The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 57 41
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Contract jobs citing QA 196 240 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.40% 3.39% 3.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.88% 40.20% 40.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 178 220
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
468 597 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.12% 8.43% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 449 521
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +19.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.97 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £36.40 £49.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -12.50%
QA
London

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014, 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.

1 137 (33.09%) Finance
2 107 (25.85%) SQL
3 100 (24.15%) Java
3 100 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (22.46%) Selenium
5 82 (19.81%) Banking
6 73 (17.63%) TDD
7 65 (15.70%) Test Automation
8 61 (14.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 61 (14.73%) Web Services
9 59 (14.25%) Project Management
10 58 (14.01%) Scrum
11 57 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (13.29%) Degree
13 53 (12.80%) BDD
14 52 (12.56%) C#
15 51 (12.32%) .NET
16 50 (12.08%) Microsoft
17 49 (11.84%) Cucumber
18 48 (11.59%) Investment Banking
19 45 (10.87%) E-Commerce
20 44 (10.63%) Oracle
21 37 (8.94%) MS Excel
21 37 (8.94%) Ruby
21 37 (8.94%) JIRA
21 37 (8.94%) WebDriver
22 36 (8.70%) JavaScript
23 32 (7.73%) XML
23 32 (7.73%) Computer Science
24 31 (7.49%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (3.14%) Confluence
2 12 (2.90%) IBM Notes
2 12 (2.90%) Node.js
3 10 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.17%) CMS
5 8 (1.93%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.69%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.69%) Apache
7 4 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.48%) SAS
10 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.24%) Drupal
10 1 (0.24%) Mule
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 37 (8.94%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.80%) MS Office
3 20 (4.83%) MS Project
4 15 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (3.14%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.21%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.24%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 12 (2.90%) WebTrends
2 6 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.48%) Maximo
6 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.24%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.24%) Agresso
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.97%) GitHub
3 2 (0.48%) Office 365
4 1 (0.24%) Responsys
4 1 (0.24%) CheetahMail
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.62%) Internet
2 11 (2.66%) HTTP
3 9 (2.17%) Intranet
4 8 (1.93%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.45%) LAN
5 6 (1.45%) Firewall
6 5 (1.21%) DNS
6 5 (1.21%) SSL
7 3 (0.72%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.72%) WAN
7 3 (0.72%) LDAP
7 3 (0.72%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.48%) RTSP
8 2 (0.48%) VLAN
8 2 (0.48%) 4G
8 2 (0.48%) 2G
8 2 (0.48%) 3G
8 2 (0.48%) FTP
8 2 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.14%) QlikView
3 13 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.90%) MySQL
4 12 (2.90%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.21%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.21%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.97%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.72%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.72%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.72%) OLTP
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.48%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.48%) MS Access
10 2 (0.48%) DB2
Development Applications
1 93 (22.46%) Selenium
2 49 (11.84%) Cucumber
3 37 (8.94%) WebDriver
3 37 (8.94%) JIRA
4 29 (7.00%) Jenkins
5 25 (6.04%) FitNesse
6 22 (5.31%) Visual Studio
7 20 (4.83%) Git (software)
7 20 (4.83%) SoapUI
8 19 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
10 15 (3.62%) Maven
11 14 (3.38%) TeamCity
12 12 (2.90%) JUnit
13 11 (2.66%) Subversion
14 10 (2.42%) WATIR
15 9 (2.17%) JMeter
15 9 (2.17%) SpecFlow
16 8 (1.93%) Capybara
17 7 (1.69%) Sahi
General
1 137 (33.09%) Finance
2 82 (19.81%) Banking
3 48 (11.59%) Investment Banking
4 30 (7.25%) Marketing
5 22 (5.31%) Retail
6 20 (4.83%) Games
7 17 (4.11%) Front Office
8 13 (3.14%) Telecoms
9 12 (2.90%) Legal
10 11 (2.66%) Advertising
10 11 (2.66%) Danish Language
11 8 (1.93%) Retail Banking
12 6 (1.45%) Back Office
13 5 (1.21%) Publishing
14 4 (0.97%) Billing
14 4 (0.97%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
17 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 108 (26.09%) Analyst
2 86 (20.77%) Developer
3 49 (11.84%) Test Analyst
4 34 (8.21%) Tester
5 33 (7.97%) Business Analyst
6 26 (6.28%) Project Manager
6 26 (6.28%) Test Manager
7 21 (5.07%) QA Tester
8 20 (4.83%) QA Engineer
9 18 (4.35%) QA Analyst
10 15 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (3.62%) Test Leader
10 15 (3.62%) Automation Tester
11 13 (3.14%) QA Leader
12 11 (2.66%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.42%) Data Analyst
13 10 (2.42%) Senior Developer
13 10 (2.42%) QA Test Analyst
14 9 (2.17%) QA Manager
15 8 (1.93%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (14.73%) Web Services
2 51 (12.32%) .NET
3 32 (7.73%) XML
4 27 (6.52%) HTML
4 27 (6.52%) REST
5 22 (5.31%) CSS
6 16 (3.86%) jQuery
7 14 (3.38%) JSON
8 12 (2.90%) HTML5
8 12 (2.90%) ASP.NET
9 11 (2.66%) RESTful
9 11 (2.66%) Backbone.js
9 11 (2.66%) AngularJS
10 10 (2.42%) CSS3
10 10 (2.42%) J2EE
11 9 (2.17%) SOAP
11 9 (2.17%) XSLT
12 8 (1.93%) Ajax
13 7 (1.69%) LAMP
13 7 (1.69%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.73%) Computer Science
2 20 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.35%) Online Games
4 16 (3.86%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (3.86%) Derivative
5 13 (3.14%) Fixed Income
5 13 (3.14%) Social Media
6 12 (2.90%) Open Source
6 12 (2.90%) Blog
7 11 (2.66%) New Media
8 10 (2.42%) Mathematics
9 9 (2.17%) Equities
10 8 (1.93%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
12 6 (1.45%) Market Risk
12 6 (1.45%) iPhone
12 6 (1.45%) E-Learning
13 4 (0.97%) CESG
13 4 (0.97%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.52%) Linux
2 25 (6.04%) Windows
3 17 (4.11%) Apple iOS
4 15 (3.62%) UNIX
4 15 (3.62%) Android
5 8 (1.93%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.97%) VMS
7 2 (0.48%) CentOS
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.24%) Debian
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (17.63%) TDD
3 65 (15.70%) Test Automation
4 61 (14.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 59 (14.25%) Project Management
6 58 (14.01%) Scrum
7 57 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (12.80%) BDD
9 45 (10.87%) E-Commerce
10 30 (7.25%) Test Scripting
10 30 (7.25%) Automation Testing
11 28 (6.76%) Automated Testing
12 27 (6.52%) Business Analysis
13 26 (6.28%) Analytics
14 25 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (5.80%) Test Strategy
16 23 (5.56%) Software Engineering
16 23 (5.56%) PRINCE2
17 22 (5.31%) Migration
17 22 (5.31%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 107 (25.85%) SQL
2 100 (24.15%) Java
3 52 (12.56%) C#
4 37 (8.94%) Ruby
5 36 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 16 (3.86%) Python
6 16 (3.86%) PHP
7 13 (3.14%) PL/SQL
8 12 (2.90%) VBA
9 7 (1.69%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.69%) Groovy
9 7 (1.69%) Objective-C
10 6 (1.45%) C
10 6 (1.45%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.21%) Perl
11 5 (1.21%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.48%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (0.48%) C++
12 2 (0.48%) VBScript
12 2 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (13.29%) Degree
2 23 (5.56%) ISEB
3 15 (3.62%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.90%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.21%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.21%) CISSP
6 4 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.72%) CISA
8 2 (0.48%) CISM
8 2 (0.48%) CEH
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.24%) APMP
9 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.24%) PMP
9 1 (0.24%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.72%) ISO 9000
1 3 (0.72%) SLA
1 3 (0.72%) Basel III
1 3 (0.72%) CRD IV
2 2 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (0.48%) P3O
2 2 (0.48%) EMIR
3 1 (0.24%) FATCA
3 1 (0.24%) Basel II
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) COREP
System Software
1 7 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.97%) vCloud
3 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.24%) vSphere
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.24%) XenApp
4 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.66%) BMC PATROL
3 6 (1.45%) Puppet
4 5 (1.21%) Nagios
4 5 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.48%) Ansible
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.24%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 50 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 44 (10.63%) Oracle
3 15 (3.62%) HP
4 12 (2.90%) Lotus
5 10 (2.42%) Sybase
6 8 (1.93%) hybris
7 7 (1.69%) Adobe
7 7 (1.69%) Citrix
8 5 (1.21%) Business Objects
8 5 (1.21%) JBoss
8 5 (1.21%) New Relic
9 4 (0.97%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.97%) Apple
9 4 (0.97%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.72%) SAP
10 3 (0.72%) IBM
10 3 (0.72%) F5
10 3 (0.72%) Open Text
10 3 (0.72%) RedDot
11 2 (0.48%) InterSystems
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £16 - £24 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago