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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 615 631 618
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 34 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.067% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.071% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 24
Median daily rate £475 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £283 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £475 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +6.66%
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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +20 33 £475 +18.75% 20
London +14 27 £475 +20.63% 8
City of London +20 7 £525 +31.25% 4
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 - - 1
Scotland +20 1 - -
South West +13 1 - -
South East +11 1 £340 -17.57% 2
East of England +10 1 - - 4
Hampshire +8 1 £340 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 76 (100.00%) QA
2 35 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (26.32%) Selenium
4 16 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (19.74%) Banking
5 15 (19.74%) Finance
5 15 (19.74%) Automation Testing
6 12 (15.79%) Test Strategy
7 11 (14.47%) BDD
7 11 (14.47%) ISEB
7 11 (14.47%) SQL
7 11 (14.47%) ISTQB
8 10 (13.16%) Software Testing
8 10 (13.16%) Investment Banking
8 10 (13.16%) Automated Testing
8 10 (13.16%) TDD
8 10 (13.16%) Migration
8 10 (13.16%) Cucumber
8 10 (13.16%) Test Automation
9 9 (11.84%) API Testing
9 9 (11.84%) Exploratory Testing
9 9 (11.84%) HP UFT
9 9 (11.84%) .NET
9 9 (11.84%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.53%) Manual Testing
10 8 (10.53%) Data Migration
10 8 (10.53%) C#
10 8 (10.53%) Java
10 8 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (10.53%) Waterfall

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 (1.32%) Apache
1 1 (1.32%) CMS
1 1 (1.32%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) GitHub
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.32%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.32%) MySQL
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (26.32%) Selenium
2 10 (13.16%) Cucumber
3 9 (11.84%) HP UFT
4 6 (7.89%) JIRA
4 6 (7.89%) SpecFlow
5 5 (6.58%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.26%) CasperJS
6 4 (5.26%) LoadRunner
6 4 (5.26%) NUnit
7 3 (3.95%) Appium
7 3 (3.95%) JBehave
8 2 (2.63%) Artifactory
8 2 (2.63%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.63%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.32%) JUnit
9 1 (1.32%) LabVIEW
9 1 (1.32%) Travis CI
9 1 (1.32%) Xcode
General
1 15 (19.74%) Banking
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 10 (13.16%) Investment Banking
3 6 (7.89%) Retail
4 4 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.95%) Front Office
6 2 (2.63%) Publishing
6 2 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) .NET
2 3 (3.95%) RESTful
3 2 (2.63%) Java EE
3 2 (2.63%) Velocity
4 1 (1.32%) Django
4 1 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.32%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) HTML5
4 1 (1.32%) REST
4 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.26%) Data Extraction
3 4 (5.26%) FMCG
4 3 (3.95%) Derivative
5 2 (2.63%) EPoS
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) Equities
6 1 (1.32%) Fintech
6 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.32%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.32%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) Android
1 4 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.63%) Unix
3 1 (1.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (19.74%) Automation Testing
4 12 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 11 (14.47%) BDD
6 10 (13.16%) Automated Testing
6 10 (13.16%) Migration
6 10 (13.16%) Software Testing
6 10 (13.16%) TDD
6 10 (13.16%) Test Automation
7 9 (11.84%) API Testing
7 9 (11.84%) Exploratory Testing
7 9 (11.84%) Test Scripting
8 8 (10.53%) Data Migration
8 8 (10.53%) Manual Testing
8 8 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 7 (9.21%) Defect Management
9 7 (9.21%) Scrum
10 5 (6.58%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.58%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.47%) SQL
2 8 (10.53%) C#
2 8 (10.53%) Java
3 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.95%) Python
5 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.63%) VBA
6 1 (1.32%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.32%) Perl
6 1 (1.32%) Ruby
6 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) ISEB
1 11 (14.47%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (5.26%) PhD
3 3 (3.95%) Degree
4 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (5.26%) GMP
2 4 (5.26%) GxP
3 3 (3.95%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (3.95%) EMIR
3 3 (3.95%) MiFID
4 2 (2.63%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.63%) SDET
5 1 (1.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) HP
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) Sybase
3 2 (2.63%) hybris
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (1.32%) Citrix
4 1 (1.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
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