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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 174 185 189
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 17 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £288 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% -18.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £150 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £306
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
4771 5502 5333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.95% 93.32% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3654 3867 3953
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 88 128
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.21 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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
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 2 March 2015.

QA Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 March 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 24 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (54.17%) SQL
4 12 (50.00%) Selenium
5 10 (41.67%) ISTQB
5 10 (41.67%) ISEB
6 9 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (37.50%) .NET
6 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
7 8 (33.33%) Analytics
7 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
7 8 (33.33%) Finance
8 7 (29.17%) Banking
8 7 (29.17%) Java
8 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
9 6 (25.00%) Sybase
9 6 (25.00%) ITIL
9 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
9 6 (25.00%) MSMQ
9 6 (25.00%) Investment Banking
9 6 (25.00%) TDD
9 6 (25.00%) Migration
9 6 (25.00%) Data Migration
10 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
10 5 (20.83%) User Stories
10 5 (20.83%) JIRA
11 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
12 3 (12.50%) Predictive Modelling
12 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (20.83%) JIRA
3 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
4 3 (12.50%) Behat
4 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.50%) Toad
5 2 (8.33%) Zephyr
5 2 (8.33%) WATIR
5 2 (8.33%) Sahi
6 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.17%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.17%) TestComplete
6 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 6 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) German Language
4 1 (4.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) MSMQ
3 3 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (4.17%) Middleware
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (12.50%) NHS
2 2 (8.33%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 8 (33.33%) Analytics
3 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 6 (25.00%) TDD
4 6 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 6 (25.00%) ITIL
4 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (25.00%) Migration
5 5 (20.83%) User Stories
6 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.50%) Scrum
7 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 3 (12.50%) Data Transformation
7 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Predictive Modelling
7 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 2 (8.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) VBA
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby
3 2 (8.33%) Lua
4 1 (4.17%) VBScript
4 1 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) ISEB
1 10 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Sybase
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Infragistics
4 1 (4.17%) Perforce
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