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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 387 395 386
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 53 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 27 41
Median daily rate £373 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.55% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median 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
21746 21911 23265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.81% 94.98% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15443 15462 16112
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 348 444
Median hourly rate £17.17 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.91% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +17 9 £403 +15.00% 2
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 89 (100.00%) QA
2 61 (68.54%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (37.08%) Selenium
4 32 (35.96%) Java
5 28 (31.46%) Cucumber
6 24 (26.97%) Automated Testing
7 22 (24.72%) SQL
7 22 (24.72%) BDD
7 22 (24.72%) WebDriver
8 21 (23.60%) Manual Testing
8 21 (23.60%) Exploratory Testing
9 20 (22.47%) JIRA
10 15 (16.85%) Scrum
10 15 (16.85%) Test Scripting
11 14 (15.73%) Finance
12 13 (14.61%) Performance Testing
12 13 (14.61%) Test Automation
13 12 (13.48%) Functional Testing
13 12 (13.48%) Jenkins
13 12 (13.48%) QA Automation
13 12 (13.48%) Regression Testing
14 11 (12.36%) JavaScript
14 11 (12.36%) .NET
14 11 (12.36%) Banking
14 11 (12.36%) Android
15 10 (11.24%) Apple iOS
15 10 (11.24%) TDD
15 10 (11.24%) Degree
15 10 (11.24%) Linux
16 9 (10.11%) Gherkin

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 (5.62%) Apache
2 4 (4.49%) Confluence
3 3 (3.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.25%) Mule
5 1 (1.12%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Mingle
2 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) HTTP
2 1 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) Big Data
2 4 (4.49%) Cognos Query Studio
2 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.49%) QlikView
3 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.37%) Star Schema
4 2 (2.25%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.12%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (37.08%) Selenium
2 28 (31.46%) Cucumber
3 22 (24.72%) WebDriver
4 20 (22.47%) JIRA
5 12 (13.48%) Jenkins
6 8 (8.99%) TeamCity
7 7 (7.87%) IntelliJ
7 7 (7.87%) JBehave
8 6 (6.74%) SpecFlow
8 6 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
10 4 (4.49%) HP UFT
10 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.37%) CruiseControl
11 3 (3.37%) FishEye
11 3 (3.37%) FitNesse
11 3 (3.37%) Jasmine
11 3 (3.37%) JMeter
11 3 (3.37%) Maven
11 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (15.73%) Finance
2 11 (12.36%) Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Retail
4 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.25%) Legal
4 2 (2.25%) Publishing
5 1 (1.12%) Front Office
5 1 (1.12%) Games
5 1 (1.12%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) .NET
2 9 (10.11%) Gherkin
3 7 (7.87%) HTML
4 6 (6.74%) Web Services
5 4 (4.49%) HTML5
5 4 (4.49%) JSON
6 3 (3.37%) REST
7 2 (2.25%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (2.25%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.25%) Apache Camel
7 2 (2.25%) JMS
7 2 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.25%) Swagger
7 2 (2.25%) XML
8 1 (1.12%) Behat
8 1 (1.12%) CSS
8 1 (1.12%) Murex MxML
8 1 (1.12%) SOAP
8 1 (1.12%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (1.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (6.74%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.62%) Fintech
3 3 (3.37%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.25%) EPoS
4 2 (2.25%) Social Media
5 1 (1.12%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.12%) Derivative
5 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.12%) Equities
5 1 (1.12%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.12%) NHS
5 1 (1.12%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.36%) Android
2 10 (11.24%) Apple iOS
2 10 (11.24%) Linux
3 7 (7.87%) Unix
4 4 (4.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (68.54%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.97%) Automated Testing
3 22 (24.72%) BDD
4 21 (23.60%) Exploratory Testing
4 21 (23.60%) Manual Testing
5 15 (16.85%) Scrum
5 15 (16.85%) Test Scripting
6 13 (14.61%) Performance Testing
6 13 (14.61%) Test Automation
7 12 (13.48%) Functional Testing
7 12 (13.48%) QA Automation
7 12 (13.48%) Regression Testing
8 10 (11.24%) TDD
9 9 (10.11%) Automation Testing
10 8 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (8.99%) Pair Programming
11 7 (7.87%) ETL
11 7 (7.87%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (7.87%) Software Testing
12 6 (6.74%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.96%) Java
2 22 (24.72%) SQL
3 11 (12.36%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.99%) Python
5 6 (6.74%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.62%) C#
6 5 (5.62%) Ruby
7 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.37%) Groovy
9 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.12%) C++
9 1 (1.12%) PHP
9 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.12%) VB
9 1 (1.12%) VBA
9 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Degree
2 6 (6.74%) ISEB
3 5 (5.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (4.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (5.62%) Cognos
2 4 (4.49%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.37%) Adobe
3 3 (3.37%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.37%) MuleSoft
3 3 (3.37%) Rally
4 2 (2.25%) Murex
5 1 (1.12%) HP
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle
5 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.12%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.12%) Xamarin
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