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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 50 58
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 160 226 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.12% 3.73% 3.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.40% 38.18% 40.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 166 142
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+102.77% -34.54%
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
396 592 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.71% 9.76% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 399 341
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 13
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -87.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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 March 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 March 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.

1 134 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (37.72%) Finance
3 90 (26.95%) SQL
4 84 (25.15%) Java
5 74 (22.16%) Selenium
6 53 (15.87%) TDD
6 53 (15.87%) Scrum
7 52 (15.57%) Test Automation
8 51 (15.27%) Banking
9 47 (14.07%) Cucumber
10 44 (13.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 41 (12.28%) .NET
11 41 (12.28%) JIRA
12 36 (10.78%) Project Management
13 34 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (10.18%) Jenkins
14 33 (9.88%) WebDriver
14 33 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
14 33 (9.88%) SQL Server
15 32 (9.58%) Oracle
15 32 (9.58%) JavaScript
15 32 (9.58%) ISEB
16 31 (9.28%) Degree
17 30 (8.98%) Web Services
17 30 (8.98%) Windows
18 29 (8.68%) BDD
19 28 (8.38%) Apple iOS
19 28 (8.38%) XML
19 28 (8.38%) C#
19 28 (8.38%) Ruby

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.40%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.10%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.80%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.50%) Apache
5 5 (1.50%) Confluence
6 4 (1.20%) Lync
6 4 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.20%) SAS
7 3 (0.90%) TIBCO EMS
7 3 (0.90%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.90%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.60%) Jetty
8 2 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.60%) CMS
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.60%) IIS
8 2 (0.60%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.59%) MS Project
3 11 (3.29%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.10%) MS Office
5 4 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (2.10%) Cognos TM1
1 7 (2.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.90%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.60%) BASE24
5 1 (0.30%) Summit
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.30%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.60%) Force.com
3 2 (0.60%) SaaS
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
4 1 (0.30%) Route 53
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.10%) Internet
2 6 (1.80%) HTTP
3 3 (0.90%) FTP
4 2 (0.60%) Firewall
4 2 (0.60%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (0.60%) LDAP
4 2 (0.60%) ATM
5 1 (0.30%) LAN
5 1 (0.30%) WAN
5 1 (0.30%) DHCP
5 1 (0.30%) SNMP
5 1 (0.30%) DNS
5 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (4.19%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.29%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (2.10%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.10%) Big Data
6 6 (1.80%) MySQL
6 6 (1.80%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (1.20%) DB2
7 4 (1.20%) MS Access
8 3 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.60%) DTS
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 74 (22.16%) Selenium
2 47 (14.07%) Cucumber
3 41 (12.28%) JIRA
4 34 (10.18%) Jenkins
5 33 (9.88%) WebDriver
6 25 (7.49%) Git (software)
7 23 (6.89%) QuickTest Pro
8 17 (5.09%) JUnit
9 16 (4.79%) Hudson
10 13 (3.89%) SoapUI
10 13 (3.89%) JMeter
11 11 (3.29%) TestNG
11 11 (3.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (2.99%) JBehave
13 9 (2.69%) Subversion
14 8 (2.40%) Eclipse
15 7 (2.10%) WATIR
15 7 (2.10%) Calabash
16 6 (1.80%) Maven
17 5 (1.50%) Toad
General
1 126 (37.72%) Finance
2 51 (15.27%) Banking
3 23 (6.89%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.59%) Games
4 12 (3.59%) Front Office
5 10 (2.99%) Retail
6 8 (2.40%) Marketing
7 7 (2.10%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.10%) Back Office
8 6 (1.80%) Billing
9 5 (1.50%) Legal
10 4 (1.20%) Publishing
10 4 (1.20%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.60%) Advertising
12 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.60%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.60%) French Language
12 2 (0.60%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 80 (23.95%) Analyst
2 52 (15.57%) Developer
3 42 (12.57%) Tester
4 29 (8.68%) Test Analyst
5 28 (8.38%) Business Analyst
6 25 (7.49%) QA Tester
6 25 (7.49%) QA Analyst
7 21 (6.29%) Test Leader
8 18 (5.39%) Test Manager
9 13 (3.89%) QA Engineer
10 11 (3.29%) QA Test Analyst
10 11 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (2.99%) Project Manager
11 10 (2.99%) QA Leader
11 10 (2.99%) Automation Engineer
12 9 (2.69%) Consultant
12 9 (2.69%) Data Analyst
12 9 (2.69%) Systems Tester
13 8 (2.40%) Architect
14 7 (2.10%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.28%) .NET
2 30 (8.98%) Web Services
3 28 (8.38%) XML
4 24 (7.19%) HTML
5 18 (5.39%) CSS
6 16 (4.79%) REST
7 14 (4.19%) AngularJS
8 12 (3.59%) JSON
8 12 (3.59%) SOAP
8 12 (3.59%) Middleware
9 7 (2.10%) MSMQ
9 7 (2.10%) J2EE
9 7 (2.10%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.80%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (1.80%) HTML5
11 5 (1.50%) WCF
12 4 (1.20%) RESTful
12 4 (1.20%) jQuery
12 4 (1.20%) SailPoint
12 4 (1.20%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.09%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.89%) User Experience
4 13 (3.89%) Open Source
5 12 (3.59%) Equities
6 11 (3.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (3.29%) SWIFT
7 10 (2.99%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.50%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.50%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.50%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.20%) Online Games
10 4 (1.20%) Derivative
10 4 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.90%) NHS
11 3 (0.90%) Statistics
11 3 (0.90%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.98%) Windows
2 28 (8.38%) Apple iOS
3 26 (7.78%) Android
4 23 (6.89%) UNIX
5 15 (4.49%) Linux
6 5 (1.50%) Solaris
6 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.20%) Windows Phone
7 4 (1.20%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.20%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.30%) AIX
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.30%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (40.12%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (15.87%) TDD
2 53 (15.87%) Scrum
3 52 (15.57%) Test Automation
4 44 (13.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 36 (10.78%) Project Management
6 34 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (8.68%) BDD
8 26 (7.78%) Test Strategy
9 25 (7.49%) Business Analysis
10 24 (7.19%) Test Scripting
11 22 (6.59%) Use Case
11 22 (6.59%) Migration
11 22 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (5.99%) Automated Testing
12 20 (5.99%) ITIL
12 20 (5.99%) E-Commerce
12 20 (5.99%) Waterfall
12 20 (5.99%) DevOps
13 18 (5.39%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 90 (26.95%) SQL
2 84 (25.15%) Java
3 32 (9.58%) JavaScript
4 28 (8.38%) C#
4 28 (8.38%) Ruby
5 17 (5.09%) Python
6 9 (2.69%) C
7 8 (2.40%) Perl
7 8 (2.40%) Scala
8 7 (2.10%) Groovy
9 5 (1.50%) Objective-C
9 5 (1.50%) VBA
10 4 (1.20%) C++
11 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.90%) PHP
11 3 (0.90%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.90%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.60%) VBScript
12 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (9.58%) ISEB
2 31 (9.28%) Degree
3 21 (6.29%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.20%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.60%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.60%) CISSP
6 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.30%) CISA
7 1 (0.30%) GIAC
7 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.30%) MCITP
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.30%) PMP
7 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.80%) SLA
2 2 (0.60%) Basel II
2 2 (0.60%) Solvency II
2 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.30%) EMIR
3 1 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.30%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.30%) GAAP
3 1 (0.30%) Basel III
3 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.20%) vCloud
4 3 (0.90%) Squid
5 2 (0.60%) vSphere
6 1 (0.30%) XenApp
6 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.30%) Xen
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.30%) KVM
6 1 (0.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.20%) Puppet
2 4 (1.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (0.90%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (0.90%) Nagios
4 2 (0.60%) SCOM
4 2 (0.60%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.60%) Kibana
5 1 (0.30%) SCCM
5 1 (0.30%) MOM
5 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 32 (9.58%) Oracle
2 19 (5.69%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.39%) IBM
4 10 (2.99%) Sybase
5 8 (2.40%) HP
5 8 (2.40%) VMware
6 7 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (2.10%) Sun
6 7 (2.10%) Cognos
7 4 (1.20%) Adobe
7 4 (1.20%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.20%) Apple
7 4 (1.20%) Dell
7 4 (1.20%) Perforce
7 4 (1.20%) New Relic
8 3 (0.90%) Marketo
8 3 (0.90%) Google
8 3 (0.90%) TIBCO
8 3 (0.90%) Citrix
9 2 (0.60%) Calypso
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