The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 56 49
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 204 241 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.46% 3.39% 3.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.15% 39.31% 40.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 180 211
Average daily rate
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£450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
484 613 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.21% 8.63% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 456 502
Average daily rate £484 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.97 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £61.40 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
QA
London

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 25 July 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 25 July 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.

1 139 (33.17%) Finance
2 107 (25.54%) SQL
3 104 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (23.63%) Java
5 98 (23.39%) Selenium
6 82 (19.57%) Banking
7 73 (17.42%) TDD
8 66 (15.75%) Test Automation
9 61 (14.56%) Web Services
10 59 (14.08%) Project Management
10 59 (14.08%) Scrum
10 59 (14.08%) User Acceptance Testing
11 55 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
12 54 (12.89%) Degree
13 53 (12.65%) BDD
14 52 (12.41%) C#
14 52 (12.41%) .NET
15 50 (11.93%) Cucumber
16 48 (11.46%) E-Commerce
16 48 (11.46%) Microsoft
17 46 (10.98%) Investment Banking
18 43 (10.26%) Oracle
19 42 (10.02%) WebDriver
20 37 (8.83%) JavaScript
20 37 (8.83%) Ruby
21 36 (8.59%) JIRA
21 36 (8.59%) MS Excel
22 32 (7.64%) XML
22 32 (7.64%) Computer Science
23 31 (7.40%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (3.10%) Confluence
2 12 (2.86%) IBM Notes
2 12 (2.86%) Node.js
3 11 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.15%) CMS
5 8 (1.91%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.67%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.67%) Apache
7 4 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.48%) SAS
10 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.24%) Drupal
10 1 (0.24%) Mule
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 36 (8.59%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.25%) MS Office
3 18 (4.30%) MS Project
4 15 (3.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.86%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.19%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.24%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 12 (2.86%) WebTrends
2 6 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.48%) Maximo
5 2 (0.48%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.24%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.24%) Agresso
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.95%) GitHub
3 2 (0.48%) Office 365
4 1 (0.24%) Responsys
4 1 (0.24%) CheetahMail
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.58%) Internet
2 11 (2.63%) HTTP
3 9 (2.15%) Intranet
4 8 (1.91%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.43%) LAN
5 6 (1.43%) Firewall
6 5 (1.19%) DNS
6 5 (1.19%) SSL
7 3 (0.72%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.72%) WAN
7 3 (0.72%) LDAP
7 3 (0.72%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.48%) RTSP
8 2 (0.48%) VLAN
8 2 (0.48%) 4G
8 2 (0.48%) 2G
8 2 (0.48%) 3G
8 2 (0.48%) FTP
8 2 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.97%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.10%) QlikView
3 13 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.86%) MySQL
4 12 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.19%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.95%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.72%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.72%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.72%) OLTP
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.48%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.48%) MS Access
10 2 (0.48%) DB2
Development Applications
1 98 (23.39%) Selenium
2 50 (11.93%) Cucumber
3 42 (10.02%) WebDriver
4 36 (8.59%) JIRA
5 29 (6.92%) Jenkins
6 25 (5.97%) FitNesse
7 22 (5.25%) Visual Studio
7 22 (5.25%) SoapUI
8 20 (4.77%) Git (software)
9 19 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (4.30%) QuickTest Pro
11 16 (3.82%) TeamCity
11 16 (3.82%) Maven
12 11 (2.63%) Subversion
12 11 (2.63%) JUnit
13 10 (2.39%) JMeter
13 10 (2.39%) WATIR
13 10 (2.39%) SpecFlow
14 8 (1.91%) Capybara
15 7 (1.67%) Calabash
General
1 139 (33.17%) Finance
2 82 (19.57%) Banking
3 46 (10.98%) Investment Banking
4 30 (7.16%) Marketing
5 22 (5.25%) Retail
6 20 (4.77%) Games
7 17 (4.06%) Front Office
8 13 (3.10%) Telecoms
8 13 (3.10%) Legal
9 11 (2.63%) Advertising
9 11 (2.63%) Danish Language
10 8 (1.91%) Retail Banking
11 5 (1.19%) Publishing
11 5 (1.19%) Back Office
12 4 (0.95%) Billing
12 4 (0.95%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 110 (26.25%) Analyst
2 86 (20.53%) Developer
3 49 (11.69%) Test Analyst
4 35 (8.35%) Business Analyst
5 33 (7.88%) Tester
6 27 (6.44%) Project Manager
7 26 (6.21%) Test Manager
8 21 (5.01%) QA Engineer
9 20 (4.77%) QA Tester
10 19 (4.53%) QA Analyst
11 15 (3.58%) Test Leader
11 15 (3.58%) Automation Tester
12 14 (3.34%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.86%) QA Leader
14 11 (2.63%) Java Developer
15 10 (2.39%) Consultant
15 10 (2.39%) Senior Developer
15 10 (2.39%) QA Test Analyst
16 9 (2.15%) QA Manager
16 9 (2.15%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (14.56%) Web Services
2 52 (12.41%) .NET
3 32 (7.64%) XML
4 27 (6.44%) HTML
4 27 (6.44%) REST
5 22 (5.25%) CSS
6 16 (3.82%) jQuery
7 14 (3.34%) JSON
8 12 (2.86%) HTML5
8 12 (2.86%) ASP.NET
9 11 (2.63%) J2EE
9 11 (2.63%) RESTful
9 11 (2.63%) Backbone.js
9 11 (2.63%) AngularJS
10 10 (2.39%) CSS3
11 9 (2.15%) SOAP
11 9 (2.15%) XSLT
12 8 (1.91%) Ajax
13 7 (1.67%) LAMP
13 7 (1.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.64%) Computer Science
2 20 (4.77%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.30%) Online Games
4 17 (4.06%) Derivative
5 16 (3.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (3.82%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.34%) Fixed Income
7 13 (3.10%) Social Media
8 12 (2.86%) Open Source
8 12 (2.86%) Blog
9 11 (2.63%) New Media
10 10 (2.39%) Mathematics
10 10 (2.39%) Equities
11 8 (1.91%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.67%) Mobile Banking
13 6 (1.43%) Market Risk
13 6 (1.43%) iPhone
13 6 (1.43%) E-Learning
14 4 (0.95%) CESG
14 4 (0.95%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.97%) Linux
2 23 (5.49%) Windows
3 17 (4.06%) Apple iOS
4 16 (3.82%) UNIX
5 15 (3.58%) Android
6 7 (1.67%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.95%) VMS
8 2 (0.48%) CentOS
9 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.24%) Debian
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (17.42%) TDD
3 66 (15.75%) Test Automation
4 59 (14.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 59 (14.08%) Scrum
4 59 (14.08%) Project Management
5 55 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (12.65%) BDD
7 48 (11.46%) E-Commerce
8 31 (7.40%) Test Scripting
8 31 (7.40%) Automation Testing
9 30 (7.16%) Automated Testing
10 28 (6.68%) Business Analysis
11 26 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (6.21%) Analytics
12 25 (5.97%) Test Strategy
13 24 (5.73%) Software Engineering
14 23 (5.49%) PRINCE2
15 22 (5.25%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (5.25%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 107 (25.54%) SQL
2 99 (23.63%) Java
3 52 (12.41%) C#
4 37 (8.83%) JavaScript
4 37 (8.83%) Ruby
5 16 (3.82%) Python
5 16 (3.82%) PHP
6 13 (3.10%) PL/SQL
7 12 (2.86%) VBA
8 7 (1.67%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.67%) Groovy
8 7 (1.67%) Objective-C
9 6 (1.43%) C
9 6 (1.43%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.19%) Perl
10 5 (1.19%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.48%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (0.48%) C++
11 2 (0.48%) VBScript
11 2 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (12.89%) Degree
2 22 (5.25%) ISEB
3 15 (3.58%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.39%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.19%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.95%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.95%) CISSP
7 3 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.48%) CEH
8 2 (0.48%) CISA
8 2 (0.48%) CISM
9 1 (0.24%) MBA
9 1 (0.24%) CCSA
9 1 (0.24%) CCSE
9 1 (0.24%) MCTS
9 1 (0.24%) MCITP
9 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.72%) ISO 9000
1 3 (0.72%) SLA
1 3 (0.72%) Basel III
1 3 (0.72%) CRD IV
2 2 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (0.48%) P3O
2 2 (0.48%) EMIR
3 1 (0.24%) FATCA
3 1 (0.24%) Basel II
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) COREP
System Software
1 7 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.95%) vCloud
3 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.24%) vSphere
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.24%) XenApp
4 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (5.25%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.63%) BMC PATROL
3 6 (1.43%) Puppet
4 5 (1.19%) Nagios
4 5 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.48%) Ansible
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.24%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 48 (11.46%) Microsoft
2 43 (10.26%) Oracle
3 14 (3.34%) HP
4 12 (2.86%) Lotus
5 10 (2.39%) Sybase
6 8 (1.91%) hybris
7 7 (1.67%) Adobe
7 7 (1.67%) Citrix
8 5 (1.19%) Business Objects
8 5 (1.19%) JBoss
8 5 (1.19%) New Relic
9 4 (0.95%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.95%) Apple
9 4 (0.95%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.72%) Charles River
10 3 (0.72%) SAP
10 3 (0.72%) IBM
10 3 (0.72%) F5
10 3 (0.72%) Open Text
10 3 (0.72%) RedDot
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago