Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Leader was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 558 570
Rank change year-on-year -29 +12 -6
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 47 49 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.11% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 34 16
London median daily rate £475 £463 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +17.46% -12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £244
90th Percentile £574 £556 £663
England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -9.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Central London -11 11 £438 -7.89%
South London -30 4 £375 -25.00%
QA Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 London region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 47 (100.00%) QA
2 31 (65.96%) Test Automation
3 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (44.68%) Selenium
5 16 (34.04%) BDD
6 15 (31.91%) Test Strategy
6 15 (31.91%) TDD
7 13 (27.66%) Cucumber
8 11 (23.40%) Scenario Testing
8 11 (23.40%) Banking
8 11 (23.40%) JIRA
8 11 (23.40%) E-Commerce
9 10 (21.28%) Java
9 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
9 10 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (21.28%) AngularJS
10 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
10 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (19.15%) SOAP
10 9 (19.15%) Scrum
11 8 (17.02%) C#
11 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (17.02%) MiFID
11 8 (17.02%) Investment Banking
11 8 (17.02%) EMIR
11 8 (17.02%) DevOps
11 8 (17.02%) React
12 7 (14.89%) SoapUI
12 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
12 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center

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 (4.26%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.26%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (44.68%) Selenium
2 13 (27.66%) Cucumber
3 11 (23.40%) JIRA
4 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
4 7 (14.89%) Protractor
4 7 (14.89%) SoapUI
4 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
5 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
6 5 (10.64%) Calabash
6 5 (10.64%) Jasmine
6 5 (10.64%) JMeter
6 5 (10.64%) Mocha
6 5 (10.64%) SpecFlow
7 3 (6.38%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.26%) Appium
8 2 (4.26%) TestRail
9 1 (2.13%) Gatling
9 1 (2.13%) SonarQube
9 1 (2.13%) The Grinder
9 1 (2.13%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (23.40%) Banking
2 8 (17.02%) Investment Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Finance
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) AngularJS
2 9 (19.15%) SOAP
3 8 (17.02%) React
4 6 (12.77%) Gherkin
4 6 (12.77%) HTML
4 6 (12.77%) Nightwatchjs
5 5 (10.64%) CSS
6 4 (8.51%) .NET
6 4 (8.51%) Backbone.js
6 4 (8.51%) REST
7 3 (6.38%) JSON
7 3 (6.38%) RESTful
8 2 (4.26%) Swagger
9 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
9 1 (2.13%) HTML5
9 1 (2.13%) J2EE
9 1 (2.13%) JPA
9 1 (2.13%) Spring
9 1 (2.13%) Spring Cloud
9 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Derivative
2 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.26%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) Equities
5 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.13%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (2.13%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (65.96%) Test Automation
2 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.04%) BDD
4 15 (31.91%) TDD
4 15 (31.91%) Test Strategy
5 11 (23.40%) E-Commerce
5 11 (23.40%) Scenario Testing
6 10 (21.28%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
7 9 (19.15%) Scrum
8 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (17.02%) DevOps
9 7 (14.89%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Defect Management
10 6 (12.77%) OOP
10 6 (12.77%) QA Automation
10 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.64%) Migration
11 5 (10.64%) Performance Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) Java
1 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
2 8 (17.02%) C#
3 4 (8.51%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) VB
5 2 (4.26%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.13%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) Scala
6 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (17.02%) EMIR
2 8 (17.02%) MiFID
3 7 (14.89%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (2.13%) AIFMD
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Google
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.13%) Charles River
3 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow