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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 72 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 113 201 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.25% 3.74% 3.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.01% 39.80% 33.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 143 123
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £304 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £599 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 £39.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.68% +98.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.68 £13.71
% change year-on-year
+33.83% +36.25%
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
353 505 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.15% 9.39% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 371 397
Median daily rate £475 £450 £472
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £321 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 9
Median hourly rate £52.75 £24.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.79% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.55 £15.80 £12.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.95 £55.50 £25.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.57% +28.45%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016.

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 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for QA.

1 140 (58.58%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (32.22%) Java
3 63 (26.36%) Scrum
4 56 (23.43%) BDD
5 55 (23.01%) TDD
6 54 (22.59%) Finance
7 50 (20.92%) Selenium
8 47 (19.67%) SQL
9 44 (18.41%) Web Services
10 42 (17.57%) Test Automation
11 41 (17.15%) Automated Testing
12 40 (16.74%) JavaScript
13 38 (15.90%) DevOps
14 36 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (14.64%) Cucumber
16 33 (13.81%) .NET
17 32 (13.39%) HTML
18 31 (12.97%) WebDriver
19 30 (12.55%) Git (software)
19 30 (12.55%) Big Data
20 29 (12.13%) Pair Programming
20 29 (12.13%) CSS
21 28 (11.72%) Software Engineering
21 28 (11.72%) Exploratory Testing
22 26 (10.88%) MVC
23 25 (10.46%) Banking
24 24 (10.04%) Kanban
24 24 (10.04%) AngularJS
25 23 (9.62%) Front End Development
25 23 (9.62%) JIRA

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.35%) Apache
2 5 (2.09%) CMS
2 5 (2.09%) SAS
3 4 (1.67%) Confluence
3 4 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.67%) Jetty
3 4 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.26%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.84%) IIS
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.42%) Drupal
6 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.42%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 11 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.35%) MS Office
3 4 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.26%) MS Project
5 2 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) CA PPM
1 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.84%) Maximo
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.42%) Radian6
2 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.42%) Social Studio
2 1 (0.42%) SunGard GMI
2 1 (0.42%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.84%) GitHub
4 2 (0.84%) IaaS
4 2 (0.84%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.84%) Office 365
4 2 (0.84%) SaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.42%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.42%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.09%) HTTP
2 3 (1.26%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.26%) Network Security
2 3 (1.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (0.84%) DHCP
3 2 (0.84%) Firewall
3 2 (0.84%) FTP
3 2 (0.84%) IPsec
3 2 (0.84%) LAN
3 2 (0.84%) SAN
3 2 (0.84%) SMS
3 2 (0.84%) SSL
4 1 (0.42%) BGP
4 1 (0.42%) CTI
4 1 (0.42%) MPLS
4 1 (0.42%) OSPF
4 1 (0.42%) SNMP
4 1 (0.42%) VoIP
4 1 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.55%) Big Data
2 22 (9.21%) MongoDB
3 21 (8.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 19 (7.95%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.93%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.51%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.09%) MySQL
8 5 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.26%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.26%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.84%) HPCC
11 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (20.92%) Selenium
2 35 (14.64%) Cucumber
3 31 (12.97%) WebDriver
4 30 (12.55%) Git (software)
5 23 (9.62%) JIRA
6 22 (9.21%) IntelliJ
7 20 (8.37%) Gradle
8 14 (5.86%) Jenkins
8 14 (5.86%) JUnit
9 13 (5.44%) TeamCity
10 10 (4.18%) JBehave
10 10 (4.18%) SpecFlow
11 7 (2.93%) Appium
11 7 (2.93%) NUnit
11 7 (2.93%) Subversion
12 5 (2.09%) Jasmine
12 5 (2.09%) Maven
12 5 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.09%) TestNG
13 4 (1.67%) Capybara
General
1 54 (22.59%) Finance
2 25 (10.46%) Banking
3 17 (7.11%) Retail
4 14 (5.86%) Investment Banking
5 11 (4.60%) Marketing
6 6 (2.51%) Legal
7 5 (2.09%) Front Office
8 4 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.67%) Law
9 3 (1.26%) Back Office
10 2 (0.84%) Games
10 2 (0.84%) Publishing
10 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.42%) Billing
11 1 (0.42%) Electronics
11 1 (0.42%) German Language
11 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 60 (25.10%) Developer
2 42 (17.57%) Analyst
3 31 (12.97%) QA Engineer
4 27 (11.30%) Java Developer
5 19 (7.95%) Tester
6 16 (6.69%) Business Analyst
7 15 (6.28%) Full Stack Developer
7 15 (6.28%) QA Tester
7 15 (6.28%) Test Engineer
8 14 (5.86%) QA Leader
9 13 (5.44%) QA Analyst
9 13 (5.44%) Test Analyst
10 12 (5.02%) QA Test Engineer
10 12 (5.02%) Senior QA Engineer
11 11 (4.60%) QA Automation Engineer
11 11 (4.60%) QA Manager
11 11 (4.60%) Test Manager
12 10 (4.18%) Developer in Test
13 9 (3.77%) Senior Test Engineer
14 8 (3.35%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (18.41%) Web Services
2 33 (13.81%) .NET
3 32 (13.39%) HTML
4 29 (12.13%) CSS
5 24 (10.04%) AngularJS
6 21 (8.79%) HTML5
7 20 (8.37%) Node.js
8 19 (7.95%) XML
9 17 (7.11%) Dropwizard
10 15 (6.28%) Hystrix
10 15 (6.28%) Scalatra
11 14 (5.86%) Play Framework
12 12 (5.02%) SOAP
13 11 (4.60%) REST
14 9 (3.77%) React
15 8 (3.35%) .NET Framework
15 8 (3.35%) J2EE
15 8 (3.35%) RESTful
16 7 (2.93%) ASP.NET
16 7 (2.93%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.28%) Mobile App
3 14 (5.86%) User Experience
4 9 (3.77%) Equities
5 8 (3.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.93%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.51%) Fixed Income
8 5 (2.09%) Derivative
8 5 (2.09%) Fintech
9 4 (1.67%) Biometrics
9 4 (1.67%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.67%) EPoS
10 3 (1.26%) Life Science
10 3 (1.26%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.84%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.84%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.84%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.79%) Linux
2 20 (8.37%) Unix
3 13 (5.44%) Windows
4 9 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.35%) Android
6 6 (2.51%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.67%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.84%) CentOS
9 2 (0.84%) Solaris
9 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (58.58%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (26.36%) Scrum
3 56 (23.43%) BDD
4 55 (23.01%) TDD
5 42 (17.57%) Test Automation
6 41 (17.15%) Automated Testing
7 38 (15.90%) DevOps
8 36 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (12.13%) Pair Programming
10 28 (11.72%) Exploratory Testing
10 28 (11.72%) Software Engineering
11 26 (10.88%) MVC
12 24 (10.04%) Kanban
13 23 (9.62%) Front End Development
13 23 (9.62%) Web Development
14 20 (8.37%) Migration
15 19 (7.95%) SDLC
15 19 (7.95%) SOA
16 18 (7.53%) E-Commerce
16 18 (7.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (32.22%) Java
2 47 (19.67%) SQL
3 40 (16.74%) JavaScript
4 22 (9.21%) C#
4 22 (9.21%) Scala
5 14 (5.86%) Python
6 9 (3.77%) Ruby
7 8 (3.35%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.35%) T-SQL
8 7 (2.93%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.09%) C++
9 5 (2.09%) Clojure
9 5 (2.09%) R
10 4 (1.67%) Perl
10 4 (1.67%) VB
11 3 (1.26%) PHP
11 3 (1.26%) VBA
11 3 (1.26%) VBScript
12 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (5.02%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.60%) Degree
3 9 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.35%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.09%) ISEB
6 3 (1.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.84%) CISSP
7 2 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.84%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.84%) PMP
8 1 (0.42%) APMP
8 1 (0.42%) CCNA
8 1 (0.42%) CCNP
8 1 (0.42%) CCSP
8 1 (0.42%) CISA
8 1 (0.42%) CISM
8 1 (0.42%) CRISC
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.86%) SDET
2 8 (3.35%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.51%) MiFID
4 2 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.84%) EMIR
4 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.42%) ISO15022
5 1 (0.42%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.42%) P3O
5 1 (0.42%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.42%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.26%) Docker
2 3 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.84%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.42%) HDFS
4 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.42%) Snort
4 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (2.09%) Puppet
2 4 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.26%) Ansible
4 2 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.84%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.42%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.42%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.42%) NetApp OnCommand
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.42%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 23 (9.62%) Oracle
2 21 (8.79%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.28%) New Relic
4 8 (3.35%) WorldPay
5 6 (2.51%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.51%) HP
6 5 (2.09%) IBM
7 4 (1.67%) Google
7 4 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.26%) CA
8 3 (1.26%) Cisco
8 3 (1.26%) Citrix
8 3 (1.26%) Murex
8 3 (1.26%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 3 (1.26%) Siebel
8 3 (1.26%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.26%) VMware
9 2 (0.84%) Cognos
9 2 (0.84%) SAP
9 2 (0.84%) Sun
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