The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 191 197 212
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.068% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.074% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £295 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £455 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+17.30% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5005 5436 6720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.89% 92.15% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3940 3934 4907
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 92 148
Average hourly rate £15.13 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.97% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £13.01 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.55 £36.35 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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

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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

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Tester across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

QA Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 3 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (33.33%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) NHS
5 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
5 2 (22.22%) Behat
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) API Testing
6 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
6 1 (11.11%) JIRA
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
6 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
6 1 (11.11%) Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (22.22%) Behat
5 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
5 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 1 (11.11%) NUnit
5 1 (11.11%) Subversion
5 1 (11.11%) JIRA
5 1 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) MSMQ
2 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) API Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Sybase