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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
England / London
Rank 363 390 369
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -21
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 37 22 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 31
Median daily rate £345 £358 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.49% +6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

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
18510 19632 19967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.97% 95.09% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13242 13846 14179
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 311 345
Median hourly rate £21.75 £17.75 £17.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.56% +0.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.83 £38.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 93 (100.00%) QA
2 59 (63.44%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (34.41%) Selenium
4 26 (27.96%) JIRA
5 23 (24.73%) SQL
6 18 (19.35%) Automation Testing
7 17 (18.28%) BDD
7 17 (18.28%) Test Scripting
7 17 (18.28%) Java
8 16 (17.20%) Manual Testing
8 16 (17.20%) Cucumber
8 16 (17.20%) WebDriver
9 15 (16.13%) Automated Testing
9 15 (16.13%) Exploratory Testing
10 14 (15.05%) Apple iOS
10 14 (15.05%) Functional Testing
10 14 (15.05%) Jenkins
11 13 (13.98%) Performance Testing
11 13 (13.98%) Degree
11 13 (13.98%) Regression Testing
12 12 (12.90%) JavaScript
12 12 (12.90%) Software Testing
12 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (11.83%) Android
14 10 (10.75%) TDD
14 10 (10.75%) Linux
14 10 (10.75%) Git (software)
14 10 (10.75%) Test Automation
14 10 (10.75%) QA Automation
15 9 (9.68%) API Testing

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 6 (6.45%) Confluence
2 5 (5.38%) CMS
3 1 (1.08%) Drupal
3 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.08%) Mingle
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) GitHub
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) HTTP
1 2 (2.15%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) DSL
2 1 (1.08%) Skype
2 1 (1.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.38%) Big Data
3 4 (4.30%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.23%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (34.41%) Selenium
2 26 (27.96%) JIRA
3 16 (17.20%) Cucumber
3 16 (17.20%) WebDriver
4 14 (15.05%) Jenkins
5 10 (10.75%) Git (software)
6 7 (7.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (6.45%) SoapUI
8 5 (5.38%) HP UFT
8 5 (5.38%) TestRail
9 4 (4.30%) FishEye
9 4 (4.30%) Geb
9 4 (4.30%) IntelliJ
9 4 (4.30%) SpecFlow
10 3 (3.23%) Bugzilla
10 3 (3.23%) Spock
10 3 (3.23%) TestLink
11 2 (2.15%) NUnit
11 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.15%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (9.68%) Finance
2 8 (8.60%) Banking
3 5 (5.38%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.30%) Publishing
4 4 (4.30%) Retail
5 3 (3.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.08%) Front Office
6 1 (1.08%) Games
6 1 (1.08%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.60%) HTML
2 6 (6.45%) .NET
2 6 (6.45%) XML
3 4 (4.30%) Gherkin
3 4 (4.30%) HTML5
3 4 (4.30%) Web Services
4 3 (3.23%) CSS
4 3 (3.23%) Node.js
4 3 (3.23%) REST
4 3 (3.23%) XSD
5 2 (2.15%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.15%) Behat
5 2 (2.15%) RESTful
5 2 (2.15%) SOAP
6 1 (1.08%) Laravel
6 1 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.08%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.60%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.38%) Fintech
4 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.30%) Equities
4 4 (4.30%) Replication
5 3 (3.23%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.15%) EPoS
6 2 (2.15%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.15%) User Experience
7 1 (1.08%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.08%) Derivative
7 1 (1.08%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.08%) NHS
7 1 (1.08%) PKI
7 1 (1.08%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.08%) Social Media
7 1 (1.08%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.05%) Apple iOS
2 11 (11.83%) Android
3 10 (10.75%) Linux
4 7 (7.53%) Windows
5 5 (5.38%) Unix
6 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (63.44%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.35%) Automation Testing
3 17 (18.28%) BDD
3 17 (18.28%) Test Scripting
4 16 (17.20%) Manual Testing
5 15 (16.13%) Automated Testing
5 15 (16.13%) Exploratory Testing
6 14 (15.05%) Functional Testing
7 13 (13.98%) Performance Testing
7 13 (13.98%) Regression Testing
8 12 (12.90%) Software Testing
9 10 (10.75%) QA Automation
9 10 (10.75%) TDD
9 10 (10.75%) Test Automation
10 9 (9.68%) API Testing
10 9 (9.68%) Defect Management
11 8 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.60%) ETL
11 8 (8.60%) Test Strategy
12 7 (7.53%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.73%) SQL
2 17 (18.28%) Java
3 12 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.53%) Ruby
5 6 (6.45%) Python
6 5 (5.38%) C#
7 4 (4.30%) Groovy
8 3 (3.23%) PHP
8 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.15%) Scala
10 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.08%) VB
10 1 (1.08%) VBA
10 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.98%) Degree
2 5 (5.38%) ISEB
2 5 (5.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.08%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) HDFS
2 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.08%) Oozie
2 1 (1.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (8.60%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.15%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.15%) Informatica
2 2 (2.15%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.08%) Apple
3 1 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.08%) Citrix
3 1 (1.08%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.08%) Fidessa
3 1 (1.08%) Google
3 1 (1.08%) Hortonworks
3 1 (1.08%) HP
3 1 (1.08%) Teradata
3 1 (1.08%) Xamarin
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