Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Leader was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 784 804 796
Rank change year-on-year +20 -8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 73 69 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.077% 0.071% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.074% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 47 50
England median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -8.78%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £263
90th Percentile £533 £556 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -8.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -17 47 £475 - 10
South East +10 18 £413 +3.13% 2
Midlands +27 5 £375 - 1
East Midlands -4 5 £375 - 1
North of England +62 2 £450 - 1
South West -5 2 £433 +23.57% 1
North West +22 1 £475 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
QA Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 73 (100.00%) QA
2 48 (65.75%) Test Automation
3 35 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (38.36%) Selenium
5 21 (28.77%) Test Strategy
6 20 (27.40%) BDD
6 20 (27.40%) TDD
7 18 (24.66%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (24.66%) Jenkins
8 16 (21.92%) Cucumber
8 16 (21.92%) Java
9 15 (20.55%) JIRA
9 15 (20.55%) SDLC
10 14 (19.18%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (19.18%) Manual Testing
11 13 (17.81%) E-Commerce
12 12 (16.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (16.44%) Banking
12 12 (16.44%) Scenario Testing
13 11 (15.07%) Scrum
13 11 (15.07%) JavaScript
14 10 (13.70%) SoapUI
14 10 (13.70%) AngularJS
15 9 (12.33%) Defect Management
15 9 (12.33%) WebDriver
15 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
15 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
15 9 (12.33%) Degree
15 9 (12.33%) MiFID

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 5 (6.85%) JBoss
1 5 (6.85%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.74%) Confluence
3 1 (1.37%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.74%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.22%) HTTP
2 3 (4.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) Big Data
2 2 (2.74%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (38.36%) Selenium
2 18 (24.66%) Jenkins
3 16 (21.92%) Cucumber
4 15 (20.55%) JIRA
5 10 (13.70%) SoapUI
6 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
6 9 (12.33%) WebDriver
7 8 (10.96%) JMeter
8 7 (9.59%) Protractor
9 5 (6.85%) Calabash
9 5 (6.85%) Jasmine
9 5 (6.85%) Mocha
9 5 (6.85%) SpecFlow
10 3 (4.11%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.74%) Appium
11 2 (2.74%) Maven
11 2 (2.74%) TestRail
12 1 (1.37%) NUnit
12 1 (1.37%) QADirector
12 1 (1.37%) Subversion
General
1 12 (16.44%) Banking
2 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 8 (10.96%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Publishing
4 2 (2.74%) Back Office
4 2 (2.74%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) Front Office
5 1 (1.37%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) AngularJS
2 9 (12.33%) SOAP
3 8 (10.96%) React
4 7 (9.59%) HTML
5 6 (8.22%) CSS
5 6 (8.22%) Gherkin
5 6 (8.22%) Nightwatchjs
6 4 (5.48%) .NET
6 4 (5.48%) Backbone.js
6 4 (5.48%) REST
6 4 (5.48%) RESTful
7 3 (4.11%) JSON
8 2 (2.74%) Swagger
9 1 (1.37%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.37%) HTML5
9 1 (1.37%) J2EE
9 1 (1.37%) JPA
9 1 (1.37%) Spring
9 1 (1.37%) Spring Cloud
9 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Derivative
2 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.74%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) Equities
5 1 (1.37%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.37%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.37%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) Linux
2 2 (2.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (65.75%) Test Automation
2 35 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (28.77%) Test Strategy
4 20 (27.40%) BDD
4 20 (27.40%) TDD
5 18 (24.66%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (20.55%) SDLC
7 14 (19.18%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (19.18%) Manual Testing
8 13 (17.81%) E-Commerce
9 12 (16.44%) Scenario Testing
9 12 (16.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (15.07%) Scrum
11 9 (12.33%) Defect Management
12 8 (10.96%) DevOps
12 8 (10.96%) Performance Testing
13 7 (9.59%) Cross-Browser Testing
13 7 (9.59%) Load Testing
14 6 (8.22%) QA Automation
14 6 (8.22%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.92%) Java
2 11 (15.07%) JavaScript
3 9 (12.33%) C#
4 5 (6.85%) SQL
5 3 (4.11%) VB
6 2 (2.74%) Python
6 2 (2.74%) Ruby
7 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.37%) Scala
7 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) Degree
2 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (12.33%) MiFID
3 8 (10.96%) EMIR
4 7 (9.59%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (5.48%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.37%) AIFMD
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.74%) ATG
2 2 (2.74%) Google
2 2 (2.74%) HP
2 2 (2.74%) hybris
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle
2 2 (2.74%) SAP
3 1 (1.37%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.37%) Charles River
3 1 (1.37%) IBM
3 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow