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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 40 68
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +28
Contract jobs citing QA 117 187 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.43% 3.97% 2.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.14% 42.02% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 134 113
Median daily rate £481 £434 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.95% -0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £17.55
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +31.09%
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
353 445 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.34% 9.45% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 324 387
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £314 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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.

1 145 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (31.91%) Java
3 58 (24.68%) Scrum
4 57 (24.26%) TDD
5 54 (22.98%) BDD
6 52 (22.13%) Finance
7 49 (20.85%) Selenium
8 46 (19.57%) SQL
9 45 (19.15%) JavaScript
10 40 (17.02%) Test Automation
11 39 (16.60%) Automated Testing
12 38 (16.17%) Web Services
13 36 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (14.89%) DevOps
15 34 (14.47%) Cucumber
15 34 (14.47%) HTML
16 32 (13.62%) Pair Programming
17 31 (13.19%) Git (software)
18 30 (12.77%) Banking
18 30 (12.77%) .NET
18 30 (12.77%) CSS
18 30 (12.77%) Big Data
19 27 (11.49%) Exploratory Testing
19 27 (11.49%) WebDriver
20 26 (11.06%) Software Engineering
20 26 (11.06%) Web Development
21 25 (10.64%) HTML5
21 25 (10.64%) MVC
21 25 (10.64%) AngularJS
22 24 (10.21%) Kanban

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 6 (2.55%) Apache
1 6 (2.55%) SAS
2 4 (1.70%) CMS
2 4 (1.70%) Confluence
3 3 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.28%) Jetty
3 3 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.85%) IIS
4 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.43%) Drupal
5 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (3.40%) MS Excel
1 8 (3.40%) MS Office
2 4 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.85%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) CA PPM
1 2 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.85%) Maximo
2 1 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.43%) Radian6
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.28%) GitHub
3 3 (1.28%) IaaS
3 3 (1.28%) Office 365
3 3 (1.28%) SaaS
4 2 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.85%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.43%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.70%) HTTP
2 3 (1.28%) Firewall
3 2 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (0.85%) DHCP
3 2 (0.85%) FTP
3 2 (0.85%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.85%) LAN
3 2 (0.85%) Network Security
3 2 (0.85%) SAN
3 2 (0.85%) SMS
3 2 (0.85%) SSL
3 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (0.43%) CTI
4 1 (0.43%) DNS
4 1 (0.43%) IPv4
4 1 (0.43%) IPv6
4 1 (0.43%) SSH
4 1 (0.43%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.77%) Big Data
2 21 (8.94%) MongoDB
3 19 (8.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 18 (7.66%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.98%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.13%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.70%) MySQL
9 3 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.28%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.85%) HPCC
10 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.85%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 49 (20.85%) Selenium
2 34 (14.47%) Cucumber
3 31 (13.19%) Git (software)
4 27 (11.49%) WebDriver
5 22 (9.36%) IntelliJ
5 22 (9.36%) JIRA
6 18 (7.66%) Gradle
7 14 (5.96%) Jenkins
7 14 (5.96%) TeamCity
8 12 (5.11%) JUnit
9 11 (4.68%) JBehave
10 10 (4.26%) NUnit
11 9 (3.83%) Appium
12 8 (3.40%) SpecFlow
13 7 (2.98%) Subversion
14 5 (2.13%) Jasmine
14 5 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (1.70%) Artifactory
15 4 (1.70%) Robotium
15 4 (1.70%) SonarQube
General
1 52 (22.13%) Finance
2 30 (12.77%) Banking
3 16 (6.81%) Retail
4 15 (6.38%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.26%) Front Office
6 9 (3.83%) Marketing
7 8 (3.40%) Legal
8 5 (2.13%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.70%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.28%) Back Office
10 3 (1.28%) Law
11 2 (0.85%) Games
11 2 (0.85%) Publishing
12 1 (0.43%) Advertising
12 1 (0.43%) Billing
12 1 (0.43%) Electronics
12 1 (0.43%) German Language
12 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (25.96%) Developer
2 37 (15.74%) Analyst
3 33 (14.04%) QA Engineer
4 27 (11.49%) Java Developer
5 21 (8.94%) Tester
6 17 (7.23%) QA Tester
7 14 (5.96%) Business Analyst
7 14 (5.96%) QA Leader
7 14 (5.96%) Senior QA Engineer
7 14 (5.96%) Test Engineer
8 13 (5.53%) Full Stack Developer
9 12 (5.11%) Test Manager
10 11 (4.68%) QA Analyst
10 11 (4.68%) QA Automation Engineer
10 11 (4.68%) QA Manager
10 11 (4.68%) QA Test Engineer
10 11 (4.68%) Test Analyst
11 9 (3.83%) Developer in Test
12 8 (3.40%) QA Test Manager
12 8 (3.40%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.17%) Web Services
2 34 (14.47%) HTML
3 30 (12.77%) .NET
3 30 (12.77%) CSS
4 25 (10.64%) AngularJS
4 25 (10.64%) HTML5
5 22 (9.36%) Node.js
6 16 (6.81%) Dropwizard
6 16 (6.81%) Hystrix
6 16 (6.81%) Scalatra
6 16 (6.81%) XML
7 14 (5.96%) React
8 13 (5.53%) Play Framework
9 8 (3.40%) .NET Framework
9 8 (3.40%) SOAP
10 7 (2.98%) CSS3
10 7 (2.98%) J2EE
10 7 (2.98%) RESTful
11 6 (2.55%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (2.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.81%) Mobile App
2 16 (6.81%) User Experience
3 7 (2.98%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.98%) Equities
3 7 (2.98%) Fixed Income
3 7 (2.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (2.55%) Derivative
5 4 (1.70%) Biometrics
5 4 (1.70%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.70%) Digital Media
5 4 (1.70%) EPoS
5 4 (1.70%) Fintech
6 3 (1.28%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.85%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (0.85%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.85%) Life Science
7 2 (0.85%) Social Media
7 2 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.09%) Linux
2 16 (6.81%) Unix
3 12 (5.11%) Windows
4 7 (2.98%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.55%) Android
5 6 (2.55%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.70%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.85%) CentOS
8 2 (0.85%) Solaris
8 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (24.68%) Scrum
3 57 (24.26%) TDD
4 54 (22.98%) BDD
5 40 (17.02%) Test Automation
6 39 (16.60%) Automated Testing
7 36 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (14.89%) DevOps
9 32 (13.62%) Pair Programming
10 27 (11.49%) Exploratory Testing
11 26 (11.06%) Software Engineering
11 26 (11.06%) Web Development
12 25 (10.64%) MVC
13 24 (10.21%) Kanban
14 22 (9.36%) Migration
15 21 (8.94%) Front End Development
16 19 (8.09%) Manual Testing
16 19 (8.09%) Project Management
16 19 (8.09%) SDLC
16 19 (8.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 75 (31.91%) Java
2 46 (19.57%) SQL
3 45 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 22 (9.36%) Scala
5 20 (8.51%) C#
6 15 (6.38%) Python
7 9 (3.83%) Ruby
8 8 (3.40%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.40%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.98%) C++
9 7 (2.98%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.13%) Clojure
10 5 (2.13%) R
11 4 (1.70%) Perl
12 3 (1.28%) PHP
12 3 (1.28%) VB
12 3 (1.28%) VBScript
13 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (5.96%) Degree
2 11 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.83%) ISTQB
3 9 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.98%) ISEB
5 3 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.85%) PMP
7 1 (0.43%) APMP
7 1 (0.43%) CCNA
7 1 (0.43%) CCNP
7 1 (0.43%) CCSP
7 1 (0.43%) CISA
7 1 (0.43%) CISM
7 1 (0.43%) CISSP
7 1 (0.43%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.68%) SDET
2 6 (2.55%) MiFID
3 5 (2.13%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.28%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.28%) EMIR
5 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.43%) ISO15022
6 1 (0.43%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.43%) P3O
6 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.28%) Docker
2 3 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.43%) HDFS
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.43%) Snort
3 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (2.13%) Puppet
2 3 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.85%) Ansible
3 2 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.43%) Ambari
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.43%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.43%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.43%) NetApp OnCommand
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.43%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 21 (8.94%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.09%) Oracle
3 16 (6.81%) New Relic
4 7 (2.98%) WorldPay
5 6 (2.55%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.55%) IBM
6 5 (2.13%) HP
7 4 (1.70%) Google
7 4 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.28%) Cisco
8 3 (1.28%) Citrix
8 3 (1.28%) Murex
8 3 (1.28%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 3 (1.28%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.28%) VMware
9 2 (0.85%) CA
9 2 (0.85%) EMC
9 2 (0.85%) Informatica
9 2 (0.85%) NetApp
9 2 (0.85%) Sun
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