The median contractor rate for a QA Leader was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 585 567
Rank change year-on-year +31 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 26 42 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.061% 0.086% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.091% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 31
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 £313 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -22.50% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured QA Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in England

QA Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Leader in England

QA Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Leader in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Leader in England

QA Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Leader in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Leader in England

QA Leader
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
London -11 14 £475 +18.01% 12
East Midlands -6 5 £350 - 2
South East +40 3 £313 -30.55% 4
South West +1 2 £433 +8.12%
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
QA Leader
UK

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 England region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 49 (100.00%) QA
2 35 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 32 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (53.06%) Selenium
5 15 (30.61%) TDD
6 14 (28.57%) E-Commerce
7 13 (26.53%) Manual Testing
7 13 (26.53%) BDD
8 12 (24.49%) SoapUI
8 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
9 11 (22.45%) Scrum
9 11 (22.45%) Cucumber
9 11 (22.45%) API Testing
10 10 (20.41%) Protractor
10 10 (20.41%) WebDriver
10 10 (20.41%) Test Strategy
10 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
11 9 (18.37%) HTML
11 9 (18.37%) Java
11 9 (18.37%) CSS
12 8 (16.33%) Performance Testing
12 8 (16.33%) User Stories
13 7 (14.29%) Analytics
13 7 (14.29%) Functional Testing
13 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
13 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
13 7 (14.29%) SOAP
13 7 (14.29%) OOP
13 7 (14.29%) OO
13 7 (14.29%) JMeter

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (4.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (4.08%) CMS
1 2 (4.08%) Mule
1 2 (4.08%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (4.08%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.04%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (53.06%) Selenium
2 12 (24.49%) SoapUI
3 11 (22.45%) Cucumber
4 10 (20.41%) Protractor
4 10 (20.41%) WebDriver
5 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 7 (14.29%) JMeter
6 6 (12.24%) JIRA
6 6 (12.24%) SpecFlow
7 4 (8.16%) Jasmine
7 4 (8.16%) Mocha
8 3 (6.12%) Ant
8 3 (6.12%) Gradle
8 3 (6.12%) HP UFT
8 3 (6.12%) Maven
8 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (4.08%) NUnit
9 2 (4.08%) SonarQube
9 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Advertising
2 2 (4.08%) Automotive
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.04%) French Language
3 1 (2.04%) Games
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Local Government
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) CSS
1 9 (18.37%) HTML
2 7 (14.29%) SOAP
3 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
3 4 (8.16%) Web Services
4 3 (6.12%) .NET
4 3 (6.12%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.12%) JSON
4 3 (6.12%) RESTful
5 2 (4.08%) Backbone.js
5 2 (4.08%) Behat
5 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.08%) JPA
5 2 (4.08%) Node.js
5 2 (4.08%) React
5 2 (4.08%) Spring
5 2 (4.08%) Spring Cloud
5 2 (4.08%) Swagger
6 1 (2.04%) Chai
6 1 (2.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.12%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.08%) Fintech
3 2 (4.08%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) HoloLens
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Android
1 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 32 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (30.61%) TDD
4 14 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 13 (26.53%) BDD
5 13 (26.53%) Manual Testing
6 11 (22.45%) API Testing
6 11 (22.45%) Scrum
7 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
7 10 (20.41%) Test Strategy
8 8 (16.33%) Performance Testing
8 8 (16.33%) User Stories
9 7 (14.29%) Analytics
9 7 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 7 (14.29%) OO
9 7 (14.29%) OOP
9 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Agile Testing
10 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
2 9 (18.37%) Java
3 6 (12.24%) C#
3 6 (12.24%) SQL
4 2 (4.08%) C
4 2 (4.08%) PHP
5 1 (2.04%) Ruby
5 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) ISEB
1 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) ATG
1 4 (8.16%) hybris
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) HP
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe
4 1 (2.04%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.04%) Google
4 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.04%) Sony
4 1 (2.04%) TIBCO
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