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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 380 390 397
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 48 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.12% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%
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
22739 23586 23114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.30% 93.10% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16017 16273 15398
Average daily rate £425 £433 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 404 543
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.80 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -3.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £44.62 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

QA Tester Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 October 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 +24 8 £391 +11.78% 3
Docklands, London - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 91 (100.00%) QA
2 50 (54.95%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (46.15%) Selenium
4 40 (43.96%) SQL
5 34 (37.36%) Manual Testing
6 28 (30.77%) Java
7 23 (25.27%) Cucumber
8 22 (24.18%) BDD
9 20 (21.98%) Automated Testing
10 19 (20.88%) TDD
10 19 (20.88%) Test Automation
11 18 (19.78%) Test Scripting
12 15 (16.48%) Finance
12 15 (16.48%) Scrum
13 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (15.38%) Software Testing
14 13 (14.29%) .NET
14 13 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (14.29%) Automation Testing
15 12 (13.19%) Open Source
16 11 (12.09%) C#
16 11 (12.09%) Team Foundation Server
17 10 (10.99%) WebDriver
17 10 (10.99%) Web Services
17 10 (10.99%) XML
17 10 (10.99%) Smartcard
17 10 (10.99%) EMV
18 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
18 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
18 9 (9.89%) User Stories

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.59%) CMS
3 5 (5.49%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (4.40%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (4.40%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.20%) Confluence
5 2 (2.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Office
1 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (46.15%) Selenium
2 23 (25.27%) Cucumber
3 11 (12.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (10.99%) WebDriver
5 8 (8.79%) WATIR
6 6 (6.59%) JUnit
6 6 (6.59%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (5.49%) JIRA
8 4 (4.40%) NUnit
8 4 (4.40%) Sahi
8 4 (4.40%) FitNesse
8 4 (4.40%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.30%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.30%) MSTest
9 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.20%) JMeter
10 2 (2.20%) CruiseControl
10 2 (2.20%) Appium
10 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.10%) Calabash
General
1 15 (16.48%) Finance
2 3 (3.30%) Games
2 3 (3.30%) Retail
2 3 (3.30%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.20%) Legal
3 2 (2.20%) Publishing
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
4 1 (1.10%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.10%) Cantonese Language
4 1 (1.10%) German Language
4 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.10%) Front Office
4 1 (1.10%) Electronics
4 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.29%) .NET
2 10 (10.99%) Web Services
2 10 (10.99%) XML
3 3 (3.30%) JSON
3 3 (3.30%) REST
4 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.20%) Google Maps API
4 2 (2.20%) SOAP
5 1 (1.10%) HTML
5 1 (1.10%) CSS
5 1 (1.10%) XSLT
5 1 (1.10%) Middleware
5 1 (1.10%) Ajax
5 1 (1.10%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Open Source
2 10 (10.99%) EMV
2 10 (10.99%) Smartcard
3 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.49%) iPhone
5 4 (4.40%) Derivative
5 4 (4.40%) iPad
6 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.10%) New Media
8 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.79%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.49%) UNIX
2 5 (5.49%) Windows
3 3 (3.30%) Android
4 2 (2.20%) Linux
5 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (54.95%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (37.36%) Manual Testing
3 22 (24.18%) BDD
4 20 (21.98%) Automated Testing
5 19 (20.88%) TDD
5 19 (20.88%) Test Automation
6 18 (19.78%) Test Scripting
7 15 (16.48%) Scrum
8 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 13 (14.29%) Automation Testing
10 9 (9.89%) User Stories
11 8 (8.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (8.79%) Integration Testing
11 8 (8.79%) Regression Testing
12 6 (6.59%) Asset Management
12 6 (6.59%) Content Management
12 6 (6.59%) Test Strategy
13 5 (5.49%) OO
14 4 (4.40%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 40 (43.96%) SQL
2 28 (30.77%) Java
3 11 (12.09%) C#
4 8 (8.79%) Ruby
5 4 (4.40%) Scala
6 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.30%) VBA
7 2 (2.20%) Python
7 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.10%) Perl
8 1 (1.10%) PHP
8 1 (1.10%) Jython
Qualifications
1 7 (7.69%) ISEB
2 6 (6.59%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.40%) Degree
4 2 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.59%) HP
3 4 (4.40%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.30%) Oracle
4 3 (3.30%) Mercator
5 2 (2.20%) Google
5 2 (2.20%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.10%) TIBCO