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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 54 47
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 175 223 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.13% 3.35% 3.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.89% 39.47% 45.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 157 182
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£450 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £44.16 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +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
428 565 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.66% 8.50% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 431 374
Average daily rate £450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £44.16 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.36% +42.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £22.55 £16.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £52.82 £117.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (29.82%) Finance
3 95 (27.78%) Java
4 88 (25.73%) SQL
5 65 (19.01%) Selenium
6 59 (17.25%) TDD
7 56 (16.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 52 (15.20%) Banking
9 51 (14.91%) Scrum
10 46 (13.45%) .NET
10 46 (13.45%) BDD
11 45 (13.16%) C#
12 44 (12.87%) Test Automation
13 43 (12.57%) Web Services
14 41 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (11.70%) JIRA
16 39 (11.40%) Oracle
16 39 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
17 37 (10.82%) Microsoft
17 37 (10.82%) Project Management
18 35 (10.23%) XML
19 34 (9.94%) Windows
19 34 (9.94%) MS Excel
20 33 (9.65%) Investment Banking
20 33 (9.65%) Cucumber
21 32 (9.36%) Test Strategy
22 29 (8.48%) Jenkins
23 28 (8.19%) Apple iOS
23 28 (8.19%) WebDriver
23 28 (8.19%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (2.63%) WebLogic
2 8 (2.34%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.34%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.75%) Confluence
4 5 (1.46%) IBM Notes
4 5 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.17%) CMS
6 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.88%) Apache
6 3 (0.88%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.58%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.58%) Lync
7 2 (0.58%) Node.js
7 2 (0.58%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.58%) SAS
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (9.94%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.26%) MS Project
3 17 (4.97%) MS Office
4 14 (4.09%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.58%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.75%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.58%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.29%) Summit
4 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.29%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.58%) Force.com
2 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) Heroku
3 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.63%) HTTP
2 6 (1.75%) Internet
3 3 (0.88%) Firewall
3 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.58%) ATM
4 2 (0.58%) LAN
4 2 (0.58%) WAN
4 2 (0.58%) FTP
4 2 (0.58%) VLAN
4 2 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.58%) Intranet
5 1 (0.29%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.29%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.29%) FWSM
5 1 (0.29%) HSRP
5 1 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.29%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.39%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.92%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.34%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.05%) QlikView
7 7 (2.05%) MySQL
8 6 (1.75%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.46%) Big Data
9 5 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.46%) MS Access
10 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.17%) DB2
10 4 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 65 (19.01%) Selenium
2 40 (11.70%) JIRA
3 33 (9.65%) Cucumber
4 29 (8.48%) Jenkins
5 28 (8.19%) WebDriver
6 25 (7.31%) Git (software)
7 21 (6.14%) JUnit
8 16 (4.68%) Subversion
9 14 (4.09%) QuickTest Pro
10 13 (3.80%) Visual Studio
11 12 (3.51%) FitNesse
11 12 (3.51%) Hudson
11 12 (3.51%) SoapUI
11 12 (3.51%) SpecFlow
12 11 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (2.34%) TestNG
13 8 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (2.34%) WATIR
13 8 (2.34%) Calabash
14 7 (2.05%) JBehave
General
1 102 (29.82%) Finance
2 52 (15.20%) Banking
3 33 (9.65%) Investment Banking
4 15 (4.39%) Front Office
5 13 (3.80%) Games
6 11 (3.22%) Retail
7 9 (2.63%) Publishing
7 9 (2.63%) Marketing
8 8 (2.34%) Back Office
9 6 (1.75%) Billing
9 6 (1.75%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.46%) Advertising
10 5 (1.46%) Danish Language
10 5 (1.46%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.17%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.88%) Legal
13 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.58%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 78 (22.81%) Analyst
2 64 (18.71%) Developer
3 31 (9.06%) Tester
3 31 (9.06%) Test Analyst
4 21 (6.14%) Business Analyst
5 20 (5.85%) Test Manager
6 18 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 15 (4.39%) QA Tester
7 15 (4.39%) QA Analyst
7 15 (4.39%) Test Leader
8 13 (3.80%) Architect
9 11 (3.22%) Java Developer
10 10 (2.92%) Data Analyst
10 10 (2.92%) Senior Test Analyst
10 10 (2.92%) QA Leader
11 8 (2.34%) Automation Tester
11 8 (2.34%) Project Manager
11 8 (2.34%) Consultant
11 8 (2.34%) Senior Developer
12 7 (2.05%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (13.45%) .NET
2 43 (12.57%) Web Services
3 35 (10.23%) XML
4 25 (7.31%) HTML
5 16 (4.68%) CSS
5 16 (4.68%) REST
6 11 (3.22%) JSON
7 10 (2.92%) HTML5
7 10 (2.92%) SOAP
8 9 (2.63%) ASP.NET
9 8 (2.34%) XSLT
9 8 (2.34%) Middleware
9 8 (2.34%) Visualforce
9 8 (2.34%) jQuery
10 7 (2.05%) AngularJS
10 7 (2.05%) Spring
10 7 (2.05%) J2EE
11 6 (1.75%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.46%) Ajax
12 5 (1.46%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.97%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.09%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.51%) Open Source
5 9 (2.63%) Online Games
5 9 (2.63%) Digital Media
5 9 (2.63%) User Experience
6 7 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.05%) Social Media
6 7 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.05%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.46%) Derivative
8 5 (1.46%) Equities
8 5 (1.46%) Blog
8 5 (1.46%) Market Risk
8 5 (1.46%) New Media
8 5 (1.46%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.17%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.94%) Windows
2 28 (8.19%) Apple iOS
3 27 (7.89%) Android
4 14 (4.09%) Linux
5 13 (3.80%) UNIX
6 5 (1.46%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.17%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.17%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.58%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (17.25%) TDD
3 56 (16.37%) User Acceptance Testing
4 51 (14.91%) Scrum
5 46 (13.45%) BDD
6 44 (12.87%) Test Automation
7 41 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (10.82%) Project Management
9 32 (9.36%) Test Strategy
10 25 (7.31%) Automation Testing
11 24 (7.02%) OO
12 23 (6.73%) Unit Testing
13 22 (6.43%) E-Commerce
14 21 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (6.14%) Use Case
15 19 (5.56%) Test Scripting
15 19 (5.56%) Automated Testing
15 19 (5.56%) CRM
16 18 (5.26%) User Stories
16 18 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 95 (27.78%) Java
2 88 (25.73%) SQL
3 45 (13.16%) C#
4 25 (7.31%) JavaScript
5 23 (6.73%) Ruby
6 13 (3.80%) VBA
6 13 (3.80%) Python
7 11 (3.22%) Scala
8 8 (2.34%) Apex Code
8 8 (2.34%) C
9 7 (2.05%) Groovy
10 6 (1.75%) Perl
10 6 (1.75%) PHP
11 5 (1.46%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.46%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.46%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.17%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.58%) ABAP
13 2 (0.58%) C++
13 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (7.31%) Degree
2 21 (6.14%) ISEB
3 11 (3.22%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.92%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.17%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.88%) CISSP
8 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.58%) CISA
8 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) BICSI Certification
9 1 (0.29%) BICSI RCDD
9 1 (0.29%) GIAC
9 1 (0.29%) CCSA
9 1 (0.29%) CCSE
9 1 (0.29%) CEH
9 1 (0.29%) MCITP
9 1 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.58%) SLA
1 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (0.58%) Basel II
2 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.29%) WCAG
2 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.29%) Basel III
2 1 (0.29%) EMIR
2 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.58%) vSphere
3 2 (0.58%) vCloud
3 2 (0.58%) Squid
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.29%) Xen
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.29%) KVM
4 1 (0.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.46%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (1.17%) Nagios
3 4 (1.17%) Puppet
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.58%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.58%) Kibana
5 1 (0.29%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.29%) MOM
5 1 (0.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 39 (11.40%) Oracle
2 37 (10.82%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (3.22%) IBM
5 9 (2.63%) HP
6 5 (1.46%) Adobe
6 5 (1.46%) Sybase
6 5 (1.46%) Lotus
6 5 (1.46%) New Relic
7 4 (1.17%) Perforce
7 4 (1.17%) VMware
7 4 (1.17%) Apple
7 4 (1.17%) Sun
7 4 (1.17%) SAP
8 3 (0.88%) Calypso
8 3 (0.88%) Google
9 2 (0.58%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.58%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.58%) StatPro
9 2 (0.58%) Business Objects
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £420.00 - £490.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £370.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago