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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 54 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 856 844 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.65% 3.40% 3.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.35% 42.93% 44.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 597 603
Average daily rate
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£423 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £22.50 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £48.91 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +56.62%
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
1847 1966 1817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.88% 7.93% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1295 1392 1290
Average daily rate £450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 22 40
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.99 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+25.62% -7.89%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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
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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 -8 159 £425 -5.60% 95
Docklands, London +16 10 £439 -20.27% 2
Croydon -2 6 £510 +13.33% 1
Isleworth - 5 £378 - 1
Canary Wharf - 4 £513 -
Southwark - 4 £336 -
Hammersmith - 3 £380 - 1
Brentford 0 2 £543 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Westminster - 2 £388 -
Beckenham - - - -
Paddington - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Bromley - - - - 2
Ealing - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 785 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (25.99%) Java
3 452 (25.27%) SQL
4 419 (23.42%) Finance
5 344 (19.23%) TDD
6 311 (17.38%) Selenium
7 299 (16.71%) Scrum
8 244 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 239 (13.36%) Project Management
10 236 (13.19%) Oracle
11 235 (13.14%) Banking
12 230 (12.86%) HTML
13 226 (12.63%) Web Services
14 222 (12.41%) BDD
15 215 (12.02%) XML
16 210 (11.74%) Cucumber
17 201 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
18 200 (11.18%) User Acceptance Testing
19 199 (11.12%) Test Automation
20 198 (11.07%) .NET
21 183 (10.23%) Degree
22 171 (9.56%) C#
23 168 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
24 167 (9.33%) Microsoft
25 160 (8.94%) CSS
26 156 (8.72%) Open Source
27 154 (8.61%) OO
28 149 (8.33%) Linux
29 144 (8.05%) Ruby
30 141 (7.88%) JIRA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 50 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 44 (2.46%) CMS
3 41 (2.29%) Apache
4 28 (1.57%) WebLogic
5 26 (1.45%) Tomcat
6 23 (1.29%) JBoss
7 21 (1.17%) Node.js
7 21 (1.17%) Confluence
8 18 (1.01%) WebSphere
9 16 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
10 15 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (0.67%) IIS
11 12 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (0.67%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
14 8 (0.45%) IBM Notes
14 8 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 126 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 62 (3.47%) MS Project
2 62 (3.47%) MS Office
3 40 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.84%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
8 3 (0.17%) Windchill
8 3 (0.17%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.056%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.056%) FastStats
10 1 (0.056%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 25 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
3 12 (0.67%) WebTrends
4 11 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
6 9 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
6 9 (0.50%) Summit
7 7 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.34%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.28%) SAP BPC
9 5 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.61%) Heroku
3 8 (0.45%) PaaS
3 8 (0.45%) Engine Yard
4 6 (0.34%) GitHub
4 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.28%) Force.com
6 4 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.17%) SaaS
8 2 (0.11%) Office 365
9 1 (0.056%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.056%) Responsys
9 1 (0.056%) CheetahMail
9 1 (0.056%) IaaS
9 1 (0.056%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.056%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.056%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.01%) HTTP
2 35 (1.96%) Internet
3 26 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.01%) DNS
4 18 (1.01%) Firewall
5 14 (0.78%) SNMP
6 12 (0.67%) SSL
7 11 (0.61%) VLAN
7 11 (0.61%) RTSP
8 10 (0.56%) Intranet
9 8 (0.45%) WAN
9 8 (0.45%) LDAP
9 8 (0.45%) FTP
10 7 (0.39%) LAN
11 6 (0.34%) ATM
12 5 (0.28%) MPLS
12 5 (0.28%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.28%) BIG-IP
12 5 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (0.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 98 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (3.63%) Relational Database
4 60 (3.35%) Oracle Database
5 58 (3.24%) MySQL
6 47 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 45 (2.52%) MongoDB
8 33 (1.84%) DB2
9 30 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (1.51%) RDBMS
11 26 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
12 25 (1.40%) OLTP
13 23 (1.29%) Hadoop
14 22 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
14 22 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 19 (1.06%) Data Mining
15 19 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
16 18 (1.01%) QlikView
16 18 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
17 17 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 311 (17.38%) Selenium
2 210 (11.74%) Cucumber
3 141 (7.88%) JIRA
4 103 (5.76%) WebDriver
5 100 (5.59%) Git (software)
6 84 (4.70%) Jenkins
7 83 (4.64%) Subversion
8 78 (4.36%) JUnit
9 71 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
10 68 (3.80%) QuickTest Pro
11 57 (3.19%) Visual Studio
12 52 (2.91%) Maven
12 52 (2.91%) SpecFlow
13 50 (2.79%) WATIR
14 44 (2.46%) FitNesse
15 39 (2.18%) TeamCity
16 36 (2.01%) JMeter
17 35 (1.96%) Sahi
18 32 (1.79%) Calabash
19 30 (1.68%) Hudson
General
1 419 (23.42%) Finance
2 235 (13.14%) Banking
3 132 (7.38%) Investment Banking
4 73 (4.08%) Retail
5 71 (3.97%) Games
6 49 (2.74%) Marketing
7 48 (2.68%) Front Office
8 45 (2.52%) Publishing
9 33 (1.84%) Back Office
10 26 (1.45%) Telecoms
11 25 (1.40%) Legal
12 18 (1.01%) Advertising
13 17 (0.95%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.84%) General Ledger
14 15 (0.84%) Billing
14 15 (0.84%) Retail Banking
15 13 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (0.73%) Law
16 8 (0.45%) Danish Language
17 7 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 449 (25.10%) Developer
2 370 (20.68%) Analyst
3 170 (9.50%) Tester
4 136 (7.60%) Test Analyst
5 109 (6.09%) Business Analyst
6 92 (5.14%) QA Tester
7 89 (4.97%) Project Manager
8 88 (4.92%) QA Analyst
9 85 (4.75%) Java Developer
10 81 (4.53%) QA Engineer
11 69 (3.86%) Senior Developer
12 66 (3.69%) Consultant
13 61 (3.41%) Test Manager
14 53 (2.96%) Test Engineer
15 52 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
16 46 (2.57%) Architect
17 43 (2.40%) QA Test Analyst
18 37 (2.07%) QA Leader
19 36 (2.01%) Automation Tester
20 35 (1.96%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (12.86%) HTML
2 226 (12.63%) Web Services
3 215 (12.02%) XML
4 198 (11.07%) .NET
5 160 (8.94%) CSS
6 89 (4.97%) HTML5
7 79 (4.42%) Spring
8 77 (4.30%) jQuery
8 77 (4.30%) JSON
9 74 (4.14%) REST
10 56 (3.13%) JSP
11 55 (3.07%) CSS3
11 55 (3.07%) J2EE
11 55 (3.07%) Hibernate
12 54 (3.02%) Ajax
13 49 (2.74%) SOAP
13 49 (2.74%) AngularJS
14 44 (2.46%) Backbone.js
15 38 (2.12%) XSLT
16 37 (2.07%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 201 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 156 (8.72%) Open Source
3 76 (4.25%) User Experience
4 74 (4.14%) Computer Science
5 62 (3.47%) Management Information System
6 56 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 43 (2.40%) Data Integration
7 43 (2.40%) Data Structures
8 41 (2.29%) Online Games
9 40 (2.24%) Derivative
10 31 (1.73%) Fixed Income
11 29 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 25 (1.40%) Social Media
12 25 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (1.29%) Equities
14 21 (1.17%) iPhone
15 16 (0.89%) Market Risk
16 15 (0.84%) Digital Media
17 14 (0.78%) Data Conversion
17 14 (0.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 149 (8.33%) Linux
2 127 (7.10%) UNIX
3 108 (6.04%) Windows
4 85 (4.75%) Android
5 71 (3.97%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.84%) CentOS
7 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.50%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.50%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.45%) Solaris
9 8 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.39%) Windows Vista
11 6 (0.34%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.34%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.28%) AIX
13 4 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.11%) zOS
14 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 785 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (19.23%) TDD
3 299 (16.71%) Scrum
4 239 (13.36%) Project Management
5 222 (12.41%) BDD
6 200 (11.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 199 (11.12%) Test Automation
8 168 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
9 154 (8.61%) OO
10 124 (6.93%) E-Commerce
10 124 (6.93%) Test Scripting
11 113 (6.32%) Automated Testing
12 105 (5.87%) User Stories
13 104 (5.81%) ETL
14 99 (5.53%) Test Strategy
15 98 (5.48%) Automation Testing
15 98 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
15 98 (5.48%) Software Engineering
16 97 (5.42%) Migration
17 94 (5.25%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 465 (25.99%) Java
2 452 (25.27%) SQL
3 244 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 171 (9.56%) C#
5 144 (8.05%) Ruby
6 89 (4.97%) Python
7 69 (3.86%) PHP
7 69 (3.86%) Shell Script
8 68 (3.80%) PL/SQL
9 46 (2.57%) C++
10 43 (2.40%) VBA
11 40 (2.24%) Perl
12 28 (1.57%) Scala
13 26 (1.45%) C
13 26 (1.45%) T-SQL
14 23 (1.29%) Bash Shell
15 17 (0.95%) PowerShell
16 14 (0.78%) Groovy
17 12 (0.67%) VBScript
18 11 (0.61%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 183 (10.23%) Degree
2 92 (5.14%) ISEB
3 52 (2.91%) Security Cleared
4 43 (2.40%) ISTQB
5 28 (1.57%) SC Cleared
6 16 (0.89%) PMI Certification
6 16 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 12 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.39%) PMP
12 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.28%) CISSP
14 4 (0.22%) MCITP
14 4 (0.22%) MCSE
14 4 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.17%) CCNP
15 3 (0.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (0.84%) Data Quality
2 13 (0.73%) EMIR
3 9 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.28%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.28%) P3O
5 5 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.28%) FATCA
5 5 (0.28%) Basel II
5 5 (0.28%) GAAP
5 5 (0.28%) SLA
6 3 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.17%) GMP
7 2 (0.11%) MiFID
7 2 (0.11%) HL7
7 2 (0.11%) Basel III
8 1 (0.056%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.056%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 15 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.11%) Firmware
5 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.11%) vCloud
5 2 (0.11%) KVM
5 2 (0.11%) vSphere
6 1 (0.056%) XenApp
6 1 (0.056%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.056%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.056%) Docker
6 1 (0.056%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.056%) RACF
6 1 (0.056%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.056%) Xen
6 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.056%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 83 (4.64%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (1.23%) Puppet
3 15 (0.84%) Nagios
4 14 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
5 8 (0.45%) Cobbler
6 7 (0.39%) collectd
6 7 (0.39%) Kibana
7 6 (0.34%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.34%) logstash
7 6 (0.34%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.28%) CA LISA
8 5 (0.28%) Graylog2
9 4 (0.22%) SCCM
9 4 (0.22%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.17%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.17%) Control-M
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.11%) MOM
11 2 (0.11%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 236 (13.19%) Oracle
2 167 (9.33%) Microsoft
3 60 (3.35%) SAP
4 52 (2.91%) HP
5 31 (1.73%) IBM
6 30 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (1.45%) VMware
8 25 (1.40%) Zend
9 22 (1.23%) Business Objects
10 20 (1.12%) Teradata
11 19 (1.06%) Red Hat
12 18 (1.01%) Calypso
13 16 (0.89%) Netezza
13 16 (0.89%) Adobe
14 15 (0.84%) New Relic
14 15 (0.84%) Sybase
15 14 (0.78%) Ab Initio
16 12 (0.67%) Informatica
17 11 (0.61%) Canoo
17 11 (0.61%) TIBCO
Central London / West End
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable on experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Premier Media
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £525 - £700 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £350 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £700 - 800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Proteus Europe
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £255 to £255 per day - 6 month contract
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago