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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 69 66 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 86 157 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.73% 3.06% 3.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.06% 33.91% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 116 152
Average daily rate £425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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
330 463 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.48% 9.01% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 342 431
Average daily rate £494 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £578 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £26.75 £30.13 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.20% +61.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.23 £17.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £41.03 £23.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 8 February 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 8 February 2016, 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 80 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (30.32%) Java
3 64 (28.96%) Finance
4 50 (22.62%) Banking
5 47 (21.27%) SQL
6 37 (16.74%) Selenium
7 33 (14.93%) JIRA
8 31 (14.03%) Scrum
9 28 (12.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 27 (12.22%) Test Automation
10 27 (12.22%) TDD
10 27 (12.22%) Oracle
10 27 (12.22%) BDD
11 26 (11.76%) Test Scripting
12 25 (11.31%) Git (software)
13 24 (10.86%) SQL Server
13 24 (10.86%) Cucumber
13 24 (10.86%) SDLC
14 23 (10.41%) C#
14 23 (10.41%) Project Management
15 22 (9.95%) Microsoft
16 21 (9.50%) .NET
17 20 (9.05%) Degree
18 19 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (8.60%) JavaScript
19 18 (8.14%) XML
19 18 (8.14%) Investment Banking
19 18 (8.14%) SpecFlow
20 17 (7.69%) Web Services
20 17 (7.69%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (3.62%) JBoss
2 7 (3.17%) Confluence
3 6 (2.71%) Node.js
4 5 (2.26%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.26%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.81%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.36%) SAS
7 2 (0.90%) Jetty
7 2 (0.90%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.45%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.45%) CMS
8 1 (0.45%) Drupal
8 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.45%) IIS
8 1 (0.45%) Lightstreamer
8 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (4.98%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.26%) MS Project
3 4 (1.81%) MS Office
3 4 (1.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.90%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.90%) Misys Opics
2 2 (0.90%) Unica
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.45%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.26%) SaaS
2 3 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.90%) GitHub
3 2 (0.90%) IaaS
3 2 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.45%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.81%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (1.81%) FCoE
1 4 (1.81%) Fibre Channel
1 4 (1.81%) Internet
1 4 (1.81%) iSCSI
2 3 (1.36%) Firewall
3 2 (0.90%) DNS
3 2 (0.90%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) 3G
4 1 (0.45%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.45%) DHCP
4 1 (0.45%) FTP
4 1 (0.45%) IPsec
4 1 (0.45%) LDAP
4 1 (0.45%) LTE
4 1 (0.45%) SMTP
4 1 (0.45%) SSH
4 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.43%) Oracle Database
3 11 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.26%) Big Data
5 5 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.81%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.81%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.81%) Star Schema
7 3 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.90%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 37 (16.74%) Selenium
2 33 (14.93%) JIRA
3 25 (11.31%) Git (software)
4 24 (10.86%) Cucumber
5 18 (8.14%) SpecFlow
6 15 (6.79%) Jenkins
7 14 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (4.07%) Appium
8 9 (4.07%) Maven
9 8 (3.62%) Eclipse
9 8 (3.62%) WebDriver
10 7 (3.17%) HP UFT
10 7 (3.17%) Subversion
11 6 (2.71%) JUnit
12 5 (2.26%) FitNesse
12 5 (2.26%) WATIR
13 4 (1.81%) Ant
13 4 (1.81%) Protractor
13 4 (1.81%) SoapUI
14 3 (1.36%) Geb
General
1 64 (28.96%) Finance
2 50 (22.62%) Banking
3 18 (8.14%) Investment Banking
4 15 (6.79%) Front Office
5 11 (4.98%) Marketing
6 6 (2.71%) Back Office
7 5 (2.26%) Legal
7 5 (2.26%) Retail
8 3 (1.36%) Wholesale Banking
9 2 (0.90%) Billing
9 2 (0.90%) Law
9 2 (0.90%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.45%) Electronics
10 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.45%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.45%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (33.03%) Analyst
2 39 (17.65%) Developer
3 35 (15.84%) Test Analyst
4 20 (9.05%) Banking Analyst
4 20 (9.05%) Tester
5 19 (8.60%) Business Analyst
6 14 (6.33%) QA Engineer
7 13 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 11 (4.98%) Java Developer
9 9 (4.07%) Architect
9 9 (4.07%) QA Analyst
9 9 (4.07%) Systems Analyst
9 9 (4.07%) Systems Tester
9 9 (4.07%) Test Leader
10 8 (3.62%) Android Developer
10 8 (3.62%) Systems Test Analyst
11 7 (3.17%) Automation Analyst
11 7 (3.17%) Test Manager
12 6 (2.71%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (2.71%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.50%) .NET
2 18 (8.14%) XML
3 17 (7.69%) Web Services
4 15 (6.79%) HTML
5 14 (6.33%) AngularJS
6 11 (4.98%) CSS
7 9 (4.07%) Gherkin
8 8 (3.62%) HTML5
8 8 (3.62%) Spring
9 6 (2.71%) Apache Flex
9 6 (2.71%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.71%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (2.71%) Java EE
9 6 (2.71%) JMS
10 5 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (2.26%) J2EE
10 5 (2.26%) jQuery
10 5 (2.26%) JSON
11 4 (1.81%) FIXML
11 4 (1.81%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.88%) Equities
1 13 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 11 (4.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (4.98%) SWIFT
2 11 (4.98%) User Experience
3 10 (4.52%) Fixed Income
4 9 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.07%) Derivative
5 8 (3.62%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.17%) Visualisation
7 6 (2.71%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.26%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.81%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.81%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.81%) Social Network
10 3 (1.36%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.36%) iPad
10 3 (1.36%) Life Science
10 3 (1.36%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.69%) Linux
2 14 (6.33%) Android
3 13 (5.88%) Unix
4 12 (5.43%) Windows
5 6 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.81%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.36%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (14.03%) Scrum
3 28 (12.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (12.22%) BDD
4 27 (12.22%) TDD
4 27 (12.22%) Test Automation
5 26 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 24 (10.86%) SDLC
7 23 (10.41%) Project Management
8 19 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (7.24%) Front End Development
9 16 (7.24%) Integration Testing
9 16 (7.24%) OO
9 16 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (6.79%) Software Engineering
10 15 (6.79%) Waterfall
11 14 (6.33%) Business Analysis
12 13 (5.88%) Automated Testing
13 12 (5.43%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 67 (30.32%) Java
2 47 (21.27%) SQL
3 23 (10.41%) C#
4 19 (8.60%) JavaScript
5 16 (7.24%) Python
6 10 (4.52%) Ruby
7 8 (3.62%) Perl
8 7 (3.17%) Scala
9 6 (2.71%) C++
10 5 (2.26%) C
10 5 (2.26%) Groovy
10 5 (2.26%) PHP
10 5 (2.26%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.26%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.81%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.81%) VBA
12 3 (1.36%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.45%) sed
13 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (9.05%) Degree
2 11 (4.98%) ISEB
2 11 (4.98%) ISTQB
3 6 (2.71%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.26%) CCNA
4 5 (2.26%) CCNP
4 5 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.26%) RHCE
5 4 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.81%) RHCSA
5 4 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.36%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.90%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.45%) CEH
8 1 (0.45%) CISSP
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.52%) SEPA
2 4 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.36%) SDET
3 3 (1.36%) SLA
4 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) GAAP
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.45%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.45%) RMADS
5 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.45%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.81%) KVM
3 3 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.90%) Docker
5 1 (0.45%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.90%) Puppet
3 1 (0.45%) Nagios
3 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (12.22%) Oracle
2 22 (9.95%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.52%) HP
4 8 (3.62%) Google
4 8 (3.62%) WorldPay
5 7 (3.17%) Informatica
6 6 (2.71%) Cisco
6 6 (2.71%) VMware
7 5 (2.26%) Fidessa
7 5 (2.26%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.81%) Murex
8 4 (1.81%) SAP
9 3 (1.36%) Caplin
9 3 (1.36%) InterSystems
9 3 (1.36%) Vignette
10 2 (0.90%) Apple
10 2 (0.90%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.90%) Brady
10 2 (0.90%) OpenLink
10 2 (0.90%) Perforce
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Rate: From £100 to £120 per day
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
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Rate: £400 per day
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Rate: £350 - £351 per day
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Rate: Competitive day rates
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £475 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Rate: £350 - £413 per day + competitive
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