The median contractor rate for a QA Leader was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 28 March 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 / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 133 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.078% 0.034% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.036% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £440 £313 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.80% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £450
% change year-on-year -3.22% -13.88%  
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 the South West. 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2447 2806 3017
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.18% 96.36% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1815 1883
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 184 149
Median hourly rate £38.50 £38.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +33.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in the South West

QA Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Leader in the South West

QA Leader
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Bristol - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £440 -
QA Leader
England

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South West region featuring QA Leader in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Ant
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) ATG
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) hybris
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Gradle
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) Coaching
1 2 (100.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing

QA Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Ant
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Gradle
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) Maven
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) API Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Coaching
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) ATG
1 2 (100.00%) hybris