The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 53 50
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 976 753 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.94% 3.43% 3.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.21% 42.47% 41.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 505 613
Average daily rate £410 £420 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 16
Average hourly rate £47.50 £31.25 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% +110.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.18 £13.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.50 £34.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £26.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-40.18% +98.14%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
2112 1773 2311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.53% 8.07% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1479 1204 1495
Average daily rate £450 £460 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 39 68
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.32 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.85% +24.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.49 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £135.00 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
QA
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 246 £400 - 104
Docklands, London +1 8 £438 -12.50% 1
Uxbridge +1 5 £233 -59.56%
Canary Wharf +21 2 £488 +29.13%
Bromley +1 1 £450 -
Brentford -1 1 £388 -3.24% 1
Croydon -9 1 £450 +25.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -9 1 £300 - 1
Harrow - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £325 - 1
Ealing - 1 £450 -
Westminster - 1 £450 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 476 (27.22%) Finance
2 435 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
3 434 (24.81%) SQL
4 386 (22.07%) Java
5 342 (19.55%) Selenium
6 320 (18.30%) Banking
7 262 (14.98%) Scrum
8 255 (14.58%) TDD
9 237 (13.55%) Oracle
10 227 (12.98%) Cucumber
11 220 (12.58%) Test Automation
12 208 (11.89%) User Acceptance Testing
13 203 (11.61%) Project Management
14 196 (11.21%) Microsoft
15 189 (10.81%) BDD
16 178 (10.18%) C#
17 176 (10.06%) Test Scripting
18 173 (9.89%) Degree
19 172 (9.83%) JavaScript
20 171 (9.78%) E-Commerce
21 169 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
22 158 (9.03%) Ruby
23 156 (8.92%) HTML
24 153 (8.75%) Investment Banking
25 151 (8.63%) .NET
26 146 (8.35%) XML
27 145 (8.29%) Web Services
28 140 (8.00%) UNIX
29 139 (7.95%) WebDriver
30 134 (7.66%) JIRA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 71 (4.06%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.06%) CMS
3 25 (1.43%) Confluence
4 21 (1.20%) WebLogic
4 21 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 17 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
6 16 (0.91%) Node.js
7 15 (0.86%) Apache
8 14 (0.80%) WebSphere
9 13 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
10 9 (0.51%) IIS
11 7 (0.40%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.40%) SAS
11 7 (0.40%) Drupal
11 7 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.29%) Alfresco
12 5 (0.29%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (0.29%) Adobe CQ
12 5 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 128 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 64 (3.66%) MS Office
3 53 (3.03%) MS Project
4 45 (2.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (1.83%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.74%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.057%) SPSS
9 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.057%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 23 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
2 20 (1.14%) Oracle General Ledger
3 18 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
5 14 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
5 14 (0.80%) Oracle Assets
6 7 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
6 7 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.34%) FLEXCUBE
7 6 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.29%) SunGard GMI
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 4 (0.23%) SiteCatalyst
9 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.23%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.17%) Tridion
10 3 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.17%) SAP Retail
10 3 (0.17%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.63%) SaaS
3 9 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.40%) Office 365
5 6 (0.34%) GitHub
6 5 (0.29%) Force.com
6 5 (0.29%) PaaS
7 4 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.057%) IaaS
9 1 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.057%) Heroku
9 1 (0.057%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.09%) Internet
2 27 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 23 (1.32%) HTTP
4 20 (1.14%) Firewall
5 18 (1.03%) SAN
6 14 (0.80%) DNS
7 13 (0.74%) LAN
8 11 (0.63%) Intranet
8 11 (0.63%) WAN
9 10 (0.57%) FTP
9 10 (0.57%) SSL
10 9 (0.51%) VPN
10 9 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (0.46%) VLAN
12 7 (0.40%) 3G
12 7 (0.40%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.40%) DSL
13 6 (0.34%) NAS
13 6 (0.34%) LDAP
13 6 (0.34%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 91 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
3 67 (3.83%) Oracle Database
4 63 (3.60%) Relational Database
5 54 (3.09%) MySQL
6 45 (2.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 34 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (1.66%) OLAP
9 28 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
10 23 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (1.09%) Essbase
12 19 (1.09%) Oracle OLAP
13 17 (0.97%) DB2
13 17 (0.97%) MongoDB
13 17 (0.97%) Big Data
13 17 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
14 16 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.86%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 342 (19.55%) Selenium
2 227 (12.98%) Cucumber
3 139 (7.95%) WebDriver
4 134 (7.66%) JIRA
5 100 (5.72%) Jenkins
6 77 (4.40%) FitNesse
7 70 (4.00%) Git (software)
8 67 (3.83%) Maven
9 66 (3.77%) Visual Studio
10 62 (3.54%) Subversion
11 61 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 52 (2.97%) SoapUI
13 51 (2.92%) JUnit
14 50 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
15 48 (2.74%) WATIR
15 48 (2.74%) SpecFlow
16 42 (2.40%) TeamCity
16 42 (2.40%) Calabash
17 33 (1.89%) Ant
18 32 (1.83%) JMeter
General
1 476 (27.22%) Finance
2 320 (18.30%) Banking
3 153 (8.75%) Investment Banking
4 103 (5.89%) Retail
5 62 (3.54%) Front Office
6 61 (3.49%) Marketing
7 50 (2.86%) Publishing
8 49 (2.80%) Back Office
9 46 (2.63%) Games
10 37 (2.12%) Telecoms
11 30 (1.72%) Advertising
12 28 (1.60%) Legal
13 18 (1.03%) Billing
14 16 (0.91%) Retail Banking
15 14 (0.80%) Law
16 13 (0.74%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.74%) General Ledger
17 10 (0.57%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 455 (26.01%) Analyst
2 306 (17.50%) Developer
3 196 (11.21%) Tester
4 151 (8.63%) Business Analyst
5 140 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 111 (6.35%) QA Tester
7 108 (6.17%) QA Analyst
7 108 (6.17%) QA Engineer
8 95 (5.43%) Project Manager
9 81 (4.63%) Test Manager
10 59 (3.37%) Consultant
11 57 (3.26%) Automation Tester
12 56 (3.20%) Architect
13 44 (2.52%) QA Manager
14 42 (2.40%) Test Engineer
15 37 (2.12%) QA Test Analyst
15 37 (2.12%) Senior Analyst
16 36 (2.06%) Java Developer
17 34 (1.94%) Test Leader
17 34 (1.94%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (8.92%) HTML
2 151 (8.63%) .NET
3 146 (8.35%) XML
4 145 (8.29%) Web Services
5 104 (5.95%) CSS
6 67 (3.83%) jQuery
7 65 (3.72%) Spring
8 62 (3.54%) JSON
9 54 (3.09%) HTML5
10 50 (2.86%) REST
11 47 (2.69%) SOAP
12 45 (2.57%) Hibernate
13 40 (2.29%) Ajax
14 37 (2.12%) J2EE
15 34 (1.94%) Gherkin
16 33 (1.89%) XSLT
17 29 (1.66%) CSS3
18 27 (1.54%) Flash
19 26 (1.49%) ASP.NET
20 21 (1.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 94 (5.37%) Open Source
2 80 (4.57%) Mobile App
3 70 (4.00%) Derivative
4 63 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 57 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 45 (2.57%) Equities
7 44 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 24 (1.37%) Credit Risk
8 24 (1.37%) Fixed Income
9 22 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.26%) Digital Media
10 21 (1.20%) N-Tier
10 21 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.14%) Mathematics
12 19 (1.09%) Online Games
13 17 (0.97%) Social Media
14 15 (0.86%) NHS
15 14 (0.80%) Video on Demand
15 14 (0.80%) Market Risk
16 13 (0.74%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 140 (8.00%) UNIX
2 132 (7.55%) Windows
3 128 (7.32%) Linux
4 72 (4.12%) Android
5 66 (3.77%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 25 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.34%) Windows Phone
10 6 (0.34%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.34%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.23%) CentOS
12 4 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.23%) Debian
12 4 (0.23%) VMS
13 3 (0.17%) Solaris
13 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (14.98%) Scrum
3 255 (14.58%) TDD
4 220 (12.58%) Test Automation
5 208 (11.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 203 (11.61%) Project Management
7 189 (10.81%) BDD
8 176 (10.06%) Test Scripting
9 171 (9.78%) E-Commerce
10 169 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
11 125 (7.15%) Automation Testing
12 123 (7.03%) Migration
13 122 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 117 (6.69%) Automated Testing
15 112 (6.40%) Business Analysis
16 111 (6.35%) Software Testing
17 101 (5.77%) Risk Management
18 98 (5.60%) PRINCE2
19 85 (4.86%) Test Strategy
20 82 (4.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 434 (24.81%) SQL
2 386 (22.07%) Java
3 178 (10.18%) C#
4 172 (9.83%) JavaScript
5 158 (9.03%) Ruby
6 79 (4.52%) Python
7 77 (4.40%) PL/SQL
8 65 (3.72%) PHP
9 57 (3.26%) T-SQL
10 50 (2.86%) C++
11 35 (2.00%) Shell Script
12 33 (1.89%) VBA
13 31 (1.77%) Perl
14 25 (1.43%) Groovy
15 24 (1.37%) C
16 19 (1.09%) VB
17 11 (0.63%) ActionScript
18 9 (0.51%) PowerShell
19 8 (0.46%) Apex Code
19 8 (0.46%) F#
Qualifications
1 173 (9.89%) Degree
2 98 (5.60%) ISEB
3 66 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 49 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 48 (2.74%) ISTQB
6 16 (0.91%) PMI Certification
7 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.57%) CISA
8 10 (0.57%) CISSP
9 9 (0.51%) PMP
9 9 (0.51%) APMP
10 8 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.29%) MCITP
13 5 (0.29%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.23%) MCP
14 4 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.20%) Basel III
2 19 (1.09%) CRD IV
3 18 (1.03%) ISO 9000
4 14 (0.80%) COREP
4 14 (0.80%) FINREP
5 9 (0.51%) SLA
6 7 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.34%) EMIR
8 5 (0.29%) GAAP
8 5 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.29%) P3O
9 3 (0.17%) Basel II
10 2 (0.11%) FATCA
10 2 (0.11%) MiFID
10 2 (0.11%) GxP
11 1 (0.057%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.057%) GMP
11 1 (0.057%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 33 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.46%) NFS
4 7 (0.40%) vCloud
5 6 (0.34%) XenApp
5 6 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.17%) vSphere
7 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.11%) Docker
8 1 (0.057%) Squid
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.057%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.057%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 63 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (1.43%) Puppet
3 17 (0.97%) SCCM
4 13 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.69%) Nagios
6 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.11%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.11%) Ansible
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.057%) Control-M
8 1 (0.057%) MOM
8 1 (0.057%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.057%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.057%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.057%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 237 (13.55%) Oracle
2 196 (11.21%) Microsoft
3 49 (2.80%) HP
4 35 (2.00%) IBM
5 34 (1.94%) SAP
6 30 (1.72%) VMware
7 26 (1.49%) Zend
8 25 (1.43%) Citrix
9 23 (1.32%) Adobe
9 23 (1.32%) Informatica
10 21 (1.20%) Cognos
11 19 (1.09%) Business Objects
11 19 (1.09%) Hyperion
12 18 (1.03%) Siebel
13 17 (0.97%) JBoss
14 16 (0.91%) Sybase
14 16 (0.91%) Sun
15 15 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (0.74%) Serena
17 11 (0.63%) Cisco
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Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
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Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Experis IT
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis IT
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
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Aston Carter
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