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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 358 329 348
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +19
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 35 72 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.31% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.33% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 53 19
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £470 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -9.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
20605 21672 19774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.64% 92.94% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14256 14887 13479
Average daily rate £448 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 408 406
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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 +16 14 £475 +62.81% 8
Ealing - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Teddington - - - -
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QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 71 (100.00%) QA
2 39 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (45.07%) SQL
4 30 (42.25%) Selenium
5 18 (25.35%) .NET
6 17 (23.94%) Finance
6 17 (23.94%) ISEB
6 17 (23.94%) QuickTest Pro
7 16 (22.54%) Java
7 16 (22.54%) JIRA
7 16 (22.54%) Test Automation
8 15 (21.13%) Automated Testing
8 15 (21.13%) TDD
9 14 (19.72%) ISTQB
9 14 (19.72%) Cucumber
10 13 (18.31%) Regression Testing
11 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
11 12 (16.90%) Banking
11 12 (16.90%) BDD
11 12 (16.90%) Test Scripting
12 10 (14.08%) Manual Testing
12 10 (14.08%) Investment Banking
12 10 (14.08%) Scrum
12 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
13 9 (12.68%) Web Services
13 9 (12.68%) Migration
13 9 (12.68%) Software Testing
13 9 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (12.68%) Analytics

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.04%) Confluence
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.82%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) Mingle
2 2 (2.82%) MS Office
2 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.41%) Summit
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.82%) DB2
5 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.41%) KDB
5 1 (1.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (42.25%) Selenium
2 17 (23.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (22.54%) JIRA
4 14 (19.72%) Cucumber
5 7 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (8.45%) SpecFlow
6 6 (8.45%) WATIR
7 5 (7.04%) NUnit
7 5 (7.04%) Sahi
8 4 (5.63%) Behat
8 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.63%) LoadRunner
8 4 (5.63%) JMeter
9 3 (4.23%) FitNesse
9 3 (4.23%) Xcode
9 3 (4.23%) Toad
10 2 (2.82%) Calabash
10 2 (2.82%) FogBugz
10 2 (2.82%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.82%) MSTest
General
1 17 (23.94%) Finance
2 12 (16.90%) Banking
3 10 (14.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Advertising
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Music Industry
4 2 (2.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.41%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.41%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.35%) .NET
2 9 (12.68%) Web Services
3 7 (9.86%) XML
3 7 (9.86%) MSMQ
4 2 (2.82%) RESTful
4 2 (2.82%) HTML
4 2 (2.82%) CSS
4 2 (2.82%) WPF
4 2 (2.82%) JSON
5 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.41%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.41%) Ajax
5 1 (1.41%) Middleware
5 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.41%) REST
5 1 (1.41%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (7.04%) Open Source
2 4 (5.63%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.63%) Algorithms
2 4 (5.63%) Derivative
3 3 (4.23%) NHS
4 2 (2.82%) iSeries
4 2 (2.82%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) Equities
4 2 (2.82%) STB
4 2 (2.82%) IPTV
5 1 (1.41%) Swaptions
5 1 (1.41%) Online Games
5 1 (1.41%) Handset
5 1 (1.41%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.41%) Replication
5 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.63%) Android
3 3 (4.23%) UNIX
4 2 (2.82%) Linux
5 1 (1.41%) Windows
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.41%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.54%) Test Automation
3 15 (21.13%) Automated Testing
3 15 (21.13%) TDD
4 13 (18.31%) Regression Testing
5 12 (16.90%) BDD
5 12 (16.90%) Test Scripting
6 10 (14.08%) Manual Testing
6 10 (14.08%) Scrum
7 9 (12.68%) Migration
7 9 (12.68%) Software Testing
7 9 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (12.68%) Analytics
7 9 (12.68%) Automation Testing
8 7 (9.86%) ITIL
8 7 (9.86%) PRINCE2
8 7 (9.86%) Data Migration
9 6 (8.45%) User Stories
10 5 (7.04%) Integration Testing
10 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.07%) SQL
2 16 (22.54%) Java
3 8 (11.27%) Ruby
4 7 (9.86%) C#
5 3 (4.23%) C++
5 3 (4.23%) VBA
6 2 (2.82%) Lua
7 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.41%) RPG
7 1 (1.41%) C
7 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (23.94%) ISEB
2 14 (19.72%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.27%) Sybase
3 6 (8.45%) Oracle
4 4 (5.63%) HP
5 1 (1.41%) Google
5 1 (1.41%) Perforce
5 1 (1.41%) RedDot
5 1 (1.41%) Infragistics
5 1 (1.41%) Apple
5 1 (1.41%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.41%) Symbian
5 1 (1.41%) DataCash
5 1 (1.41%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.41%) EPiServer