Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Leader was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance Lead
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 233 275
Rank change year-on-year -9 +42 +17
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 9 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.19% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 4
City of London median daily rate £375 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +18.75% -13.98%
10th Percentile £363 £164 £391
90th Percentile £540 £556 £789
Central London median daily rate £438 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -7.89% +18.75% -12.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6729 6429 8864
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 95.57% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 5109 6969
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £270
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 79 129
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.45 £10.40
90th Percentile £29.29 £47.83 £37.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.05 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -5.10% +10.23%

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured QA Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in the City of London

QA Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Leader in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Leader in the City of London

QA Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Leader in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Leader in the City of London

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (77.78%) Banking
3 6 (66.67%) Investment Banking
3 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Derivative
4 5 (55.56%) MiFID
4 5 (55.56%) EMIR
4 5 (55.56%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
6 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 2 (22.22%) Finance
7 2 (22.22%) Java
7 2 (22.22%) JIRA
7 2 (22.22%) Selenium
7 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
7 2 (22.22%) SDET
7 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
7 2 (22.22%) BDD
7 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
8 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
8 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
8 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
8 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
8 1 (11.11%) Gerrit
8 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (11.11%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
2 1 (11.11%) Gerrit
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) IntelliJ
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) NUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Protractor
2 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (77.78%) Banking
2 6 (66.67%) Investment Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Derivative
2 1 (11.11%) Hedge funds
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Scenario Testing
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) SDET
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
5 1 (11.11%) API Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Case Management
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Microservices
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) OOP
5 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) Dodd-Frank
2 5 (55.56%) EMIR
2 5 (55.56%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center