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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 37 24
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 2 5 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 1.79% 2.31% 6.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 14.29% 45.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 22
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£463 £484 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £352 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £521 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
12 35 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 10.71% 16.20% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 48
Average daily rate £500 £484 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.30% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £175 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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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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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 17 September 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
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Cognos
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Process
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion

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Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) JUnit
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Games
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) PMO Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (20.00%) JSP
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Process
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) RUP
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Cognos
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft