The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 66 58 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 779 783 899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.42% 3.48% 3.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.64% 39.17% 39.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 537 675
Median daily rate £438 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £95.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.31% +255.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £18.20 £16.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £148.00 £61.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-55.91% +14.06%
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
2016 1999 2262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.85% 8.89% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1421 1394 1610
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 35
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -8.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.80 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.65 £165.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +38.09%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the London region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +5 131 £438 -2.77% 73
Croydon -5 7 £460 +12.19% 1
Bromley - 6 £463 - 1
Docklands, London +8 5 £435 +27.94%
Canary Wharf -6 4 £563 +9.22%
Wimbledon - 4 £425 -
Uxbridge -1 3 £375 +6.23% 1
Westminster - 3 £375 -
Hammersmith +1 2 £388 -15.98% 1
Hayes - 2 £414 -
Twickenham - 1 £475 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for QA.

1 631 (42.07%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (28.27%) Finance
3 338 (22.53%) Java
4 335 (22.33%) SQL
5 257 (17.13%) Scrum
6 244 (16.27%) Banking
7 233 (15.53%) Selenium
8 208 (13.87%) BDD
9 203 (13.53%) TDD
10 181 (12.07%) .NET
11 173 (11.53%) JIRA
12 171 (11.40%) Test Automation
13 164 (10.93%) Linux
14 159 (10.60%) Windows
15 152 (10.13%) JavaScript
15 152 (10.13%) SDLC
16 151 (10.07%) User Acceptance Testing
17 147 (9.80%) Oracle
18 145 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
18 145 (9.67%) Degree
19 142 (9.47%) C#
20 141 (9.40%) SQL Server
21 138 (9.20%) Cucumber
22 135 (9.00%) Test Scripting
23 133 (8.87%) Microsoft
23 133 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
24 132 (8.80%) Project Management
25 128 (8.53%) Web Services
26 126 (8.40%) HTML
27 125 (8.33%) Git (software)

QA
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 47 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 41 (2.73%) Node.js
3 35 (2.33%) IIS
4 34 (2.27%) Apache
5 33 (2.20%) Confluence
6 32 (2.13%) SharePoint
7 30 (2.00%) CMS
8 18 (1.20%) Apache Solr
9 16 (1.07%) nginx
10 15 (1.00%) Mule
11 14 (0.93%) JBoss
11 14 (0.93%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.60%) Jetty
14 8 (0.53%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.47%) SAS
16 6 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
17 5 (0.33%) Moodle
17 5 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 63 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 49 (3.27%) MS Office
3 30 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (1.93%) MS Project
5 21 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.93%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.20%) SPSS
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.13%) Mingle
9 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.067%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.067%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.067%) SmartSuite
10 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.47%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
4 5 (0.33%) SunGard GMI
4 5 (0.33%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.27%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.27%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.20%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.20%) Sonata
6 3 (0.20%) Tercero
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.13%) Global One
7 2 (0.13%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.13%) Maximo
7 2 (0.13%) Misys Opics
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (2.33%) GitHub
3 20 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (1.07%) Amazon S3
5 16 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (0.73%) Office 365
7 9 (0.60%) Amazon Glacier
7 9 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (0.53%) Google Play
8 8 (0.53%) SaaS
9 7 (0.47%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (0.40%) Force.com
10 6 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.13%) Taleo
13 1 (0.067%) AdWords
13 1 (0.067%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.067%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.47%) Internet
2 35 (2.33%) HTTP
3 9 (0.60%) Firewall
3 9 (0.60%) LAN
3 9 (0.60%) SAN
3 9 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.53%) SNMP
5 6 (0.40%) Intranet
5 6 (0.40%) WAN
6 5 (0.33%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.33%) VPN
6 5 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.27%) 3G
7 4 (0.27%) IPsec
7 4 (0.27%) LTE
7 4 (0.27%) MPLS
7 4 (0.27%) Network Security
7 4 (0.27%) SNA
7 4 (0.27%) WAAS
7 4 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 56 (3.73%) MongoDB
3 49 (3.27%) Big Data
4 46 (3.07%) Oracle Database
5 37 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
6 36 (2.40%) Hadoop
7 35 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
8 33 (2.20%) MySQL
9 32 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 27 (1.80%) Relational Database
11 26 (1.73%) NoSQL
11 26 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 23 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
12 23 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
14 17 (1.13%) Data Mining
15 16 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
17 10 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 233 (15.53%) Selenium
2 173 (11.53%) JIRA
3 138 (9.20%) Cucumber
4 125 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 108 (7.20%) Jenkins
6 96 (6.40%) WebDriver
7 58 (3.87%) HP UFT
8 57 (3.80%) SpecFlow
9 47 (3.13%) JUnit
10 46 (3.07%) SoapUI
11 37 (2.47%) Gradle
11 37 (2.47%) Maven
12 34 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
13 31 (2.07%) Appium
14 28 (1.87%) Protractor
14 28 (1.87%) Visual Studio
15 27 (1.80%) IntelliJ
16 24 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 24 (1.60%) Subversion
17 23 (1.53%) JMeter
General
1 424 (28.27%) Finance
2 244 (16.27%) Banking
3 105 (7.00%) Investment Banking
4 84 (5.60%) Retail
5 72 (4.80%) Front Office
6 54 (3.60%) Marketing
7 33 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 30 (2.00%) Back Office
9 29 (1.93%) Games
10 21 (1.40%) Financial Institution
11 20 (1.33%) Legal
12 18 (1.20%) Publishing
13 16 (1.07%) Law
14 14 (0.93%) Billing
15 13 (0.87%) Multimedia
16 10 (0.67%) Electronics
17 9 (0.60%) Advertising
17 9 (0.60%) Manufacturing
18 7 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
18 7 (0.47%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 356 (23.73%) Analyst
2 235 (15.67%) Developer
3 140 (9.33%) Test Analyst
4 111 (7.40%) Business Analyst
4 111 (7.40%) Tester
5 110 (7.33%) Architect
6 95 (6.33%) QA Analyst
6 95 (6.33%) QA Engineer
7 75 (5.00%) Java Developer
8 65 (4.33%) Test Manager
9 61 (4.07%) Project Manager
10 60 (4.00%) QA Tester
11 57 (3.80%) QA Leader
12 54 (3.60%) Consultant
13 50 (3.33%) Banking Analyst
13 50 (3.33%) QA Test Analyst
14 47 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
14 47 (3.13%) Test Leader
15 46 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
16 41 (2.73%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (12.07%) .NET
2 128 (8.53%) Web Services
3 126 (8.40%) HTML
4 101 (6.73%) XML
5 74 (4.93%) CSS
6 72 (4.80%) SOAP
7 71 (4.73%) AngularJS
8 63 (4.20%) Spring
9 59 (3.93%) REST
10 53 (3.53%) Gherkin
11 51 (3.40%) HTML5
12 43 (2.87%) JSON
13 38 (2.53%) RESTful
14 37 (2.47%) Hibernate
15 29 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web API
16 27 (1.80%) FIX Protocol
17 26 (1.73%) ASP.NET
18 24 (1.60%) .NET Framework
18 24 (1.60%) JMS
18 24 (1.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 133 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (5.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 81 (5.40%) User Experience
4 71 (4.73%) Derivative
5 55 (3.67%) Computer Science
6 50 (3.33%) Equities
7 41 (2.73%) Fixed Income
8 38 (2.53%) Mobile App
9 35 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (2.13%) Mathematics
11 28 (1.87%) Market Risk
12 26 (1.73%) Credit Risk
13 22 (1.47%) Management Information System
14 20 (1.33%) Blog
14 20 (1.33%) Fintech
15 19 (1.27%) NHS
15 19 (1.27%) Statistics
16 18 (1.20%) Data Structures
17 17 (1.13%) Algorithms
18 15 (1.00%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 164 (10.93%) Linux
2 159 (10.60%) Windows
3 96 (6.40%) Unix
4 44 (2.93%) Windows Server
5 43 (2.87%) Android
5 43 (2.87%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.20%) Windows 7
7 17 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.67%) Solaris
11 9 (0.60%) Debian
12 8 (0.53%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.27%) AIX
14 4 (0.27%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 631 (42.07%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (17.13%) Scrum
3 208 (13.87%) BDD
4 203 (13.53%) TDD
5 171 (11.40%) Test Automation
6 152 (10.13%) SDLC
7 151 (10.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 145 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
9 135 (9.00%) Test Scripting
10 132 (8.80%) Project Management
11 124 (8.27%) Open Source
12 121 (8.07%) Automated Testing
13 114 (7.60%) E-Commerce
14 94 (6.27%) Analytics
15 79 (5.27%) Change Management
16 78 (5.20%) Manual Testing
17 77 (5.13%) DevOps
17 77 (5.13%) Pair Programming
17 77 (5.13%) Test Strategy
18 75 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 338 (22.53%) Java
2 335 (22.33%) SQL
3 152 (10.13%) JavaScript
4 142 (9.47%) C#
5 74 (4.93%) Python
5 74 (4.93%) Ruby
6 69 (4.60%) C++
7 34 (2.27%) VBA
8 33 (2.20%) Shell Script
9 31 (2.07%) Groovy
10 30 (2.00%) PL/SQL
11 29 (1.93%) Perl
12 28 (1.87%) Bash Shell
12 28 (1.87%) PowerShell
13 26 (1.73%) PHP
14 24 (1.60%) VB
15 23 (1.53%) Scala
15 23 (1.53%) T-SQL
16 16 (1.07%) C
17 14 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 145 (9.67%) Degree
2 75 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 66 (4.40%) ISEB
4 61 (4.07%) Security Cleared
5 41 (2.73%) SC Cleared
6 26 (1.73%) PhD
7 17 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 17 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.67%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.53%) CISSP
12 5 (0.33%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.33%) CCNP
12 5 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.33%) PMP
13 4 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.27%) CCNA
13 4 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.87%) Data Quality
2 23 (1.53%) SDET
3 21 (1.40%) MiFID
4 18 (1.20%) SLA
5 8 (0.53%) CRD IV
5 8 (0.53%) FATCA
5 8 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.53%) SEPA
6 7 (0.47%) Basel II
6 7 (0.47%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.27%) EMIR
9 4 (0.27%) RMADS
9 4 (0.27%) WCAG
10 3 (0.20%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.20%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.20%) UCITS
System Software
1 22 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.80%) Docker
4 9 (0.60%) Apache Flume
5 8 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.27%) Firmware
6 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.20%) Squid
8 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.13%) HDFS
8 2 (0.13%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.13%) Xen
9 1 (0.067%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.067%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.067%) RACF
9 1 (0.067%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.067%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (1.53%) Puppet
4 17 (1.13%) Ansible
5 9 (0.60%) SCCM
6 8 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.27%) Nagios
8 3 (0.20%) CFEngine
8 3 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.20%) Simpana
9 2 (0.13%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.13%) Control-M
9 2 (0.13%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.067%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.067%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.067%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.067%) Foglight
10 1 (0.067%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.067%) SCOM
10 1 (0.067%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 147 (9.80%) Oracle
2 133 (8.87%) Microsoft
3 49 (3.27%) HP
4 41 (2.73%) SAP
5 26 (1.73%) VMware
6 22 (1.47%) Google
7 21 (1.40%) Adobe
8 20 (1.33%) Citrix
9 17 (1.13%) ServiceNow
10 15 (1.00%) Murex
10 15 (1.00%) New Relic
11 14 (0.93%) Atlassian
11 14 (0.93%) IBM
12 13 (0.87%) Sybase
13 12 (0.80%) Cisco
13 12 (0.80%) Fidessa
14 11 (0.73%) Rackspace
14 11 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.60%) Calypso
16 8 (0.53%) Informatica
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £230 to £240 per annum 6 mth contract.
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £425 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Capita plc
Rate: £450.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £500 day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £60,000 - £90,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
SidTech LTD
Rate: As Per Market
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Robert Half
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £500 day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £380 - £440 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Sutton, London - UK
Reed Business Information
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: From £100 to £200 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: Dependent Upon Experience
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: 225 to 250 GBP
Posted: 21 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Rate: Daily Rate: £150 p/d
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £55k - 70k per year + pa + Benefits.
Posted: 27 days ago