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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 601 559 557
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -2
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 23 35 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.063% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.068% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 31 18
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£413 £400 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -7.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £305 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £430
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -6.97%
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
53473 51353 48123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.48% 92.45% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33986 31093 28245
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
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 1969 2035 2149
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 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 18 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 5 August 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 -12 23 £413 +3.12% 14
London +3 9 £525 +31.25% 7
South East -10 8 £413 +10.00% 3
Oxfordshire - 7 £413 - 1
Oxford - 6 £413 - 1
East of England +3 3 £450 - 1
Suffolk +4 2 £450 -
Ipswich +3 2 £450 -
Leeds - 2 £419 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £419 -
Yorkshire - 2 £419 -
Berkshire -1 1 £400 +6.66%
City of London -6 1 £400 -13.97% 1
Nottingham -11 1 - -
East Midlands -12 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -18 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £265 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £265 - 1

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 45 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (48.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (37.78%) E-Commerce
4 15 (33.33%) Finance
4 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (28.89%) Selenium
6 9 (20.00%) JIRA
7 8 (17.78%) Java
7 8 (17.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 8 (17.78%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (15.56%) SQL
8 7 (15.56%) HP
8 7 (15.56%) Magento
8 7 (15.56%) BDD
8 7 (15.56%) Automation Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
9 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Web Services
9 6 (13.33%) Scrum
9 6 (13.33%) Banking
9 6 (13.33%) Project Management
10 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Oracle
10 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 5 (11.11%) Automated Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
10 5 (11.11%) Test Planning
11 4 (8.89%) Coaching

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 1 (2.22%) JBoss
1 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Selenium
2 9 (20.00%) JIRA
3 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.89%) SoapUI
5 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.67%) JMeter
6 3 (6.67%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.44%) Fiddler
8 1 (2.22%) Behat
8 1 (2.22%) Calabash
8 1 (2.22%) eggPlant
8 1 (2.22%) Xcode
8 1 (2.22%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.22%) FitNesse
General
1 15 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Publishing
4 3 (6.67%) Retail
5 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Web Services
2 4 (8.89%) XML
2 4 (8.89%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle ADF
3 2 (4.44%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.22%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.22%) REST
4 1 (2.22%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) XSD
4 1 (2.22%) WSDL
4 1 (2.22%) Middleware
4 1 (2.22%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) EFT
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.67%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.22%) PKI
3 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.22%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) UNIX
1 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (37.78%) E-Commerce
3 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 8 (17.78%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (15.56%) BDD
5 7 (15.56%) Automation Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Scrum
6 6 (13.33%) Project Management
6 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Test Planning
8 4 (8.89%) Coaching
8 4 (8.89%) TDD
8 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Cash Management
8 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Java
2 7 (15.56%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.44%) PHP
3 2 (4.44%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) C++
4 1 (2.22%) Python
4 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) ISEB
2 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.44%) CISA
3 2 (4.44%) CRISC
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) HP
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.22%) Informatica
6 1 (2.22%) Infovista
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