The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Canary Wharf region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 2 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 1.71% 4.06% 2.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 25.00% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
14 44 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 11.97% 16.24% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 30 25
Average daily rate £463 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £220 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £700 £600
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 £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
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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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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Cognos
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (20.00%) MDX
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) WATIR
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) RSpec
3 1 (20.00%) JBehave
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture

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Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) WATIR
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (20.00%) RSpec
1 1 (20.00%) JBehave
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) PMO Manager
1 1 (20.00%) TM1 Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) MDX
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Unified Process
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VBA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Cognos
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) HP