The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 378 351 367
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +16
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 25 44 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 35 18
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £242 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Tester across the London region.

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in London

QA Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

QA Tester Daily Rate Histogram in London

QA Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester across the London region.

QA Tester Hourly Rate Trend in London

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 4 £400 +36.75% 4
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 58 (100.00%) QA
2 34 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (41.38%) SQL
4 23 (39.66%) Selenium
5 17 (29.31%) JIRA
6 16 (27.59%) Automated Testing
7 15 (25.86%) ISEB
8 14 (24.14%) Finance
9 13 (22.41%) ISTQB
10 12 (20.69%) Banking
10 12 (20.69%) .NET
10 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
11 11 (18.97%) QuickTest Pro
11 11 (18.97%) Scrum
11 11 (18.97%) Test Scripting
12 10 (17.24%) Investment Banking
13 9 (15.52%) TDD
13 9 (15.52%) Migration
13 9 (15.52%) Java
13 9 (15.52%) Analytics
14 8 (13.79%) Test Automation
14 8 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (13.79%) Sybase
14 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
14 8 (13.79%) Data Migration
14 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (12.07%) Regression Testing
15 7 (12.07%) ITIL
15 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
15 7 (12.07%) MSMQ

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) CMS
3 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS Office
3 2 (3.45%) Mingle
3 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.45%) DB2
5 1 (1.72%) KDB
5 1 (1.72%) MySQL
5 1 (1.72%) Big Data
5 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (39.66%) Selenium
2 17 (29.31%) JIRA
3 11 (18.97%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (12.07%) Cucumber
5 5 (8.62%) LoadRunner
6 4 (6.90%) SpecFlow
6 4 (6.90%) Behat
6 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (6.90%) Toad
7 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.17%) TeamCity
7 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.45%) FogBugz
8 2 (3.45%) Zephyr
8 2 (3.45%) JMeter
8 2 (3.45%) Xcode
8 2 (3.45%) NUnit
9 1 (1.72%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.72%) JUnit
9 1 (1.72%) Android Studio
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 12 (20.69%) Banking
3 10 (17.24%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Advertising
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Music Industry
4 2 (3.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.72%) Publishing
5 1 (1.72%) Games
5 1 (1.72%) Front Office
5 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) .NET
2 7 (12.07%) MSMQ
3 4 (6.90%) HTML
4 3 (5.17%) Web Services
5 2 (3.45%) RESTful
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (3.45%) CSS
5 2 (3.45%) XML
6 1 (1.72%) Spring
6 1 (1.72%) JSON
6 1 (1.72%) Ajax
6 1 (1.72%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.72%) WPF
6 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.72%) REST
6 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.72%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Algorithms
1 4 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (5.17%) NHS
2 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.45%) Video on Demand
3 2 (3.45%) iSeries
3 2 (3.45%) STB
3 2 (3.45%) IPTV
4 1 (1.72%) Derivative
4 1 (1.72%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.72%) Equities
4 1 (1.72%) Replication
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Swaptions
4 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.90%) Android
3 3 (5.17%) UNIX
3 3 (5.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.59%) Automated Testing
3 11 (18.97%) Scrum
3 11 (18.97%) Test Scripting
4 9 (15.52%) TDD
4 9 (15.52%) Migration
4 9 (15.52%) Analytics
5 8 (13.79%) Test Automation
5 8 (13.79%) Data Migration
5 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (12.07%) Regression Testing
6 7 (12.07%) ITIL
6 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
6 7 (12.07%) BDD
6 7 (12.07%) Automation Testing
7 6 (10.34%) Manual Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Validation
9 4 (6.90%) Test Strategy
9 4 (6.90%) User Stories
9 4 (6.90%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (41.38%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) Java
3 4 (6.90%) C#
4 3 (5.17%) VBA
5 2 (3.45%) C++
5 2 (3.45%) Lua
5 2 (3.45%) Ruby
6 1 (1.72%) C
6 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.72%) PHP
6 1 (1.72%) RPG
6 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (25.86%) ISEB
2 13 (22.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Sybase
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle
3 5 (8.62%) HP
4 1 (1.72%) ESRI
4 1 (1.72%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.72%) Mercator
4 1 (1.72%) DataCash
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