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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 66 57 38
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -19
Contract jobs citing QA 172 235 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.97% 3.29% 4.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.80% 40.10% 43.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 164 249
Average daily rate
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£449 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.36% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £67.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
455 586 770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.84% 8.19% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 438 584
Average daily rate £465 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £623 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £13.97 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £67.50 £50.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 17 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 160 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (30.57%) Finance
3 92 (23.83%) SQL
4 87 (22.54%) Java
5 73 (18.91%) Banking
6 69 (17.88%) TDD
7 64 (16.58%) Selenium
8 58 (15.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 57 (14.77%) BDD
9 57 (14.77%) Project Management
10 56 (14.51%) C#
10 56 (14.51%) Scrum
10 56 (14.51%) Analytical Skills
11 54 (13.99%) Web Services
12 53 (13.73%) Microsoft
13 52 (13.47%) .NET
13 52 (13.47%) Investment Banking
14 51 (13.21%) Degree
15 46 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (11.14%) Test Automation
17 41 (10.62%) MS Excel
18 37 (9.59%) Oracle
18 37 (9.59%) E-Commerce
19 35 (9.07%) JavaScript
19 35 (9.07%) Cucumber
20 34 (8.81%) XML
21 32 (8.29%) HTML
22 29 (7.51%) SQL Server
23 28 (7.25%) OO
23 28 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (3.37%) Node.js
2 11 (2.85%) IBM Notes
3 10 (2.59%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.07%) CMS
4 8 (2.07%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.30%) Apache
5 5 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.04%) Confluence
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.26%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.26%) SAS
9 1 (0.26%) IIS
9 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.26%) Mule
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (10.62%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.22%) MS Office
3 21 (5.44%) MS Project
4 15 (3.89%) MS Visio
5 14 (3.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.30%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 12 (3.11%) WebTrends
2 7 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.52%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.26%) Maximo
5 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.26%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.26%) Agresso
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.26%) Cordys
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.78%) GitHub
3 2 (0.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.26%) Responsys
4 1 (0.26%) CheetahMail
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.26%) SaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.37%) Internet
2 8 (2.07%) HTTP
3 7 (1.81%) Intranet
4 6 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.04%) Firewall
5 4 (1.04%) DNS
6 3 (0.78%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.78%) LAN
6 3 (0.78%) WAN
6 3 (0.78%) SSL
7 2 (0.52%) VLAN
7 2 (0.52%) RTSP
7 2 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.26%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.26%) IMAP
8 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.26%) VPN
8 1 (0.26%) WLAN
8 1 (0.26%) SNMP
8 1 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.37%) QlikView
3 13 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.59%) MySQL
5 8 (2.07%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.55%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (1.04%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.78%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.78%) OLTP
9 3 (0.78%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 64 (16.58%) Selenium
2 35 (9.07%) Cucumber
3 28 (7.25%) JIRA
4 25 (6.48%) Visual Studio
5 23 (5.96%) WebDriver
5 23 (5.96%) FitNesse
6 21 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (3.89%) QuickTest Pro
7 15 (3.89%) Jenkins
8 14 (3.63%) Git (software)
9 13 (3.37%) Subversion
10 12 (3.11%) SpecFlow
10 12 (3.11%) SoapUI
11 9 (2.33%) JUnit
12 8 (2.07%) WATIR
13 7 (1.81%) Maven
14 6 (1.55%) Sahi
14 6 (1.55%) TeamCity
15 5 (1.30%) Xcode
15 5 (1.30%) JMeter
General
1 118 (30.57%) Finance
2 73 (18.91%) Banking
3 52 (13.47%) Investment Banking
4 20 (5.18%) Retail
4 20 (5.18%) Games
5 17 (4.40%) Marketing
6 13 (3.37%) Front Office
7 11 (2.85%) Danish Language
8 9 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.33%) Legal
9 8 (2.07%) Publishing
10 7 (1.81%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.81%) Advertising
11 6 (1.55%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.55%) Back Office
12 3 (0.78%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.78%) Billing
13 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.26%) German Language
13 1 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 103 (26.68%) Developer
2 99 (25.65%) Analyst
3 47 (12.18%) Test Analyst
4 26 (6.74%) Business Analyst
5 25 (6.48%) Tester
6 21 (5.44%) Test Manager
7 18 (4.66%) Senior Analyst
8 17 (4.40%) Project Manager
9 16 (4.15%) QA Analyst
10 15 (3.89%) QA Engineer
11 13 (3.37%) Java Developer
12 11 (2.85%) QA Tester
12 11 (2.85%) Data Analyst
12 11 (2.85%) Senior Developer
12 11 (2.85%) Test Leader
13 10 (2.59%) Consultant
13 10 (2.59%) Architect
14 9 (2.33%) Senior Test Analyst
14 9 (2.33%) QA Test Analyst
14 9 (2.33%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.99%) Web Services
2 52 (13.47%) .NET
3 34 (8.81%) XML
4 32 (8.29%) HTML
5 26 (6.74%) CSS
6 25 (6.48%) REST
7 17 (4.40%) jQuery
8 15 (3.89%) JSON
9 14 (3.63%) ASP.NET
10 13 (3.37%) AngularJS
10 13 (3.37%) Backbone.js
11 12 (3.11%) HTML5
12 11 (2.85%) RESTful
13 10 (2.59%) CSS3
14 9 (2.33%) Ajax
14 9 (2.33%) XSLT
15 8 (2.07%) SOAP
16 7 (1.81%) Spring
16 7 (1.81%) J2EE
16 7 (1.81%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.51%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.22%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.92%) User Experience
4 17 (4.40%) Online Games
5 15 (3.89%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.63%) Social Media
6 14 (3.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (3.11%) Mobile App
7 12 (3.11%) Blog
8 11 (2.85%) New Media
9 10 (2.59%) Open Source
9 10 (2.59%) Fixed Income
10 9 (2.33%) Market Risk
11 8 (2.07%) Derivative
12 7 (1.81%) Hedge funds
13 6 (1.55%) iPhone
13 6 (1.55%) Mathematics
14 5 (1.30%) Digital Media
15 4 (1.04%) SWIFT
15 4 (1.04%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.96%) Windows
2 21 (5.44%) Linux
3 17 (4.40%) Apple iOS
4 15 (3.89%) Android
5 13 (3.37%) UNIX
6 4 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.04%) VMS
7 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.26%) CentOS
7 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (17.88%) TDD
3 58 (15.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 57 (14.77%) BDD
4 57 (14.77%) Project Management
5 56 (14.51%) Scrum
6 46 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (11.14%) Test Automation
8 37 (9.59%) E-Commerce
9 28 (7.25%) OO
9 28 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (7.25%) Automated Testing
10 26 (6.74%) Test Strategy
11 24 (6.22%) Migration
11 24 (6.22%) Analytics
11 24 (6.22%) Automation Testing
11 24 (6.22%) Unit Testing
12 22 (5.70%) DevOps
13 21 (5.44%) Software Engineering
14 19 (4.92%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 92 (23.83%) SQL
2 87 (22.54%) Java
3 56 (14.51%) C#
4 35 (9.07%) JavaScript
5 25 (6.48%) Ruby
6 17 (4.40%) PHP
7 16 (4.15%) Python
8 14 (3.63%) VBA
9 10 (2.59%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.81%) Objective-C
10 7 (1.81%) C
10 7 (1.81%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.55%) Apex Code
12 5 (1.30%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.04%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.04%) Groovy
13 4 (1.04%) Scala
13 4 (1.04%) Perl
14 2 (0.52%) C++
14 2 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (13.21%) Degree
2 19 (4.92%) ISEB
3 17 (4.40%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.81%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.55%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.30%) CISSP
7 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.78%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.78%) CISA
7 3 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.52%) CISM
8 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.52%) MCITP
8 2 (0.52%) CEH
9 1 (0.26%) CCSE
9 1 (0.26%) CCSA
9 1 (0.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.30%) SLA
2 2 (0.52%) EMIR
2 2 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (0.52%) P3O
3 1 (0.26%) WCAG
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.26%) COREP
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.26%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.52%) vCloud
2 2 (0.52%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.26%) XenApp
3 1 (0.26%) XenServer
3 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (5.18%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.85%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.04%) Puppet
3 4 (1.04%) Nagios
4 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.26%) Ansible
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.26%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 53 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.59%) Oracle
3 11 (2.85%) Lotus
4 10 (2.59%) HP
5 9 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.07%) Sybase
7 7 (1.81%) hybris
8 6 (1.55%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.55%) Adobe
9 5 (1.30%) SAP
10 4 (1.04%) New Relic
10 4 (1.04%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.04%) JBoss
10 4 (1.04%) Citrix
10 4 (1.04%) IBM
10 4 (1.04%) Open Text
11 3 (0.78%) RedDot
11 3 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (0.78%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.78%) F5
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £700.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago