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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 19 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing QA 7 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 3.65% 1.68% 3.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 14.29% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £375 £503
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 £28.00 £18.13 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+54.48% +22.88%
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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
14 14 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 7.29% 11.76% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 29
Average daily rate £475 £463 £555
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 (65.00%) Finance
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) SQL
4 7 (35.00%) Banking
4 7 (35.00%) SDLC
5 6 (30.00%) Migration
5 6 (30.00%) Front Office
5 6 (30.00%) C#
5 6 (30.00%) Investment Banking
5 6 (30.00%) Degree
6 5 (25.00%) .NET
6 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (20.00%) UML
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) Test Management
7 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (15.00%) Selenium
8 3 (15.00%) Use Case
8 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Derivative
8 3 (15.00%) N-Tier
8 3 (15.00%) OOP
8 3 (15.00%) OO
8 3 (15.00%) RUP
8 3 (15.00%) Oracle
8 3 (15.00%) Project Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) LiveLink
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.00%) Data Mart
1 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
1 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.00%) Robotium
2 2 (10.00%) Calabash
2 2 (10.00%) Appium
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Rational Rose
2 2 (10.00%) ERwin
3 1 (5.00%) NUnit
3 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 6 (30.00%) Front Office
3 6 (30.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Developer
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Data Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior QA Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.00%) FpML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) WCF
2 1 (5.00%) WPF
2 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (15.00%) Derivative
3 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (10.00%) Fixed Income
3 2 (10.00%) Equities
4 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) SDLC
3 6 (30.00%) Migration
4 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (20.00%) UML
5 4 (20.00%) Test Management
5 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.00%) Analytics
6 3 (15.00%) Use Case
6 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.00%) OOP
6 3 (15.00%) OO
6 3 (15.00%) RUP
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (10.00%) Data Security
7 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) C
4 2 (10.00%) C++
4 2 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (5.00%) Perforce
3 1 (5.00%) Tradeweb
3 1 (5.00%) Solace