The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
London / City of London
Rank - - 177
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - - 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

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
2780 2868 4872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.53% 95.76% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2207 2245 3761
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 44 77
Median hourly rate £20.10 £24.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +35.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) ETL
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) EPoS
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) JBehave
5 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Open Source
5 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Open Source Development
6 1 (10.00%) Calabash
6 1 (10.00%) Data Reconciliation
6 1 (10.00%) HDFS
6 1 (10.00%) DevOps

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (10.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (20.00%) JBehave
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Appium
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (10.00%) Calabash
2 1 (10.00%) FogBugz
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Hudson
2 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) EPoS
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) ETL
4 2 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) API Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source Development
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) HDFS
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (10.00%) Cognos
1 1 (10.00%) MuleSoft
1 1 (10.00%) Xamarin