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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 43 54
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 187 223 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.46% 3.75% 3.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.02% 40.47% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 153 163
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £95.00 £47.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +111.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+76.74% -6.53%
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
445 551 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.24% 9.25% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 403 456
Average daily rate £488 £470 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.72% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £290 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -84.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +13.51%

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 May 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 May 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.

1 149 (43.31%) Finance
2 143 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (25.00%) SQL
4 67 (19.48%) Java
5 64 (18.60%) Banking
5 64 (18.60%) Selenium
6 61 (17.73%) Scrum
7 59 (17.15%) TDD
8 51 (14.83%) Cucumber
9 49 (14.24%) Test Automation
10 41 (11.92%) .NET
10 41 (11.92%) BDD
11 40 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 38 (11.05%) JIRA
13 37 (10.76%) JavaScript
13 37 (10.76%) Oracle
13 37 (10.76%) Project Management
13 37 (10.76%) Jenkins
14 36 (10.47%) C#
15 34 (9.88%) Degree
15 34 (9.88%) Git (software)
16 32 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
16 32 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (9.30%) SQL Server
17 31 (9.01%) Test Scripting
17 31 (9.01%) Business Analysis
17 31 (9.01%) WebDriver
18 30 (8.72%) Investment Banking
19 29 (8.43%) XML
19 29 (8.43%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 13 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.03%) SAS
3 5 (1.45%) Apache
3 5 (1.45%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.16%) Confluence
4 4 (1.16%) Lync
4 4 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.16%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.16%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.87%) IIS
5 3 (0.87%) CMS
6 2 (0.58%) JBoss
6 2 (0.58%) Drupal
6 2 (0.58%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.58%) Jetty
7 1 (0.29%) WordPress
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.29%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 11 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.62%) MS Project
3 8 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.45%) MS Office
5 3 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) SPSS
6 1 (0.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (3.49%) Cognos TM1
1 12 (3.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.87%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.58%) Radian6
3 2 (0.58%) BASE24
4 1 (0.29%) Unica
4 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.29%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.29%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.16%) SaaS
3 2 (0.58%) Force.com
3 2 (0.58%) Heroku
3 2 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.29%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.29%) Route 53
4 1 (0.29%) PaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.33%) HTTP
2 6 (1.74%) Internet
3 5 (1.45%) LDAP
4 4 (1.16%) PSTN
5 3 (0.87%) SAN
5 3 (0.87%) Intranet
6 2 (0.58%) 4G
6 2 (0.58%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (0.58%) 2G
6 2 (0.58%) Firewall
6 2 (0.58%) CTI
6 2 (0.58%) 3G
6 2 (0.58%) SS7
6 2 (0.58%) TCAP
6 2 (0.58%) ISUP
6 2 (0.58%) SCCP
6 2 (0.58%) INAP
6 2 (0.58%) GSM
6 2 (0.58%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (4.36%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.91%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.62%) MySQL
6 7 (2.03%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.74%) Big Data
7 6 (1.74%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.16%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (0.87%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.87%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.58%) DB2
10 2 (0.58%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.58%) QlikView
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 64 (18.60%) Selenium
2 51 (14.83%) Cucumber
3 38 (11.05%) JIRA
4 37 (10.76%) Jenkins
5 34 (9.88%) Git (software)
6 31 (9.01%) WebDriver
7 17 (4.94%) JMeter
8 14 (4.07%) Hudson
9 13 (3.78%) QuickTest Pro
10 11 (3.20%) JUnit
10 11 (3.20%) SpecFlow
11 10 (2.91%) WATIR
12 8 (2.33%) Capybara
12 8 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (2.33%) RSpec
12 8 (2.33%) JBehave
12 8 (2.33%) SoapUI
12 8 (2.33%) TestNG
13 7 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (2.03%) Maven
General
1 149 (43.31%) Finance
2 64 (18.60%) Banking
3 30 (8.72%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.78%) Marketing
5 12 (3.49%) Front Office
6 11 (3.20%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.91%) Retail
8 9 (2.62%) Advertising
8 9 (2.62%) Games
9 7 (2.03%) Back Office
10 5 (1.45%) Legal
11 4 (1.16%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.87%) Billing
12 3 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.58%) Publishing
13 2 (0.58%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.29%) French Language
14 1 (0.29%) German Language
14 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 83 (24.13%) Analyst
2 60 (17.44%) Developer
3 44 (12.79%) Tester
4 32 (9.30%) Business Analyst
5 24 (6.98%) Test Analyst
6 23 (6.69%) QA Analyst
7 22 (6.40%) Test Leader
8 20 (5.81%) QA Tester
9 15 (4.36%) Architect
10 14 (4.07%) Systems Tester
10 14 (4.07%) QA Engineer
11 13 (3.78%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.78%) Test Manager
12 11 (3.20%) Data Analyst
13 10 (2.91%) TM1 Developer
13 10 (2.91%) Consultant
13 10 (2.91%) QA Test Analyst
14 8 (2.33%) QA Leader
14 8 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (2.33%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.92%) .NET
2 29 (8.43%) XML
3 28 (8.14%) Web Services
4 27 (7.85%) HTML
5 21 (6.10%) CSS
6 18 (5.23%) SOAP
7 17 (4.94%) REST
8 15 (4.36%) JSON
9 13 (3.78%) AngularJS
10 11 (3.20%) Middleware
11 8 (2.33%) RESTful
11 8 (2.33%) Gherkin
11 8 (2.33%) ASP.NET
12 7 (2.03%) FIX Protocol
12 7 (2.03%) MSMQ
12 7 (2.03%) SailPoint
12 7 (2.03%) HTML5
13 6 (1.74%) CSS3
13 6 (1.74%) J2EE
14 4 (1.16%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.94%) Computer Science
2 17 (4.94%) User Experience
2 17 (4.94%) SWIFT
3 16 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 16 (4.65%) Equities
4 14 (4.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (4.07%) Fixed Income
5 6 (1.74%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.74%) Statistics
5 6 (1.74%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.45%) Derivative
6 5 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.45%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.16%) NHS
7 4 (1.16%) Tandem
7 4 (1.16%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.87%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.87%) IVR
8 3 (0.87%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.14%) Windows
2 26 (7.56%) Apple iOS
3 25 (7.27%) Linux
3 25 (7.27%) UNIX
4 20 (5.81%) Android
5 7 (2.03%) Solaris
6 4 (1.16%) AIX
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (17.73%) Scrum
3 59 (17.15%) TDD
4 49 (14.24%) Test Automation
5 41 (11.92%) BDD
6 40 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 37 (10.76%) Project Management
8 32 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (9.01%) Test Scripting
9 31 (9.01%) Business Analysis
10 29 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (7.27%) Test Strategy
12 25 (7.27%) SDLC
13 24 (6.98%) Automated Testing
13 24 (6.98%) DevOps
14 22 (6.40%) PRINCE2
15 21 (6.10%) ITIL
15 21 (6.10%) Validation
16 20 (5.81%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 86 (25.00%) SQL
2 67 (19.48%) Java
3 37 (10.76%) JavaScript
4 36 (10.47%) C#
5 25 (7.27%) Ruby
6 14 (4.07%) Python
7 9 (2.62%) PHP
8 8 (2.33%) Scala
8 8 (2.33%) Perl
8 8 (2.33%) Groovy
9 7 (2.03%) C
9 7 (2.03%) Objective-C
10 6 (1.74%) C++
11 5 (1.45%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.45%) VBA
11 5 (1.45%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.16%) Apple Swift
12 4 (1.16%) VBScript
12 4 (1.16%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (9.88%) Degree
2 23 (6.69%) ISEB
3 18 (5.23%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.45%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.58%) CISSP
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.58%) PMP
6 2 (0.58%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.58%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.29%) MCITP
7 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.29%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.29%) MCSD
7 1 (0.29%) GIAC
7 1 (0.29%) CISA
7 1 (0.29%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.33%) SLA
2 4 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.58%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) GAAP
System Software
1 6 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.58%) Varnish
4 2 (0.58%) vCloud
4 2 (0.58%) Squid
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.29%) Docker
5 1 (0.29%) XenApp
5 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (0.87%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (0.87%) Puppet
4 2 (0.58%) CA LISA
4 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.58%) SCOM
5 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.29%) SCCM
5 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 37 (10.76%) Oracle
2 26 (7.56%) Microsoft
3 22 (6.40%) IBM
4 13 (3.78%) HP
4 13 (3.78%) Sybase
5 12 (3.49%) Cognos
6 10 (2.91%) Sun
7 9 (2.62%) WorldPay
8 8 (2.33%) Business Objects
9 7 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (2.03%) VMware
10 5 (1.45%) Apple
11 4 (1.16%) SAP
11 4 (1.16%) Dell
12 3 (0.87%) Google
12 3 (0.87%) Citrix
12 3 (0.87%) Informatica
12 3 (0.87%) Marketo
13 2 (0.58%) Coverity
13 2 (0.58%) Tableau
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point IT
Rate: £325 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
PCR
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £270.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago