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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 387 371 345
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -26
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 21 44 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.099% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 47
Average daily rate £350 £275 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -23.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £270
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
20052 20041 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.68% 94.50% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14187 14178 14151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 344 401
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +22 2 £425 -10.52% 5
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 54 (100.00%) QA
2 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (46.30%) Selenium
4 17 (31.48%) Finance
5 16 (29.63%) SQL
5 16 (29.63%) BDD
6 15 (27.78%) Banking
7 14 (25.93%) Test Automation
8 11 (20.37%) Automated Testing
8 11 (20.37%) .NET
9 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
9 10 (18.52%) Analytics
10 9 (16.67%) WebDriver
10 9 (16.67%) HP UFT
11 8 (14.81%) ISEB
11 8 (14.81%) Migration
11 8 (14.81%) Sybase
11 8 (14.81%) ITIL
11 8 (14.81%) PRINCE2
11 8 (14.81%) MSMQ
11 8 (14.81%) PhD
11 8 (14.81%) Data Migration
11 8 (14.81%) Algorithmic Trading
11 8 (14.81%) Test Scripting
11 8 (14.81%) Investment Banking
11 8 (14.81%) ISTQB
11 8 (14.81%) Cucumber
12 7 (12.96%) Android
12 7 (12.96%) Java
12 7 (12.96%) TDD

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (1.85%) Confluence
1 1 (1.85%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) GitHub
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) Big Data
2 2 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.85%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.85%) QlikView
3 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (46.30%) Selenium
2 9 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 9 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 8 (14.81%) Cucumber
4 5 (9.26%) SpecFlow
5 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
5 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.56%) JIRA
7 2 (3.70%) Appium
7 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.85%) Android Studio
8 1 (1.85%) Geb
8 1 (1.85%) Hudson
8 1 (1.85%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.85%) Protractor
8 1 (1.85%) RSpec
8 1 (1.85%) Sahi
8 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.85%) WATIR
General
1 17 (31.48%) Finance
2 15 (27.78%) Banking
3 8 (14.81%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.41%) Advertising
5 3 (5.56%) Marketing
6 2 (3.70%) Front Office
7 1 (1.85%) Back Office
7 1 (1.85%) Billing
7 1 (1.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) .NET
2 8 (14.81%) MSMQ
3 4 (7.41%) Web Services
4 3 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.56%) XML
5 2 (3.70%) CSS
5 2 (3.70%) HTML
5 2 (3.70%) JSON
5 2 (3.70%) RESTful
6 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.85%) Django
6 1 (1.85%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.85%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.85%) REST
6 1 (1.85%) SOAP
6 1 (1.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.70%) Augmented Reality
1 2 (3.70%) Fixed Income
1 2 (3.70%) Streaming Music
1 2 (3.70%) User Experience
2 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.85%) Derivative
2 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.85%) Replication
2 1 (1.85%) Social Media
2 1 (1.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Android
2 6 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 5 (9.26%) Windows
4 1 (1.85%) Linux
4 1 (1.85%) Unix
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.63%) BDD
3 14 (25.93%) Test Automation
4 11 (20.37%) Automated Testing
5 10 (18.52%) Analytics
6 8 (14.81%) Algorithmic Trading
6 8 (14.81%) Data Migration
6 8 (14.81%) ITIL
6 8 (14.81%) Migration
6 8 (14.81%) PRINCE2
6 8 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.96%) TDD
8 6 (11.11%) Automation Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 5 (9.26%) Scrum
9 5 (9.26%) Software Testing
10 4 (7.41%) API Testing
10 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) SQL
2 7 (12.96%) Java
3 6 (11.11%) C#
4 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.26%) Ruby
5 2 (3.70%) PHP
5 2 (3.70%) Python
5 2 (3.70%) Scala
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) C++
6 1 (1.85%) COBOL
6 1 (1.85%) Groovy
6 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) ISEB
1 8 (14.81%) ISTQB
1 8 (14.81%) PhD
2 3 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (7.41%) SEPA
3 1 (1.85%) SDET
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Sybase
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) Citrix
3 1 (1.85%) HP
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle
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