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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 60 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing QA 173 228 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.91% 3.12% 3.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.97% 41.01% 40.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 160 223
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £600 £574
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £65.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.17 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+3.82% -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
481 556 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.10% 7.61% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 425 557
Average daily rate £450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £629 £634
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £52.82 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.70% +177.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.39 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £67.50 £50.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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.

1 147 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (28.46%) Finance
3 92 (24.47%) Java
4 88 (23.40%) SQL
5 68 (18.09%) Banking
6 63 (16.76%) TDD
7 61 (16.22%) Selenium
8 57 (15.16%) Analytical Skills
9 55 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 55 (14.63%) Scrum
9 55 (14.63%) C#
10 54 (14.36%) BDD
11 51 (13.56%) Project Management
11 51 (13.56%) Investment Banking
12 50 (13.30%) .NET
12 50 (13.30%) Microsoft
13 46 (12.23%) Web Services
14 45 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (10.90%) XML
16 40 (10.64%) Degree
16 40 (10.64%) Test Automation
17 39 (10.37%) MS Excel
18 36 (9.57%) Cucumber
19 35 (9.31%) HTML
19 35 (9.31%) JIRA
20 34 (9.04%) JavaScript
20 34 (9.04%) Oracle
21 31 (8.24%) Test Strategy
22 29 (7.71%) CSS
22 29 (7.71%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 12 (3.19%) Node.js
2 11 (2.93%) IBM Notes
3 9 (2.39%) WebLogic
3 9 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.86%) CMS
5 6 (1.60%) Confluence
5 6 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.06%) JBoss
6 4 (1.06%) Apache
7 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.27%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.27%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.27%) IIS
9 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 39 (10.37%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.85%) MS Office
3 21 (5.59%) MS Project
4 17 (4.52%) MS Visio
5 12 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.33%) Photoshop
7 4 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.53%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (3.19%) WebTrends
2 8 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.53%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.27%) Cordys
4 1 (0.27%) Agresso
4 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.27%) Maximo
4 1 (0.27%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.53%) Force.com
2 2 (0.53%) Office 365
3 1 (0.27%) GitHub
3 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.27%) Responsys
3 1 (0.27%) CheetahMail
3 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.27%) SaaS
3 1 (0.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.39%) HTTP
2 5 (1.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.33%) Internet
3 4 (1.06%) Firewall
3 4 (1.06%) Intranet
4 3 (0.80%) DNS
4 3 (0.80%) LAN
4 3 (0.80%) WAN
5 2 (0.53%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.53%) SSL
5 2 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.53%) BIG-IP
5 2 (0.53%) RTSP
5 2 (0.53%) VLAN
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.27%) FWSM
6 1 (0.27%) HSRP
6 1 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.46%) QlikView
2 13 (3.46%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.13%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.86%) MySQL
6 6 (1.60%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.60%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.06%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.80%) DB2
9 3 (0.80%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.80%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 61 (16.22%) Selenium
2 36 (9.57%) Cucumber
3 35 (9.31%) JIRA
4 25 (6.65%) WebDriver
5 24 (6.38%) FitNesse
6 21 (5.59%) Visual Studio
7 19 (5.05%) Jenkins
8 18 (4.79%) Git (software)
8 18 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (4.52%) QuickTest Pro
10 16 (4.26%) Subversion
10 16 (4.26%) JUnit
11 12 (3.19%) SpecFlow
12 11 (2.93%) SoapUI
13 8 (2.13%) WATIR
14 7 (1.86%) Maven
14 7 (1.86%) JBehave
15 6 (1.60%) Sahi
15 6 (1.60%) NUnit
16 5 (1.33%) TeamCity
General
1 107 (28.46%) Finance
2 68 (18.09%) Banking
3 51 (13.56%) Investment Banking
4 17 (4.52%) Marketing
4 17 (4.52%) Front Office
5 16 (4.26%) Games
6 14 (3.72%) Retail
7 11 (2.93%) Danish Language
7 11 (2.93%) Publishing
8 9 (2.39%) Back Office
9 8 (2.13%) Advertising
10 7 (1.86%) Legal
11 6 (1.60%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.60%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.53%) Billing
13 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.27%) French Language
13 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 99 (26.33%) Analyst
2 96 (25.53%) Developer
3 45 (11.97%) Test Analyst
4 28 (7.45%) Business Analyst
5 27 (7.18%) Tester
6 26 (6.91%) Test Manager
7 23 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
8 19 (5.05%) QA Analyst
9 15 (3.99%) Java Developer
10 13 (3.46%) Project Manager
10 13 (3.46%) QA Engineer
11 12 (3.19%) Senior Developer
11 12 (3.19%) Data Analyst
11 12 (3.19%) Senior Test Analyst
12 11 (2.93%) Consultant
12 11 (2.93%) QA Tester
13 10 (2.66%) Architect
13 10 (2.66%) QA Leader
14 9 (2.39%) Automation Analyst
14 9 (2.39%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (13.30%) .NET
2 46 (12.23%) Web Services
3 41 (10.90%) XML
4 35 (9.31%) HTML
5 29 (7.71%) CSS
6 25 (6.65%) REST
7 14 (3.72%) JSON
7 14 (3.72%) jQuery
8 13 (3.46%) HTML5
8 13 (3.46%) ASP.NET
9 12 (3.19%) AngularJS
10 11 (2.93%) XSLT
10 11 (2.93%) Ajax
10 11 (2.93%) Backbone.js
11 10 (2.66%) CSS3
12 9 (2.39%) RESTful
12 9 (2.39%) SOAP
13 8 (2.13%) Spring
13 8 (2.13%) Visualforce
13 8 (2.13%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 57 (15.16%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.32%) Computer Science
3 18 (4.79%) User Experience
4 14 (3.72%) Social Media
4 14 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (3.19%) Online Games
6 12 (3.19%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.93%) New Media
7 11 (2.93%) Open Source
7 11 (2.93%) Blog
8 9 (2.39%) Fixed Income
9 8 (2.13%) Market Risk
9 8 (2.13%) Derivative
10 7 (1.86%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.60%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.33%) iPhone
12 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.33%) Mathematics
13 4 (1.06%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.85%) Windows
2 18 (4.79%) Android
3 17 (4.52%) Linux
3 17 (4.52%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.19%) UNIX
5 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (39.10%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (16.76%) TDD
3 55 (14.63%) Scrum
3 55 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 54 (14.36%) BDD
5 51 (13.56%) Project Management
6 45 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (10.64%) Test Automation
8 31 (8.24%) Test Strategy
9 29 (7.71%) OO
10 28 (7.45%) E-Commerce
11 27 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (7.18%) Automation Testing
12 24 (6.38%) Analytics
13 23 (6.12%) Automated Testing
13 23 (6.12%) Unit Testing
14 22 (5.85%) Software Engineering
14 22 (5.85%) Migration
14 22 (5.85%) CRM
15 21 (5.59%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (24.47%) Java
2 88 (23.40%) SQL
3 55 (14.63%) C#
4 34 (9.04%) JavaScript
5 19 (5.05%) Ruby
6 16 (4.26%) VBA
7 10 (2.66%) Python
8 9 (2.39%) PHP
8 9 (2.39%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.13%) Scala
9 8 (2.13%) Apex Code
10 7 (1.86%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.60%) C
12 5 (1.33%) Groovy
12 5 (1.33%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.80%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.53%) ABAP
14 2 (0.53%) Perl
14 2 (0.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (10.64%) Degree
2 18 (4.79%) ISEB
3 13 (3.46%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.13%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.33%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.06%) CISSP
8 3 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CEH
9 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CISA
10 1 (0.27%) CISM
10 1 (0.27%) CCSA
10 1 (0.27%) CCSE
10 1 (0.27%) MCITP
10 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.80%) EMIR
1 3 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (0.53%) P3O
2 2 (0.53%) SLA
2 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.27%) Basel II
3 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.27%) WCAG
3 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) FATCA
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (5.32%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.93%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (0.80%) Nagios
3 3 (0.80%) Puppet
3 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.53%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.27%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.27%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 50 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.04%) Oracle
3 13 (3.46%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (2.93%) Lotus
4 11 (2.93%) HP
5 8 (2.13%) Sybase
6 7 (1.86%) Adobe
6 7 (1.86%) IBM
7 5 (1.33%) Business Objects
7 5 (1.33%) SAP
8 4 (1.06%) Open Text
9 3 (0.80%) RedDot
9 3 (0.80%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.80%) Google
9 3 (0.80%) Vermilion
9 3 (0.80%) New Relic
10 2 (0.53%) FactSet
10 2 (0.53%) F5
10 2 (0.53%) SunGard
10 2 (0.53%) BI-SAM
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £450 per day OR PERM
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 25 days ago