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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 48 56
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 818 902 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.50% 3.88% 3.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.10% 47.15% 39.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 647 547
Average daily rate
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£435 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £21.10 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £29.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.40%
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
1855 1913 1984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.93% 8.22% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1361 1396
Average daily rate £475 £450 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 34
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £23.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £15.00 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.15 £50.00 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +6.34%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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
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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 +5 208 £460 +8.23% 114
Canary Wharf -3 10 £475 +8.57% 1
Docklands, London -9 5 £575 +43.75%
Hammersmith -7 3 £425 +142.85% 1
Brentford +4 2 £425 +7.93%
Uxbridge -3 2 £275 +22.22% 1
Feltham -5 2 £365 -34.82%
Croydon -7 2 £325 +44.44% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £335 - 1
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 627 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (30.60%) Finance
3 391 (24.47%) Java
4 387 (24.22%) SQL
5 273 (17.08%) Scrum
6 235 (14.71%) Selenium
7 231 (14.46%) Banking
8 217 (13.58%) TDD
9 193 (12.08%) Project Management
10 190 (11.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 187 (11.70%) BDD
12 183 (11.45%) Test Automation
13 180 (11.26%) JIRA
14 176 (11.01%) SDLC
15 172 (10.76%) Cucumber
16 170 (10.64%) Web Services
17 167 (10.45%) JavaScript
18 161 (10.08%) HTML
19 160 (10.01%) .NET
20 156 (9.76%) Microsoft
21 151 (9.45%) Oracle
21 151 (9.45%) XML
22 150 (9.39%) Linux
23 148 (9.26%) C#
24 144 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
25 140 (8.76%) Windows
26 135 (8.45%) Degree
27 131 (8.20%) Test Scripting
27 131 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
28 125 (7.82%) Python

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 68 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.88%) Confluence
3 38 (2.38%) CMS
4 35 (2.19%) Apache
5 34 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 33 (2.07%) JBoss
7 31 (1.94%) WebLogic
8 26 (1.63%) WebSphere
9 18 (1.13%) IIS
10 16 (1.00%) OpenStack
11 14 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
12 13 (0.81%) Node.js
12 13 (0.81%) SAS
12 13 (0.81%) Drupal
13 11 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 10 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
15 9 (0.56%) MQSeries
16 5 (0.31%) Umbraco
17 4 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 94 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 59 (3.69%) MS Office
3 47 (2.94%) MS Project
4 43 (2.69%) MS Visio
5 33 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.25%) SPSS
6 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.13%) Mingle
7 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.063%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.063%) FastStats
8 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (1.00%) Cognos TM1
1 16 (1.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 12 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.56%) WebTrends
5 7 (0.44%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.25%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.25%) Summit
7 3 (0.19%) Loan IQ
7 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.13%) Magento
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.13%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.13%) Endur
8 2 (0.13%) Primavera
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 58 (3.63%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.00%) SaaS
3 11 (0.69%) Amazon S3
3 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.63%) GitHub
5 8 (0.50%) Office 365
5 8 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.38%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.31%) Heroku
7 5 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.19%) Engine Yard
8 3 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.19%) Taleo
8 3 (0.19%) Force.com
8 3 (0.19%) PaaS
9 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.50%) Internet
2 26 (1.63%) TCP/IP
3 25 (1.56%) HTTP
4 22 (1.38%) Firewall
5 17 (1.06%) DNS
6 16 (1.00%) SSL
7 12 (0.75%) LDAP
8 9 (0.56%) LAN
8 9 (0.56%) ISUP
9 7 (0.44%) PSTN
9 7 (0.44%) WAN
9 7 (0.44%) VLAN
9 7 (0.44%) AMQP
10 6 (0.38%) Megaco
10 6 (0.38%) Intranet
10 6 (0.38%) SNMP
10 6 (0.38%) MGCP
10 6 (0.38%) SAN
11 5 (0.31%) FTP
11 5 (0.31%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 77 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (4.07%) Relational Database
4 50 (3.13%) MySQL
5 41 (2.57%) MongoDB
6 39 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 31 (1.94%) NoSQL
8 26 (1.63%) Big Data
9 20 (1.25%) RDBMS
9 20 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (1.25%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (1.00%) QlikView
13 16 (1.00%) Data Mining
14 15 (0.94%) Redis
15 12 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
17 9 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 235 (14.71%) Selenium
2 180 (11.26%) JIRA
3 172 (10.76%) Cucumber
4 112 (7.01%) Git (software)
5 107 (6.70%) WebDriver
6 97 (6.07%) Jenkins
7 50 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 50 (3.13%) Subversion
8 47 (2.94%) JUnit
8 47 (2.94%) HP UFT
9 45 (2.82%) SpecFlow
10 31 (1.94%) SoapUI
10 31 (1.94%) TeamCity
11 28 (1.75%) JMeter
12 25 (1.56%) Visual Studio
13 23 (1.44%) FitNesse
13 23 (1.44%) RSpec
14 22 (1.38%) JBehave
14 22 (1.38%) WATIR
14 22 (1.38%) Capybara
General
1 489 (30.60%) Finance
2 231 (14.46%) Banking
3 122 (7.63%) Investment Banking
4 88 (5.51%) Retail
5 70 (4.38%) Telecoms
6 59 (3.69%) Front Office
7 55 (3.44%) Marketing
8 43 (2.69%) Games
9 32 (2.00%) Law
10 30 (1.88%) Financial Institution
11 28 (1.75%) Publishing
12 25 (1.56%) Legal
13 24 (1.50%) Billing
14 22 (1.38%) Advertising
15 20 (1.25%) Back Office
16 15 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
17 14 (0.88%) Manufacturing
18 8 (0.50%) Wholesale Banking
19 7 (0.44%) Retail Banking
19 7 (0.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 402 (25.16%) Analyst
2 299 (18.71%) Developer
3 154 (9.64%) Tester
4 153 (9.57%) Business Analyst
5 117 (7.32%) Test Analyst
6 96 (6.01%) QA Analyst
7 88 (5.51%) Project Manager
8 83 (5.19%) Architect
9 81 (5.07%) QA Engineer
10 69 (4.32%) Test Manager
10 69 (4.32%) Java Developer
11 58 (3.63%) Consultant
12 56 (3.50%) QA Tester
13 43 (2.69%) QA Test Analyst
14 42 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
15 40 (2.50%) Test Engineer
16 38 (2.38%) Test Leader
17 33 (2.07%) Automation Tester
18 31 (1.94%) DevOps Engineer
19 30 (1.88%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (10.64%) Web Services
2 161 (10.08%) HTML
3 160 (10.01%) .NET
4 151 (9.45%) XML
5 120 (7.51%) CSS
6 82 (5.13%) JSON
7 65 (4.07%) SOAP
8 62 (3.88%) HTML5
9 61 (3.82%) REST
10 54 (3.38%) AngularJS
11 52 (3.25%) jQuery
12 51 (3.19%) Gherkin
13 47 (2.94%) Spring
14 42 (2.63%) CSS3
14 42 (2.63%) RESTful
15 41 (2.57%) J2EE
16 36 (2.25%) JMS
16 36 (2.25%) Hibernate
17 34 (2.13%) Ajax
18 33 (2.07%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 144 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (4.63%) User Experience
3 50 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 49 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 48 (3.00%) Derivative
6 47 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 41 (2.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 41 (2.57%) Fixed Income
8 33 (2.07%) SWIFT
9 31 (1.94%) Client/Server
10 29 (1.81%) Equities
11 23 (1.44%) Data Centre
12 18 (1.13%) Online Games
13 16 (1.00%) Credit Risk
14 15 (0.94%) Data Integration
15 13 (0.81%) NHS
15 13 (0.81%) Digital Media
16 12 (0.75%) Video on Demand
16 12 (0.75%) Algorithms
17 11 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 150 (9.39%) Linux
2 140 (8.76%) Windows
3 120 (7.51%) UNIX
4 68 (4.26%) Apple iOS
5 50 (3.13%) Android
6 21 (1.31%) CentOS
7 20 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.19%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.06%) Ubuntu
10 16 (1.00%) Solaris
11 12 (0.75%) AIX
12 9 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.44%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.31%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.13%) SUSE
17 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (17.08%) Scrum
3 217 (13.58%) TDD
4 193 (12.08%) Project Management
5 190 (11.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 187 (11.70%) BDD
7 183 (11.45%) Test Automation
8 176 (11.01%) SDLC
9 131 (8.20%) Test Scripting
9 131 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
10 120 (7.51%) Test Strategy
11 112 (7.01%) E-Commerce
12 108 (6.76%) Automated Testing
13 107 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 102 (6.38%) Migration
15 95 (5.94%) User Stories
16 91 (5.69%) OO
17 90 (5.63%) DevOps
18 88 (5.51%) PRINCE2
19 86 (5.38%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 391 (24.47%) Java
2 387 (24.22%) SQL
3 167 (10.45%) JavaScript
4 148 (9.26%) C#
5 125 (7.82%) Python
6 119 (7.45%) Ruby
7 63 (3.94%) Perl
8 58 (3.63%) PHP
8 58 (3.63%) C++
9 55 (3.44%) Shell Script
10 42 (2.63%) C
11 34 (2.13%) PL/SQL
11 34 (2.13%) Groovy
12 32 (2.00%) Bash Shell
13 31 (1.94%) Scala
14 28 (1.75%) VBA
15 27 (1.69%) PowerShell
16 23 (1.44%) T-SQL
17 15 (0.94%) VB
18 14 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 135 (8.45%) Degree
2 93 (5.82%) ISEB
3 64 (4.01%) ISTQB
4 39 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 20 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (1.19%) PMI Certification
7 15 (0.94%) SC Cleared
8 13 (0.81%) PMP
9 10 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.38%) CISA
11 5 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.25%) IIBA
12 4 (0.25%) MBA
12 4 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.25%) CRISC
13 3 (0.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.31%) SLA
2 12 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.44%) EMIR
4 6 (0.38%) GMP
4 6 (0.38%) HL7
5 5 (0.31%) FATCA
6 4 (0.25%) GxP
6 4 (0.25%) GAMP
6 4 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.19%) DICOM
8 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.063%) P3O
9 1 (0.063%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.063%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.063%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.063%) Basel II
System Software
1 24 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (0.50%) Docker
5 7 (0.44%) vCloud
6 5 (0.31%) vSphere
6 5 (0.31%) Varnish
6 5 (0.31%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.19%) XenApp
7 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.063%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.063%) Squid
9 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.063%) NFS
9 1 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 69 (4.32%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (2.25%) Puppet
3 21 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.75%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.50%) Cobbler
5 8 (0.50%) Graylog
6 7 (0.44%) Ansible
6 7 (0.44%) Data Guard
6 7 (0.44%) SCCM
7 6 (0.38%) Nagios
8 5 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.31%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.31%) Kibana
8 5 (0.31%) Rundeck
9 4 (0.25%) logstash
9 4 (0.25%) CA LISA
10 3 (0.19%) StatsD
10 3 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 156 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 151 (9.45%) Oracle
3 68 (4.26%) IBM
4 56 (3.50%) HP
5 43 (2.69%) SAP
6 41 (2.57%) VMware
7 31 (1.94%) Red Hat
8 26 (1.63%) Sybase
9 25 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (1.44%) New Relic
11 18 (1.13%) Google
11 18 (1.13%) Business Objects
12 17 (1.06%) Cognos
13 15 (0.94%) Remedy
14 14 (0.88%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.81%) WorldPay
15 13 (0.81%) TIBCO
16 12 (0.75%) Cisco
16 12 (0.75%) Adobe
17 11 (0.69%) JD Edwards
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Rate: Up to £490 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
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Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Rate: £400.00 - £416.00 per annum
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Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £545.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spencer Rose
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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City, London
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