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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 363 394 350
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -44
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 39 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £218 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.00
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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
21339 22648 19961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.23% 93.06% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15381 15601 13363
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 +14 7 £325 +44.44% 3
Docklands, London - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
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England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 85 (100.00%) QA
2 41 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (45.88%) SQL
4 38 (44.71%) Selenium
5 27 (31.76%) Manual Testing
6 22 (25.88%) Java
7 19 (22.35%) Automated Testing
7 19 (22.35%) Cucumber
8 18 (21.18%) BDD
9 17 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 15 (17.65%) TDD
10 15 (17.65%) Software Testing
10 15 (17.65%) .NET
10 15 (17.65%) Test Scripting
11 14 (16.47%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (15.29%) Regression Testing
13 12 (14.12%) XML
13 12 (14.12%) JIRA
13 12 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (12.94%) Automation Testing
14 11 (12.94%) C#
14 11 (12.94%) Finance
15 10 (11.76%) Smartcard
15 10 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
15 10 (11.76%) EMV
15 10 (11.76%) Web Services
15 10 (11.76%) Scrum
16 9 (10.59%) Open Source
17 8 (9.41%) Ruby

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 6 (7.06%) CMS
2 5 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (4.71%) Confluence
3 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.53%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) Mingle
3 1 (1.18%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.18%) Summit
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (44.71%) Selenium
2 19 (22.35%) Cucumber
3 12 (14.12%) JIRA
4 11 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (9.41%) WATIR
7 7 (8.24%) Sahi
7 7 (8.24%) WebDriver
8 4 (4.71%) NUnit
9 3 (3.53%) JMeter
9 3 (3.53%) JUnit
9 3 (3.53%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.53%) Appium
10 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.35%) MSTest
10 2 (2.35%) Calabash
10 2 (2.35%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.35%) CruiseControl
10 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (12.94%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Games
3 2 (2.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Front Office
4 1 (1.18%) Electronics
4 1 (1.18%) Billing
4 1 (1.18%) Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.18%) Cantonese Language
4 1 (1.18%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) .NET
2 12 (14.12%) XML
3 10 (11.76%) Web Services
4 3 (3.53%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.53%) JSON
4 3 (3.53%) REST
5 2 (2.35%) Google Maps API
5 2 (2.35%) SOAP
6 1 (1.18%) Middleware
6 1 (1.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Smartcard
1 10 (11.76%) EMV
2 9 (10.59%) Open Source
3 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.06%) Derivative
4 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.35%) iPhone
5 2 (2.35%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.35%) IPTV
5 2 (2.35%) STB
6 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.18%) Handset
6 1 (1.18%) Replication
6 1 (1.18%) Equities
6 1 (1.18%) Online Games
6 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.18%) New Media
6 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.18%) User Experience
6 1 (1.18%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.71%) UNIX
3 3 (3.53%) Windows
3 3 (3.53%) Android
4 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.35%) Linux
5 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.18%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.76%) Manual Testing
3 19 (22.35%) Automated Testing
4 18 (21.18%) BDD
5 17 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 15 (17.65%) TDD
6 15 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 15 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 13 (15.29%) Regression Testing
8 12 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (12.94%) Automation Testing
10 10 (11.76%) Scrum
11 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (8.24%) Asset Management
13 6 (7.06%) Test Planning
13 6 (7.06%) Test Strategy
14 5 (5.88%) User Stories
15 4 (4.71%) Migration
16 3 (3.53%) E-Commerce
16 3 (3.53%) OO
Programming Languages
1 39 (45.88%) SQL
2 22 (25.88%) Java
3 11 (12.94%) C#
4 8 (9.41%) Ruby
5 4 (4.71%) Scala
6 3 (3.53%) VBA
7 2 (2.35%) Python
7 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.18%) VBScript
8 1 (1.18%) C++
8 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) ISEB
2 5 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.35%) Degree
4 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 14 (16.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.06%) HP
3 5 (5.88%) Oracle
3 5 (5.88%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.53%) Mercator
4 3 (3.53%) Google
4 3 (3.53%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.18%) Apple
5 1 (1.18%) Perforce
5 1 (1.18%) RedDot
5 1 (1.18%) Infragistics
5 1 (1.18%) Symbian
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