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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
London / City of London
Rank 51 54 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +18
Contract jobs citing QA 117 103 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.97% 3.35% 2.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.03% 31.02% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 67 120
Median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £570 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.40%

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
316 332 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.73% 10.81% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 231 350
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Median hourly rate £46.50 £31.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% +85.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-44.83% +68.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017, 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.

1 104 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (24.46%) Finance
3 54 (23.18%) Java
4 49 (21.03%) JavaScript
4 49 (21.03%) SQL
4 49 (21.03%) Scrum
5 45 (19.31%) HTML
6 44 (18.88%) TDD
6 44 (18.88%) Banking
7 43 (18.45%) BDD
8 41 (17.60%) Test Automation
8 41 (17.60%) Selenium
9 40 (17.17%) Git (software)
10 37 (15.88%) Automated Testing
11 35 (15.02%) Software Engineering
12 34 (14.59%) HTML5
13 33 (14.16%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (14.16%) Pair Programming
13 33 (14.16%) CSS
14 32 (13.73%) Kanban
15 31 (13.30%) Web Services
15 31 (13.30%) AngularJS
16 28 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (11.16%) DevOps
17 26 (11.16%) Node.js
18 25 (10.73%) Test Scripting
18 25 (10.73%) Web Development
18 25 (10.73%) JIRA
18 25 (10.73%) Linux
19 23 (9.87%) Cucumber

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 7 (3.00%) Confluence
1 7 (3.00%) Jetty
2 6 (2.58%) IIS
3 5 (2.15%) CMS
3 5 (2.15%) WordPress
4 2 (0.86%) Apache
4 2 (0.86%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.86%) Drupal
4 2 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.86%) SAS
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.43%) Moodle
5 1 (0.43%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.43%) nginx
5 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Photoshop
1 4 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) MS Office
2 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.43%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) FLEXCUBE
1 4 (1.72%) Loan IQ
1 4 (1.72%) SAP CRM
1 4 (1.72%) SAP hybris
2 1 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.87%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.72%) GitHub
3 4 (1.72%) PaaS
3 4 (1.72%) SaaS
4 3 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.86%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.86%) IaaS
5 2 (0.86%) Office 365
6 1 (0.43%) Heroku
6 1 (0.43%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.43%) Slack
6 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.00%) HTTP
2 4 (1.72%) LAN
2 4 (1.72%) WAN
3 3 (1.29%) Firewall
4 2 (0.86%) FTP
4 2 (0.86%) Internet
4 2 (0.86%) IPv6
4 2 (0.86%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.86%) SMS
5 1 (0.43%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.43%) DMZ
5 1 (0.43%) LDAP
5 1 (0.43%) SAN
5 1 (0.43%) VPN
5 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.87%) Big Data
2 21 (9.01%) SQL Server
3 19 (8.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 18 (7.73%) MongoDB
5 12 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.58%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.15%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.72%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.29%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.29%) Sqoop
11 2 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 41 (17.60%) Selenium
2 40 (17.17%) Git (software)
3 25 (10.73%) JIRA
4 23 (9.87%) Cucumber
5 22 (9.44%) Jenkins
6 18 (7.73%) IntelliJ
6 18 (7.73%) WebDriver
7 16 (6.87%) Gradle
8 11 (4.72%) TeamCity
9 7 (3.00%) NUnit
10 6 (2.58%) Appium
10 6 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (2.58%) DbUnit
10 6 (2.58%) Mocha
10 6 (2.58%) Robot Framework
10 6 (2.58%) Subversion
11 5 (2.15%) HP UFT
11 5 (2.15%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.72%) Dreamweaver
12 4 (1.72%) TestDirector
General
1 57 (24.46%) Finance
2 44 (18.88%) Banking
3 13 (5.58%) Marketing
4 11 (4.72%) Front Office
4 11 (4.72%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.00%) Legal
6 6 (2.58%) Publishing
7 4 (1.72%) Billing
7 4 (1.72%) Retail
7 4 (1.72%) Wholesale Banking
8 3 (1.29%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.29%) Games
8 3 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.86%) Back Office
9 2 (0.86%) Law
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) French Language
10 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 52 (22.32%) Developer
2 42 (18.03%) Analyst
3 36 (15.45%) QA Engineer
4 18 (7.73%) Tester
5 17 (7.30%) Business Analyst
6 16 (6.87%) Java Developer
7 15 (6.44%) Full Stack Developer
8 14 (6.01%) Automation Engineer
8 14 (6.01%) Senior QA Engineer
8 14 (6.01%) Test Engineer
9 13 (5.58%) QA Automation Engineer
10 12 (5.15%) QA Analyst
11 10 (4.29%) Banking Analyst
11 10 (4.29%) QA Tester
12 9 (3.86%) Architect
12 9 (3.86%) QA Test Engineer
12 9 (3.86%) Test Analyst
13 8 (3.43%) QA Leader
14 7 (3.00%) Senior Test Engineer
15 6 (2.58%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (19.31%) HTML
2 34 (14.59%) HTML5
3 33 (14.16%) CSS
4 31 (13.30%) AngularJS
4 31 (13.30%) Web Services
5 26 (11.16%) Node.js
6 21 (9.01%) .NET
7 20 (8.58%) React
8 16 (6.87%) Dropwizard
8 16 (6.87%) Hystrix
8 16 (6.87%) Scalatra
9 15 (6.44%) XML
10 12 (5.15%) Play Framework
10 12 (5.15%) SOAP
11 11 (4.72%) REST
12 8 (3.43%) Gherkin
12 8 (3.43%) Kafka
13 7 (3.00%) CSS3
13 7 (3.00%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (2.58%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.58%) Mobile App
2 13 (5.58%) User Experience
3 10 (4.29%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.29%) Fixed Income
4 8 (3.43%) Derivative
4 8 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.58%) Fintech
6 5 (2.15%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.15%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.15%) Equities
6 5 (2.15%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.72%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.72%) Statistics
8 3 (1.29%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.29%) Replication
9 2 (0.86%) Clustering
9 2 (0.86%) EPoS
9 2 (0.86%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.73%) Linux
2 19 (8.15%) Windows
3 17 (7.30%) Unix
4 7 (3.00%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.58%) Android
5 6 (2.58%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.86%) CentOS
7 2 (0.86%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) Solaris
8 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (21.03%) Scrum
3 44 (18.88%) TDD
4 43 (18.45%) BDD
5 41 (17.60%) Test Automation
6 37 (15.88%) Automated Testing
7 35 (15.02%) Software Engineering
8 33 (14.16%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (14.16%) Pair Programming
9 32 (13.73%) Kanban
10 26 (11.16%) DevOps
11 25 (10.73%) Test Scripting
11 25 (10.73%) Web Development
12 23 (9.87%) SDLC
13 21 (9.01%) MVC
13 21 (9.01%) Project Management
13 21 (9.01%) SOA
14 20 (8.58%) Front End Development
14 20 (8.58%) Regression Testing
15 18 (7.73%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 54 (23.18%) Java
2 49 (21.03%) JavaScript
2 49 (21.03%) SQL
3 16 (6.87%) Scala
4 15 (6.44%) Python
5 14 (6.01%) C#
6 10 (4.29%) Shell Script
7 9 (3.86%) C++
7 9 (3.86%) Ruby
8 6 (2.58%) Perl
8 6 (2.58%) PHP
8 6 (2.58%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.15%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.15%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.72%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.72%) Groovy
11 3 (1.29%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.29%) VBScript
12 2 (0.86%) C
12 2 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (8.58%) Degree
2 6 (2.58%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.15%) ISEB
4 4 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.86%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.86%) CEH
6 2 (0.86%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (0.86%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.86%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.86%) GIAC
6 2 (0.86%) GPEN
6 2 (0.86%) OSCE
6 2 (0.86%) OSCP
6 2 (0.86%) SANS
7 1 (0.43%) CISA
7 1 (0.43%) CISM
7 1 (0.43%) CRISC
7 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.58%) MiFID
2 4 (1.72%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (1.72%) EMIR
2 4 (1.72%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.72%) SDET
3 2 (0.86%) SLA
3 2 (0.86%) WCAG
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) ISO27002
System Software
1 5 (2.15%) Docker
2 3 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.86%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.86%) HDFS
3 2 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (3.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.86%) Ambari
2 2 (0.86%) Ansible
2 2 (0.86%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (0.86%) Nessus
2 2 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.86%) Puppet
3 1 (0.43%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.43%) Oozie
3 1 (0.43%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.43%) Rancher
3 1 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (7.73%) New Relic
1 18 (7.73%) Oracle
2 12 (5.15%) WorldPay
3 11 (4.72%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.86%) HP
5 8 (3.43%) SAP
6 6 (2.58%) Siebel
7 5 (2.15%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.72%) Google
8 4 (1.72%) hybris
8 4 (1.72%) Murex
8 4 (1.72%) Pega
9 3 (1.29%) Charles River
9 3 (1.29%) IBM
9 3 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.29%) VMware
10 2 (0.86%) Apple
10 2 (0.86%) Cognos
10 2 (0.86%) OpenText
10 2 (0.86%) RedDot
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