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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 604 595 584
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 42 43 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.078% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.082% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 26
Median daily rate £408 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 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 28 June 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 -3 42 £408 +1.87% 15
London +6 31 £405 -4.70% 7
City of London +39 7 £400 +6.66% 2
North West -5 3 - - 3
South West - 3 £400 - 1
Bromley - 3 £500 -
East of England +4 2 £500 +25.00% 2
Suffolk -6 2 £500 +17.64%
Ipswich -7 2 £500 +17.64%
Berkshire -8 2 £450 +24.13%
Manchester -14 2 - - 1
South East -15 2 £450 +5.88%
Bristol - 2 £350 -
East Midlands -3 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -4 1 - -
Nottingham -4 1 - -
Reading - 1 £500 -
Windsor - 1 £400 -

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 84 (100.00%) QA
2 47 (55.95%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (35.71%) Selenium
4 26 (30.95%) Finance
5 24 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 22 (26.19%) SQL
7 19 (22.62%) Test Automation
8 18 (21.43%) ISEB
9 17 (20.24%) Automated Testing
10 16 (19.05%) Software Testing
11 15 (17.86%) Banking
11 15 (17.86%) Test Scripting
12 14 (16.67%) HP UFT
12 14 (16.67%) Automation Testing
13 13 (15.48%) Test Strategy
13 13 (15.48%) JIRA
14 12 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (14.29%) .NET
14 12 (14.29%) Java
14 12 (14.29%) WebDriver
14 12 (14.29%) BDD
14 12 (14.29%) Defect Management
15 11 (13.10%) Cucumber
15 11 (13.10%) ITIL
15 11 (13.10%) Migration
15 11 (13.10%) Scrum
15 11 (13.10%) Data Migration
15 11 (13.10%) Investment Banking
16 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2
16 10 (11.90%) Functional Testing

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 (1.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) GitHub
2 1 (1.19%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (35.71%) Selenium
2 14 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 13 (15.48%) JIRA
4 12 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 11 (13.10%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.95%) SpecFlow
7 4 (4.76%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.76%) Zephyr
8 3 (3.57%) Appium
9 2 (2.38%) Artifactory
9 2 (2.38%) JBehave
9 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.38%) SonarQube
9 2 (2.38%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.19%) JUnit
10 1 (1.19%) Maven
10 1 (1.19%) TestPartner
General
1 26 (30.95%) Finance
2 15 (17.86%) Banking
3 11 (13.10%) Investment Banking
4 7 (8.33%) Retail
5 3 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.19%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.19%) Law
6 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.29%) .NET
2 7 (8.33%) MSMQ
3 4 (4.76%) Gherkin
3 4 (4.76%) HTML
3 4 (4.76%) XML
4 3 (3.57%) RESTful
5 2 (2.38%) Java EE
5 2 (2.38%) Middleware
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.38%) SOAP
5 2 (2.38%) Velocity
6 1 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.19%) REST
6 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.76%) SWIFT
4 3 (3.57%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.38%) Derivative
5 2 (2.38%) EPoS
5 2 (2.38%) Equities
6 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.19%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Android
1 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
1 5 (5.95%) Unix
2 4 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (55.95%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.62%) Test Automation
3 17 (20.24%) Automated Testing
4 16 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 15 (17.86%) Test Scripting
6 14 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 13 (15.48%) Test Strategy
8 12 (14.29%) BDD
8 12 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 12 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (13.10%) Data Migration
9 11 (13.10%) ITIL
9 11 (13.10%) Migration
9 11 (13.10%) Scrum
10 10 (11.90%) Analytics
10 10 (11.90%) Functional Testing
10 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2
11 9 (10.71%) Waterfall
12 8 (9.52%) API Testing
12 8 (9.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.19%) SQL
2 12 (14.29%) Java
3 8 (9.52%) C#
4 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.57%) Python
6 2 (2.38%) VB
6 2 (2.38%) VBA
7 1 (1.19%) C++
7 1 (1.19%) Groovy
7 1 (1.19%) Perl
7 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 18 (21.43%) ISEB
3 7 (8.33%) PhD
4 6 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.76%) Degree
6 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.19%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.19%) EMIR
2 1 (1.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (8.33%) Sybase
2 5 (5.95%) HP
2 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle
3 2 (2.38%) hybris
4 1 (1.19%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.19%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com