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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 29 36
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 3.13% 1.12% 1.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 22.22% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
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£375 £428 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +6.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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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
8 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 8.33% 5.03% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 15
Average daily rate £550 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £466 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £680 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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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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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 30 January 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 30 January 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 (71.43%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) Equities
4 2 (28.57%) Trayport
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) Change Control
4 2 (28.57%) VBA
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Front Office
4 2 (28.57%) Back Office
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 2 (28.57%) ETRM
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
4 2 (28.57%) Maven
4 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
1 2 (28.57%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Gradle
2 1 (14.29%) VisualVM
2 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) JProfiler
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Front Office
2 2 (28.57%) Back Office
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Support
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Release Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) JavaBeans
2 1 (14.29%) JSP
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Equities
1 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) ETRM
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Product Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) C
3 2 (28.57%) VBA
4 1 (14.29%) Groovy
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Trayport
2 1 (14.29%) Cognos
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) hybris