The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
London / Canary Wharf
Rank 23 15 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 2.33% 5.65% 2.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.43% 41.18% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £500 £563 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +10.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
14 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 10.85% 13.71% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 8
Median daily rate £475 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £475 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +80.85%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Canary Wharf region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Canary Wharf region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) RDBMS
3 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (42.86%) HTML5
3 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
3 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
4 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 2 (28.57%) User Experience
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) JBehave
4 2 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Sybase
4 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) OO

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
1 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) RDBMS
1 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) JBehave
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) ERwin
3 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
3 1 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Angular Developer
2 2 (28.57%) HTML Developer
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) UX Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (14.29%) Front Office Developer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripter
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Angular 2
3 1 (14.29%) Backbone.js
3 1 (14.29%) Compass CSS Framework
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) Sass
3 1 (14.29%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
1 2 (28.57%) BDD
1 2 (28.57%) OO
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) SDLC
1 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) PDM
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Sybase
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Talend