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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 26 38
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs citing QA 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 2.22% 2.26% 1.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 33.33% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £488 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +19.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -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
5 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 5.56% 6.78% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 14
Average daily rate £550 £500 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £357 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £710 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

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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 27 February 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 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) ETRM
4 2 (33.33%) C
4 2 (33.33%) Equities
4 2 (33.33%) Trayport
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Subversion
4 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
4 2 (33.33%) Maven
4 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (33.33%) VBA
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Front Office
4 2 (33.33%) Back Office
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) VisualVM
2 1 (16.67%) Ant
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) JProfiler
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Gradle
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Front Office
2 2 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) Release Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) JSP
2 1 (16.67%) JavaBeans
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
1 2 (33.33%) Equities
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) ETRM
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VBA
3 2 (33.33%) C
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (16.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Trayport
2 1 (16.67%) hybris
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe
2 1 (16.67%) HP