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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 47 56
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 791 940 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.55% 3.88% 3.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.56% 45.34% 41.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 699 505
Average daily rate
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£400 £408 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -2.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Average hourly rate £95.00 £47.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £18.18 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.00 £120.50 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £16.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+96.50% -40.18%
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
1775 2073 1803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.96% 8.56% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1228 1450 1228
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 37 39
Average hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% -14.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.00 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.00 £75.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.36% +5.88%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 -3 189 £450 +12.50% 90
Canary Wharf +9 12 £510 +4.61%
Uxbridge +7 10 £353 +51.82% 1
Docklands, London +3 7 £340 -22.28% 1
Hammersmith -1 3 £448 +37.69% 1
Croydon -4 2 £410 -8.88% 2
Kingston Upon Thames +1 1 £350 +16.66% 1
Ealing -3 1 £425 -5.55% 1
Westminster - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 2
Teddington - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Hillingdon - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 641 (40.75%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (29.18%) Finance
3 410 (26.06%) SQL
4 377 (23.97%) Java
5 261 (16.59%) Selenium
6 249 (15.83%) Scrum
7 227 (14.43%) TDD
7 227 (14.43%) Banking
8 199 (12.65%) Test Automation
9 198 (12.59%) .NET
10 192 (12.21%) User Acceptance Testing
11 184 (11.70%) Web Services
12 183 (11.63%) JavaScript
13 180 (11.44%) Project Management
14 176 (11.19%) HTML
15 175 (11.13%) XML
16 173 (11.00%) JIRA
17 171 (10.87%) Cucumber
18 163 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
19 161 (10.24%) BDD
20 154 (9.79%) Oracle
21 151 (9.60%) Ruby
22 145 (9.22%) C#
23 138 (8.77%) Degree
24 132 (8.39%) Windows
25 126 (8.01%) Test Scripting
26 125 (7.95%) Python
27 122 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
28 120 (7.63%) CSS
29 119 (7.57%) Investment Banking

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 53 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.54%) Confluence
3 38 (2.42%) CMS
4 37 (2.35%) Apache
5 32 (2.03%) WebLogic
6 31 (1.97%) JBoss
6 31 (1.97%) Tomcat
7 29 (1.84%) WebSphere
8 25 (1.59%) OpenStack
9 21 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
10 19 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
11 16 (1.02%) IIS
12 15 (0.95%) TIBCO EMS
13 12 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.76%) Node.js
14 11 (0.70%) SAS
15 10 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
16 7 (0.45%) WordPress
17 6 (0.38%) Drupal
17 6 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 108 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 45 (2.86%) MS Office
3 44 (2.80%) MS Project
4 27 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.19%) SPSS
9 2 (0.13%) Mingle
10 1 (0.064%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.064%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.064%) FastStats
10 1 (0.064%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 12 (0.76%) Cognos TM1
4 8 (0.51%) WebTrends
5 7 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.45%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.32%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.32%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.32%) Summit
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.19%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.19%) Loan IQ
8 3 (0.19%) Global One
9 2 (0.13%) BASE24
9 2 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 47 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.02%) Heroku
3 14 (0.89%) Engine Yard
3 14 (0.89%) PaaS
4 11 (0.70%) SaaS
5 8 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.45%) GitHub
7 5 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.19%) Force.com
9 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.13%) Trello
10 2 (0.13%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.064%) Office 365
11 1 (0.064%) Route 53
11 1 (0.064%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.12%) Internet
2 32 (2.03%) TCP/IP
3 27 (1.72%) Firewall
4 21 (1.34%) HTTP
5 18 (1.14%) DNS
5 18 (1.14%) SSL
6 17 (1.08%) VLAN
7 12 (0.76%) LDAP
8 10 (0.64%) FTP
9 7 (0.45%) LAN
9 7 (0.45%) SNMP
10 6 (0.38%) Intranet
11 5 (0.32%) ATM
11 5 (0.32%) Wireless
12 4 (0.25%) GSM
12 4 (0.25%) SAN
13 3 (0.19%) ISUP
13 3 (0.19%) WAN
13 3 (0.19%) VPN
13 3 (0.19%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 98 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
3 82 (5.21%) Relational Database
4 55 (3.50%) MongoDB
5 45 (2.86%) NoSQL
6 42 (2.67%) MySQL
7 40 (2.54%) RDBMS
8 38 (2.42%) Oracle Database
9 32 (2.03%) Hadoop
10 31 (1.97%) Big Data
11 30 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 28 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 27 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
14 23 (1.46%) OLTP
15 20 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
16 17 (1.08%) DB2
17 16 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (1.02%) QlikView
17 16 (1.02%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 261 (16.59%) Selenium
2 173 (11.00%) JIRA
3 171 (10.87%) Cucumber
4 116 (7.37%) WebDriver
5 90 (5.72%) Jenkins
6 84 (5.34%) Git (software)
7 67 (4.26%) Subversion
8 65 (4.13%) QuickTest Pro
9 46 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 44 (2.80%) JUnit
11 43 (2.73%) TeamCity
12 40 (2.54%) JMeter
13 32 (2.03%) SpecFlow
14 31 (1.97%) Calabash
15 30 (1.91%) Visual Studio
16 29 (1.84%) WATIR
17 26 (1.65%) NUnit
17 26 (1.65%) SoapUI
18 24 (1.53%) Appium
19 23 (1.46%) Hudson
General
1 459 (29.18%) Finance
2 227 (14.43%) Banking
3 119 (7.57%) Investment Banking
4 81 (5.15%) Retail
5 64 (4.07%) Games
6 49 (3.12%) Telecoms
7 42 (2.67%) Front Office
8 39 (2.48%) Marketing
9 37 (2.35%) Publishing
10 34 (2.16%) Back Office
11 30 (1.91%) Billing
12 29 (1.84%) Financial Institution
13 24 (1.53%) Law
14 20 (1.27%) Legal
15 15 (0.95%) Advertising
16 13 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.76%) Retail Banking
18 11 (0.70%) Manufacturing
19 7 (0.45%) Multimedia
19 7 (0.45%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 383 (24.35%) Analyst
2 292 (18.56%) Developer
3 158 (10.04%) Business Analyst
4 152 (9.66%) Tester
5 109 (6.93%) Test Analyst
6 92 (5.85%) QA Engineer
7 79 (5.02%) QA Analyst
8 78 (4.96%) Project Manager
9 64 (4.07%) Architect
10 62 (3.94%) QA Tester
11 60 (3.81%) Test Manager
12 58 (3.69%) Test Leader
13 54 (3.43%) Consultant
14 49 (3.12%) Java Developer
15 47 (2.99%) Test Engineer
16 42 (2.67%) Senior Developer
17 40 (2.54%) QA Test Analyst
18 37 (2.35%) DevOps Engineer
19 34 (2.16%) Automation Engineer
20 33 (2.10%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (12.59%) .NET
2 184 (11.70%) Web Services
3 176 (11.19%) HTML
4 175 (11.13%) XML
5 120 (7.63%) CSS
6 72 (4.58%) JSON
6 72 (4.58%) REST
7 61 (3.88%) SOAP
8 56 (3.56%) jQuery
9 53 (3.37%) HTML5
10 47 (2.99%) J2EE
11 41 (2.61%) AngularJS
12 38 (2.42%) CSS3
12 38 (2.42%) Spring
13 36 (2.29%) XSLT
14 33 (2.10%) Gherkin
15 32 (2.03%) WCF
16 31 (1.97%) RESTful
17 30 (1.91%) Middleware
18 27 (1.72%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 163 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (5.02%) Open Source
3 77 (4.90%) User Experience
4 57 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 51 (3.24%) Derivative
6 41 (2.61%) Mobile App
7 36 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 35 (2.23%) Fixed Income
9 31 (1.97%) Equities
9 31 (1.97%) Data Integration
10 29 (1.84%) Online Games
11 28 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 27 (1.72%) Client/Server
13 26 (1.65%) SWIFT
14 20 (1.27%) Clustering
15 19 (1.21%) Device Driver
16 18 (1.14%) Data Conversion
16 18 (1.14%) Digital Media
17 13 (0.83%) NHS
18 12 (0.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 132 (8.39%) Windows
2 117 (7.44%) Linux
3 108 (6.87%) UNIX
4 75 (4.77%) Apple iOS
5 65 (4.13%) Android
6 28 (1.78%) CentOS
7 23 (1.46%) Ubuntu
8 18 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.76%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.64%) Solaris
11 10 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.64%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.45%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.25%) AIX
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
15 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 641 (40.75%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (15.83%) Scrum
3 227 (14.43%) TDD
4 199 (12.65%) Test Automation
5 192 (12.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 180 (11.44%) Project Management
7 161 (10.24%) BDD
8 126 (8.01%) Test Scripting
9 122 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
10 110 (6.99%) Test Strategy
11 108 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 97 (6.17%) Data Modelling
13 96 (6.10%) Migration
14 95 (6.04%) User Stories
15 87 (5.53%) Risk Management
16 86 (5.47%) Manual Testing
16 86 (5.47%) Automated Testing
17 84 (5.34%) Regression Testing
17 84 (5.34%) PRINCE2
18 81 (5.15%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 410 (26.06%) SQL
2 377 (23.97%) Java
3 183 (11.63%) JavaScript
4 151 (9.60%) Ruby
5 145 (9.22%) C#
6 125 (7.95%) Python
7 65 (4.13%) PHP
8 58 (3.69%) Perl
9 52 (3.31%) Shell Script
10 39 (2.48%) C++
10 39 (2.48%) Bash Shell
11 38 (2.42%) PL/SQL
11 38 (2.42%) C
12 37 (2.35%) VBA
13 23 (1.46%) Scala
14 22 (1.40%) T-SQL
15 17 (1.08%) Korn
15 17 (1.08%) Objective-C
15 17 (1.08%) PowerShell
16 15 (0.95%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 138 (8.77%) Degree
2 103 (6.55%) ISEB
3 67 (4.26%) ISTQB
4 41 (2.61%) Security Cleared
5 21 (1.34%) SC Cleared
6 19 (1.21%) PMI Certification
7 16 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 13 (0.83%) PMP
9 12 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.57%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.25%) CISSP
13 4 (0.25%) CISA
13 4 (0.25%) MBA
14 3 (0.19%) HND
15 2 (0.13%) HNC
15 2 (0.13%) CCNA
15 2 (0.13%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.14%) EMIR
2 17 (1.08%) SLA
3 14 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.45%) MiFID
5 6 (0.38%) Basel III
5 6 (0.38%) GMP
6 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.25%) HL7
8 3 (0.19%) DICOM
8 3 (0.19%) FATCA
8 3 (0.19%) Basel II
9 2 (0.13%) GAMP
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.064%) COBIT
10 1 (0.064%) P3O
System Software
1 21 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.57%) vCloud
3 9 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (0.51%) vSphere
5 5 (0.32%) Oracle Clusterware
6 4 (0.25%) Docker
7 3 (0.19%) XenApp
7 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.19%) Squid
8 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.064%) KVM
9 1 (0.064%) Varnish
9 1 (0.064%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.064%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.064%) Xen
9 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 65 (4.13%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (2.42%) Puppet
3 20 (1.27%) Cobbler
4 16 (1.02%) Nagios
5 11 (0.70%) collectd
6 10 (0.64%) Kibana
6 10 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.51%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.32%) Graylog
8 5 (0.32%) Oracle Flashback
8 5 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (0.32%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.25%) SCCM
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.25%) logstash
9 4 (0.25%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.19%) Ansible
10 3 (0.19%) CiscoWorks
10 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 154 (9.79%) Oracle
2 118 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 61 (3.88%) IBM
4 48 (3.05%) VMware
5 43 (2.73%) HP
6 40 (2.54%) SAP
7 34 (2.16%) Red Hat
8 24 (1.53%) Sybase
9 22 (1.40%) Google
10 20 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (1.14%) Business Objects
11 18 (1.14%) New Relic
12 16 (1.02%) TIBCO
13 15 (0.95%) Infragistics
14 14 (0.89%) JD Edwards
14 14 (0.89%) Adobe
15 13 (0.83%) Cognos
15 13 (0.83%) Remedy
15 13 (0.83%) DevExpress
16 12 (0.76%) Perforce
London
Open Select Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £200.00 - £210.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £320 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IS Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Flexible
Posted: 5 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £275 - £295 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago