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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 118 202 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.55% 3.48% 3.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.33% 37.97% 36.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 145 138
Median daily rate £445 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £598 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £55.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +177.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +91.02%
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
334 532 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.05% 9.16% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 411 429
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £650 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Median hourly rate £85.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+256.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +8.43%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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.

1 132 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (27.08%) Java
3 56 (23.33%) Scrum
4 55 (22.92%) Finance
4 55 (22.92%) Selenium
5 44 (18.33%) SQL
5 44 (18.33%) BDD
6 43 (17.92%) Test Automation
7 41 (17.08%) TDD
8 39 (16.25%) .NET
9 36 (15.00%) Automated Testing
9 36 (15.00%) WebDriver
10 34 (14.17%) Cucumber
11 32 (13.33%) JIRA
12 28 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (11.67%) JavaScript
13 27 (11.25%) Banking
14 26 (10.83%) Web Services
15 25 (10.42%) Oracle
15 25 (10.42%) DevOps
16 24 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (10.00%) SDLC
16 24 (10.00%) Pair Programming
17 23 (9.58%) SQL Server
17 23 (9.58%) C#
18 22 (9.17%) Project Management
19 20 (8.33%) HTML
19 20 (8.33%) CSS
19 20 (8.33%) AngularJS
20 19 (7.92%) Big Data

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 8 (3.33%) Apache
2 7 (2.92%) Confluence
2 7 (2.92%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.08%) Jetty
4 4 (1.67%) CMS
5 3 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.25%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.83%) Drupal
6 2 (0.83%) SAS
6 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.42%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.42%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.42%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.08%) MS Office
3 4 (1.67%) MS Project
4 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) CA PPM
1 2 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.83%) Maximo
1 2 (0.83%) Misys Opics
1 2 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.42%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.42%) SunGard GMI
2 1 (0.42%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.83%) GitHub
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.25%) HTTP
1 3 (1.25%) HTTPS
1 3 (1.25%) Internet
1 3 (1.25%) IPsec
1 3 (1.25%) Network Security
1 3 (1.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.83%) FTP
2 2 (0.83%) LAN
2 2 (0.83%) SSH
2 2 (0.83%) SSL
3 1 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.42%) DHCP
3 1 (0.42%) IPv4
3 1 (0.42%) IPv6
3 1 (0.42%) SAN
3 1 (0.42%) SMTP
3 1 (0.42%) SNMP
3 1 (0.42%) VoIP
3 1 (0.42%) VPLS
3 1 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.92%) Big Data
3 15 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 12 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (2.92%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.50%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.08%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.25%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.83%) GIS
10 2 (0.83%) HPCC
10 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 55 (22.92%) Selenium
2 36 (15.00%) WebDriver
3 34 (14.17%) Cucumber
4 32 (13.33%) JIRA
5 16 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 14 (5.83%) SpecFlow
7 12 (5.00%) Gradle
7 12 (5.00%) Jenkins
7 12 (5.00%) TeamCity
8 11 (4.58%) IntelliJ
9 9 (3.75%) Appium
9 9 (3.75%) Protractor
10 8 (3.33%) JUnit
11 6 (2.50%) JBehave
11 6 (2.50%) Maven
12 5 (2.08%) Capybara
12 5 (2.08%) Jasmine
12 5 (2.08%) NUnit
12 5 (2.08%) SoapUI
12 5 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (22.92%) Finance
2 27 (11.25%) Banking
3 14 (5.83%) Retail
4 13 (5.42%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.75%) Marketing
6 8 (3.33%) Front Office
7 5 (2.08%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.67%) Back Office
8 4 (1.67%) Legal
9 3 (1.25%) Law
10 2 (0.83%) Billing
10 2 (0.83%) Games
11 1 (0.42%) Electronics
11 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.42%) German Language
11 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.42%) Publishing
11 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (21.67%) Analyst
2 43 (17.92%) Developer
3 32 (13.33%) QA Engineer
4 21 (8.75%) Test Analyst
5 17 (7.08%) Tester
6 16 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 16 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 15 (6.25%) QA Analyst
8 13 (5.42%) QA Leader
8 13 (5.42%) Test Engineer
8 13 (5.42%) Test Manager
9 12 (5.00%) QA Manager
9 12 (5.00%) QA Test Engineer
9 12 (5.00%) Senior QA Engineer
10 11 (4.58%) Project Manager
10 11 (4.58%) QA Automation Engineer
10 11 (4.58%) QA Tester
11 10 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
12 9 (3.75%) QA Test Manager
12 9 (3.75%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (16.25%) .NET
2 26 (10.83%) Web Services
3 20 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 20 (8.33%) CSS
3 20 (8.33%) HTML
4 13 (5.42%) Node.js
4 13 (5.42%) XML
5 10 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 10 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (4.17%) HTML5
5 10 (4.17%) SOAP
6 9 (3.75%) Dropwizard
7 8 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (3.33%) REST
8 7 (2.92%) Gherkin
8 7 (2.92%) Hystrix
8 7 (2.92%) Kafka
8 7 (2.92%) Scalatra
9 6 (2.50%) Play Framework
9 6 (2.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.00%) Equities
2 12 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (3.33%) User Experience
5 7 (2.92%) Derivative
6 6 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.50%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.67%) Biometrics
7 4 (1.67%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.67%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.67%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.25%) Fintech
8 3 (1.25%) Life Science
9 2 (0.83%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.83%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.83%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.92%) Linux
2 18 (7.50%) Windows
3 15 (6.25%) Unix
4 8 (3.33%) Android
4 8 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.50%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.67%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.83%) Solaris
9 1 (0.42%) CentOS
9 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (23.33%) Scrum
3 44 (18.33%) BDD
4 43 (17.92%) Test Automation
5 41 (17.08%) TDD
6 36 (15.00%) Automated Testing
7 28 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (10.42%) DevOps
9 24 (10.00%) Pair Programming
9 24 (10.00%) SDLC
10 22 (9.17%) Project Management
11 18 (7.50%) Manual Testing
11 18 (7.50%) Software Engineering
12 17 (7.08%) Migration
12 17 (7.08%) Test Scripting
13 16 (6.67%) E-Commerce
13 16 (6.67%) QA Automation
13 16 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (6.25%) Automation Testing
14 15 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 65 (27.08%) Java
2 44 (18.33%) SQL
3 28 (11.67%) JavaScript
4 23 (9.58%) C#
5 15 (6.25%) Scala
6 9 (3.75%) Python
7 7 (2.92%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.92%) Ruby
7 7 (2.92%) VB
8 6 (2.50%) VBA
9 5 (2.08%) Clojure
9 5 (2.08%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.67%) C++
10 4 (1.67%) PHP
10 4 (1.67%) R
10 4 (1.67%) VBScript
11 3 (1.25%) Perl
11 3 (1.25%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.83%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.83%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 10 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.75%) Degree
4 6 (2.50%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.08%) ISEB
6 4 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.83%) CCNP
7 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.83%) CISSP
7 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.83%) MCSD
7 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.83%) PMP
8 1 (0.42%) APMP
8 1 (0.42%) CCNA
8 1 (0.42%) CCSP
8 1 (0.42%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.00%) SDET
2 9 (3.75%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.08%) MiFID
4 2 (0.83%) SLA
4 2 (0.83%) WCAG
5 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.42%) EMIR
5 1 (0.42%) GAAP
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) RMADS
5 1 (0.42%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.83%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.42%) Docker
3 1 (0.42%) Sendmail
3 1 (0.42%) Snort
3 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (2.08%) Puppet
2 4 (1.67%) Ansible
2 4 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.42%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.42%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.42%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 25 (10.42%) Oracle
2 17 (7.08%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.92%) HP
3 7 (2.92%) New Relic
4 6 (2.50%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.08%) Citrix
5 5 (2.08%) WorldPay
6 4 (1.67%) VMware
7 3 (1.25%) CA
7 3 (1.25%) Cisco
7 3 (1.25%) IBM
7 3 (1.25%) SAP
7 3 (1.25%) Sun
8 2 (0.83%) EMC
8 2 (0.83%) ESRI
8 2 (0.83%) Fidessa
8 2 (0.83%) Google
8 2 (0.83%) Misys
8 2 (0.83%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.83%) TIBCO
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