The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 358 383 373
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -10
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 44 21 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.087% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.094% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 25
Average daily rate
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£285 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.91% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £440 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £137.50 £27.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+409.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21546 22422 24477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.78% 92.46% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14798 15261 15876
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 472 642
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £42.50 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
QA Tester
England

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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 +26 3 £285 -22.44% 4
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 106 (100.00%) QA
2 63 (59.43%) Selenium
3 51 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (34.91%) SQL
4 37 (34.91%) Test Scripting
5 31 (29.25%) C#
6 29 (27.36%) Finance
6 29 (27.36%) Cucumber
7 28 (26.42%) Java
8 27 (25.47%) Automation Testing
9 24 (22.64%) Automated Testing
9 24 (22.64%) Scrum
10 22 (20.75%) TDD
11 21 (19.81%) Test Automation
12 20 (18.87%) Manual Testing
12 20 (18.87%) BDD
13 19 (17.92%) WebDriver
14 17 (16.04%) FitNesse
15 15 (14.15%) Software Testing
16 14 (13.21%) Ruby
16 14 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (12.26%) Open Source
18 12 (11.32%) JIRA
18 12 (11.32%) ISEB
18 12 (11.32%) JavaScript
18 12 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
18 12 (11.32%) Integration Testing
19 11 (10.38%) Web Services
20 10 (9.43%) Client/Server
20 10 (9.43%) Microsoft

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (6.60%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.83%) CMS
4 2 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.94%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.94%) Apache
5 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) Internet
2 2 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.89%) Big Data
4 1 (0.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 63 (59.43%) Selenium
2 29 (27.36%) Cucumber
3 19 (17.92%) WebDriver
4 17 (16.04%) FitNesse
5 12 (11.32%) JIRA
6 10 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (8.49%) WATIR
7 9 (8.49%) SpecFlow
8 8 (7.55%) JMeter
9 6 (5.66%) JUnit
9 6 (5.66%) Visual Studio
10 5 (4.72%) NUnit
10 5 (4.72%) TeamCity
10 5 (4.72%) Jenkins
11 4 (3.77%) SoapUI
12 3 (2.83%) Hudson
12 3 (2.83%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.89%) CruiseControl
13 2 (1.89%) Subversion
13 2 (1.89%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 29 (27.36%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Legal
3 4 (3.77%) Publishing
3 4 (3.77%) Retail
4 3 (2.83%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.83%) Marketing
4 3 (2.83%) Games
4 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.94%) Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.94%) Front Office
5 1 (0.94%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) Web Services
2 9 (8.49%) .NET
3 8 (7.55%) HTML
3 8 (7.55%) XML
4 6 (5.66%) JSON
5 4 (3.77%) CSS
5 4 (3.77%) RESTful
6 3 (2.83%) SOAP
6 3 (2.83%) XSLT
6 3 (2.83%) Ajax
7 2 (1.89%) REST
7 2 (1.89%) jQuery
8 1 (0.94%) Google Maps API
8 1 (0.94%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.94%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.94%) DHTML
8 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.26%) Open Source
2 10 (9.43%) Client/Server
3 7 (6.60%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.72%) E-Learning
4 5 (4.72%) EMV
4 5 (4.72%) Smartcard
5 4 (3.77%) iPhone
5 4 (3.77%) iPad
5 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.83%) New Media
6 3 (2.83%) Derivative
6 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.49%) Windows
2 8 (7.55%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.66%) UNIX
4 5 (4.72%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.77%) Android
6 3 (2.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (34.91%) Test Scripting
3 27 (25.47%) Automation Testing
4 24 (22.64%) Scrum
4 24 (22.64%) Automated Testing
5 22 (20.75%) TDD
6 21 (19.81%) Test Automation
7 20 (18.87%) Manual Testing
7 20 (18.87%) BDD
8 15 (14.15%) Software Testing
9 14 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (11.32%) Integration Testing
11 9 (8.49%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (8.49%) User Stories
12 7 (6.60%) Test Management
12 7 (6.60%) Content Management
12 7 (6.60%) E-Commerce
13 6 (5.66%) Project Management
13 6 (5.66%) Performance Testing
14 5 (4.72%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (34.91%) SQL
2 31 (29.25%) C#
3 28 (26.42%) Java
4 14 (13.21%) Ruby
5 12 (11.32%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.77%) VBA
7 3 (2.83%) Python
7 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.89%) F#
8 2 (1.89%) Groovy
8 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.89%) Perl
9 1 (0.94%) PHP
9 1 (0.94%) Delphi
9 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.94%) Jython
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) ISEB
2 8 (7.55%) ISTQB
2 8 (7.55%) Degree
3 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.49%) HP
3 5 (4.72%) Citrix
4 2 (1.89%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle
5 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.94%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.94%) VMware
5 1 (0.94%) Google
5 1 (0.94%) EPiServer
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