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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 49 51
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 151 222 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.05% 3.71% 3.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.74% 41.50% 49.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 165 167
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £590 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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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
380 535 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.66% 8.95% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 401 323
Average daily rate £445 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.31% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £17.74 £16.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £23.74 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015, 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.

1 138 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (29.94%) Finance
3 95 (29.32%) Java
4 90 (27.78%) SQL
5 68 (20.99%) Selenium
6 59 (18.21%) TDD
7 52 (16.05%) Scrum
8 50 (15.43%) Banking
9 48 (14.81%) Test Automation
10 45 (13.89%) BDD
11 44 (13.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 43 (13.27%) .NET
12 43 (13.27%) Cucumber
13 42 (12.96%) Oracle
14 40 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (11.42%) Web Services
16 36 (11.11%) C#
16 36 (11.11%) JIRA
17 35 (10.80%) WebDriver
18 33 (10.19%) Jenkins
18 33 (10.19%) XML
18 33 (10.19%) Windows
19 32 (9.88%) SQL Server
19 32 (9.88%) Project Management
20 31 (9.57%) Test Strategy
21 29 (8.95%) Investment Banking
22 28 (8.64%) Ruby
22 28 (8.64%) Android
22 28 (8.64%) Apple iOS
22 28 (8.64%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 10 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.47%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.16%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.23%) CMS
6 3 (0.93%) Apache
6 3 (0.93%) IIS
6 3 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.93%) Confluence
6 3 (0.93%) Lync
6 3 (0.93%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.62%) Node.js
7 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.62%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.62%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 26 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.63%) MS Project
3 11 (3.40%) MS Office
3 11 (3.40%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.31%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 7 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.62%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.31%) Summit
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.31%) Cordys
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.62%) Force.com
2 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.47%) HTTP
2 5 (1.54%) Internet
3 3 (0.93%) WAN
4 2 (0.62%) FTP
4 2 (0.62%) ATM
4 2 (0.62%) LAN
5 1 (0.31%) DNS
5 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.31%) SNMP
5 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.31%) Intranet
5 1 (0.31%) Firewall
5 1 (0.31%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.25%) Relational Database
3 14 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (3.40%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.16%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.16%) MySQL
6 7 (2.16%) Big Data
6 7 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.23%) DB2
9 4 (1.23%) MS Access
10 3 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.93%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 68 (20.99%) Selenium
2 43 (13.27%) Cucumber
3 36 (11.11%) JIRA
4 35 (10.80%) WebDriver
5 33 (10.19%) Jenkins
6 27 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 22 (6.79%) JUnit
8 16 (4.94%) Subversion
9 15 (4.63%) QuickTest Pro
10 14 (4.32%) Hudson
11 12 (3.70%) SoapUI
12 11 (3.40%) TestNG
13 10 (3.09%) JBehave
13 10 (3.09%) JMeter
14 9 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (2.78%) SpecFlow
15 8 (2.47%) Calabash
15 8 (2.47%) WATIR
16 7 (2.16%) Eclipse
16 7 (2.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 97 (29.94%) Finance
2 50 (15.43%) Banking
3 29 (8.95%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.32%) Front Office
5 12 (3.70%) Retail
6 9 (2.78%) Publishing
7 8 (2.47%) Games
8 7 (2.16%) Back Office
9 6 (1.85%) Retail Banking
9 6 (1.85%) Billing
10 5 (1.54%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.23%) Marketing
11 4 (1.23%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.93%) Legal
13 2 (0.62%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.62%) Advertising
13 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.31%) Electronics
14 1 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 63 (19.44%) Analyst
2 57 (17.59%) Developer
3 36 (11.11%) Tester
4 22 (6.79%) Test Analyst
5 21 (6.48%) Test Manager
5 21 (6.48%) Business Analyst
6 19 (5.86%) QA Tester
6 19 (5.86%) Test Leader
7 15 (4.63%) QA Analyst
8 11 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (3.40%) QA Leader
9 10 (3.09%) Automation Engineer
9 10 (3.09%) Java Developer
9 10 (3.09%) Architect
10 8 (2.47%) Data Analyst
10 8 (2.47%) QA Engineer
10 8 (2.47%) Consultant
11 7 (2.16%) Project Manager
11 7 (2.16%) Automation Tester
12 6 (1.85%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.27%) .NET
2 37 (11.42%) Web Services
3 33 (10.19%) XML
4 26 (8.02%) HTML
5 17 (5.25%) CSS
6 15 (4.63%) REST
7 13 (4.01%) JSON
8 10 (3.09%) AngularJS
8 10 (3.09%) SOAP
8 10 (3.09%) Middleware
9 8 (2.47%) HTML5
9 8 (2.47%) Visualforce
10 7 (2.16%) J2EE
10 7 (2.16%) XSLT
10 7 (2.16%) Spring
10 7 (2.16%) .NET Framework
10 7 (2.16%) jQuery
11 6 (1.85%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.54%) XSL
12 5 (1.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.25%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.01%) Open Source
3 13 (4.01%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.16%) User Experience
4 7 (2.16%) Digital Media
5 6 (1.85%) SWIFT
5 6 (1.85%) Equities
6 5 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.54%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.23%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.23%) Market Risk
7 4 (1.23%) Online Games
7 4 (1.23%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.93%) NHS
8 3 (0.93%) Replication
8 3 (0.93%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.19%) Windows
2 28 (8.64%) Android
2 28 (8.64%) Apple iOS
3 17 (5.25%) UNIX
4 15 (4.63%) Linux
5 5 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.23%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.23%) Windows Vista
6 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.23%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.93%) Solaris
8 1 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (18.21%) TDD
3 52 (16.05%) Scrum
4 48 (14.81%) Test Automation
5 45 (13.89%) BDD
6 44 (13.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 40 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (9.88%) Project Management
9 31 (9.57%) Test Strategy
10 24 (7.41%) OO
11 23 (7.10%) Test Scripting
12 21 (6.48%) E-Commerce
13 20 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (5.86%) Unit Testing
14 19 (5.86%) Use Case
14 19 (5.86%) Automation Testing
14 19 (5.86%) Waterfall
15 18 (5.56%) Automated Testing
15 18 (5.56%) Migration
16 17 (5.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (29.32%) Java
2 90 (27.78%) SQL
3 36 (11.11%) C#
4 28 (8.64%) Ruby
5 27 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 16 (4.94%) Python
7 13 (4.01%) Scala
8 10 (3.09%) C
9 8 (2.47%) Apex Code
9 8 (2.47%) Groovy
10 7 (2.16%) Perl
10 7 (2.16%) VBA
11 5 (1.54%) PHP
12 4 (1.23%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.23%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.62%) C++
13 2 (0.62%) ABAP
13 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (8.33%) Degree
2 23 (7.10%) ISEB
3 12 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 8 (2.47%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.93%) CISSP
7 3 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.62%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.62%) MCITP
8 2 (0.62%) CISA
8 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.31%) PMP
9 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.31%) GIAC
9 1 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.31%) BICSI Certification
9 1 (0.31%) BICSI RCDD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.93%) SLA
2 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.62%) Basel II
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.31%) WCAG
3 1 (0.31%) EMIR
3 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.31%) Basel III
3 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.62%) vCloud
3 2 (0.62%) vSphere
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.62%) Squid
4 1 (0.31%) Xen
4 1 (0.31%) Docker
4 1 (0.31%) KVM
4 1 (0.31%) XenApp
4 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.40%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.23%) Puppet
2 4 (1.23%) Nagios
3 3 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.62%) Kibana
4 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.62%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.62%) SCOM
4 2 (0.62%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.31%) MOM
5 1 (0.31%) SCCM
5 1 (0.31%) Ansible
5 1 (0.31%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 42 (12.96%) Oracle
2 24 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.01%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (3.70%) IBM
5 7 (2.16%) HP
6 6 (1.85%) VMware
7 5 (1.54%) Sybase
7 5 (1.54%) Sun
7 5 (1.54%) New Relic
8 4 (1.23%) Perforce
8 4 (1.23%) Adobe
8 4 (1.23%) SAP
9 3 (0.93%) Calypso
9 3 (0.93%) Dell
9 3 (0.93%) Citrix
9 3 (0.93%) Apple
9 3 (0.93%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.93%) Google
10 2 (0.62%) Vermilion
10 2 (0.62%) ServiceNow
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