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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 364 317 342
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +25
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 35 67 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.31% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.33% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 48 25
Average daily rate
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£275 £355 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £189 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £305 £306
% change year-on-year
-18.03% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
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
19643 20190 18456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.91% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13788 13644 12573
Average daily rate £446 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 387 425
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -1.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +20 17 £475 +65.21% 4
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Teddington - - - -
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QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 79 (100.00%) QA
2 45 (56.96%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (46.84%) SQL
4 36 (45.57%) Selenium
5 23 (29.11%) Java
6 20 (25.32%) Test Automation
6 20 (25.32%) Cucumber
7 18 (22.78%) QuickTest Pro
7 18 (22.78%) .NET
7 18 (22.78%) TDD
8 17 (21.52%) ISEB
8 17 (21.52%) Automated Testing
8 17 (21.52%) BDD
9 16 (20.25%) Finance
9 16 (20.25%) Regression Testing
10 15 (18.99%) JIRA
11 14 (17.72%) ISTQB
11 14 (17.72%) Manual Testing
11 14 (17.72%) Test Scripting
12 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
13 11 (13.92%) Web Services
13 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
13 11 (13.92%) Software Testing
13 11 (13.92%) Scrum
13 11 (13.92%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (12.66%) Automation Testing
14 10 (12.66%) Ruby
15 9 (11.39%) Banking
15 9 (11.39%) XML

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.06%) Confluence
3 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.53%) CMS
4 1 (1.27%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.53%) Mingle
2 2 (2.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.27%) Summit
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.53%) DB2
5 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.27%) KDB
5 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 36 (45.57%) Selenium
2 20 (25.32%) Cucumber
3 18 (22.78%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (18.99%) JIRA
5 8 (10.13%) WATIR
6 7 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (8.86%) Sahi
7 6 (7.59%) WebDriver
8 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
8 5 (6.33%) NUnit
9 4 (5.06%) JMeter
9 4 (5.06%) SpecFlow
9 4 (5.06%) Behat
10 3 (3.80%) Calabash
10 3 (3.80%) Toad
10 3 (3.80%) TeamCity
10 3 (3.80%) FitNesse
11 2 (2.53%) Xcode
11 2 (2.53%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (20.25%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Banking
3 8 (10.13%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.80%) Marketing
4 3 (3.80%) Games
5 2 (2.53%) Music Industry
5 2 (2.53%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Advertising
6 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.27%) Front Office
6 1 (1.27%) Electronics
6 1 (1.27%) Billing
6 1 (1.27%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.27%) Cantonese Language
6 1 (1.27%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.78%) .NET
2 11 (13.92%) Web Services
3 9 (11.39%) XML
4 6 (7.59%) MSMQ
5 3 (3.80%) JSON
6 2 (2.53%) RESTful
6 2 (2.53%) REST
6 2 (2.53%) HTML
6 2 (2.53%) CSS
7 1 (1.27%) SOAP
7 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.27%) Middleware
7 1 (1.27%) Ajax
7 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.27%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Open Source
2 5 (6.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.80%) Derivative
4 3 (3.80%) NHS
4 3 (3.80%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.53%) Equities
5 2 (2.53%) STB
5 2 (2.53%) IPTV
5 2 (2.53%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.53%) iSeries
5 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.27%) Online Games
6 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.27%) EMV
6 1 (1.27%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.27%) Handset
6 1 (1.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.33%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.06%) Android
3 3 (3.80%) UNIX
3 3 (3.80%) Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Windows
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.27%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (56.96%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.32%) Test Automation
3 18 (22.78%) TDD
4 17 (21.52%) Automated Testing
4 17 (21.52%) BDD
5 16 (20.25%) Regression Testing
6 14 (17.72%) Test Scripting
6 14 (17.72%) Manual Testing
7 11 (13.92%) Scrum
7 11 (13.92%) Software Testing
8 10 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (12.66%) Automation Testing
9 9 (11.39%) User Stories
9 9 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (10.13%) Analytics
10 8 (10.13%) Migration
11 6 (7.59%) ITIL
11 6 (7.59%) PRINCE2
11 6 (7.59%) Data Migration
12 5 (6.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.84%) SQL
2 23 (29.11%) Java
3 10 (12.66%) Ruby
4 7 (8.86%) C#
5 3 (3.80%) C++
5 3 (3.80%) Scala
6 2 (2.53%) Lua
6 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.53%) VBA
7 1 (1.27%) Python
7 1 (1.27%) VBScript
7 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.27%) RPG
7 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (21.52%) ISEB
2 14 (17.72%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.53%) Degree
3 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.27%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 11 (13.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.86%) Oracle
2 7 (8.86%) Sybase
3 5 (6.33%) HP
4 2 (2.53%) Mercator
5 1 (1.27%) Infragistics
5 1 (1.27%) Perforce
5 1 (1.27%) RedDot
5 1 (1.27%) Google
5 1 (1.27%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.27%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.27%) DataCash
5 1 (1.27%) Apple
5 1 (1.27%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.27%) Symbian
City of London
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 24 days ago