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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 3 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 2.34% 10.00% 1.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 86.67% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 2
Average daily rate £615 £515 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.41% +5.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.30 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.13% +14.06%
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
12 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 9.38% 11.54% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 5
Average daily rate £575 £520 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.57% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £618 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +48.71%

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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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 5 (31.25%) BDD
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
5 4 (25.00%) ERP
5 4 (25.00%) CRM
5 4 (25.00%) TDD
5 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (18.75%) SDLC
6 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
6 3 (18.75%) Transition Management
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
7 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 2 (12.50%) Scala
7 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) JBehave
7 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Test Management
7 2 (12.50%) SAP
7 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
7 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
7 2 (12.50%) Banking
7 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
7 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
7 2 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements

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Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (6.25%) Apache Spark
1 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (6.25%) SAS
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Hive
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) CouchDB
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.25%) Impala
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) Spark SQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
3 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 2 (12.50%) JBehave
4 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (6.25%) JMeter
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Architect
1 3 (18.75%) CRM Manager
1 3 (18.75%) ERP Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Architect
1 3 (18.75%) Service Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Service Transition Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Transition Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Database Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Solutions Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Project Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) SAP Architect
2 2 (12.50%) SAP Solutions Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Java Software Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) Ajax
1 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
1 1 (6.25%) D3.js
1 1 (6.25%) GraphX
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
1 1 (6.25%) Lucene
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) BDD
2 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) CRM
3 4 (25.00%) ERP
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Transition Management
5 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (12.50%) Test Management
5 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 2 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) Scala
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.25%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Informatica
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Palantir