The median contractor rate for a QA Leader was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 408 395 415
Rank change year-on-year -13 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 16 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.077% 0.15% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.15% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 12
Median daily rate £463 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.19% -4.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £325 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £500 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -22.77% +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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in London

QA Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Leader in London

QA Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Leader in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Leader in London

QA Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Leader in London

QA Leader
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 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
City of London -5 3 £475 +18.75% 2
QA Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (76.67%) Test Automation
3 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (56.67%) Selenium
5 14 (46.67%) TDD
6 12 (40.00%) BDD
7 10 (33.33%) E-Commerce
8 8 (26.67%) Protractor
9 7 (23.33%) OOP
9 7 (23.33%) OO
9 7 (23.33%) Java
9 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
9 7 (23.33%) SpecFlow
9 7 (23.33%) WebDriver
9 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
10 6 (20.00%) JIRA
10 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 6 (20.00%) C#
10 6 (20.00%) HTML
10 6 (20.00%) CSS
10 6 (20.00%) Scrum
10 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
11 5 (16.67%) Finance
11 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
12 4 (13.33%) Agile Testing
12 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (13.33%) Mocha
12 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
12 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
12 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (6.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (6.67%) CMS
1 2 (6.67%) Mule
1 2 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (6.67%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.33%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (56.67%) Selenium
2 8 (26.67%) Protractor
3 7 (23.33%) SpecFlow
3 7 (23.33%) WebDriver
4 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (20.00%) JIRA
5 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 4 (13.33%) Mocha
7 3 (10.00%) HP UFT
7 3 (10.00%) TeamCity
8 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
8 2 (6.67%) Jasmine
8 2 (6.67%) NUnit
8 2 (6.67%) SonarQube
8 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
9 1 (3.33%) Appium
9 1 (3.33%) Calabash
9 1 (3.33%) PhantomJS
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Advertising
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
2 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Automotive
3 1 (3.33%) French Language
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Local Government
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) CSS
1 6 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 4 (13.33%) SOAP
3 3 (10.00%) .NET
3 3 (10.00%) RESTful
4 2 (6.67%) Backbone.js
4 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
4 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.67%) JPA
4 2 (6.67%) React
4 2 (6.67%) Spring
4 2 (6.67%) Spring Cloud
4 2 (6.67%) Swagger
5 1 (3.33%) Chai
5 1 (3.33%) J2EE
5 1 (3.33%) JSON
5 1 (3.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (3.33%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.67%) Fintech
2 2 (6.67%) Fixed Income
2 2 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) HoloLens
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Test Automation
2 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) TDD
4 12 (40.00%) BDD
5 10 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 7 (23.33%) OO
6 7 (23.33%) OOP
6 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
7 6 (20.00%) Scrum
7 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 4 (13.33%) Agile Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Analytics
8 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Test Management
8 4 (13.33%) Test Planning
8 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (10.00%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) Java
1 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISEB
2 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Google
1 2 (6.67%) HP
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle
1 2 (6.67%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe
2 1 (3.33%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) TIBCO
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