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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 12 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 7.32% 2.97% 1.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% 50.00% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate £600 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £375 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £495 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+22.59% +74.16%
QA
London

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
15 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 12.20% 5.94% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 12
Average daily rate £500 £550 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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

QA
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 10 February 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) Java
3 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 7 (36.84%) BDD
3 7 (36.84%) SDLC
4 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
4 6 (31.58%) Selenium
4 6 (31.58%) TDD
4 6 (31.58%) Banking
5 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
6 4 (21.05%) Test Management
6 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
6 4 (21.05%) Investment Banking
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle
6 4 (21.05%) CRM
6 4 (21.05%) ERP
7 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
7 3 (15.79%) Unix
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
7 3 (15.79%) Front Office
7 3 (15.79%) Transition Management
7 3 (15.79%) QA Automation
8 2 (10.53%) Scala
8 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) JBehave
8 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (10.53%) Translating Business Requirements

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Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (5.26%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (5.26%) SAS
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) CouchDB
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) Impala
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) Spark SQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
3 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
3 2 (10.53%) JBehave
4 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.26%) JMeter
4 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Investment Banking
4 3 (15.79%) Front Office
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Automation Engineer
1 3 (15.79%) CRM Manager
1 3 (15.79%) ERP Manager
1 3 (15.79%) QA Engineer
1 3 (15.79%) Service Manager
1 3 (15.79%) Service Transition Manager
1 3 (15.79%) Transition Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Database Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Solutions Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Programme Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Programme Test Manager
2 2 (10.53%) QA Automation Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) SAP Architect
2 2 (10.53%) SAP Solutions Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) Ajax
1 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.26%) D3.js
1 1 (5.26%) GraphX
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) HTML5
1 1 (5.26%) Lucene
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Equities
2 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) BDD
2 7 (36.84%) SDLC
2 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) CRM
4 4 (21.05%) ERP
4 4 (21.05%) Test Management
4 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) QA Automation
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 3 (15.79%) Transition Management
6 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
3 2 (10.53%) Scala
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
4 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Informatica
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Palantir