £350 -11.67% 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £419 -
Yorkshire - 2 £419 -
Leeds - 2 £419 -
Brentford - 2 £425 -
Oxford - 2 £450 -
Winchester - 1 £325 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 £265 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £265 -
Hampshire - 1 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £325 -

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 42 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (33.33%) Selenium
4 13 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 9 (21.43%) JIRA
7 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
7 8 (19.05%) Java
8 7 (16.67%) SQL
8 7 (16.67%) HP
8 7 (16.67%) Scrum
8 7 (16.67%) Banking
8 7 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (14.29%) Automation Testing
9 6 (14.29%) TDD
9 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Project Management
10 5 (11.90%) Oracle
10 5 (11.90%) JMeter
10 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (11.90%) Cucumber
10 5 (11.90%) BDD
10 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
11 4 (9.52%) Cash Management
11 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
11 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
11 4 (9.52%) Retail

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.38%) JBoss
2 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (21.43%) JIRA
3 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (11.90%) JMeter
4 5 (11.90%) Cucumber
5 4 (9.52%) SpecFlow
6 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.38%) Behat
8 1 (2.38%) eggPlant
8 1 (2.38%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.38%) Xcode
8 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
General
1 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Retail
4 3 (7.14%) Publishing
5 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.38%) Legal
6 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Web Services
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle ADF
2 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) XSD
4 1 (2.38%) WSDL
4 1 (2.38%) Middleware
4 1 (2.38%) LAMP
4 1 (2.38%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.38%) REST
4 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) EFT
2 3 (7.14%) SWIFT
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.38%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.38%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) UNIX
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 7 (16.67%) Scrum
5 7 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 6 (14.29%) TDD
6 6 (14.29%) Project Management
7 5 (11.90%) BDD
7 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Cash Management
8 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
8 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.52%) DevOps
8 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) Java
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (2.38%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ISEB
1 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.76%) CRISC
2 2 (4.76%) CISA
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) HP
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (7.14%) SAP
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.38%) Informatica
6 1 (2.38%) Infovista
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