The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 202 214 217
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.099% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.11% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate
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£285 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.50% +0.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5428 6572 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.03% 92.50% 92.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3959 4830 5240
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 169 170
Average hourly rate £18.46 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.70% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.66 £51.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
QA Tester
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QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Tester across the City of London region.

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

QA Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester across the City of London region.

QA Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 20 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (85.00%) Selenium
3 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) Java
3 11 (55.00%) WebDriver
4 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 9 (45.00%) Cucumber
6 8 (40.00%) SQL
7 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (30.00%) TDD
8 6 (30.00%) Scrum
8 6 (30.00%) JMeter
9 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
9 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (25.00%) Project Management
9 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (25.00%) HP
9 5 (25.00%) JIRA
9 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Test Management
9 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
10 4 (20.00%) FitNesse
10 4 (20.00%) Legal
10 4 (20.00%) Windows
10 4 (20.00%) Citrix
10 4 (20.00%) E-Learning
11 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
11 3 (15.00%) Management Information System

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (85.00%) Selenium
2 11 (55.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (45.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (30.00%) JMeter
5 5 (25.00%) JIRA
6 4 (20.00%) FitNesse
7 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
7 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (5.00%) JUnit
8 1 (5.00%) NUnit
8 1 (5.00%) Subversion
8 1 (5.00%) WATIR
8 1 (5.00%) Hudson
8 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
8 1 (5.00%) Robotium
8 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
8 1 (5.00%) Calabash
General
1 4 (20.00%) Legal
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) Ajax
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (20.00%) E-Learning
3 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
1 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (30.00%) TDD
4 6 (30.00%) Scrum
5 5 (25.00%) Test Management
5 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 5 (25.00%) Project Management
5 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 2 (10.00%) User Stories
7 2 (10.00%) OO
7 2 (10.00%) Logistics
8 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) Ruby
4 2 (10.00%) Groovy
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) HP
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle