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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 3 0 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 2.61% - 5.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% - 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 15
Average daily rate
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£525 - £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 - £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 - £670
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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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
8 19 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 6.96% 9.84% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 28
Average daily rate £550 £525 £543
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%

QA
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 18 December 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Front Office
3 2 (40.00%) Back Office
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Fixed Income
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) Equities
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Subversion
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (20.00%) Groovy
4 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Product Management
4 1 (20.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center

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Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) JProfiler
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) Gradle
2 1 (20.00%) VisualVM
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) JMeter
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
2 1 (20.00%) JUnit
General
1 2 (40.00%) Front Office
1 2 (40.00%) Back Office
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
1 1 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Release Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) JSP
1 1 (20.00%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Fixed Income
1 2 (40.00%) Equities
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Product Management
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Groovy
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) hybris
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe
1 1 (20.00%) HP