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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 748 769 875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.39% 3.45% 3.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.76% 37.55% 40.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 518 648
Median daily rate £438 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 3
Median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.10 £34.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £135.25 £69.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-63.15% +76.74%
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
1981 2048 2183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.98% 9.19% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1450 1557
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -12.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.40 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £165.00 £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 +5 130 £425 -7.60% 71
Croydon -7 7 £460 +12.19% 3
Bromley - 7 £425 -
Docklands, London +9 6 £538 +24.63%
Wimbledon - 4 £425 -
Canary Wharf -8 3 £563 +9.22% 1
Uxbridge +3 2 - -
Hammersmith +1 2 £388 -15.98% 2
Westminster - 2 £381 -
Hayes - 2 £414 -
Twickenham - 1 £475 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 666 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (26.79%) Finance
3 319 (21.97%) Java
4 305 (21.01%) SQL
5 261 (17.98%) Scrum
6 230 (15.84%) Selenium
7 216 (14.88%) Banking
8 195 (13.43%) BDD
9 192 (13.22%) TDD
10 173 (11.91%) JIRA
11 168 (11.57%) Test Automation
12 164 (11.29%) .NET
13 157 (10.81%) Linux
14 155 (10.67%) JavaScript
15 153 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
16 145 (9.99%) Windows
16 145 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
17 144 (9.92%) SDLC
18 141 (9.71%) C#
19 139 (9.57%) Project Management
20 131 (9.02%) Open Source
21 130 (8.95%) HTML
21 130 (8.95%) Degree
22 129 (8.88%) User Acceptance Testing
23 127 (8.75%) Oracle
23 127 (8.75%) Cucumber
24 126 (8.68%) Web Services
25 125 (8.61%) SQL Server
26 124 (8.54%) Test Scripting
27 123 (8.47%) Microsoft

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 51 (3.51%) Node.js
2 45 (3.10%) Tomcat
3 35 (2.41%) Confluence
4 34 (2.34%) Apache
5 28 (1.93%) IIS
6 27 (1.86%) CMS
6 27 (1.86%) SharePoint
7 17 (1.17%) Mule
8 16 (1.10%) Apache Solr
8 16 (1.10%) nginx
9 13 (0.90%) SAS
9 13 (0.90%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.83%) JBoss
11 11 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.55%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.55%) Jetty
14 5 (0.34%) Moodle
14 5 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
14 5 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 71 (4.89%) MS Excel
2 48 (3.31%) MS Office
3 26 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 26 (1.79%) MS Project
4 20 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.21%) SPSS
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.14%) Mingle
9 2 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.069%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.069%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 9 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.41%) Markit EDM
2 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
3 5 (0.34%) SunGard GMI
3 5 (0.34%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 4 (0.28%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.28%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.21%) Sonata
5 3 (0.21%) Tercero
6 2 (0.14%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.14%) Magento
6 2 (0.14%) Misys Opics
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 55 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (2.62%) GitHub
3 22 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (1.03%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.69%) Office 365
8 9 (0.62%) SaaS
9 7 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.48%) Amazon Glacier
9 7 (0.48%) Google Play
9 7 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.34%) Force.com
10 5 (0.34%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.21%) IaaS
12 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.14%) Taleo
13 1 (0.069%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.10%) Internet
2 40 (2.75%) HTTP
3 9 (0.62%) LAN
3 9 (0.62%) SAN
3 9 (0.62%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.55%) Firewall
5 7 (0.48%) SNMP
6 6 (0.41%) Intranet
6 6 (0.41%) VPN
6 6 (0.41%) WAN
7 5 (0.34%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.34%) LDAP
7 5 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.28%) 3G
8 4 (0.28%) IPsec
8 4 (0.28%) LTE
8 4 (0.28%) MPLS
8 4 (0.28%) SMTP
8 4 (0.28%) SNA
8 4 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.27%) Big Data
3 55 (3.79%) MongoDB
4 48 (3.31%) Hadoop
5 37 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (2.48%) Oracle Database
7 33 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 33 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (2.00%) MySQL
9 27 (1.86%) NoSQL
9 27 (1.86%) Relational Database
10 25 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
13 19 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 18 (1.24%) Data Mining
15 17 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
17 11 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
17 11 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 230 (15.84%) Selenium
2 173 (11.91%) JIRA
3 127 (8.75%) Cucumber
4 119 (8.20%) Git (software)
5 111 (7.64%) Jenkins
6 103 (7.09%) WebDriver
7 56 (3.86%) SpecFlow
8 49 (3.37%) JUnit
8 49 (3.37%) SoapUI
9 45 (3.10%) HP UFT
10 38 (2.62%) Gradle
10 38 (2.62%) Maven
11 32 (2.20%) Appium
11 32 (2.20%) Protractor
11 32 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 31 (2.13%) TeamCity
13 30 (2.07%) IntelliJ
13 30 (2.07%) Visual Studio
14 25 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 24 (1.65%) Subversion
General
1 389 (26.79%) Finance
2 216 (14.88%) Banking
3 84 (5.79%) Investment Banking
3 84 (5.79%) Retail
4 64 (4.41%) Front Office
5 46 (3.17%) Marketing
6 30 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.93%) Games
8 25 (1.72%) Back Office
9 18 (1.24%) Legal
10 17 (1.17%) Publishing
11 16 (1.10%) Financial Institution
12 15 (1.03%) Law
13 13 (0.90%) Multimedia
14 10 (0.69%) Advertising
14 10 (0.69%) Billing
15 9 (0.62%) Electronics
16 8 (0.55%) General Ledger
17 7 (0.48%) Manufacturing
18 4 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 337 (23.21%) Analyst
2 225 (15.50%) Developer
3 137 (9.44%) Test Analyst
4 114 (7.85%) Tester
5 102 (7.02%) Architect
6 97 (6.68%) QA Analyst
7 95 (6.54%) Business Analyst
7 95 (6.54%) QA Engineer
8 72 (4.96%) Java Developer
8 72 (4.96%) Test Manager
9 65 (4.48%) QA Tester
10 62 (4.27%) Project Manager
11 58 (3.99%) QA Leader
12 51 (3.51%) Automation Test Analyst
13 49 (3.37%) QA Test Analyst
14 47 (3.24%) Senior Analyst
15 46 (3.17%) Test Engineer
15 46 (3.17%) Test Leader
16 44 (3.03%) Banking Analyst
17 42 (2.89%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (11.29%) .NET
2 130 (8.95%) HTML
3 126 (8.68%) Web Services
4 85 (5.85%) XML
5 78 (5.37%) CSS
6 75 (5.17%) AngularJS
7 72 (4.96%) SOAP
8 63 (4.34%) Spring
9 55 (3.79%) REST
10 54 (3.72%) HTML5
11 47 (3.24%) Gherkin
12 46 (3.17%) RESTful
13 35 (2.41%) JSON
14 33 (2.27%) Hibernate
15 30 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web API
16 29 (2.00%) ASP.NET
17 27 (1.86%) FIX Protocol
18 26 (1.79%) JMS
19 22 (1.52%) .NET Framework
19 22 (1.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 145 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (6.96%) User Experience
3 75 (5.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 61 (4.20%) Derivative
5 50 (3.44%) Computer Science
6 45 (3.10%) Mobile App
7 44 (3.03%) Equities
8 31 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (2.07%) Fixed Income
9 30 (2.07%) Mathematics
10 27 (1.86%) Credit Risk
11 25 (1.72%) Market Risk
12 22 (1.52%) Blog
13 21 (1.45%) Management Information System
14 18 (1.24%) Data Structures
14 18 (1.24%) Fintech
14 18 (1.24%) NHS
15 15 (1.03%) Algorithms
15 15 (1.03%) Credit Derivative
16 14 (0.96%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 157 (10.81%) Linux
2 145 (9.99%) Windows
3 92 (6.34%) Unix
4 48 (3.31%) Android
5 47 (3.24%) Apple iOS
6 39 (2.69%) Windows Server
7 18 (1.24%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.76%) Solaris
10 11 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.48%) Debian
11 7 (0.48%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.28%) AIX
12 4 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.21%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (17.98%) Scrum
3 195 (13.43%) BDD
4 192 (13.22%) TDD
5 168 (11.57%) Test Automation
6 153 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
7 144 (9.92%) SDLC
8 139 (9.57%) Project Management
9 131 (9.02%) Open Source
10 129 (8.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 124 (8.54%) Test Scripting
12 117 (8.06%) E-Commerce
13 115 (7.92%) Automated Testing
14 93 (6.40%) Automation Testing
15 88 (6.06%) Analytics
16 87 (5.99%) DevOps
17 80 (5.51%) Manual Testing
18 79 (5.44%) Test Strategy
19 78 (5.37%) Integration Testing
19 78 (5.37%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 319 (21.97%) Java
2 305 (21.01%) SQL
3 155 (10.67%) JavaScript
4 141 (9.71%) C#
5 76 (5.23%) Python
6 63 (4.34%) C++
7 61 (4.20%) Ruby
8 36 (2.48%) VBA
9 31 (2.13%) PL/SQL
10 30 (2.07%) Shell Script
11 27 (1.86%) PHP
12 25 (1.72%) PowerShell
13 24 (1.65%) Groovy
13 24 (1.65%) Scala
14 20 (1.38%) T-SQL
14 20 (1.38%) VB
15 19 (1.31%) Perl
16 18 (1.24%) Bash Shell
17 16 (1.10%) C
18 13 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 130 (8.95%) Degree
2 75 (5.17%) ISTQB
3 62 (4.27%) ISEB
4 61 (4.20%) Security Cleared
5 39 (2.69%) SC Cleared
6 26 (1.79%) PhD
7 21 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (0.90%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.83%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.48%) CISSP
12 7 (0.48%) PMP
13 5 (0.34%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.28%) CCNP
14 4 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.21%) CCNA
15 3 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 23 (1.58%) SDET
3 15 (1.03%) SLA
4 14 (0.96%) MiFID
5 8 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.41%) SEPA
6 6 (0.41%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.28%) EMIR
8 4 (0.28%) FATCA
8 4 (0.28%) WCAG
9 3 (0.21%) AIFMD
9 3 (0.21%) Basel II
9 3 (0.21%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.21%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.21%) RMADS
9 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.21%) UCITS
10 2 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 24 (1.65%) Docker
2 23 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.52%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.62%) Apache Flume
5 8 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.28%) Firmware
7 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.21%) Squid
8 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.14%) Xen
9 1 (0.069%) HDFS
9 1 (0.069%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.069%) SRDF
9 1 (0.069%) XenApp
9 1 (0.069%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (2.55%) Puppet
2 34 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
3 30 (2.07%) Ansible
4 27 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.55%) SCCM
6 7 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.28%) Nagios
8 3 (0.21%) CFEngine
8 3 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.21%) Simpana
9 2 (0.14%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.14%) Control-M
9 2 (0.14%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.069%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.069%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.069%) SCOM
10 1 (0.069%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 127 (8.75%) Oracle
2 123 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 43 (2.96%) HP
4 28 (1.93%) SAP
5 27 (1.86%) Atlassian
5 27 (1.86%) VMware
6 20 (1.38%) Adobe
7 19 (1.31%) Citrix
8 18 (1.24%) Google
9 17 (1.17%) ServiceNow
10 16 (1.10%) New Relic
11 15 (1.03%) IBM
12 13 (0.90%) Hortonworks
12 13 (0.90%) Sybase
13 12 (0.83%) Cisco
13 12 (0.83%) Rackspace
14 10 (0.69%) Fidessa
14 10 (0.69%) Murex
14 10 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (0.55%) EMC
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