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 21 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 51 50
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 932 866 959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.85% 3.50% 3.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.84% 42.68% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 622 675
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £586
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £49.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.39% +129.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.51 £24.75 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.50 £67.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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
1870 2029 2119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.72% 8.19% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1297 1418 1447
Average daily rate £438 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 49
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.40 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.80% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.46 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £65.75 £50.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 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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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 +2 197 £450 +2.85% 100
Docklands, London +9 10 £450 -5.26% 1
Bromley +2 5 £450 - 2
Uxbridge +1 5 £313 -26.47% 1
Canary Wharf +14 3 £400 -17.35%
Hammersmith +4 3 £338 - 1
Hounslow -1 3 £425 +14.47% 1
Southwark +1 2 £340 -
Isleworth - 2 £399 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £388 - 1
Westminster -1 1 £690 +84.00%
Surbiton - 1 - - 2
Teddington - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Ealing - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Dagenham - - - - 2
Harrow - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 508 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 493 (27.30%) SQL
3 441 (24.42%) Java
4 420 (23.26%) Finance
5 344 (19.05%) TDD
6 326 (18.05%) Scrum
7 318 (17.61%) Selenium
8 262 (14.51%) Banking
9 254 (14.06%) Oracle
10 247 (13.68%) Cucumber
11 243 (13.46%) BDD
12 228 (12.62%) Microsoft
13 226 (12.51%) Test Automation
14 224 (12.40%) Project Management
14 224 (12.40%) User Acceptance Testing
15 215 (11.90%) HTML
15 215 (11.90%) JavaScript
16 205 (11.35%) Web Services
17 196 (10.85%) Degree
18 190 (10.52%) XML
19 180 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
20 178 (9.86%) C#
21 160 (8.86%) E-Commerce
22 157 (8.69%) .NET
23 152 (8.42%) Investment Banking
23 152 (8.42%) Test Scripting
24 151 (8.36%) Ruby
25 147 (8.14%) CSS
26 145 (8.03%) MS Excel
27 140 (7.75%) Windows

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 50 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.16%) CMS
3 32 (1.77%) Node.js
4 30 (1.66%) Apache
5 24 (1.33%) Confluence
6 21 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.11%) WebLogic
8 14 (0.78%) IIS
8 14 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.61%) IBM Notes
10 10 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.44%) Drupal
11 8 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.33%) Jetty
14 5 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
15 4 (0.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 145 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 71 (3.93%) MS Office
3 61 (3.38%) MS Project
4 49 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 36 (1.99%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.94%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.28%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.17%) Windchill
9 3 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.055%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.055%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.055%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 22 (1.22%) Oracle General Ledger
2 21 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
4 19 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
5 16 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
5 16 (0.89%) Oracle Assets
6 14 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (0.78%) WebTrends
7 13 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 5 (0.28%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.22%) RMDS
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
11 3 (0.17%) SunGard GMI
11 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.17%) Maximo
11 3 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
12 2 (0.11%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.44%) GitHub
3 6 (0.33%) Office 365
4 5 (0.28%) SaaS
5 3 (0.17%) PaaS
5 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.055%) Force.com
7 1 (0.055%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.055%) Heroku
7 1 (0.055%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.055%) Responsys
7 1 (0.055%) CheetahMail
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.60%) Internet
2 35 (1.94%) HTTP
3 18 (1.00%) Firewall
4 15 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.78%) SSL
6 11 (0.61%) Intranet
6 11 (0.61%) DNS
7 10 (0.55%) WAN
8 9 (0.50%) LAN
9 8 (0.44%) LDAP
9 8 (0.44%) DSL
10 7 (0.39%) Broadband
10 7 (0.39%) VPN
10 7 (0.39%) RTSP
10 7 (0.39%) NetScaler
11 6 (0.33%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.28%) FTP
12 5 (0.28%) MPLS
12 5 (0.28%) SNMP
12 5 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 101 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
3 71 (3.93%) Oracle Database
4 63 (3.49%) MySQL
5 59 (3.27%) Relational Database
6 44 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (2.16%) NoSQL
8 38 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 34 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (1.77%) MongoDB
11 26 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 26 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
12 24 (1.33%) QlikView
13 23 (1.27%) Oracle ODI
14 22 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
16 17 (0.94%) DB2
17 16 (0.89%) OLAP
17 16 (0.89%) Data Mining
17 16 (0.89%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 318 (17.61%) Selenium
2 247 (13.68%) Cucumber
3 125 (6.92%) JIRA
4 114 (6.31%) WebDriver
5 100 (5.54%) Jenkins
6 92 (5.09%) Git (software)
7 71 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 70 (3.88%) FitNesse
9 69 (3.82%) Visual Studio
10 68 (3.77%) Maven
11 64 (3.54%) Subversion
11 64 (3.54%) JUnit
12 48 (2.66%) WATIR
13 47 (2.60%) QuickTest Pro
14 46 (2.55%) SpecFlow
15 39 (2.16%) Capybara
15 39 (2.16%) SoapUI
16 36 (1.99%) Calabash
17 32 (1.77%) TeamCity
18 30 (1.66%) Hudson
General
1 420 (23.26%) Finance
2 262 (14.51%) Banking
3 152 (8.42%) Investment Banking
4 81 (4.49%) Retail
5 60 (3.32%) Marketing
6 58 (3.21%) Publishing
7 56 (3.10%) Front Office
8 55 (3.05%) Games
9 49 (2.71%) Back Office
10 33 (1.83%) Telecoms
11 32 (1.77%) Legal
12 27 (1.50%) Advertising
13 18 (1.00%) Retail Banking
14 15 (0.83%) Billing
15 13 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.66%) Law
17 11 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.61%) Danish Language
18 10 (0.55%) General Ledger
19 7 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 431 (23.86%) Developer
2 429 (23.75%) Analyst
3 198 (10.96%) Tester
4 174 (9.63%) Test Analyst
5 103 (5.70%) Business Analyst
6 96 (5.32%) QA Analyst
7 94 (5.20%) QA Engineer
8 93 (5.15%) QA Tester
9 87 (4.82%) Project Manager
10 76 (4.21%) Java Developer
11 75 (4.15%) Consultant
12 59 (3.27%) Test Manager
13 57 (3.16%) Senior Developer
14 51 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
15 50 (2.77%) Automation Tester
16 42 (2.33%) Test Leader
17 41 (2.27%) Test Engineer
18 37 (2.05%) QA Test Analyst
19 31 (1.72%) Data Analyst
19 31 (1.72%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (11.90%) HTML
2 205 (11.35%) Web Services
3 190 (10.52%) XML
4 157 (8.69%) .NET
5 147 (8.14%) CSS
6 93 (5.15%) jQuery
7 80 (4.43%) HTML5
8 79 (4.37%) JSON
9 68 (3.77%) REST
10 67 (3.71%) Spring
11 61 (3.38%) CSS3
12 55 (3.05%) Ajax
13 50 (2.77%) AngularJS
14 46 (2.55%) SOAP
15 45 (2.49%) XSLT
16 43 (2.38%) Hibernate
17 42 (2.33%) ASP.NET
18 41 (2.27%) Gherkin
19 39 (2.16%) Backbone.js
20 37 (2.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 130 (7.20%) Open Source
2 90 (4.98%) Computer Science
3 77 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 77 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 55 (3.05%) Derivative
5 41 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 35 (1.94%) Online Games
6 35 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (1.88%) Fixed Income
8 27 (1.50%) Equities
9 25 (1.38%) Data Integration
10 24 (1.33%) Social Media
10 24 (1.33%) Client/Server
11 22 (1.22%) iPhone
12 20 (1.11%) N-Tier
13 19 (1.05%) Market Risk
14 16 (0.89%) Credit Risk
14 16 (0.89%) Digital Media
15 15 (0.83%) Blog
16 13 (0.72%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 140 (7.75%) Windows
2 131 (7.25%) Linux
3 125 (6.92%) UNIX
4 91 (5.04%) Android
5 81 (4.49%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.38%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.39%) Solaris
11 6 (0.33%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.22%) VMS
14 3 (0.17%) AIX
14 3 (0.17%) CentOS
14 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone 7
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (19.05%) TDD
3 326 (18.05%) Scrum
4 243 (13.46%) BDD
5 226 (12.51%) Test Automation
6 224 (12.40%) Project Management
6 224 (12.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 180 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
8 160 (8.86%) E-Commerce
9 152 (8.42%) Test Scripting
10 129 (7.14%) Automated Testing
11 128 (7.09%) OO
12 120 (6.64%) Automation Testing
13 114 (6.31%) Migration
14 110 (6.09%) Software Testing
15 109 (6.04%) Unit Testing
16 104 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement
17 98 (5.43%) Software Engineering
18 97 (5.37%) Test Strategy
19 92 (5.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 493 (27.30%) SQL
2 441 (24.42%) Java
3 215 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 178 (9.86%) C#
5 151 (8.36%) Ruby
6 82 (4.54%) PHP
7 75 (4.15%) PL/SQL
8 65 (3.60%) T-SQL
9 62 (3.43%) Shell Script
10 61 (3.38%) Python
11 41 (2.27%) VBA
12 29 (1.61%) Groovy
13 26 (1.44%) C++
14 24 (1.33%) Perl
15 20 (1.11%) VB
16 17 (0.94%) C
16 17 (0.94%) PowerShell
17 15 (0.83%) VBScript
18 10 (0.55%) Objective-C
19 9 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 196 (10.85%) Degree
2 77 (4.26%) ISEB
3 66 (3.65%) Security Cleared
4 41 (2.27%) ISTQB
5 37 (2.05%) SC Cleared
6 18 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (0.78%) CISSP
8 13 (0.72%) CISA
9 11 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 10 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 10 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.44%) MCITP
11 8 (0.44%) CISM
12 7 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.33%) MCTS
14 5 (0.28%) PMP
14 5 (0.28%) MCSE
15 4 (0.22%) MCSA
15 4 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (0.66%) Data Quality
2 9 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (0.50%) Basel III
3 8 (0.44%) EMIR
4 7 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.33%) CRD IV
6 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.28%) P3O
6 5 (0.28%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.28%) SLA
7 4 (0.22%) Basel II
7 4 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.22%) GMP
7 4 (0.22%) FATCA
7 4 (0.22%) COREP
8 3 (0.17%) FINREP
8 3 (0.17%) GxP
8 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 38 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.44%) XenDesktop
5 7 (0.39%) vSphere
5 7 (0.39%) XenApp
6 3 (0.17%) vCloud
7 2 (0.11%) Docker
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.055%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.055%) LiteSpeed
8 1 (0.055%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.055%) RACF
8 1 (0.055%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.055%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.055%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.055%) XenServer
8 1 (0.055%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 75 (4.15%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.94%) SCCM
3 13 (0.72%) Puppet
4 11 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
5 9 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.39%) Nagios
7 5 (0.28%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.28%) CA LISA
7 5 (0.28%) Capistrano
8 4 (0.22%) SCOM
8 4 (0.22%) Control-M
9 3 (0.17%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.17%) Ionix
10 2 (0.11%) Ansible
10 2 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.11%) Graylog2
11 1 (0.055%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.055%) Nessus
Vendors
1 254 (14.06%) Oracle
2 228 (12.62%) Microsoft
3 49 (2.71%) HP
4 44 (2.44%) SAP
5 36 (1.99%) Zend
6 27 (1.50%) JBoss
7 23 (1.27%) Business Objects
7 23 (1.27%) IBM
8 22 (1.22%) Citrix
9 21 (1.16%) Sybase
10 19 (1.05%) VMware
11 18 (1.00%) Adobe
12 17 (0.94%) Teradata
13 15 (0.83%) Informatica
14 14 (0.78%) Siebel
15 13 (0.72%) Netezza
16 12 (0.66%) Ab Initio
16 12 (0.66%) Hyperion
16 12 (0.66%) Lotus
16 12 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £45 to £60 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Gibbs S3
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day Based on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £501.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + TBA
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £525.00 - £540.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago