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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 382 373 400
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 31 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 38 20
Average daily rate
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£340 £275 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -23.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £458 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.14% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £78.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £162.50
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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
21959 22149 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.50% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15479 15131 15772
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 407 447
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
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 +11 7 £350 -6.66%
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 54 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (37.04%) Selenium
4 15 (27.78%) SQL
5 14 (25.93%) JIRA
5 14 (25.93%) Cucumber
6 13 (24.07%) Automation Testing
7 9 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 9 (16.67%) Java
8 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
8 8 (14.81%) TDD
8 8 (14.81%) BDD
9 7 (12.96%) Software Testing
9 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
9 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
9 7 (12.96%) Finance
10 6 (11.11%) Scrum
10 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (11.11%) Banking
11 5 (9.26%) Android
11 5 (9.26%) WebDriver
11 5 (9.26%) Regression Testing
11 5 (9.26%) ETL
11 5 (9.26%) XML
11 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
11 5 (9.26%) SpecFlow
12 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
12 4 (7.41%) C#
12 4 (7.41%) Data Warehouse

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (5.56%) CMS
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) Drupal
3 1 (1.85%) Confluence
3 1 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.56%) FastStats
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Internet
1 1 (1.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (37.04%) Selenium
2 14 (25.93%) JIRA
2 14 (25.93%) Cucumber
3 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (9.26%) WebDriver
4 5 (9.26%) SpecFlow
5 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.56%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.70%) NUnit
7 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.70%) Subversion
7 2 (3.70%) Behat
8 1 (1.85%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.85%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.85%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.85%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.85%) MSTest
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Publishing
4 1 (1.85%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) XML
2 3 (5.56%) XSD
2 3 (5.56%) .NET
3 2 (3.70%) Web Services
3 2 (3.70%) HTML
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle ADF
3 2 (3.70%) Spring
3 2 (3.70%) JSON
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.85%) WPF
4 1 (1.85%) HTML5
4 1 (1.85%) REST
4 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Replication
1 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.70%) NHS
2 2 (3.70%) Streaming Music
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Swaptions
3 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.85%) iPad
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Derivative
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Android
1 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.56%) UNIX
2 3 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (24.07%) Automation Testing
3 9 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 8 (14.81%) TDD
4 8 (14.81%) BDD
5 7 (12.96%) Software Testing
5 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
6 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (11.11%) Scrum
7 5 (9.26%) ETL
7 5 (9.26%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.41%) System Testing
8 4 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.41%) Performance Testing
8 4 (7.41%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.56%) Test Planning
9 3 (5.56%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.56%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.78%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (7.41%) C#
4 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.85%) PHP
5 1 (1.85%) VBA
5 1 (1.85%) Python
5 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) ISEB
2 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.70%) Degree
3 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (1.85%) Mercator
4 1 (1.85%) ESRI
4 1 (1.85%) VMware