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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 388 350 359
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +9
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 23 53 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.25% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 41 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Tester
England

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
20772 21329 19784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.37% 92.77% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14288 14968 13348
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 £270 £275
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 377 384 414
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -9.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.79 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 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 6 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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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 +9 7 £400 +33.33% 5
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 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 59 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (44.07%) SQL
4 25 (42.37%) Selenium
5 15 (25.42%) Automated Testing
5 15 (25.42%) ISEB
6 14 (23.73%) Finance
6 14 (23.73%) .NET
6 14 (23.73%) JIRA
7 13 (22.03%) QuickTest Pro
8 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
8 12 (20.34%) Banking
8 12 (20.34%) ISTQB
9 11 (18.64%) Scrum
9 11 (18.64%) Test Scripting
9 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
10 10 (16.95%) TDD
10 10 (16.95%) Investment Banking
11 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (15.25%) Regression Testing
11 9 (15.25%) Migration
11 9 (15.25%) Analytics
12 8 (13.56%) Cucumber
12 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
12 8 (13.56%) Sybase
12 8 (13.56%) Java
12 8 (13.56%) Data Migration
13 7 (11.86%) Oracle
13 7 (11.86%) ITIL
13 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) Confluence
3 1 (1.69%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.39%) Mingle
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.39%) DB2
4 1 (1.69%) KDB
4 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (42.37%) Selenium
2 14 (23.73%) JIRA
3 13 (22.03%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (13.56%) Cucumber
5 5 (8.47%) SpecFlow
5 5 (8.47%) LoadRunner
6 4 (6.78%) Toad
6 4 (6.78%) Behat
6 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (5.08%) NUnit
7 3 (5.08%) JMeter
7 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.39%) Zephyr
8 2 (3.39%) FogBugz
8 2 (3.39%) Calabash
8 2 (3.39%) Xcode
8 2 (3.39%) WATIR
8 2 (3.39%) Sahi
8 2 (3.39%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 12 (20.34%) Banking
3 10 (16.95%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Music Industry
4 2 (3.39%) Marketing
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
4 2 (3.39%) Advertising
5 1 (1.69%) Publishing
5 1 (1.69%) Games
5 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.73%) .NET
2 7 (11.86%) MSMQ
3 4 (6.78%) Web Services
4 3 (5.08%) XML
4 3 (5.08%) HTML
5 2 (3.39%) CSS
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (3.39%) RESTful
6 1 (1.69%) REST
6 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.69%) Ajax
6 1 (1.69%) JSON
6 1 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.69%) WPF
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (6.78%) Algorithms
2 3 (5.08%) NHS
3 2 (3.39%) STB
3 2 (3.39%) IPTV
3 2 (3.39%) Derivative
3 2 (3.39%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.39%) iSeries
3 2 (3.39%) Open Source
3 2 (3.39%) Video on Demand
3 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Swaptions
4 1 (1.69%) Online Games
4 1 (1.69%) Replication
4 1 (1.69%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.69%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.08%) Android
3 2 (3.39%) UNIX
3 2 (3.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.42%) Automated Testing
3 11 (18.64%) Test Scripting
3 11 (18.64%) Scrum
3 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
4 10 (16.95%) TDD
5 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (15.25%) Migration
5 9 (15.25%) Regression Testing
5 9 (15.25%) Analytics
6 8 (13.56%) Data Migration
7 7 (11.86%) BDD
7 7 (11.86%) Automation Testing
7 7 (11.86%) ITIL
7 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2
8 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
8 5 (8.47%) Data Modelling
8 5 (8.47%) Software Testing
8 5 (8.47%) User Stories
8 5 (8.47%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.07%) SQL
2 8 (13.56%) Java
3 5 (8.47%) C#
4 4 (6.78%) Ruby
5 3 (5.08%) VBA
6 2 (3.39%) Lua
6 2 (3.39%) C++
7 1 (1.69%) RPG
7 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) ISEB
2 12 (20.34%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Sybase
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.86%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.69%) Mercator
4 1 (1.69%) ESRI
4 1 (1.69%) DataCash
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