The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 52 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 722 784 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.41% 3.69% 3.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.96% 38.47% 40.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 551 595
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £22.12 £20.75 £71.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% -70.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £75.10 £120.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
QA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
2065 2038 2062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.75% 9.60% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1412 1376
Average daily rate £465 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 26
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £45.25 £72.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in London

QA
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the London region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in London

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the London region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in London

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the London region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in London

QA
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the London region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram in London

QA
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 within the London region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 86 £425 -5.55% 72
Canary Wharf +6 10 £538 +43.33%
Croydon - 9 £375 - 2
Docklands, London +2 3 £518 +7.81%
Hammersmith +2 3 £450 +33.33%
Brentford +2 2 £400 -0.62% 1
Bromley - 2 £713 -
Kingston Upon Thames +7 1 £400 - 1
Harrow -2 1 £325 +30.00%
Westminster -4 1 £525 +16.66%
Uxbridge -6 1 £350 -9.67% 2
Ealing - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £175 -
Greenwich - 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 615 (38.34%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (28.80%) Finance
3 347 (21.63%) Java
4 346 (21.57%) SQL
5 315 (19.64%) Banking
6 245 (15.27%) Scrum
7 224 (13.97%) TDD
8 210 (13.09%) Selenium
9 192 (11.97%) BDD
10 178 (11.10%) Degree
11 174 (10.85%) Test Automation
12 172 (10.72%) User Acceptance Testing
12 172 (10.72%) .NET
13 165 (10.29%) SQL Server
14 157 (9.79%) Linux
15 156 (9.73%) SDLC
16 153 (9.54%) Project Management
17 151 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
18 145 (9.04%) Investment Banking
19 144 (8.98%) JIRA
20 141 (8.79%) Windows
21 140 (8.73%) Oracle
22 138 (8.60%) C#
22 138 (8.60%) Test Scripting
23 133 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
23 133 (8.29%) Web Services
24 131 (8.17%) Microsoft
25 127 (7.92%) HTML
25 127 (7.92%) Git (software)
26 126 (7.86%) Cucumber

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 38 (2.37%) Confluence
2 37 (2.31%) CMS
3 35 (2.18%) IIS
4 33 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.56%) Tomcat
6 23 (1.43%) Node.js
7 20 (1.25%) JBoss
8 18 (1.12%) Apache
9 14 (0.87%) SAS
9 14 (0.87%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.75%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.75%) OpenStack
11 11 (0.69%) CICS
12 9 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (0.50%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
14 7 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.44%) Mule
14 7 (0.44%) nginx
15 6 (0.37%) Jetty
Applications
1 90 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 45 (2.81%) MS Office
3 32 (2.00%) MS Project
4 28 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.06%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.062%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.50%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.37%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.25%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.25%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.25%) Unica
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.19%) Magento
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.19%) Primavera
5 3 (0.19%) Sonata
5 3 (0.19%) Tercero
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.12%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.12%) Misys Opics
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.43%) GitHub
3 18 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (0.94%) SaaS
5 13 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (0.75%) Amazon S3
6 12 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (0.69%) Google Analytics
7 11 (0.69%) Office 365
8 9 (0.56%) Amazon Glacier
8 9 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (0.50%) PaaS
10 7 (0.44%) Force.com
11 6 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.31%) IaaS
13 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.19%) Basecamp
14 3 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
15 1 (0.062%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.24%) Internet
2 14 (0.87%) HTTP
3 9 (0.56%) Intranet
3 9 (0.56%) SNMP
4 8 (0.50%) 3G
4 8 (0.50%) LTE
4 8 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.37%) Firewall
5 6 (0.37%) GPRS
5 6 (0.37%) UMTS
6 5 (0.31%) DNS
6 5 (0.31%) GSM
6 5 (0.31%) SAN
6 5 (0.31%) SNA
6 5 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.25%) FCoE
7 4 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.25%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.25%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.55%) Oracle Database
3 52 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
4 45 (2.81%) Big Data
5 42 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 41 (2.56%) MongoDB
7 39 (2.43%) MySQL
8 33 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 29 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 29 (1.81%) Hadoop
10 28 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
11 27 (1.68%) Relational Database
12 25 (1.56%) NoSQL
13 24 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
14 18 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (0.81%) DB2
15 13 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
16 12 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 210 (13.09%) Selenium
2 144 (8.98%) JIRA
3 127 (7.92%) Git (software)
4 126 (7.86%) Cucumber
5 93 (5.80%) Jenkins
6 84 (5.24%) WebDriver
7 56 (3.49%) SpecFlow
8 49 (3.05%) HP UFT
9 47 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 38 (2.37%) SoapUI
10 38 (2.37%) Subversion
11 34 (2.12%) Appium
11 34 (2.12%) JUnit
12 28 (1.75%) Maven
13 26 (1.62%) Eclipse
13 26 (1.62%) Gradle
14 19 (1.18%) Calabash
15 17 (1.06%) JMeter
15 17 (1.06%) Visual Studio
16 16 (1.00%) Axure RP
General
1 462 (28.80%) Finance
2 315 (19.64%) Banking
3 145 (9.04%) Investment Banking
4 96 (5.99%) Retail
5 87 (5.42%) Front Office
6 65 (4.05%) Marketing
7 49 (3.05%) Back Office
8 40 (2.49%) Telecoms
9 38 (2.37%) Financial Institution
10 31 (1.93%) Legal
11 23 (1.43%) Games
12 16 (1.00%) Publishing
13 15 (0.94%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.87%) Law
15 13 (0.81%) Advertising
16 12 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
17 11 (0.69%) Billing
18 10 (0.62%) Electronics
18 10 (0.62%) Retail Banking
19 8 (0.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 421 (26.25%) Analyst
2 289 (18.02%) Developer
3 151 (9.41%) Business Analyst
4 141 (8.79%) Test Analyst
5 140 (8.73%) Tester
6 89 (5.55%) Java Developer
6 89 (5.55%) QA Analyst
7 85 (5.30%) QA Engineer
8 77 (4.80%) Test Manager
9 75 (4.68%) Project Manager
10 73 (4.55%) Banking Analyst
11 71 (4.43%) Consultant
12 65 (4.05%) Architect
13 61 (3.80%) Test Leader
14 55 (3.43%) QA Tester
15 49 (3.05%) QA Test Analyst
16 45 (2.81%) IT Analyst
17 44 (2.74%) QA Leader
18 41 (2.56%) Automation Tester
18 41 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (10.72%) .NET
2 133 (8.29%) Web Services
3 127 (7.92%) HTML
4 116 (7.23%) XML
5 83 (5.17%) CSS
6 62 (3.87%) Spring
7 59 (3.68%) AngularJS
8 52 (3.24%) SOAP
9 49 (3.05%) HTML5
10 48 (2.99%) JSON
11 47 (2.93%) REST
12 40 (2.49%) RESTful
13 39 (2.43%) Hibernate
14 38 (2.37%) .NET Framework
14 38 (2.37%) Gherkin
15 33 (2.06%) jQuery
16 32 (2.00%) Ajax
17 31 (1.93%) JMS
18 22 (1.37%) WinForms
19 21 (1.31%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 151 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (5.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 82 (5.11%) User Experience
4 73 (4.55%) Derivative
5 62 (3.87%) Fixed Income
6 60 (3.74%) Equities
7 56 (3.49%) Computer Science
8 50 (3.12%) Management Information System
9 47 (2.93%) Mobile App
10 28 (1.75%) Mathematics
11 26 (1.62%) Market Risk
12 25 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (1.50%) NHS
14 23 (1.43%) Data Centre
15 19 (1.18%) Credit Risk
16 17 (1.06%) Data Integration
16 17 (1.06%) Statistics
17 16 (1.00%) Clustering
17 16 (1.00%) SWIFT
17 16 (1.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 157 (9.79%) Linux
2 141 (8.79%) Windows
3 96 (5.99%) Unix
4 57 (3.55%) Android
5 50 (3.12%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.75%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.81%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.75%) zOS
9 11 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.56%) Debian
10 9 (0.56%) Solaris
10 9 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.25%) AIX
13 4 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.12%) CentOS
15 2 (0.12%) SUSE
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 615 (38.34%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (15.27%) Scrum
3 224 (13.97%) TDD
4 192 (11.97%) BDD
5 174 (10.85%) Test Automation
6 172 (10.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 156 (9.73%) SDLC
8 153 (9.54%) Project Management
9 138 (8.60%) Test Scripting
10 133 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
11 116 (7.23%) E-Commerce
12 108 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 103 (6.42%) Analytics
13 103 (6.42%) Automated Testing
14 100 (6.23%) Change Management
15 89 (5.55%) Business Analysis
16 82 (5.11%) Test Strategy
17 81 (5.05%) Manual Testing
18 80 (4.99%) Open Source
19 78 (4.86%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 347 (21.63%) Java
2 346 (21.57%) SQL
3 138 (8.60%) C#
4 124 (7.73%) JavaScript
5 85 (5.30%) Python
6 68 (4.24%) Ruby
7 67 (4.18%) C++
8 41 (2.56%) Perl
9 39 (2.43%) VBA
10 36 (2.24%) PHP
10 36 (2.24%) Shell Script
11 32 (2.00%) C
11 32 (2.00%) Scala
12 31 (1.93%) Bash Shell
13 27 (1.68%) Groovy
14 26 (1.62%) T-SQL
15 21 (1.31%) VB
16 18 (1.12%) VB.NET
17 16 (1.00%) PowerShell
18 13 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 178 (11.10%) Degree
2 68 (4.24%) ISEB
3 66 (4.11%) ISTQB
4 60 (3.74%) Security Cleared
5 38 (2.37%) SC Cleared
6 17 (1.06%) PhD
7 16 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (0.94%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 11 (0.69%) CISSP
11 9 (0.56%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.50%) CCNA
12 8 (0.50%) CCNP
12 8 (0.50%) CISA
12 8 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.50%) CISM
12 8 (0.50%) CRISC
13 7 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.44%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.62%) MiFID
2 23 (1.43%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.12%) SLA
4 16 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.94%) SDET
6 14 (0.87%) SEPA
7 12 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
8 11 (0.69%) EMIR
8 11 (0.69%) RMADS
9 10 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.56%) FATCA
11 8 (0.50%) CRD IV
11 8 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 7 (0.44%) Basel II
12 7 (0.44%) COBIT
12 7 (0.44%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.37%) COSO
14 5 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
14 5 (0.31%) ISO 9001
15 4 (0.25%) AIFMD
System Software
1 14 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.62%) RACF
4 9 (0.56%) Docker
5 8 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.31%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.31%) Firmware
7 4 (0.25%) KVM
8 3 (0.19%) HDFS
9 2 (0.12%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.062%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.062%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.062%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.062%) Varnish
10 1 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.062%) vSphere
10 1 (0.062%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.87%) Puppet
3 12 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.62%) Ansible
4 10 (0.62%) CA Endevor
5 7 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.31%) SCCM
7 3 (0.19%) Simpana
8 2 (0.12%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.12%) Nagios
8 2 (0.12%) SCOM
8 2 (0.12%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.062%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.062%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.062%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.062%) Foglight
9 1 (0.062%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.062%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.062%) yum
9 1 (0.062%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 140 (8.73%) Oracle
2 131 (8.17%) Microsoft
3 53 (3.30%) SAP
4 45 (2.81%) HP
5 29 (1.81%) Google
6 20 (1.25%) Adobe
6 20 (1.25%) Informatica
6 20 (1.25%) Murex
7 17 (1.06%) Tableau
8 16 (1.00%) Sybase
8 16 (1.00%) VMware
9 15 (0.94%) Cisco
9 15 (0.94%) Citrix
10 12 (0.75%) CA
11 11 (0.69%) hybris
11 11 (0.69%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.62%) Bloomberg
12 10 (0.62%) Fidessa
12 10 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.62%) ServiceNow
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £305 - £390 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Broster Buchanan
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Rate: From £100 to £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Excellent depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £430 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Intelletec
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £280 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Pesaro
Rate: From £550 to £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venn Group
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £545.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago