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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 20 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 8 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 4.32% 2.59% 2.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.54% 23.08% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £484
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £385 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £485 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.45 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -48.76%
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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
13 13 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 7.03% 11.21% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 24
Average daily rate £438 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £375 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £525 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

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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

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Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 13 (59.09%) Finance
2 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Banking
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 8 (36.36%) SDLC
5 7 (31.82%) Migration
6 6 (27.27%) Front Office
6 6 (27.27%) C#
6 6 (27.27%) Investment Banking
6 6 (27.27%) Degree
7 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
7 5 (22.73%) .NET
7 5 (22.73%) Oracle
8 4 (18.18%) UML
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (18.18%) Test Management
8 4 (18.18%) Change Control
8 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
9 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (13.64%) Analytics
9 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (13.64%) JIRA
9 3 (13.64%) Derivative
9 3 (13.64%) Selenium
9 3 (13.64%) Use Case
9 3 (13.64%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (13.64%) TDD

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Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) LiveLink
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (9.09%) Data Mart
1 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
1 3 (13.64%) Selenium
1 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) Robotium
2 2 (9.09%) Calabash
2 2 (9.09%) Appium
2 2 (9.09%) Rational Rose
2 2 (9.09%) ERwin
3 1 (4.55%) NUnit
3 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
3 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (59.09%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Banking
3 6 (27.27%) Front Office
3 6 (27.27%) Investment Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.55%) Back Office
5 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Consultant
1 4 (18.18%) Developer
1 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
2 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Data Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Portfolio Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.55%) FpML
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.55%) WCF
2 1 (4.55%) WPF
2 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) N-Tier
2 3 (13.64%) Derivative
3 2 (9.09%) Fixed Income
3 2 (9.09%) Equities
3 2 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (9.09%) Credit Risk
3 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) PMI
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Android
2 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) SDLC
3 7 (31.82%) Migration
4 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) Change Control
5 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 4 (18.18%) Test Management
5 4 (18.18%) UML
5 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.64%) TDD
6 3 (13.64%) Use Case
6 3 (13.64%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) OOP
6 3 (13.64%) OO
6 3 (13.64%) RUP
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Analytics
6 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
4 2 (9.09%) C
4 2 (9.09%) C++
4 2 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Bloomberg
3 1 (4.55%) Perforce
3 1 (4.55%) Tradeweb
3 1 (4.55%) Solace
3 1 (4.55%) IBM