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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 199 218 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.61% 3.48% 3.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.23% 37.07% 34.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 160 146
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £263 £285
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 2 0
Average hourly rate £95.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +19.62%
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
440 588 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.99% 9.38% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 418 426
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £614 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 17
Average hourly rate £13.75 £17.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -87.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +40.00%

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 5 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 5 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.

1 159 (44.92%) Finance
2 141 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (24.86%) SQL
4 77 (21.75%) Java
5 68 (19.21%) Selenium
6 63 (17.80%) Banking
7 57 (16.10%) Scrum
7 57 (16.10%) TDD
8 52 (14.69%) Cucumber
9 50 (14.12%) Test Automation
9 50 (14.12%) .NET
10 44 (12.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 40 (11.30%) Oracle
12 39 (11.02%) Project Management
12 39 (11.02%) BDD
13 37 (10.45%) JavaScript
14 36 (10.17%) C#
14 36 (10.17%) SQL Server
14 36 (10.17%) Jenkins
15 34 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
16 33 (9.32%) Web Services
16 33 (9.32%) Windows
17 32 (9.04%) Degree
17 32 (9.04%) Business Analysis
17 32 (9.04%) Git (software)
18 31 (8.76%) JIRA
18 31 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
19 30 (8.47%) Ruby
19 30 (8.47%) WebDriver
19 30 (8.47%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (1.98%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.69%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.41%) Apache
5 4 (1.13%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.13%) SAS
5 4 (1.13%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.13%) Lync
5 4 (1.13%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (0.85%) CMS
6 3 (0.85%) IIS
7 2 (0.56%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.56%) Jetty
7 2 (0.56%) JBoss
7 2 (0.56%) Confluence
7 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.39%) MS Visio
3 11 (3.11%) MS Project
4 8 (2.26%) MS Office
5 5 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) Mingle
6 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.11%) Cognos TM1
1 11 (3.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.85%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.56%) BASE24
4 2 (0.56%) Radian6
5 1 (0.28%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.28%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.28%) Summit
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.28%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.13%) SaaS
3 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.56%) Force.com
3 2 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (0.56%) Heroku
4 1 (0.28%) Route 53
4 1 (0.28%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.26%) HTTP
2 6 (1.69%) Internet
3 3 (0.85%) Intranet
3 3 (0.85%) SAN
3 3 (0.85%) FTP
4 2 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (0.56%) LDAP
4 2 (0.56%) Firewall
4 2 (0.56%) CTI
5 1 (0.28%) 4G
5 1 (0.28%) NAS
5 1 (0.28%) 3G
5 1 (0.28%) TCAP
5 1 (0.28%) ISUP
5 1 (0.28%) SCCP
5 1 (0.28%) INAP
5 1 (0.28%) SS7
5 1 (0.28%) 2G
5 1 (0.28%) DNS
5 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (4.52%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.11%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.26%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.98%) MySQL
6 7 (1.98%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.41%) Big Data
9 4 (1.13%) BusinessObjects XI
9 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.13%) MS Access
9 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.13%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.85%) DB2
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 68 (19.21%) Selenium
2 52 (14.69%) Cucumber
3 36 (10.17%) Jenkins
4 32 (9.04%) Git (software)
5 31 (8.76%) JIRA
6 30 (8.47%) WebDriver
7 18 (5.08%) JMeter
8 17 (4.80%) QuickTest Pro
9 15 (4.24%) Hudson
10 12 (3.39%) JUnit
11 11 (3.11%) WATIR
12 10 (2.82%) SpecFlow
13 9 (2.54%) TestNG
13 9 (2.54%) Subversion
14 8 (2.26%) JBehave
15 7 (1.98%) Eclipse
15 7 (1.98%) Maven
15 7 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 6 (1.69%) Xcode
16 6 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 159 (44.92%) Finance
2 63 (17.80%) Banking
3 28 (7.91%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.67%) Front Office
5 10 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.54%) Games
6 9 (2.54%) Marketing
7 8 (2.26%) Retail
8 6 (1.69%) Billing
8 6 (1.69%) Back Office
9 5 (1.41%) Legal
10 4 (1.13%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.85%) Advertising
12 2 (0.56%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.56%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.56%) Publishing
12 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 85 (24.01%) Analyst
2 63 (17.80%) Developer
3 43 (12.15%) Tester
4 34 (9.60%) Business Analyst
5 26 (7.34%) Test Analyst
6 23 (6.50%) QA Analyst
7 21 (5.93%) QA Tester
8 20 (5.65%) Test Leader
9 16 (4.52%) Test Manager
10 14 (3.95%) Architect
11 13 (3.67%) Systems Tester
12 12 (3.39%) QA Engineer
12 12 (3.39%) Project Manager
13 11 (3.11%) QA Test Analyst
14 10 (2.82%) Data Analyst
15 9 (2.54%) TM1 Developer
15 9 (2.54%) Consultant
16 8 (2.26%) Senior Analyst
16 8 (2.26%) QA Leader
17 7 (1.98%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.12%) .NET
2 33 (9.32%) Web Services
3 28 (7.91%) XML
4 25 (7.06%) HTML
5 20 (5.65%) CSS
6 17 (4.80%) REST
7 15 (4.24%) JSON
8 14 (3.95%) SOAP
9 12 (3.39%) AngularJS
10 11 (3.11%) Middleware
11 8 (2.26%) HTML5
12 7 (1.98%) CSS3
12 7 (1.98%) RESTful
12 7 (1.98%) MSMQ
12 7 (1.98%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.98%) J2EE
12 7 (1.98%) FIX Protocol
13 5 (1.41%) Gherkin
13 5 (1.41%) .NET Framework
14 4 (1.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.52%) SWIFT
2 16 (4.52%) Mobile App
2 16 (4.52%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.24%) User Experience
3 15 (4.24%) Open Source
4 14 (3.95%) Equities
5 13 (3.67%) Fixed Income
6 11 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.41%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.41%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.41%) Statistics
8 5 (1.41%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.13%) Derivative
9 4 (1.13%) IVR
9 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.32%) Windows
2 30 (8.47%) Apple iOS
3 24 (6.78%) UNIX
3 24 (6.78%) Android
4 22 (6.21%) Linux
5 7 (1.98%) Solaris
6 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.13%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.13%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.13%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.28%) AIX
9 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (16.10%) Scrum
2 57 (16.10%) TDD
3 50 (14.12%) Test Automation
4 44 (12.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 39 (11.02%) Project Management
5 39 (11.02%) BDD
6 32 (9.04%) Business Analysis
7 31 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (6.78%) Test Scripting
9 24 (6.78%) Test Strategy
9 24 (6.78%) DevOps
10 23 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (6.50%) ITIL
11 21 (5.93%) PRINCE2
12 20 (5.65%) Automated Testing
12 20 (5.65%) Data Modelling
12 20 (5.65%) Migration
13 19 (5.37%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 88 (24.86%) SQL
2 77 (21.75%) Java
3 37 (10.45%) JavaScript
4 36 (10.17%) C#
5 30 (8.47%) Ruby
6 17 (4.80%) Python
7 11 (3.11%) C
7 11 (3.11%) Perl
7 11 (3.11%) PHP
8 8 (2.26%) Groovy
9 7 (1.98%) Scala
9 7 (1.98%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.98%) Objective-C
10 6 (1.69%) C++
11 5 (1.41%) VBA
11 5 (1.41%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.13%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.13%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.85%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (9.04%) Degree
2 25 (7.06%) ISEB
3 17 (4.80%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.13%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.56%) CISSP
6 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.28%) IIBA
7 1 (0.28%) CISA
7 1 (0.28%) GIAC
7 1 (0.28%) MCSD
7 1 (0.28%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.28%) PMP
7 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.28%) MCITP
7 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.26%) SLA
2 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.56%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.28%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.28%) Basel III
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) Basel II
4 1 (0.28%) GAAP
System Software
1 9 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.13%) vCloud
4 2 (0.56%) Squid
4 2 (0.56%) vSphere
4 2 (0.56%) Docker
5 1 (0.28%) KVM
5 1 (0.28%) Varnish
5 1 (0.28%) XenApp
5 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.41%) Puppet
3 4 (1.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (0.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.56%) SCOM
5 2 (0.56%) Nagios
5 2 (0.56%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.56%) Kibana
6 1 (0.28%) Ansible
6 1 (0.28%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.28%) MOM
6 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (11.30%) Oracle
2 26 (7.34%) Microsoft
3 22 (6.21%) IBM
4 11 (3.11%) WorldPay
4 11 (3.11%) Cognos
5 10 (2.82%) Sybase
6 9 (2.54%) VMware
6 9 (2.54%) HP
7 8 (2.26%) Business Objects
7 8 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.98%) Sun
8 7 (1.98%) Apple
9 5 (1.41%) Adobe
10 4 (1.13%) Dell
11 3 (0.85%) New Relic
11 3 (0.85%) Marketo
11 3 (0.85%) Perforce
11 3 (0.85%) Informatica
11 3 (0.85%) Citrix
12 2 (0.56%) Wall Street Systems
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
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Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago