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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 389 395 380
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 45 38 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 39
Median daily rate £425 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £439 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £191 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-45.35% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £137.50
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
21038 22323 22486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.03% 94.76% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15053 15655 15400
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 367 417
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.82 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.15 £52.17 £41.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 July 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 July 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 +50 10 £500 +42.85% 2
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 80 (100.00%) QA
2 55 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (40.00%) Selenium
4 30 (37.50%) Java
4 30 (37.50%) BDD
5 29 (36.25%) Cucumber
6 22 (27.50%) Test Automation
6 22 (27.50%) JIRA
6 22 (27.50%) Automated Testing
7 21 (26.25%) WebDriver
8 19 (23.75%) SQL
9 17 (21.25%) Scrum
10 16 (20.00%) Manual Testing
11 15 (18.75%) Finance
11 15 (18.75%) JavaScript
12 14 (17.50%) Exploratory Testing
13 13 (16.25%) .NET
13 13 (16.25%) E-Commerce
13 13 (16.25%) Regression Testing
14 12 (15.00%) TDD
15 11 (13.75%) Gherkin
15 11 (13.75%) Functional Testing
15 11 (13.75%) Ruby
16 10 (12.50%) Banking
16 10 (12.50%) Test Scripting
16 10 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
17 9 (11.25%) Git (software)
18 8 (10.00%) HTML
18 8 (10.00%) Linux
18 8 (10.00%) Python

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 (6.25%) Apache
2 4 (5.00%) Confluence
3 3 (3.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.50%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Mingle
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) Big Data
3 4 (5.00%) Cognos Query Studio
3 4 (5.00%) QlikView
4 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.75%) Star Schema
5 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.25%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (40.00%) Selenium
2 29 (36.25%) Cucumber
3 22 (27.50%) JIRA
4 21 (26.25%) WebDriver
5 9 (11.25%) Git (software)
6 8 (10.00%) TeamCity
7 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
7 7 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (7.50%) Jasmine
8 6 (7.50%) Protractor
9 5 (6.25%) JBehave
9 5 (6.25%) SpecFlow
10 4 (5.00%) HP UFT
10 4 (5.00%) IntelliJ
10 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
10 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (3.75%) Appium
11 3 (3.75%) CruiseControl
11 3 (3.75%) FitNesse
11 3 (3.75%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 10 (12.50%) Banking
3 6 (7.50%) Investment Banking
4 5 (6.25%) Games
5 3 (3.75%) Retail
6 2 (2.50%) Legal
7 1 (1.25%) Automotive
7 1 (1.25%) Front Office
7 1 (1.25%) Publishing
7 1 (1.25%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.25%) .NET
2 11 (13.75%) Gherkin
3 8 (10.00%) HTML
4 5 (6.25%) JSON
4 5 (6.25%) Web Services
5 3 (3.75%) MSMQ
5 3 (3.75%) REST
5 3 (3.75%) XML
6 2 (2.50%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.50%) Apache Camel
6 2 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (2.50%) HTML5
6 2 (2.50%) JMS
6 2 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.50%) SOAP
6 2 (2.50%) Swagger
7 1 (1.25%) jQuery
7 1 (1.25%) Murex MxML
7 1 (1.25%) RESTful
7 1 (1.25%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Credit Risk
2 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.50%) Derivative
4 2 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.50%) Fintech
4 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.50%) Social Media
4 2 (2.50%) User Experience
4 2 (2.50%) Wiki
5 1 (1.25%) Animation
5 1 (1.25%) Equities
5 1 (1.25%) NHS
5 1 (1.25%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Linux
2 6 (7.50%) Unix
3 5 (6.25%) Android
3 5 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.75%) Windows
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.50%) BDD
3 22 (27.50%) Automated Testing
3 22 (27.50%) Test Automation
4 17 (21.25%) Scrum
5 16 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 14 (17.50%) Exploratory Testing
7 13 (16.25%) E-Commerce
7 13 (16.25%) Regression Testing
8 12 (15.00%) TDD
9 11 (13.75%) Functional Testing
10 10 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 8 (10.00%) Performance Testing
11 8 (10.00%) QA Automation
12 7 (8.75%) Analytics
12 7 (8.75%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (8.75%) Pair Programming
13 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
13 6 (7.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.50%) Java
2 19 (23.75%) SQL
3 15 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.75%) Ruby
5 8 (10.00%) Python
6 7 (8.75%) C#
7 5 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.75%) Groovy
10 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.25%) C++
10 1 (1.25%) PHP
10 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.25%) VB
10 1 (1.25%) VBA
10 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) ISEB
2 5 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.00%) Degree
4 3 (3.75%) PhD
5 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (3.75%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.50%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.25%) Cognos
2 4 (5.00%) Rally
3 3 (3.75%) Adobe
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.75%) Sybase
4 2 (2.50%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.50%) Murex
5 1 (1.25%) HP
5 1 (1.25%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle
5 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.25%) TIBCO
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