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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 56 71
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 114 117 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.53% 3.33% 2.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.23% 34.41% 29.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 74 132
Median daily rate £500 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £589 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +455.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -31.06%
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
333 340 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.32% 9.68% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 231 415
Median daily rate £500 £469 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £308 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £609 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 9
Median hourly rate £46.50 £23.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.87% +34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £18.19 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £139.30 £50.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for QA.

1 120 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (29.78%) Java
3 55 (24.44%) Finance
4 53 (23.56%) TDD
5 52 (23.11%) Scrum
5 52 (23.11%) SQL
6 47 (20.89%) BDD
7 45 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 40 (17.78%) Selenium
9 39 (17.33%) HTML
10 38 (16.89%) Test Automation
11 37 (16.44%) Git (software)
11 37 (16.44%) AngularJS
12 36 (16.00%) Automated Testing
13 33 (14.67%) Web Services
13 33 (14.67%) Software Engineering
13 33 (14.67%) Banking
14 32 (14.22%) Pair Programming
14 32 (14.22%) DevOps
15 31 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (13.33%) HTML5
16 30 (13.33%) CSS
16 30 (13.33%) Big Data
17 29 (12.89%) Kanban
18 28 (12.44%) Cucumber
18 28 (12.44%) Node.js
19 27 (12.00%) Web Development
19 27 (12.00%) MVC
20 25 (11.11%) JIRA
21 24 (10.67%) .NET

QA
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 7 (3.11%) Jetty
2 5 (2.22%) Confluence
3 4 (1.78%) Apache
3 4 (1.78%) CMS
3 4 (1.78%) SAS
4 3 (1.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.89%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.89%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.44%) Drupal
6 1 (0.44%) IIS
6 1 (0.44%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.22%) MS Office
3 3 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.44%) MS Project
5 1 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.44%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.44%) Radian6
1 1 (0.44%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.67%) SaaS
4 4 (1.78%) GitHub
5 3 (1.33%) Office 365
6 2 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.89%) IaaS
6 2 (0.89%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.44%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.33%) FTP
2 2 (0.89%) Firewall
2 2 (0.89%) HTTP
2 2 (0.89%) IPv6
2 2 (0.89%) SMS
3 1 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.44%) CTI
3 1 (0.44%) DHCP
3 1 (0.44%) DNS
3 1 (0.44%) Internet
3 1 (0.44%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.44%) LAN
3 1 (0.44%) SAN
3 1 (0.44%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.44%) Telepresence
3 1 (0.44%) WAN
3 1 (0.44%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.33%) Big Data
2 21 (9.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 21 (9.33%) SQL Server
3 17 (7.56%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.56%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.22%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.78%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.78%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.33%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.33%) MySQL
8 3 (1.33%) Sqoop
9 2 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 40 (17.78%) Selenium
2 37 (16.44%) Git (software)
3 28 (12.44%) Cucumber
4 25 (11.11%) JIRA
5 20 (8.89%) Gradle
5 20 (8.89%) IntelliJ
5 20 (8.89%) WebDriver
6 19 (8.44%) Jenkins
7 12 (5.33%) TeamCity
8 10 (4.44%) JBehave
9 8 (3.56%) Subversion
10 7 (3.11%) JUnit
10 7 (3.11%) NUnit
11 6 (2.67%) Appium
12 5 (2.22%) Mocha
13 4 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.78%) DbUnit
13 4 (1.78%) HP UFT
13 4 (1.78%) TestDirector
13 4 (1.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (24.44%) Finance
2 33 (14.67%) Banking
3 13 (5.78%) Investment Banking
4 12 (5.33%) Front Office
4 12 (5.33%) Marketing
5 9 (4.00%) Retail
6 7 (3.11%) Legal
7 4 (1.78%) Back Office
7 4 (1.78%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.33%) Law
8 3 (1.33%) Publishing
8 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.44%) Advertising
9 1 (0.44%) Billing
9 1 (0.44%) Games
9 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 62 (27.56%) Developer
2 34 (15.11%) QA Engineer
3 33 (14.67%) Analyst
4 25 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 21 (9.33%) Tester
6 15 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 13 (5.78%) Business Analyst
7 13 (5.78%) Full Stack Developer
7 13 (5.78%) QA Tester
7 13 (5.78%) Senior QA Engineer
8 12 (5.33%) Automation Engineer
9 11 (4.89%) QA Automation Engineer
10 10 (4.44%) QA Leader
11 9 (4.00%) .NET Developer
11 9 (4.00%) QA Analyst
11 9 (4.00%) QA Test Engineer
12 8 (3.56%) Agile Developer
12 8 (3.56%) Automation Tester
12 8 (3.56%) Developer in Test
13 7 (3.11%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (17.33%) HTML
2 37 (16.44%) AngularJS
3 33 (14.67%) Web Services
4 30 (13.33%) CSS
4 30 (13.33%) HTML5
5 28 (12.44%) Node.js
6 24 (10.67%) .NET
7 20 (8.89%) React
8 19 (8.44%) XML
9 16 (7.11%) Dropwizard
9 16 (7.11%) Hystrix
9 16 (7.11%) Scalatra
10 12 (5.33%) Play Framework
11 9 (4.00%) REST
11 9 (4.00%) SOAP
12 8 (3.56%) ASP.NET
12 8 (3.56%) CSS3
12 8 (3.56%) Kafka
13 7 (3.11%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (2.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.56%) User Experience
3 14 (6.22%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.89%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.44%) Fixed Income
6 8 (3.56%) Derivative
6 8 (3.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.22%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.22%) Equities
7 5 (2.22%) Fintech
7 5 (2.22%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.33%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.33%) Social Media
8 3 (1.33%) Wiki
9 2 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.89%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.89%) Life Science
9 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.67%) Linux
2 18 (8.00%) Unix
3 13 (5.78%) Windows
4 7 (3.11%) Android
4 7 (3.11%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.67%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.78%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.89%) CentOS
8 2 (0.89%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.44%) Solaris
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (23.56%) TDD
3 52 (23.11%) Scrum
4 47 (20.89%) BDD
5 38 (16.89%) Test Automation
6 36 (16.00%) Automated Testing
7 33 (14.67%) Software Engineering
8 32 (14.22%) DevOps
8 32 (14.22%) Pair Programming
9 31 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (12.89%) Kanban
11 27 (12.00%) MVC
11 27 (12.00%) Web Development
12 22 (9.78%) Exploratory Testing
12 22 (9.78%) SDLC
13 21 (9.33%) Regression Testing
14 20 (8.89%) Front End Development
14 20 (8.89%) SOA
15 19 (8.44%) Migration
15 19 (8.44%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 67 (29.78%) Java
2 52 (23.11%) SQL
3 45 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 23 (10.22%) Scala
5 18 (8.00%) C#
5 18 (8.00%) Python
6 9 (4.00%) Ruby
7 8 (3.56%) C++
7 8 (3.56%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.11%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.67%) Perl
9 6 (2.67%) PHP
10 5 (2.22%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.22%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.78%) Clojure
12 3 (1.33%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.33%) R
12 3 (1.33%) VBScript
13 2 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (7.56%) Degree
2 5 (2.22%) ISEB
3 4 (1.78%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.78%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.89%) CEH
5 2 (0.89%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (0.89%) CREST Certified
5 2 (0.89%) GIAC
5 2 (0.89%) GPEN
5 2 (0.89%) OSCE
5 2 (0.89%) OSCP
5 2 (0.89%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.89%) SANS
6 1 (0.44%) CISA
6 1 (0.44%) CISM
6 1 (0.44%) CRISC
6 1 (0.44%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.56%) SDET
2 6 (2.67%) MiFID
3 3 (1.33%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (1.33%) EMIR
3 3 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.89%) WCAG
5 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) ISO15022
5 1 (0.44%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.44%) P3O
5 1 (0.44%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (1.78%) Docker
2 3 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.89%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.89%) HDFS
3 2 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.56%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.33%) Puppet
3 2 (0.89%) Ambari
3 2 (0.89%) Ansible
3 2 (0.89%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.89%) Nessus
3 2 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.44%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.44%) Oozie
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (8.44%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.11%) New Relic
3 13 (5.78%) Oracle
4 9 (4.00%) WorldPay
5 7 (3.11%) HP
6 5 (2.22%) IBM
7 4 (1.78%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.78%) Google
7 4 (1.78%) Murex
7 4 (1.78%) Pega
7 4 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.33%) Charles River
8 3 (1.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 2 (0.89%) Citrix
9 2 (0.89%) Cognos
9 2 (0.89%) SAP
9 2 (0.89%) Siebel
9 2 (0.89%) Sun
9 2 (0.89%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.89%) VMware
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