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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 56 55
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 130 192 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.77% 3.50% 3.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.80% 39.75% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 137 159
Median daily rate £438 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £319 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £22.00 £95.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.84% +171.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-55.91% +14.06%
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
311 483 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.02% 8.81% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 358 470
Median daily rate £475 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Median hourly rate £22.00 £13.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +38.09%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 93 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (26.29%) Java
3 51 (23.94%) Finance
4 47 (22.07%) Selenium
5 43 (20.19%) Scrum
6 40 (18.78%) SQL
7 38 (17.84%) BDD
8 35 (16.43%) Test Automation
9 34 (15.96%) JIRA
10 33 (15.49%) TDD
11 31 (14.55%) Banking
11 31 (14.55%) .NET
12 28 (13.15%) Cucumber
13 27 (12.68%) Automated Testing
14 25 (11.74%) Oracle
14 25 (11.74%) JavaScript
15 24 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (10.80%) SDLC
17 22 (10.33%) WebDriver
18 20 (9.39%) Pair Programming
18 20 (9.39%) Web Services
18 20 (9.39%) AngularJS
19 19 (8.92%) C#
19 19 (8.92%) HTML
19 19 (8.92%) Windows
19 19 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing
20 18 (8.45%) Test Scripting
20 18 (8.45%) DevOps
21 17 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
21 17 (7.98%) Front End Development

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 11 (5.16%) Node.js
2 7 (3.29%) Confluence
2 7 (3.29%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.35%) Jetty
4 4 (1.88%) CMS
5 3 (1.41%) Apache
5 3 (1.41%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.94%) Drupal
6 2 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.47%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.47%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.35%) MS Office
2 5 (2.35%) MS Project
3 3 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.94%) Maximo
2 2 (0.94%) Misys Opics
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.47%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.47%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.47%) Primavera
3 1 (0.47%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.47%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) GitHub
4 1 (0.47%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.41%) HTTP
1 3 (1.41%) Internet
1 3 (1.41%) IPsec
1 3 (1.41%) Network Security
1 3 (1.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.94%) Firewall
2 2 (0.94%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.94%) LAN
3 1 (0.47%) DHCP
3 1 (0.47%) FTP
3 1 (0.47%) IPv4
3 1 (0.47%) IPv6
3 1 (0.47%) SAN
3 1 (0.47%) SMTP
3 1 (0.47%) SNMP
3 1 (0.47%) SSL
3 1 (0.47%) VoIP
3 1 (0.47%) WAN
3 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.69%) MongoDB
3 9 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (2.82%) Big Data
4 6 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.41%) MySQL
7 3 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.41%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.94%) GIS
8 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.94%) HPCC
8 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (22.07%) Selenium
2 34 (15.96%) JIRA
3 28 (13.15%) Cucumber
4 22 (10.33%) WebDriver
5 15 (7.04%) Git (software)
6 13 (6.10%) Jenkins
6 13 (6.10%) SpecFlow
7 9 (4.23%) Gradle
8 7 (3.29%) Appium
8 7 (3.29%) Maven
9 6 (2.82%) IntelliJ
9 6 (2.82%) Protractor
9 6 (2.82%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.82%) WATIR
10 5 (2.35%) FitNesse
10 5 (2.35%) Subversion
11 4 (1.88%) Capybara
11 4 (1.88%) HP UFT
11 4 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.41%) Robotium
General
1 51 (23.94%) Finance
2 31 (14.55%) Banking
3 14 (6.57%) Investment Banking
4 12 (5.63%) Front Office
5 10 (4.69%) Marketing
6 7 (3.29%) Retail
7 4 (1.88%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.88%) Legal
8 3 (1.41%) Law
9 2 (0.94%) Back Office
9 2 (0.94%) Billing
9 2 (0.94%) Games
10 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.47%) German Language
10 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (25.35%) Analyst
2 34 (15.96%) Developer
3 23 (10.80%) QA Engineer
4 20 (9.39%) Test Analyst
5 18 (8.45%) Business Analyst
6 14 (6.57%) QA Analyst
7 12 (5.63%) Project Manager
7 12 (5.63%) Test Engineer
7 12 (5.63%) Tester
8 11 (5.16%) QA Leader
8 11 (5.16%) QA Test Engineer
8 11 (5.16%) Senior QA Engineer
9 10 (4.69%) Banking Analyst
9 10 (4.69%) Senior Test Engineer
9 10 (4.69%) Test Leader
9 10 (4.69%) Test Manager
10 9 (4.23%) QA Automation Engineer
11 8 (3.76%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (3.76%) Java Developer
12 7 (3.29%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.55%) .NET
2 20 (9.39%) AngularJS
2 20 (9.39%) Web Services
3 19 (8.92%) HTML
4 15 (7.04%) CSS
5 14 (6.57%) XML
6 11 (5.16%) Gherkin
7 9 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (4.23%) HTML5
7 9 (4.23%) REST
7 9 (4.23%) SOAP
8 8 (3.76%) ASP.NET
8 8 (3.76%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (3.29%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (3.29%) Kafka
10 6 (2.82%) J2EE
10 6 (2.82%) Spring Boot
11 5 (2.35%) JSON
11 5 (2.35%) Spring
12 4 (1.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.10%) Equities
3 10 (4.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (3.76%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.82%) Derivative
5 6 (2.82%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.35%) Digital Media
6 5 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.35%) Fintech
6 5 (2.35%) User Experience
7 4 (1.88%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.88%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.88%) Life Science
7 4 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.88%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.41%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.94%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.94%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.94%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.92%) Windows
2 16 (7.51%) Unix
3 15 (7.04%) Linux
4 8 (3.76%) Android
4 8 (3.76%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.82%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.88%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.47%) Solaris
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (20.19%) Scrum
3 38 (17.84%) BDD
4 35 (16.43%) Test Automation
5 33 (15.49%) TDD
6 27 (12.68%) Automated Testing
7 24 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (10.80%) SDLC
9 20 (9.39%) Pair Programming
10 19 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (8.45%) DevOps
11 18 (8.45%) Test Scripting
12 17 (7.98%) Front End Development
13 16 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (7.04%) Project Management
15 14 (6.57%) Software Engineering
16 13 (6.10%) Manual Testing
17 12 (5.63%) OO
18 11 (5.16%) PRINCE2
18 11 (5.16%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (26.29%) Java
2 40 (18.78%) SQL
3 25 (11.74%) JavaScript
4 19 (8.92%) C#
5 10 (4.69%) Python
6 9 (4.23%) Ruby
7 8 (3.76%) Scala
8 7 (3.29%) VB
9 6 (2.82%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.82%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.82%) VBA
10 5 (2.35%) PHP
11 4 (1.88%) C++
11 4 (1.88%) Perl
12 3 (1.41%) VBScript
13 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.94%) Groovy
13 2 (0.94%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.94%) R
13 2 (0.94%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (5.16%) ISTQB
1 11 (5.16%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.23%) Degree
3 7 (3.29%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.88%) ISEB
4 4 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.88%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.94%) CCNP
6 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.94%) CISSP
6 2 (0.94%) MCSD
6 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.47%) CCNA
7 1 (0.47%) CCSP
7 1 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.76%) SDET
2 6 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.35%) MiFID
4 2 (0.94%) SLA
4 2 (0.94%) WCAG
5 1 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.47%) EMIR
5 1 (0.47%) GAAP
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) RMADS
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.47%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.94%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.47%) Docker
4 1 (0.47%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.47%) Snort
4 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.94%) Ansible
2 2 (0.94%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.47%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (0.47%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 25 (11.74%) Oracle
2 13 (6.10%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.76%) HP
4 5 (2.35%) Citrix
4 5 (2.35%) Fidessa
4 5 (2.35%) WorldPay
5 4 (1.88%) New Relic
5 4 (1.88%) VMware
6 3 (1.41%) Caplin
6 3 (1.41%) SAP
6 3 (1.41%) Siebel
7 2 (0.94%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.94%) CA
7 2 (0.94%) Cisco
7 2 (0.94%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.94%) Google
7 2 (0.94%) Infor
7 2 (0.94%) Misys
7 2 (0.94%) Sun
7 2 (0.94%) Trayport
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Robert Half
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £380 - £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £500 day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: Dependent Upon Experience
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Rate: Daily Rate: £150 p/d
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago