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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 201 189 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.74% 3.25% 3.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.27% 40.73% 40.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 123 177
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £321 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £39.75 £20.00 £67.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.75% -70.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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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
454 464 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.45% 7.98% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 334 442
Average daily rate £450 £472 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% -0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £307 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 9
Average hourly rate £22.63 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.40% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £12.56 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £25.30 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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.

1 152 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (37.18%) Finance
3 83 (21.28%) SQL
4 78 (20.00%) Java
5 71 (18.21%) Banking
6 60 (15.38%) TDD
7 54 (13.85%) Scrum
8 53 (13.59%) Project Management
9 51 (13.08%) Oracle
10 47 (12.05%) JavaScript
10 47 (12.05%) BDD
11 45 (11.54%) XML
11 45 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
12 44 (11.28%) Selenium
12 44 (11.28%) C#
12 44 (11.28%) Test Scripting
13 42 (10.77%) Test Automation
14 40 (10.26%) JIRA
14 40 (10.26%) Degree
15 39 (10.00%) Microsoft
16 38 (9.74%) Cucumber
17 37 (9.49%) Jenkins
18 36 (9.23%) HTML
19 35 (8.97%) Linux
19 35 (8.97%) Automated Testing
19 35 (8.97%) Git (software)
20 34 (8.72%) .NET
21 33 (8.46%) Web Services
21 33 (8.46%) Test Strategy
21 33 (8.46%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.56%) JBoss
3 8 (2.05%) WebLogic
3 8 (2.05%) Confluence
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.77%) Apache
4 3 (0.77%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.77%) IIS
4 3 (0.77%) SAS
4 3 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.77%) Lync
4 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.51%) Node.js
5 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.51%) Drupal
6 1 (0.26%) WordPress
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.26%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 19 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.59%) MS Office
3 12 (3.08%) MS Project
4 9 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.26%) Mingle
7 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.05%) Cognos TM1
1 8 (2.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.28%) SAP SRM
3 4 (1.03%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.51%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.51%) Radian6
4 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.51%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.26%) Endur
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.26%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.26%) Unica
5 1 (0.26%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.56%) SaaS
2 7 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.77%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.51%) Heroku
4 2 (0.51%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.51%) Force.com
4 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.51%) IaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.26%) Taleo
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.26%) PaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Office 365
5 1 (0.26%) Route 53
5 1 (0.26%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.08%) HTTP
2 7 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.79%) Internet
2 7 (1.79%) DNS
3 5 (1.28%) DHCP
3 5 (1.28%) Intranet
3 5 (1.28%) LDAP
3 5 (1.28%) PSTN
4 4 (1.03%) LAN
4 4 (1.03%) WAN
5 3 (0.77%) VPN
5 3 (0.77%) WLAN
5 3 (0.77%) ADSL
5 3 (0.77%) 3G
5 3 (0.77%) SS7
5 3 (0.77%) TCAP
5 3 (0.77%) ISUP
5 3 (0.77%) SCCP
5 3 (0.77%) INAP
5 3 (0.77%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.44%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (5.38%) Relational Database
4 15 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 12 (3.08%) MySQL
6 9 (2.31%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.79%) Big Data
8 7 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.54%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.03%) BusinessObjects XI
11 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.77%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 44 (11.28%) Selenium
2 40 (10.26%) JIRA
3 38 (9.74%) Cucumber
4 37 (9.49%) Jenkins
5 35 (8.97%) Git (software)
6 23 (5.90%) WebDriver
7 22 (5.64%) SpecFlow
8 15 (3.85%) WATIR
9 13 (3.33%) Capybara
10 12 (3.08%) Jasmine
11 11 (2.82%) Karma Test Runner
11 11 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (2.82%) Maven
11 11 (2.82%) JUnit
12 9 (2.31%) Subversion
13 8 (2.05%) FitNesse
14 7 (1.79%) JMeter
14 7 (1.79%) Gradle
14 7 (1.79%) SoapUI
14 7 (1.79%) RSpec
General
1 145 (37.18%) Finance
2 71 (18.21%) Banking
3 32 (8.21%) Investment Banking
4 16 (4.10%) Front Office
5 15 (3.85%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.33%) Advertising
7 12 (3.08%) Marketing
8 11 (2.82%) Retail
9 10 (2.56%) Legal
10 7 (1.79%) Back Office
10 7 (1.79%) Publishing
11 5 (1.28%) Billing
12 3 (0.77%) Law
12 3 (0.77%) Games
12 3 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.26%) French Language
13 1 (0.26%) German Language
13 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.26%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 98 (25.13%) Analyst
2 89 (22.82%) Developer
3 35 (8.97%) Business Analyst
3 35 (8.97%) Tester
4 30 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 23 (5.90%) Project Manager
6 21 (5.38%) Architect
7 20 (5.13%) QA Analyst
8 18 (4.62%) Java Developer
9 17 (4.36%) Test Manager
10 13 (3.33%) Systems Tester
11 12 (3.08%) Test Leader
12 11 (2.82%) QA Test Analyst
13 10 (2.56%) QA Engineer
13 10 (2.56%) Programme Manager
14 9 (2.31%) QA Tester
14 9 (2.31%) Senior Analyst
15 8 (2.05%) Systems Analyst
15 8 (2.05%) Consultant
15 8 (2.05%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (11.54%) XML
2 36 (9.23%) HTML
3 34 (8.72%) .NET
4 33 (8.46%) Web Services
5 27 (6.92%) CSS
6 23 (5.90%) SOAP
7 16 (4.10%) RESTful
8 11 (2.82%) HTML5
8 11 (2.82%) REST
8 11 (2.82%) AngularJS
9 10 (2.56%) Apache Flex
10 9 (2.31%) JSON
10 9 (2.31%) J2EE
11 8 (2.05%) JMS
11 8 (2.05%) Java EE
11 8 (2.05%) CSS3
11 8 (2.05%) Gherkin
11 8 (2.05%) jQuery
12 7 (1.79%) Grails
12 7 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.90%) User Experience
3 20 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 16 (4.10%) SWIFT
4 16 (4.10%) Fixed Income
5 15 (3.85%) Derivative
6 14 (3.59%) Equities
6 14 (3.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (2.82%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.31%) Statistics
9 8 (2.05%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.79%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.28%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.03%) Social Network
12 4 (1.03%) NHS
12 4 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.03%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.03%) Clustering
13 3 (0.77%) EFT
13 3 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (8.97%) Linux
2 31 (7.95%) Windows
3 22 (5.64%) UNIX
4 20 (5.13%) Android
5 16 (4.10%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.28%) AIX
7 5 (1.28%) Solaris
8 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.03%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.77%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (15.38%) TDD
3 54 (13.85%) Scrum
4 53 (13.59%) Project Management
5 47 (12.05%) BDD
6 45 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 44 (11.28%) Test Scripting
8 42 (10.77%) Test Automation
9 35 (8.97%) Automated Testing
10 33 (8.46%) Test Strategy
10 33 (8.46%) SDLC
11 31 (7.95%) Business Analysis
12 30 (7.69%) Integration Testing
13 27 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (6.15%) OO
14 24 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (5.64%) Open Source
16 21 (5.38%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 83 (21.28%) SQL
2 78 (20.00%) Java
3 47 (12.05%) JavaScript
4 44 (11.28%) C#
5 20 (5.13%) Ruby
6 19 (4.87%) Python
7 14 (3.59%) Groovy
8 12 (3.08%) Scala
8 12 (3.08%) Perl
8 12 (3.08%) PHP
9 11 (2.82%) VBA
10 10 (2.56%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.56%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.31%) C++
12 8 (2.05%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.54%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.54%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.54%) VBScript
14 5 (1.28%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (10.26%) Degree
2 14 (3.59%) ISEB
3 9 (2.31%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.05%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.77%) RHCE
6 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.77%) MCP
6 3 (0.77%) MCSA
6 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.51%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) IIBA
8 1 (0.26%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.26%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.26%) CCNP
8 1 (0.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.28%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.03%) SLA
3 2 (0.51%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) GxP
4 1 (0.26%) FATCA
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) COBIT
4 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 6 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.51%) Varnish
4 1 (0.26%) KVM
4 1 (0.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.03%) SCCM
2 4 (1.03%) Data Guard
2 4 (1.03%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.77%) Puppet
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.51%) Nagios
4 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.51%) CA LISA
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.26%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.26%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 51 (13.08%) Oracle
2 39 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.13%) HP
4 15 (3.85%) IBM
5 12 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.56%) Sybase
6 10 (2.56%) SAP
7 8 (2.05%) Cognos
7 8 (2.05%) Google
7 8 (2.05%) WorldPay
8 7 (1.79%) Cisco
8 7 (1.79%) Apple
9 6 (1.54%) VMware
9 6 (1.54%) Sun
10 5 (1.28%) Dell
10 5 (1.28%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.03%) McAfee
11 4 (1.03%) InterSystems
11 4 (1.03%) Ariba
11 4 (1.03%) Informatica
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