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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 382 406 384
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -22
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 52 25 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.12% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 44
Median daily rate £350 £350 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -
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
20566 21246 22693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 95.12% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14667 15031 16334
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 345 448
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 - 4 £494 - 2
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 103 (100.00%) QA
2 70 (67.96%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (33.98%) Selenium
4 29 (28.16%) JIRA
4 29 (28.16%) SQL
5 26 (25.24%) Java
6 25 (24.27%) Automated Testing
6 25 (24.27%) Cucumber
7 23 (22.33%) BDD
8 21 (20.39%) Manual Testing
8 21 (20.39%) Exploratory Testing
9 20 (19.42%) WebDriver
10 16 (15.53%) Apple iOS
10 16 (15.53%) Jenkins
11 15 (14.56%) Performance Testing
11 15 (14.56%) Android
12 14 (13.59%) Test Scripting
12 14 (13.59%) Functional Testing
12 14 (13.59%) Automation Testing
12 14 (13.59%) Degree
12 14 (13.59%) Scrum
12 14 (13.59%) Regression Testing
12 14 (13.59%) QA Automation
13 13 (12.62%) Finance
13 13 (12.62%) TDD
14 12 (11.65%) ETL
14 12 (11.65%) Test Automation
15 11 (10.68%) Git (software)
15 11 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (10.68%) Analytical Skills

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 (4.85%) CMS
2 4 (3.88%) Confluence
3 3 (2.91%) Apache
4 1 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.97%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.97%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Mingle
1 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) MS Office
2 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.91%) GitHub
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) HTTP
1 2 (1.94%) Internet
2 1 (0.97%) DSL
2 1 (0.97%) Skype
2 1 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (7.77%) Big Data
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.88%) Cognos Query Studio
4 4 (3.88%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.88%) QlikView
4 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.91%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.91%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (33.98%) Selenium
2 29 (28.16%) JIRA
3 25 (24.27%) Cucumber
4 20 (19.42%) WebDriver
5 16 (15.53%) Jenkins
6 11 (10.68%) Git (software)
7 8 (7.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (5.83%) HP UFT
8 6 (5.83%) TeamCity
9 5 (4.85%) JBehave
9 5 (4.85%) SoapUI
9 5 (4.85%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.88%) IntelliJ
10 4 (3.88%) TestRail
11 3 (2.91%) Appium
11 3 (2.91%) Bugzilla
11 3 (2.91%) FishEye
11 3 (2.91%) JMeter
11 3 (2.91%) Maven
11 3 (2.91%) Spock
General
1 13 (12.62%) Finance
2 11 (10.68%) Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Investment Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Retail
4 4 (3.88%) Publishing
5 3 (2.91%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.94%) Games
7 1 (0.97%) Back Office
7 1 (0.97%) Front Office
7 1 (0.97%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.74%) .NET
2 8 (7.77%) Gherkin
2 8 (7.77%) HTML
3 7 (6.80%) Web Services
4 5 (4.85%) HTML5
4 5 (4.85%) XML
5 3 (2.91%) Node.js
5 3 (2.91%) REST
5 3 (2.91%) XSD
6 2 (1.94%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.94%) CSS
6 2 (1.94%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.94%) Swagger
7 1 (0.97%) Behat
7 1 (0.97%) JSON
7 1 (0.97%) Laravel
7 1 (0.97%) React
7 1 (0.97%) RESTful
7 1 (0.97%) SOAP
7 1 (0.97%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.77%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.88%) Fintech
3 4 (3.88%) Replication
4 3 (2.91%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.91%) Equities
4 3 (2.91%) User Experience
5 2 (1.94%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.94%) EPoS
5 2 (1.94%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.97%) NHS
6 1 (0.97%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.97%) Social Media
6 1 (0.97%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.53%) Apple iOS
2 15 (14.56%) Android
3 10 (9.71%) Linux
4 5 (4.85%) Unix
4 5 (4.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (67.96%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (24.27%) Automated Testing
3 23 (22.33%) BDD
4 21 (20.39%) Exploratory Testing
4 21 (20.39%) Manual Testing
5 15 (14.56%) Performance Testing
6 14 (13.59%) Automation Testing
6 14 (13.59%) Functional Testing
6 14 (13.59%) QA Automation
6 14 (13.59%) Regression Testing
6 14 (13.59%) Scrum
6 14 (13.59%) Test Scripting
7 13 (12.62%) TDD
8 12 (11.65%) ETL
8 12 (11.65%) Test Automation
9 11 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (9.71%) API Testing
10 10 (9.71%) Defect Management
10 10 (9.71%) Software Testing
11 9 (8.74%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.16%) SQL
2 26 (25.24%) Java
3 11 (10.68%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.80%) Ruby
5 6 (5.83%) Python
6 5 (4.85%) C#
7 3 (2.91%) Groovy
7 3 (2.91%) PHP
7 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.94%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.94%) Scala
8 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.94%) VB
8 2 (1.94%) VBA
9 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (13.59%) Degree
2 6 (5.83%) ISEB
2 6 (5.83%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (3.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) HDFS
2 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.97%) Oozie
2 1 (0.97%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (6.80%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.85%) Cognos
3 4 (3.88%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.91%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.94%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (1.94%) Informatica
6 1 (0.97%) Adobe
6 1 (0.97%) Citrix
6 1 (0.97%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.97%) Google
6 1 (0.97%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.97%) HP
6 1 (0.97%) Teradata
6 1 (0.97%) Xamarin