The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 352 390 375
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -15
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 47 28 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 24
Average daily rate
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£280 £366 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.54% +12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £433 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £137.50 £27.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+409.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21794 22443 24427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.69% 92.51% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14907 15270 15909
Average daily rate £425 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 466 649
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
QA Tester
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 4 £285 -24.50% 6
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 101 (100.00%) QA
2 60 (59.41%) Selenium
3 47 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (35.64%) SQL
4 36 (35.64%) Test Scripting
5 27 (26.73%) Java
5 27 (26.73%) Finance
6 26 (25.74%) C#
6 26 (25.74%) Cucumber
6 26 (25.74%) Automation Testing
7 24 (23.76%) Automated Testing
8 22 (21.78%) Scrum
9 20 (19.80%) Manual Testing
10 19 (18.81%) Test Automation
10 19 (18.81%) WebDriver
11 17 (16.83%) TDD
12 16 (15.84%) BDD
13 15 (14.85%) FitNesse
14 13 (12.87%) Software Testing
15 12 (11.88%) HP Quality Center
15 12 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (10.89%) Open Source
16 11 (10.89%) JIRA
16 11 (10.89%) Web Services
17 10 (9.90%) Client/Server
17 10 (9.90%) ISEB
17 10 (9.90%) Ruby
17 10 (9.90%) User Acceptance Testing
18 9 (8.91%) HP
18 9 (8.91%) Windows

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (7.92%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.96%) CMS
2 4 (3.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.97%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.98%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.99%) Apache
5 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) MS Office
1 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.96%) Internet
2 2 (1.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.98%) Big Data
3 1 (0.99%) MySQL
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 60 (59.41%) Selenium
2 26 (25.74%) Cucumber
3 19 (18.81%) WebDriver
4 15 (14.85%) FitNesse
5 11 (10.89%) JIRA
6 8 (7.92%) JMeter
6 8 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (5.94%) JUnit
7 6 (5.94%) WATIR
8 5 (4.95%) NUnit
8 5 (4.95%) TeamCity
8 5 (4.95%) SpecFlow
8 5 (4.95%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.97%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.97%) Hudson
10 3 (2.97%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.98%) MSTest
11 2 (1.98%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (1.98%) CruiseControl
General
1 27 (26.73%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Legal
2 5 (4.95%) Retail
3 3 (2.97%) Multimedia
3 3 (2.97%) Marketing
3 3 (2.97%) Publishing
3 3 (2.97%) Games
3 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.99%) Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Advertising
4 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.99%) Front Office
4 1 (0.99%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.89%) Web Services
2 8 (7.92%) XML
3 7 (6.93%) HTML
3 7 (6.93%) .NET
4 6 (5.94%) JSON
5 4 (3.96%) CSS
6 3 (2.97%) XSLT
6 3 (2.97%) RESTful
7 2 (1.98%) jQuery
7 2 (1.98%) Ajax
7 2 (1.98%) SOAP
8 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.99%) Google Maps API
8 1 (0.99%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.99%) REST
8 1 (0.99%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Open Source
2 10 (9.90%) Client/Server
3 7 (6.93%) EMV
3 7 (6.93%) Smartcard
3 7 (6.93%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.96%) iPhone
4 4 (3.96%) E-Learning
4 4 (3.96%) iPad
4 4 (3.96%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.97%) New Media
5 3 (2.97%) Derivative
5 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.99%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.91%) Windows
2 8 (7.92%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.94%) UNIX
4 5 (4.95%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.96%) Android
6 3 (2.97%) Linux
7 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (46.53%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (35.64%) Test Scripting
3 26 (25.74%) Automation Testing
4 24 (23.76%) Automated Testing
5 22 (21.78%) Scrum
6 20 (19.80%) Manual Testing
7 19 (18.81%) Test Automation
8 17 (16.83%) TDD
9 16 (15.84%) BDD
10 13 (12.87%) Software Testing
11 12 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (9.90%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (8.91%) Integration Testing
14 8 (7.92%) User Stories
15 7 (6.93%) Test Management
15 7 (6.93%) E-Commerce
16 6 (5.94%) OO
16 6 (5.94%) Project Management
16 6 (5.94%) Content Management
16 6 (5.94%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (35.64%) SQL
2 27 (26.73%) Java
3 26 (25.74%) C#
4 10 (9.90%) Ruby
5 9 (8.91%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.96%) VBA
7 3 (2.97%) Python
7 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.98%) Groovy
8 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.98%) Perl
9 1 (0.99%) PHP
9 1 (0.99%) Delphi
9 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.99%) Jython
Qualifications
1 10 (9.90%) ISEB
2 8 (7.92%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.94%) Degree
4 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (11.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.91%) HP
2 8 (7.92%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.96%) Citrix
4 3 (2.97%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.98%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle
6 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.99%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.99%) VMware
6 1 (0.99%) Google
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