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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 370 402 401
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -1
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 45 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.12% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.13% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 20
Average daily rate
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£275 £353 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.98% +11.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%
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
22549 23350 24613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.27% 93.05% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15536 16044 16216
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
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 £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 442 614
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +21 6 £458 +16.19% 3
Docklands, London - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 87 (100.00%) QA
2 51 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (50.57%) Selenium
4 34 (39.08%) SQL
5 27 (31.03%) Manual Testing
6 26 (29.89%) Java
7 25 (28.74%) Cucumber
8 22 (25.29%) BDD
8 22 (25.29%) Automated Testing
9 21 (24.14%) Test Scripting
10 20 (22.99%) Scrum
10 20 (22.99%) Finance
11 18 (20.69%) TDD
12 17 (19.54%) Test Automation
13 15 (17.24%) Automation Testing
13 15 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (17.24%) C#
14 14 (16.09%) WebDriver
15 10 (11.49%) Smartcard
15 10 (11.49%) EMV
15 10 (11.49%) .NET
15 10 (11.49%) XML
15 10 (11.49%) Ruby
15 10 (11.49%) Software Testing
15 10 (11.49%) Open Source
15 10 (11.49%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (11.49%) Apple iOS
16 9 (10.34%) Web Services
17 8 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
18 7 (8.05%) Jenkins

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.75%) CMS
3 4 (4.60%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (4.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.30%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.15%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) HTTP
1 2 (2.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (50.57%) Selenium
2 25 (28.74%) Cucumber
3 14 (16.09%) WebDriver
4 7 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (8.05%) Jenkins
4 7 (8.05%) WATIR
5 6 (6.90%) FitNesse
5 6 (6.90%) TeamCity
5 6 (6.90%) JUnit
5 6 (6.90%) JIRA
6 5 (5.75%) SpecFlow
7 4 (4.60%) NUnit
7 4 (4.60%) CruiseControl
7 4 (4.60%) JMeter
8 3 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (3.45%) Hudson
9 2 (2.30%) Calabash
9 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.30%) Sahi
General
1 20 (22.99%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Legal
2 3 (3.45%) Games
2 3 (3.45%) Retail
2 3 (3.45%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.30%) Publishing
3 2 (2.30%) Front Office
4 1 (1.15%) Back Office
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Advertising
4 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.15%) Cantonese Language
4 1 (1.15%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) .NET
1 10 (11.49%) XML
2 9 (10.34%) Web Services
3 7 (8.05%) JSON
4 4 (4.60%) HTML
5 3 (3.45%) XSLT
5 3 (3.45%) REST
6 2 (2.30%) Google Maps API
6 2 (2.30%) RESTful
6 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.30%) SOAP
7 1 (1.15%) CSS
7 1 (1.15%) Ajax
7 1 (1.15%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.15%) jQuery
7 1 (1.15%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) EMV
1 10 (11.49%) Smartcard
1 10 (11.49%) Open Source
2 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.75%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.75%) iPhone
4 4 (4.60%) iPad
5 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.45%) Derivative
6 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.30%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.15%) New Media
7 1 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.15%) User Experience
7 1 (1.15%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.49%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.90%) Windows
3 5 (5.75%) Android
3 5 (5.75%) UNIX
4 3 (3.45%) Linux
5 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.03%) Manual Testing
3 22 (25.29%) Automated Testing
3 22 (25.29%) BDD
4 21 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 20 (22.99%) Scrum
6 18 (20.69%) TDD
7 17 (19.54%) Test Automation
8 15 (17.24%) Automation Testing
8 15 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (11.49%) Software Testing
10 8 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (8.05%) User Stories
12 6 (6.90%) Integration Testing
12 6 (6.90%) Content Management
12 6 (6.90%) Regression Testing
13 5 (5.75%) OO
13 5 (5.75%) Pair Programming
13 5 (5.75%) Asset Management
13 5 (5.75%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (39.08%) SQL
2 26 (29.89%) Java
3 15 (17.24%) C#
4 10 (11.49%) Ruby
5 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.75%) Python
7 4 (4.60%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.60%) VBA
8 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.45%) Scala
9 2 (2.30%) Perl
10 1 (1.15%) PHP
10 1 (1.15%) Delphi
10 1 (1.15%) Jython
10 1 (1.15%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (6.90%) ISEB
1 6 (6.90%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.60%) Degree
3 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft
1 6 (6.90%) HP
2 4 (4.60%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.30%) Mercator
3 2 (2.30%) Google
3 2 (2.30%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.15%) VMware
4 1 (1.15%) Citrix
4 1 (1.15%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle
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