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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 18 45
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +27
Contract jobs citing QA 16 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 10.06% 1.80% 1.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 84.21% 25.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.64% +47.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £498 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+72.09% -19.62%
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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
19 8 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 11.95% 7.21% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 38
Average daily rate £510 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £693 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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

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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 22 May 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 22 May 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 (72.22%) Finance
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 7 (38.89%) .NET
5 6 (33.33%) C#
5 6 (33.33%) Migration
5 6 (33.33%) Front Office
5 6 (33.33%) Banking
5 6 (33.33%) Investment Banking
5 6 (33.33%) Degree
6 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
6 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (22.22%) Java
7 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Test Management
7 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (16.67%) Analytics
8 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
8 3 (16.67%) Use Case
8 3 (16.67%) Selenium
8 3 (16.67%) Derivative
8 3 (16.67%) C
8 3 (16.67%) UML
8 3 (16.67%) OOP
8 3 (16.67%) OO
8 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 3 (16.67%) N-Tier
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft

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Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) Data Mart
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) Rational Rose
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.56%) Robotium
3 1 (5.56%) Calabash
3 1 (5.56%) Appium
3 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.56%) NUnit
3 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.56%) ERwin
General
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Front Office
2 6 (33.33%) Banking
2 6 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.56%) WCF
2 1 (5.56%) WPF
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.56%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Derivative
1 3 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (11.11%) Fixed Income
2 2 (11.11%) Equities
2 2 (11.11%) Open Source
2 2 (11.11%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Test Management
4 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 3 (16.67%) Analytics
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (16.67%) Use Case
5 3 (16.67%) UML
5 3 (16.67%) OOP
5 3 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (11.11%) Data Security
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) RUP
6 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) C
5 2 (11.11%) C++
5 2 (11.11%) VBA
6 1 (5.56%) Python
6 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Trayport
3 1 (5.56%) Solace
3 1 (5.56%) Tradeweb
3 1 (5.56%) Bloomberg
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Perforce