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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 21 41
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +20
Contract jobs citing QA 12 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 9.45% 1.31% 1.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 92.31% 20.00% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Average daily rate
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£510 £488 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +29.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £498 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.72 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+104.50% -41.81%
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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 10 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 10.24% 6.54% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 26
Average daily rate £515 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £665 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.70%

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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

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

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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 20 April 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 20 April 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 (76.47%) Finance
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Front Office
3 8 (47.06%) Banking
3 8 (47.06%) Investment Banking
4 7 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (35.29%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) .NET
6 5 (29.41%) C
6 5 (29.41%) C#
6 5 (29.41%) Java
6 5 (29.41%) Migration
6 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
6 5 (29.41%) Degree
6 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Test Management
6 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
7 4 (23.53%) Selenium
7 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
7 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (23.53%) Fixed Income
7 4 (23.53%) Equities
8 3 (17.65%) Back Office
8 3 (17.65%) Analytics
9 2 (11.76%) Open Source
9 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
9 2 (11.76%) Change Control
9 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
9 2 (11.76%) JIRA
9 2 (11.76%) TDD

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Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) FTP
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
1 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) JProfiler
3 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.88%) Robotium
3 1 (5.88%) Gradle
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Calabash
3 1 (5.88%) VisualVM
3 1 (5.88%) Appium
3 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.88%) Ant
3 1 (5.88%) Rational Rose
General
1 13 (76.47%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) Banking
2 8 (47.06%) Front Office
2 8 (47.06%) Investment Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Back Office
4 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Test Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
3 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Release Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) FpML
2 1 (5.88%) Spring
2 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Fixed Income
1 4 (23.53%) Equities
2 2 (11.76%) Derivative
2 2 (11.76%) N-Tier
2 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
2 2 (11.76%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
3 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Management
3 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) Analytics
5 2 (11.76%) Change Control
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) ETRM
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) Time Management
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) OOP
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C
2 5 (29.41%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) VBA
3 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) Groovy
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Trayport
2 1 (5.88%) hybris
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Adobe
2 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
2 1 (5.88%) Tradeweb