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 23 August 2016 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 159 206 195
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -11
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 12 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.13% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.13% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
Median daily rate £500 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £270 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £425 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £364 £300
% change year-on-year
-38.14% +21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -
QA Tester
London

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
3364 5203 5446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.27% 95.00% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2685 4059 3935
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 78 102
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -7.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £31.00 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%

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
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 23 August 2016.

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) Java
4 7 (50.00%) Selenium
4 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (50.00%) JIRA
4 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (42.86%) JBehave
5 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
5 6 (42.86%) Finance
6 5 (35.71%) Apache
6 5 (35.71%) Big Data
6 5 (35.71%) TeamCity
7 4 (28.57%) Scrum
7 4 (28.57%) QA Automation
8 3 (21.43%) Unix
8 3 (21.43%) Linux
8 3 (21.43%) SQL
9 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 2 (14.29%) BDD
9 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Test Management
9 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 2 (14.29%) Python
9 2 (14.29%) Banking
9 2 (14.29%) Retail
9 2 (14.29%) EPoS
9 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
10 1 (7.14%) Low Latency
10 1 (7.14%) Data Reconciliation

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) JBehave
2 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 5 (35.71%) TeamCity
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) GoogleTest
4 1 (7.14%) IntelliJ
4 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (7.14%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) EPoS
2 1 (7.14%) Equities
2 1 (7.14%) Fintech
2 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (28.57%) QA Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 2 (14.29%) BDD
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Algorithmic Trading
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Data Management
5 1 (7.14%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
5 1 (7.14%) Open Source
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
1 1 (7.14%) Cognos
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) MuleSoft
1 1 (7.14%) Murex
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (7.14%) TIBCO