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 29 August 2016 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 391 391 394
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 48 34 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.15% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 41
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £364 £320
% change year-on-year
-31.27% +13.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £78.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -
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
21884 22032 23026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.89% 94.74% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15568 15452 15629
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 330 437
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 29 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +30 10 £500 +42.85% 3
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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 84 (100.00%) QA
2 59 (70.24%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (39.29%) Java
4 30 (35.71%) Selenium
5 29 (34.52%) Cucumber
5 29 (34.52%) BDD
6 21 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 21 (25.00%) JIRA
6 21 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 19 (22.62%) SQL
7 19 (22.62%) Manual Testing
8 18 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 18 (21.43%) Scrum
9 17 (20.24%) Exploratory Testing
10 15 (17.86%) JavaScript
11 14 (16.67%) Test Scripting
12 13 (15.48%) Regression Testing
12 13 (15.48%) Finance
13 11 (13.10%) TDD
13 11 (13.10%) Ruby
13 11 (13.10%) E-Commerce
13 11 (13.10%) .NET
13 11 (13.10%) Functional Testing
13 11 (13.10%) Performance Testing
14 10 (11.90%) Gherkin
14 10 (11.90%) QA Automation
15 9 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (9.52%) HTML
16 8 (9.52%) Python
16 8 (9.52%) TeamCity

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 5 (5.95%) Apache
2 4 (4.76%) Confluence
3 3 (3.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.38%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Mingle
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) Big Data
2 4 (4.76%) Cognos Query Studio
2 4 (4.76%) QlikView
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.57%) Star Schema
4 2 (2.38%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.38%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.19%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (35.71%) Selenium
2 29 (34.52%) Cucumber
3 21 (25.00%) JIRA
3 21 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 8 (9.52%) TeamCity
5 7 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.14%) JBehave
6 6 (7.14%) SpecFlow
6 6 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (5.95%) Jasmine
7 5 (5.95%) Protractor
8 4 (4.76%) IntelliJ
8 4 (4.76%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.57%) CruiseControl
9 3 (3.57%) FitNesse
9 3 (3.57%) JMeter
9 3 (3.57%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (2.38%) Fiddler
General
1 13 (15.48%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Retail
4 3 (3.57%) Games
4 3 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Legal
5 2 (2.38%) Publishing
6 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.19%) Front Office
6 1 (1.19%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) .NET
2 10 (11.90%) Gherkin
3 8 (9.52%) HTML
4 7 (8.33%) Web Services
5 5 (5.95%) JSON
6 3 (3.57%) HTML5
6 3 (3.57%) REST
6 3 (3.57%) XML
7 2 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (2.38%) Apache Camel
7 2 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (2.38%) JMS
7 2 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.38%) SOAP
7 2 (2.38%) Swagger
8 1 (1.19%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.19%) Behat
8 1 (1.19%) Murex MxML
8 1 (1.19%) RESTful
8 1 (1.19%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.57%) Credit Risk
3 3 (3.57%) Fintech
4 2 (2.38%) Derivative
4 2 (2.38%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.38%) EPoS
4 2 (2.38%) Social Media
4 2 (2.38%) Wiki
5 1 (1.19%) Equities
5 1 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.19%) NHS
5 1 (1.19%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Android
1 7 (8.33%) Linux
1 7 (8.33%) Unix
2 6 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (70.24%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.52%) BDD
3 21 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 19 (22.62%) Manual Testing
5 18 (21.43%) Scrum
5 18 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 17 (20.24%) Exploratory Testing
7 14 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 13 (15.48%) Regression Testing
9 11 (13.10%) E-Commerce
9 11 (13.10%) Functional Testing
9 11 (13.10%) Performance Testing
9 11 (13.10%) TDD
10 10 (11.90%) QA Automation
11 9 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (9.52%) Automation Testing
13 7 (8.33%) API Testing
13 7 (8.33%) Pair Programming
13 7 (8.33%) Software Testing
14 6 (7.14%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.29%) Java
2 19 (22.62%) SQL
3 15 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.10%) Ruby
5 8 (9.52%) Python
6 6 (7.14%) C#
6 6 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.57%) Groovy
9 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.19%) C++
9 1 (1.19%) PHP
9 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.19%) VB
9 1 (1.19%) VBA
9 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Degree
2 4 (4.76%) ISEB
3 3 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (4.76%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (5.95%) Cognos
2 4 (4.76%) Rally
3 3 (3.57%) Adobe
3 3 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.38%) HP
4 2 (2.38%) MuleSoft
4 2 (2.38%) Murex
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle
5 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.19%) TIBCO
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