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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 49 51
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 159 209 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.10% 3.60% 3.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.85% 39.07% 42.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 144 157
Average daily rate
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£450 £423 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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
399 535 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.77% 9.22% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 356 327
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 £243 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 14
Average hourly rate - £18.10 £90.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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.

1 129 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (35.22%) Finance
3 89 (27.99%) Java
3 89 (27.99%) SQL
4 73 (22.96%) Selenium
5 51 (16.04%) Scrum
5 51 (16.04%) TDD
6 50 (15.72%) Test Automation
7 48 (15.09%) Cucumber
8 43 (13.52%) Banking
8 43 (13.52%) .NET
9 39 (12.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 37 (11.64%) Oracle
11 36 (11.32%) JIRA
12 35 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (11.01%) Web Services
13 33 (10.38%) Windows
13 33 (10.38%) BDD
13 33 (10.38%) WebDriver
13 33 (10.38%) Jenkins
14 32 (10.06%) SQL Server
15 31 (9.75%) XML
16 30 (9.43%) Ruby
16 30 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (9.12%) C#
18 28 (8.81%) Apple iOS
19 27 (8.49%) JavaScript
19 27 (8.49%) ISEB
19 27 (8.49%) Android
20 26 (8.18%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (3.14%) Tomcat
1 10 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.52%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.89%) Apache
4 5 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.57%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.57%) Confluence
5 4 (1.26%) Lync
5 4 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.26%) SAS
6 3 (0.94%) IIS
6 3 (0.94%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (0.94%) GlassFish
6 3 (0.94%) CMS
6 3 (0.94%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.63%) Jetty
7 2 (0.63%) JBoss
7 2 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 18 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.77%) MS Project
3 8 (2.52%) MS Office
3 8 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.31%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (1.26%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.63%) BASE24
4 1 (0.31%) Summit
4 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.31%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.31%) Cordys
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.63%) Force.com
2 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.52%) HTTP
1 8 (2.52%) Internet
2 3 (0.94%) FTP
3 2 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (0.63%) LDAP
3 2 (0.63%) ATM
3 2 (0.63%) LAN
3 2 (0.63%) WAN
4 1 (0.31%) SNMP
4 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.31%) DNS
4 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.31%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.03%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (3.46%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.52%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.52%) MySQL
6 8 (2.52%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.89%) Big Data
8 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.26%) DB2
9 4 (1.26%) MS Access
10 3 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.63%) DTS
Development Applications
1 73 (22.96%) Selenium
2 48 (15.09%) Cucumber
3 36 (11.32%) JIRA
4 33 (10.38%) WebDriver
4 33 (10.38%) Jenkins
5 24 (7.55%) Git (software)
6 22 (6.92%) QuickTest Pro
7 19 (5.97%) JUnit
8 15 (4.72%) Hudson
9 13 (4.09%) JMeter
10 12 (3.77%) Subversion
10 12 (3.77%) SoapUI
11 11 (3.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (3.46%) TestNG
12 10 (3.14%) JBehave
13 8 (2.52%) Calabash
13 8 (2.52%) Eclipse
14 7 (2.20%) Maven
14 7 (2.20%) WATIR
15 6 (1.89%) Sahi
General
1 112 (35.22%) Finance
2 43 (13.52%) Banking
3 23 (7.23%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.09%) Front Office
4 13 (4.09%) Games
5 11 (3.46%) Retail
6 6 (1.89%) Publishing
6 6 (1.89%) Back Office
7 5 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.57%) Billing
7 5 (1.57%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.57%) Marketing
8 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.63%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.63%) French Language
9 2 (0.63%) German Language
9 2 (0.63%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 74 (23.27%) Analyst
2 53 (16.67%) Developer
3 37 (11.64%) Tester
4 28 (8.81%) Test Analyst
5 24 (7.55%) QA Tester
6 23 (7.23%) QA Analyst
7 21 (6.60%) Test Leader
7 21 (6.60%) Business Analyst
8 18 (5.66%) Test Manager
9 11 (3.46%) QA Engineer
10 10 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (3.14%) Java Developer
10 10 (3.14%) Automation Engineer
11 9 (2.83%) QA Leader
11 9 (2.83%) Data Analyst
11 9 (2.83%) Consultant
11 9 (2.83%) QA Test Analyst
12 7 (2.20%) Senior Developer
12 7 (2.20%) Applications Support
12 7 (2.20%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.52%) .NET
2 35 (11.01%) Web Services
3 31 (9.75%) XML
4 22 (6.92%) HTML
5 16 (5.03%) REST
6 15 (4.72%) CSS
7 13 (4.09%) JSON
8 12 (3.77%) SOAP
9 11 (3.46%) Middleware
9 11 (3.46%) AngularJS
10 8 (2.52%) .NET Framework
11 7 (2.20%) Spring
12 6 (1.89%) MSMQ
12 6 (1.89%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.89%) J2EE
13 5 (1.57%) XSLT
13 5 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
13 5 (1.57%) HTML5
14 4 (1.26%) WCF
14 4 (1.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.40%) Mobile App
2 14 (4.40%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.09%) Open Source
4 9 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (2.83%) Equities
5 8 (2.52%) User Experience
6 7 (2.20%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.89%) SWIFT
8 5 (1.57%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.26%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.26%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.26%) Online Games
9 4 (1.26%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.26%) NHS
10 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.94%) Replication
10 3 (0.94%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.94%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.38%) Windows
2 28 (8.81%) Apple iOS
3 27 (8.49%) Android
4 23 (7.23%) UNIX
5 16 (5.03%) Linux
6 5 (1.57%) Solaris
6 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.57%) Windows Phone
7 4 (1.26%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.26%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (16.04%) TDD
2 51 (16.04%) Scrum
3 50 (15.72%) Test Automation
4 39 (12.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 35 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (10.38%) BDD
7 26 (8.18%) Test Strategy
7 26 (8.18%) Project Management
8 21 (6.60%) E-Commerce
8 21 (6.60%) Automated Testing
8 21 (6.60%) Test Scripting
9 20 (6.29%) DevOps
10 19 (5.97%) Use Case
10 19 (5.97%) ITIL
11 18 (5.66%) Migration
11 18 (5.66%) Risk Management
12 17 (5.35%) Business Analysis
12 17 (5.35%) OO
12 17 (5.35%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 89 (27.99%) Java
1 89 (27.99%) SQL
2 30 (9.43%) Ruby
3 29 (9.12%) C#
4 27 (8.49%) JavaScript
5 16 (5.03%) Python
6 11 (3.46%) C
6 11 (3.46%) Scala
7 8 (2.52%) Groovy
7 8 (2.52%) Perl
8 5 (1.57%) VBA
9 4 (1.26%) C++
9 4 (1.26%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.26%) PHP
9 4 (1.26%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.94%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.94%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.94%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.63%) Lua
Qualifications
1 27 (8.49%) ISEB
2 23 (7.23%) Degree
3 17 (5.35%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (1.57%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.26%) VCP4
6 3 (0.94%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.94%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.63%) CISSP
7 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.31%) PMP
8 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.31%) CISA
8 1 (0.31%) GIAC
8 1 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.31%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.94%) SLA
2 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.63%) Basel II
2 2 (0.63%) Solvency II
2 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.31%) EMIR
3 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.31%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.31%) GAAP
3 1 (0.31%) Basel III
System Software
1 8 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.26%) vCloud
3 4 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.94%) Squid
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.63%) vSphere
6 1 (0.31%) Xen
6 1 (0.31%) KVM
6 1 (0.31%) Docker
6 1 (0.31%) XenApp
6 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (2.83%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.26%) Nagios
2 4 (1.26%) Puppet
2 4 (1.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (0.94%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (0.63%) SCOM
4 2 (0.63%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.63%) Kibana
5 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.31%) Ansible
5 1 (0.31%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.31%) MOM
5 1 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (11.64%) Oracle
2 18 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.35%) IBM
4 9 (2.83%) Sybase
4 9 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.52%) VMware
5 8 (2.52%) HP
6 7 (2.20%) Sun
7 5 (1.57%) Perforce
7 5 (1.57%) New Relic
8 4 (1.26%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.26%) Dell
8 4 (1.26%) Adobe
8 4 (1.26%) Cognos
9 3 (0.94%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.94%) Citrix
9 3 (0.94%) Apple
9 3 (0.94%) Google
10 2 (0.63%) Vermilion
10 2 (0.63%) ServiceNow
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Salt
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Networking People
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Orgtel
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Explore Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
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Explore Group
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
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QA Limited
Rate: £211.50 per week
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
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