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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 362 398 387
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -11
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 47 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 17 23
Average daily rate
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£275 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.17% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £78.75 £27.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
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
22473 23388 24374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.79% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15289 16042 15998
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 455 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

QA Tester Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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 +28 4 £375 -3.22% 7
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 92 (100.00%) QA
2 49 (53.26%) Selenium
3 40 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (38.04%) SQL
5 26 (28.26%) Java
6 25 (27.17%) Test Scripting
7 24 (26.09%) Finance
7 24 (26.09%) Cucumber
8 23 (25.00%) Automated Testing
9 21 (22.83%) Automation Testing
10 20 (21.74%) C#
11 19 (20.65%) Scrum
11 19 (20.65%) Manual Testing
12 17 (18.48%) TDD
12 17 (18.48%) BDD
12 17 (18.48%) Test Automation
13 16 (17.39%) WebDriver
14 13 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (11.96%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (10.87%) Ruby
16 10 (10.87%) FitNesse
16 10 (10.87%) Web Services
17 9 (9.78%) EMV
17 9 (9.78%) Smartcard
17 9 (9.78%) User Acceptance Testing
17 9 (9.78%) Software Testing
17 9 (9.78%) Open Source
17 9 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
17 9 (9.78%) Apple iOS
18 8 (8.70%) Integration Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.43%) CMS
3 4 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (3.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.17%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.09%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Office
1 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Internet
2 2 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.17%) Big Data
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (53.26%) Selenium
2 24 (26.09%) Cucumber
3 16 (17.39%) WebDriver
4 10 (10.87%) FitNesse
5 9 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (7.61%) JUnit
6 7 (7.61%) JIRA
7 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
7 6 (6.52%) TeamCity
7 6 (6.52%) WATIR
8 5 (5.43%) JMeter
8 5 (5.43%) NUnit
8 5 (5.43%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.26%) CruiseControl
9 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.26%) Hudson
10 2 (2.17%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.17%) MSTest
10 2 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 24 (26.09%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Retail
3 4 (4.35%) Legal
4 3 (3.26%) Games
4 3 (3.26%) Marketing
4 3 (3.26%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.17%) Publishing
5 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.17%) Front Office
6 1 (1.09%) Back Office
6 1 (1.09%) Advertising
6 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.09%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.87%) Web Services
2 8 (8.70%) XML
2 8 (8.70%) .NET
3 7 (7.61%) JSON
4 5 (5.43%) HTML
5 3 (3.26%) XSLT
5 3 (3.26%) RESTful
6 2 (2.17%) REST
6 2 (2.17%) Ajax
6 2 (2.17%) Google Maps API
6 2 (2.17%) jQuery
6 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.17%) CSS
6 2 (2.17%) SOAP
7 1 (1.09%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.09%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) EMV
1 9 (9.78%) Smartcard
1 9 (9.78%) Open Source
2 6 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.52%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.43%) iPhone
4 4 (4.35%) iPad
5 3 (3.26%) Derivative
6 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.17%) E-Learning
6 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.09%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.78%) Apple iOS
2 7 (7.61%) Windows
3 5 (5.43%) UNIX
3 5 (5.43%) Android
4 3 (3.26%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.17%) Linux
6 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.17%) Test Scripting
3 23 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 21 (22.83%) Automation Testing
5 19 (20.65%) Scrum
5 19 (20.65%) Manual Testing
6 17 (18.48%) TDD
6 17 (18.48%) BDD
6 17 (18.48%) Test Automation
7 13 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (9.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (9.78%) Software Testing
9 8 (8.70%) Integration Testing
10 7 (7.61%) Regression Testing
10 7 (7.61%) User Stories
11 6 (6.52%) Performance Testing
11 6 (6.52%) Content Management
11 6 (6.52%) OO
11 6 (6.52%) E-Commerce
12 5 (5.43%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 35 (38.04%) SQL
2 26 (28.26%) Java
3 20 (21.74%) C#
4 10 (10.87%) Ruby
5 7 (7.61%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.35%) Python
6 4 (4.35%) VBA
7 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.17%) Perl
9 1 (1.09%) PHP
9 1 (1.09%) Delphi
9 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.09%) Jython
9 1 (1.09%) Groovy
9 1 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) ISEB
1 7 (7.61%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (11.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
1 7 (7.61%) HP
2 4 (4.35%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.17%) EPiServer
3 2 (2.17%) Google
3 2 (2.17%) Citrix
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle
4 1 (1.09%) VMware
4 1 (1.09%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.09%) Mercator
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Rate: £230 to £270 per day
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