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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
England / London
Rank 368 393 367
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -26
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 36 29 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 23
Median daily rate £360 £356 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +29.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £167 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+21.25% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.60 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
18436 20098 19872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 95.01% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13192 14255 13962
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 299 328
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 -2 2 £425 - 5
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 90 (100.00%) QA
2 56 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (42.22%) Selenium
4 27 (30.00%) JIRA
5 24 (26.67%) SQL
6 19 (21.11%) Java
7 18 (20.00%) BDD
8 17 (18.89%) WebDriver
9 16 (17.78%) Jenkins
9 16 (17.78%) Automation Testing
10 15 (16.67%) Functional Testing
11 14 (15.56%) Cucumber
11 14 (15.56%) JavaScript
11 14 (15.56%) Automated Testing
12 13 (14.44%) Test Automation
12 13 (14.44%) Test Scripting
12 13 (14.44%) Apple iOS
13 12 (13.33%) Test Strategy
13 12 (13.33%) Manual Testing
13 12 (13.33%) Performance Testing
14 11 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (12.22%) Regression Testing
14 11 (12.22%) QA Automation
14 11 (12.22%) Exploratory Testing
15 10 (11.11%) Finance
15 10 (11.11%) Linux
15 10 (11.11%) TDD
15 10 (11.11%) Software Testing
15 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
15 10 (11.11%) Android

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 6 (6.67%) Confluence
2 5 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.11%) Drupal
3 1 (1.11%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
2 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) GitHub
2 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.11%) Google Play
3 1 (1.11%) Office 365
3 1 (1.11%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) HTTP
2 2 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (1.11%) DSL
3 1 (1.11%) Skype
3 1 (1.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.56%) Big Data
3 4 (4.44%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.33%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (42.22%) Selenium
2 27 (30.00%) JIRA
3 17 (18.89%) WebDriver
4 16 (17.78%) Jenkins
5 14 (15.56%) Cucumber
6 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 6 (6.67%) SoapUI
7 6 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (5.56%) HP UFT
8 5 (5.56%) Mocha
8 5 (5.56%) TestRail
9 4 (4.44%) Capybara
9 4 (4.44%) FishEye
9 4 (4.44%) Geb
9 4 (4.44%) IntelliJ
10 3 (3.33%) Bugzilla
10 3 (3.33%) Spock
10 3 (3.33%) TeamCity
10 3 (3.33%) TestLink
11 2 (2.22%) git-flow
General
1 10 (11.11%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Banking
3 5 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 5 (5.56%) Retail
4 3 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.33%) Publishing
5 2 (2.22%) Games
6 1 (1.11%) Back Office
6 1 (1.11%) Front Office
6 1 (1.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.00%) HTML
1 9 (10.00%) XML
2 8 (8.89%) REST
3 5 (5.56%) .NET
3 5 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 4 (4.44%) CSS
4 4 (4.44%) HTML5
4 4 (4.44%) Node.js
4 4 (4.44%) Web Services
5 3 (3.33%) XSD
6 2 (2.22%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.22%) Behat
6 2 (2.22%) JSON
6 2 (2.22%) RESTful
7 1 (1.11%) Ajax
7 1 (1.11%) Laravel
7 1 (1.11%) React
7 1 (1.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.89%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.44%) Equities
4 4 (4.44%) Fintech
4 4 (4.44%) Replication
5 3 (3.33%) User Experience
6 2 (2.22%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.11%) Derivative
7 1 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.11%) PKI
7 1 (1.11%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.11%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.44%) Apple iOS
2 10 (11.11%) Android
2 10 (11.11%) Linux
3 6 (6.67%) Windows
4 4 (4.44%) Unix
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.00%) BDD
3 16 (17.78%) Automation Testing
4 15 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 14 (15.56%) Automated Testing
6 13 (14.44%) Test Automation
6 13 (14.44%) Test Scripting
7 12 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 12 (13.33%) Performance Testing
7 12 (13.33%) Test Strategy
8 11 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (12.22%) Exploratory Testing
8 11 (12.22%) QA Automation
8 11 (12.22%) Regression Testing
9 10 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 10 (11.11%) TDD
10 9 (10.00%) API Testing
10 9 (10.00%) Defect Management
11 8 (8.89%) ETL
11 8 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.67%) SQL
2 19 (21.11%) Java
3 14 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.89%) Python
4 8 (8.89%) Ruby
5 4 (4.44%) C#
5 4 (4.44%) Groovy
6 3 (3.33%) PHP
6 3 (3.33%) Scala
7 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.11%) Perl
7 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.11%) VB
7 1 (1.11%) VBA
7 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) Degree
2 5 (5.56%) ISEB
3 4 (4.44%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.11%) Docker
1 1 (1.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.11%) HockeyApp
2 1 (1.11%) Oozie
2 1 (1.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.22%) Google
2 2 (2.22%) Informatica
3 1 (1.11%) Apple
3 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.11%) Citrix
3 1 (1.11%) Fidessa
3 1 (1.11%) Hortonworks
3 1 (1.11%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle
3 1 (1.11%) Sybase
3 1 (1.11%) Teradata
3 1 (1.11%) WorldPay
3 1 (1.11%) Xamarin
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