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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
London / City of London
Rank 42 67 62
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 129 90 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.39% 2.83% 3.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.13% 27.11% 36.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 59 122
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%

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
357 332 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.14% 10.43% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 240 340
Median daily rate £500 £488 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £306 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £22.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £43.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-53.75% +82.10%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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.

1 107 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (24.39%) Finance
3 53 (21.54%) JavaScript
4 51 (20.73%) Banking
5 48 (19.51%) Java
6 47 (19.11%) TDD
7 45 (18.29%) SQL
7 45 (18.29%) Selenium
7 45 (18.29%) BDD
8 43 (17.48%) HTML
8 43 (17.48%) Scrum
9 42 (17.07%) Test Automation
10 37 (15.04%) Git (software)
10 37 (15.04%) Automated Testing
11 34 (13.82%) Pair Programming
12 33 (13.41%) CSS
12 33 (13.41%) Software Engineering
13 31 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (12.60%) HTML5
14 29 (11.79%) Test Scripting
14 29 (11.79%) AngularJS
15 28 (11.38%) Kanban
16 27 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
16 27 (10.98%) SDLC
17 25 (10.16%) Web Services
17 25 (10.16%) .NET
18 24 (9.76%) Linux
18 24 (9.76%) Web Development
18 24 (9.76%) DevOps
19 23 (9.35%) Amazon AWS

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 9 (3.66%) Confluence
2 7 (2.85%) IIS
3 6 (2.44%) Jetty
3 6 (2.44%) WordPress
4 5 (2.03%) CMS
5 3 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.81%) Apache
6 2 (0.81%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.81%) Drupal
6 2 (0.81%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.41%) Moodle
7 1 (0.41%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.41%) nginx
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.41%) SAS
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.03%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) Weka
Business Applications
1 8 (3.25%) FLEXCUBE
1 8 (3.25%) Loan IQ
2 5 (2.03%) SAP CRM
2 5 (2.03%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.03%) GitHub
3 5 (2.03%) PaaS
4 4 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.63%) SaaS
5 3 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.22%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.81%) IaaS
6 2 (0.81%) Office 365
6 2 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.41%) Heroku
7 1 (0.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.85%) HTTP
2 6 (2.44%) LAN
2 6 (2.44%) WAN
3 4 (1.63%) Firewall
4 3 (1.22%) Internet
4 3 (1.22%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.81%) Converged Networks
5 2 (0.81%) DMZ
5 2 (0.81%) IPv6
5 2 (0.81%) LDAP
5 2 (0.81%) VPN
5 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.41%) FTP
6 1 (0.41%) SAN
6 1 (0.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.94%) Big Data
2 21 (8.54%) SQL Server
3 18 (7.32%) MongoDB
4 14 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.47%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (3.25%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.03%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.63%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.63%) Sqoop
10 3 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.81%) HBase
11 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 45 (18.29%) Selenium
2 37 (15.04%) Git (software)
3 22 (8.94%) Cucumber
3 22 (8.94%) JIRA
4 21 (8.54%) WebDriver
5 19 (7.72%) Jenkins
6 14 (5.69%) IntelliJ
7 12 (4.88%) TeamCity
8 10 (4.07%) Gradle
9 9 (3.66%) SpecFlow
10 8 (3.25%) Appium
10 8 (3.25%) Xcode
11 7 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (2.85%) Grunt
11 7 (2.85%) gulp
12 6 (2.44%) Calabash
12 6 (2.44%) DbUnit
12 6 (2.44%) Mocha
12 6 (2.44%) NUnit
12 6 (2.44%) Robot Framework
General
1 60 (24.39%) Finance
2 51 (20.73%) Banking
3 13 (5.28%) Front Office
4 11 (4.47%) Investment Banking
4 11 (4.47%) Marketing
5 8 (3.25%) Wholesale Banking
6 7 (2.85%) Publishing
7 5 (2.03%) Legal
8 4 (1.63%) Billing
8 4 (1.63%) Retail
9 3 (1.22%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.22%) Games
9 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.81%) Back Office
11 1 (0.41%) Advertising
11 1 (0.41%) French Language
11 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 51 (20.73%) Developer
2 49 (19.92%) Analyst
3 39 (15.85%) QA Engineer
4 23 (9.35%) Business Analyst
5 16 (6.50%) Tester
6 15 (6.10%) Automation Engineer
6 15 (6.10%) Banking Analyst
6 15 (6.10%) Full Stack Developer
6 15 (6.10%) Java Developer
7 14 (5.69%) QA Automation Engineer
7 14 (5.69%) Test Engineer
8 13 (5.28%) Senior QA Engineer
9 11 (4.47%) Architect
10 10 (4.07%) QA Analyst
11 9 (3.66%) Designer
11 9 (3.66%) QA Test Engineer
11 9 (3.66%) Test Analyst
12 8 (3.25%) QA Leader
13 7 (2.85%) Banking Business Analyst
14 6 (2.44%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (17.48%) HTML
2 33 (13.41%) CSS
3 31 (12.60%) HTML5
4 29 (11.79%) AngularJS
5 25 (10.16%) .NET
5 25 (10.16%) Web Services
6 20 (8.13%) Node.js
7 19 (7.72%) React
8 15 (6.10%) Dropwizard
8 15 (6.10%) Hystrix
8 15 (6.10%) Scalatra
9 13 (5.28%) XML
10 11 (4.47%) Play Framework
11 9 (3.66%) Gherkin
11 9 (3.66%) REST
11 9 (3.66%) SOAP
12 6 (2.44%) CSS3
12 6 (2.44%) Kafka
12 6 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.32%) User Experience
3 17 (6.91%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.66%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.85%) Equities
7 6 (2.44%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.44%) Derivative
7 6 (2.44%) Fintech
7 6 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (2.44%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.63%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.22%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.22%) PKI
9 3 (1.22%) Replication
10 2 (0.81%) Clustering
10 2 (0.81%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.81%) STB
10 2 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.76%) Linux
2 21 (8.54%) Windows
3 14 (5.69%) Apple iOS
3 14 (5.69%) Unix
4 11 (4.47%) Android
5 5 (2.03%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.81%) CentOS
7 2 (0.81%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (19.11%) TDD
3 45 (18.29%) BDD
4 43 (17.48%) Scrum
5 42 (17.07%) Test Automation
6 37 (15.04%) Automated Testing
7 34 (13.82%) Pair Programming
8 33 (13.41%) Software Engineering
9 31 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (11.79%) Test Scripting
11 28 (11.38%) Kanban
12 27 (10.98%) SDLC
13 24 (9.76%) DevOps
13 24 (9.76%) Web Development
14 22 (8.94%) SOA
15 21 (8.54%) Manual Testing
15 21 (8.54%) MVC
16 19 (7.72%) Front End Development
16 19 (7.72%) Project Management
17 18 (7.32%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (21.54%) JavaScript
2 48 (19.51%) Java
3 45 (18.29%) SQL
4 18 (7.32%) C#
5 15 (6.10%) Python
6 11 (4.47%) Scala
7 10 (4.07%) C++
8 8 (3.25%) Ruby
8 8 (3.25%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.85%) Groovy
10 6 (2.44%) Apple Swift
10 6 (2.44%) Perl
11 5 (2.03%) PHP
11 5 (2.03%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.63%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.63%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.22%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.22%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.81%) VBA
14 2 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (8.13%) Degree
2 6 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.63%) ISEB
4 3 (1.22%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.22%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.81%) CEH
5 2 (0.81%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (0.81%) CREST Certified
5 2 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.81%) GIAC
5 2 (0.81%) GPEN
5 2 (0.81%) OSCE
5 2 (0.81%) OSCP
5 2 (0.81%) SANS
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 1 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.44%) MiFID
2 4 (1.63%) EMIR
2 4 (1.63%) SDET
2 4 (1.63%) SEPA
3 3 (1.22%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.81%) SLA
5 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.63%) Docker
1 4 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.22%) HDFS
3 2 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.81%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.81%) vCloud
3 2 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.63%) HockeyApp
3 3 (1.22%) Puppet
4 2 (0.81%) Ambari
4 2 (0.81%) Ansible
4 2 (0.81%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.81%) Nessus
4 2 (0.81%) Oozie
4 2 (0.81%) OpenIDM
4 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.81%) Terraform
5 1 (0.41%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.41%) Nagios
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.41%) Rancher
Vendors
1 18 (7.32%) New Relic
2 14 (5.69%) Oracle
3 11 (4.47%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.07%) SAP
4 10 (4.07%) WorldPay
5 7 (2.85%) HP
6 5 (2.03%) Apple
6 5 (2.03%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.03%) hybris
6 5 (2.03%) Siebel
7 4 (1.63%) VMware
8 3 (1.22%) Charles River
8 3 (1.22%) Pega
9 2 (0.81%) Cisco
9 2 (0.81%) Google
9 2 (0.81%) IBM
9 2 (0.81%) Murex
9 2 (0.81%) OpenText
9 2 (0.81%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
City, London
2M Employment Solutions
Rate: £9.75 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Mane Contract Services Limited
Rate: £350 - £430 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago