The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 382 393 369
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -24
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 36 32 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 44
Median daily rate £380 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £252 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £453 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London median 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
20640 21725 21929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.90% 94.58% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15039 15000 15432
Median daily rate £463 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 406 397
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.01 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +8.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +44 5 £455 +17.41% 4
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 65 (100.00%) QA
2 43 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (46.15%) Selenium
4 22 (33.85%) Test Automation
5 21 (32.31%) BDD
6 20 (30.77%) Finance
6 20 (30.77%) SQL
7 18 (27.69%) Java
8 17 (26.15%) .NET
8 17 (26.15%) Automated Testing
9 14 (21.54%) WebDriver
9 14 (21.54%) JIRA
9 14 (21.54%) JavaScript
10 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 13 (20.00%) Banking
10 13 (20.00%) Cucumber
11 12 (18.46%) Manual Testing
11 12 (18.46%) Investment Banking
11 12 (18.46%) Ruby
11 12 (18.46%) E-Commerce
12 11 (16.92%) ISEB
12 11 (16.92%) Algorithmic Trading
12 11 (16.92%) Migration
12 11 (16.92%) Test Scripting
13 10 (15.38%) Data Migration
13 10 (15.38%) Analytics
13 10 (15.38%) ISTQB
13 10 (15.38%) HP UFT
13 10 (15.38%) PhD
13 10 (15.38%) MSMQ

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 4 (6.15%) Confluence
2 2 (3.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (3.08%) Apache
2 2 (3.08%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Mingle
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) FastStats
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) Big Data
3 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.54%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (46.15%) Selenium
2 14 (21.54%) JIRA
2 14 (21.54%) WebDriver
3 13 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 10 (15.38%) HP UFT
5 7 (10.77%) Jasmine
5 7 (10.77%) Protractor
6 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
6 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.62%) IntelliJ
7 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.62%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.08%) Fiddler
8 2 (3.08%) JBehave
8 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.54%) Appium
9 1 (1.54%) Hudson
9 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
General
1 20 (30.77%) Finance
2 13 (20.00%) Banking
3 12 (18.46%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.15%) Games
5 3 (4.62%) Front Office
6 1 (1.54%) Advertising
6 1 (1.54%) Automotive
6 1 (1.54%) Back Office
6 1 (1.54%) Billing
6 1 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (1.54%) Legal
6 1 (1.54%) Marketing
6 1 (1.54%) Publishing
6 1 (1.54%) Retail
6 1 (1.54%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.15%) .NET
2 10 (15.38%) MSMQ
3 7 (10.77%) HTML
4 6 (9.23%) Gherkin
5 4 (6.15%) XML
6 3 (4.62%) JSON
6 3 (4.62%) Web Services
7 2 (3.08%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (3.08%) Apache Camel
7 2 (3.08%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (3.08%) JMS
7 2 (3.08%) SOAP
8 1 (1.54%) CSS
8 1 (1.54%) HTML5
8 1 (1.54%) jQuery
8 1 (1.54%) Murex MxML
8 1 (1.54%) REST
8 1 (1.54%) RESTful
8 1 (1.54%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (1.54%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Credit Risk
2 3 (4.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.62%) Social Media
3 2 (3.08%) Derivative
3 2 (3.08%) Fintech
3 2 (3.08%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.08%) User Experience
3 2 (3.08%) Wiki
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Animation
4 1 (1.54%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.54%) Equities
4 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Replication
4 1 (1.54%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) Unix
2 4 (6.15%) Linux
2 4 (6.15%) Windows
3 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.85%) Test Automation
3 21 (32.31%) BDD
4 17 (26.15%) Automated Testing
5 12 (18.46%) E-Commerce
5 12 (18.46%) Manual Testing
6 11 (16.92%) Algorithmic Trading
6 11 (16.92%) Migration
6 11 (16.92%) Test Scripting
7 10 (15.38%) Analytics
7 10 (15.38%) Data Migration
7 10 (15.38%) ITIL
7 10 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 8 (12.31%) Regression Testing
8 8 (12.31%) Scrum
8 8 (12.31%) TDD
9 7 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.77%) Functional Testing
10 5 (7.69%) Automation Testing
10 5 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.77%) SQL
2 18 (27.69%) Java
3 14 (21.54%) JavaScript
4 12 (18.46%) Ruby
5 4 (6.15%) C#
6 3 (4.62%) Groovy
6 3 (4.62%) Python
6 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.54%) PHP
7 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.54%) Scala
7 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) ISEB
2 10 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 10 (15.38%) PhD
3 2 (3.08%) Degree
3 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Sybase
2 2 (3.08%) Adobe
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.08%) Murex
2 2 (3.08%) Rally
3 1 (1.54%) HP
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle
3 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.54%) TIBCO
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