The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 56 39
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs citing QA 189 240 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.20% 3.31% 4.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.56% 41.03% 43.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 177 245
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £281 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £67.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
QA
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
466 585 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.90% 8.07% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 440 570
Average daily rate £472 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 19
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £13.97 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £67.50 £50.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

QA
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 across the City of London region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

QA
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 across the City of London region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 126 (30.96%) Finance
2 100 (24.57%) SQL
3 94 (23.10%) Java
4 91 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (20.15%) Banking
6 76 (18.67%) Selenium
7 72 (17.69%) TDD
8 64 (15.72%) User Acceptance Testing
9 59 (14.50%) BDD
10 57 (14.00%) Scrum
10 57 (14.00%) Project Management
11 56 (13.76%) C#
12 55 (13.51%) Web Services
12 55 (13.51%) Investment Banking
12 55 (13.51%) Degree
13 53 (13.02%) Microsoft
14 52 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
14 52 (12.78%) Test Automation
15 51 (12.53%) .NET
16 44 (10.81%) Oracle
17 43 (10.57%) E-Commerce
18 41 (10.07%) MS Excel
18 41 (10.07%) Cucumber
19 34 (8.35%) JavaScript
19 34 (8.35%) JIRA
20 31 (7.62%) Ruby
20 31 (7.62%) SQL Server
20 31 (7.62%) XML
21 30 (7.37%) HTML
21 30 (7.37%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (3.19%) Node.js
2 11 (2.70%) IBM Notes
3 9 (2.21%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.97%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.97%) CMS
5 7 (1.72%) Confluence
6 6 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.23%) Apache
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.49%) SAS
10 1 (0.25%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.25%) Mule
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.65%) MS Office
3 21 (5.16%) MS Project
4 14 (3.44%) MS Visio
5 13 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.23%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.25%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (2.95%) WebTrends
2 6 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.49%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.49%) Maximo
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.25%) Agresso
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.98%) GitHub
3 2 (0.49%) Office 365
4 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Heroku
4 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.25%) Responsys
4 1 (0.25%) CheetahMail
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.19%) Internet
2 9 (2.21%) Intranet
3 8 (1.97%) HTTP
4 5 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.98%) Firewall
6 3 (0.74%) DNS
6 3 (0.74%) SSL
6 3 (0.74%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.49%) RTSP
7 2 (0.49%) VLAN
7 2 (0.49%) LAN
7 2 (0.49%) WAN
7 2 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.25%) LDAP
8 1 (0.25%) SMTP
8 1 (0.25%) FTP
8 1 (0.25%) WLAN
8 1 (0.25%) VPN
8 1 (0.25%) SNMP
8 1 (0.25%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.90%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.44%) Oracle Database
5 13 (3.19%) QlikView
6 10 (2.46%) MySQL
7 9 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
9 6 (1.47%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.98%) OLTP
11 4 (0.98%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.74%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.74%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.49%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 76 (18.67%) Selenium
2 41 (10.07%) Cucumber
3 34 (8.35%) JIRA
4 30 (7.37%) WebDriver
5 27 (6.63%) Jenkins
6 24 (5.90%) Visual Studio
7 23 (5.65%) FitNesse
8 21 (5.16%) Git (software)
8 21 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (3.69%) QuickTest Pro
9 15 (3.69%) SoapUI
10 12 (2.95%) Subversion
11 11 (2.70%) Maven
11 11 (2.70%) SpecFlow
12 10 (2.46%) TeamCity
13 9 (2.21%) JUnit
14 8 (1.97%) WATIR
15 7 (1.72%) Capybara
16 6 (1.47%) Calabash
16 6 (1.47%) Robotium
General
1 126 (30.96%) Finance
2 82 (20.15%) Banking
3 55 (13.51%) Investment Banking
4 22 (5.41%) Retail
5 21 (5.16%) Marketing
6 19 (4.67%) Games
7 13 (3.19%) Front Office
8 11 (2.70%) Telecoms
8 11 (2.70%) Danish Language
9 10 (2.46%) Legal
10 9 (2.21%) Publishing
11 8 (1.97%) Advertising
12 7 (1.72%) Back Office
12 7 (1.72%) Retail Banking
13 5 (1.23%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.98%) Billing
15 3 (0.74%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 103 (25.31%) Analyst
2 98 (24.08%) Developer
3 46 (11.30%) Test Analyst
4 31 (7.62%) Business Analyst
4 31 (7.62%) Tester
5 23 (5.65%) Project Manager
6 22 (5.41%) Test Manager
7 17 (4.18%) Senior Analyst
8 16 (3.93%) QA Engineer
8 16 (3.93%) QA Analyst
9 14 (3.44%) Test Leader
10 13 (3.19%) Automation Tester
10 13 (3.19%) QA Tester
11 12 (2.95%) Java Developer
12 11 (2.70%) Data Analyst
12 11 (2.70%) QA Leader
13 10 (2.46%) Senior Developer
14 9 (2.21%) Architect
14 9 (2.21%) QA Manager
14 9 (2.21%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.51%) Web Services
2 51 (12.53%) .NET
3 31 (7.62%) XML
4 30 (7.37%) HTML
5 27 (6.63%) REST
6 24 (5.90%) CSS
7 16 (3.93%) jQuery
8 15 (3.69%) JSON
9 13 (3.19%) Backbone.js
9 13 (3.19%) ASP.NET
9 13 (3.19%) AngularJS
10 12 (2.95%) HTML5
10 12 (2.95%) RESTful
11 10 (2.46%) CSS3
11 10 (2.46%) XSLT
12 9 (2.21%) SOAP
12 9 (2.21%) J2EE
12 9 (2.21%) Ajax
13 7 (1.72%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (1.72%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.88%) Computer Science
2 18 (4.42%) Online Games
3 16 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (3.69%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.44%) Social Media
6 12 (2.95%) Blog
7 11 (2.70%) Fixed Income
7 11 (2.70%) New Media
8 9 (2.21%) Open Source
8 9 (2.21%) Market Risk
8 9 (2.21%) Derivative
9 8 (1.97%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.97%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.47%) iPhone
10 6 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (1.47%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.23%) Equities
11 5 (1.23%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.98%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.90%) Linux
2 23 (5.65%) Windows
3 20 (4.91%) Apple iOS
4 18 (4.42%) Android
5 11 (2.70%) UNIX
6 5 (1.23%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.98%) VMS
8 2 (0.49%) CentOS
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (17.69%) TDD
3 64 (15.72%) User Acceptance Testing
4 59 (14.50%) BDD
5 57 (14.00%) Scrum
5 57 (14.00%) Project Management
6 52 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (12.78%) Test Automation
7 43 (10.57%) E-Commerce
8 29 (7.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (6.88%) Automated Testing
10 26 (6.39%) Test Strategy
10 26 (6.39%) Automation Testing
11 25 (6.14%) Software Engineering
11 25 (6.14%) Migration
11 25 (6.14%) OO
12 24 (5.90%) Business Analysis
12 24 (5.90%) Test Scripting
12 24 (5.90%) Unit Testing
12 24 (5.90%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 100 (24.57%) SQL
2 94 (23.10%) Java
3 56 (13.76%) C#
4 34 (8.35%) JavaScript
5 31 (7.62%) Ruby
6 19 (4.67%) Python
7 17 (4.18%) PHP
8 14 (3.44%) VBA
9 11 (2.70%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.72%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.72%) Objective-C
11 6 (1.47%) Groovy
11 6 (1.47%) C
11 6 (1.47%) Perl
11 6 (1.47%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.23%) Apex Code
13 4 (0.98%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.49%) Scala
14 2 (0.49%) VBScript
14 2 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (13.51%) Degree
2 23 (5.65%) ISEB
3 16 (3.93%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.21%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.23%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.23%) CISSP
7 3 (0.74%) CISA
7 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.49%) MCITP
8 2 (0.49%) CEH
8 2 (0.49%) CISM
8 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.25%) CCEA
9 1 (0.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.98%) SLA
2 3 (0.74%) Basel III
2 3 (0.74%) CRD IV
3 2 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.49%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.49%) P3O
3 2 (0.49%) EMIR
4 1 (0.25%) FATCA
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) Basel II
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) WCAG
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) COREP
System Software
1 6 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.74%) vCloud
3 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.25%) vSphere
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.25%) XenApp
4 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.70%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (1.23%) Nagios
3 5 (1.23%) Puppet
3 5 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.49%) Ansible
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.25%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 53 (13.02%) Microsoft
2 44 (10.81%) Oracle
3 12 (2.95%) HP
4 11 (2.70%) Lotus
5 9 (2.21%) Sybase
6 8 (1.97%) hybris
7 7 (1.72%) Adobe
8 6 (1.47%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.23%) SAP
9 5 (1.23%) Citrix
9 5 (1.23%) New Relic
10 4 (0.98%) JBoss
10 4 (0.98%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.74%) Apple
11 3 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (0.74%) IBM
11 3 (0.74%) F5
11 3 (0.74%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.74%) Open Text
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