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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 402 378 400
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +22
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 22 34 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.094% 0.15% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.16% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -8.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £215 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £404 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
21452 21293 21611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.95% 92.92% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14988 14746 14660
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 385 467
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 57 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (43.86%) Selenium
4 24 (42.11%) SQL
5 16 (28.07%) Automated Testing
6 15 (26.32%) JIRA
7 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
8 12 (21.05%) Finance
8 12 (21.05%) ISEB
8 12 (21.05%) .NET
9 11 (19.30%) Banking
9 11 (19.30%) HP UFT
10 10 (17.54%) Java
10 10 (17.54%) Investment Banking
10 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
11 9 (15.79%) Migration
11 9 (15.79%) Scrum
11 9 (15.79%) Cucumber
11 9 (15.79%) Automation Testing
12 8 (14.04%) Data Migration
12 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
12 8 (14.04%) Sybase
12 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
13 7 (12.28%) Regression Testing
13 7 (12.28%) ITIL
13 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
13 7 (12.28%) MSMQ
13 7 (12.28%) TDD
13 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (12.28%) Analytics

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (1.75%) Confluence
3 1 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
3 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.51%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) DB2
2 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.75%) Big Data
3 1 (1.75%) KDB
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (43.86%) Selenium
2 15 (26.32%) JIRA
3 11 (19.30%) HP UFT
4 9 (15.79%) Cucumber
5 6 (10.53%) LoadRunner
6 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (7.02%) WebDriver
7 4 (7.02%) SpecFlow
7 4 (7.02%) Behat
8 3 (5.26%) TeamCity
8 3 (5.26%) JMeter
8 3 (5.26%) NUnit
8 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.51%) FogBugz
9 2 (3.51%) Xcode
9 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.75%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.75%) Subversion
10 1 (1.75%) JUnit
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 11 (19.30%) Banking
3 10 (17.54%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Music Industry
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Advertising
5 1 (1.75%) Publishing
5 1 (1.75%) Games
5 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.75%) Front Office
5 1 (1.75%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) .NET
2 7 (12.28%) MSMQ
3 5 (8.77%) XML
4 4 (7.02%) HTML
4 4 (7.02%) Web Services
5 2 (3.51%) REST
5 2 (3.51%) CSS
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (3.51%) Spring
5 2 (3.51%) XSD
5 2 (3.51%) RESTful
5 2 (3.51%) JSON
6 1 (1.75%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.75%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.75%) WPF
6 1 (1.75%) HTML5
6 1 (1.75%) Ajax
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.75%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Algorithms
2 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (5.26%) NHS
3 2 (3.51%) Replication
3 2 (3.51%) iSeries
4 1 (1.75%) iPad
4 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.75%) Equities
4 1 (1.75%) Derivative
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Swaptions
4 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Apple iOS
2 4 (7.02%) UNIX
2 4 (7.02%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.07%) Automated Testing
3 9 (15.79%) Migration
3 9 (15.79%) Scrum
3 9 (15.79%) Automation Testing
4 8 (14.04%) Data Migration
4 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
5 7 (12.28%) Analytics
5 7 (12.28%) TDD
5 7 (12.28%) ITIL
5 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
5 7 (12.28%) Regression Testing
5 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 6 (10.53%) BDD
6 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting
7 5 (8.77%) Validation
7 5 (8.77%) Integration Testing
7 5 (8.77%) Performance Testing
7 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.11%) SQL
2 10 (17.54%) Java
3 3 (5.26%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) C++
4 2 (3.51%) VBA
4 2 (3.51%) Ruby
5 1 (1.75%) Lua
5 1 (1.75%) C
5 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.75%) PHP
5 1 (1.75%) RPG
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) ISEB
2 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Sybase
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) HP
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.75%) Mercator
4 1 (1.75%) ESRI
4 1 (1.75%) VMware
4 1 (1.75%) DataCash
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