The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank - - 67
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - - 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Leader
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region. 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
631 735 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 97.98% 96.46% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 442 426
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 40 28
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.45 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £18.36 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Leader in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

QA Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Leader across the Wales region.

QA Leader Daily Rate Trend in Wales