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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 52 52
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing QA 875 830 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.80% 3.42% 3.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.12% 43.92% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 592 557
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +22.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £22.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.30 £48.91 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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
1857 1890 1660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.05% 7.79% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1298 1333 1163
Average daily rate £450 £465 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 22 41
Average hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.10 £82.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -12 169 £450 -5.26% 104
Docklands, London +11 9 £439 -18.65% 1
Uxbridge +8 4 £400 +100.00% 2
Croydon +2 4 £530 +21.14%
Brentford - 4 £525 -
Westminster - 3 £425 -
Southwark - 3 £336 -
Hammersmith - 3 £380 - 1
Chiswick - 1 - -
Mayfair - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Ealing - - - - 2
Bromley - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
Worcester Park - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 792 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 475 (26.61%) Java
3 447 (25.04%) SQL
4 420 (23.53%) Finance
5 349 (19.55%) TDD
6 318 (17.82%) Selenium
7 299 (16.75%) Scrum
8 238 (13.33%) Project Management
9 236 (13.22%) JavaScript
10 235 (13.17%) Banking
11 229 (12.83%) Oracle
12 225 (12.61%) Web Services
13 224 (12.55%) BDD
14 221 (12.38%) XML
15 217 (12.16%) HTML
16 207 (11.60%) .NET
17 204 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
18 202 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
19 200 (11.20%) Test Automation
20 195 (10.92%) Cucumber
21 184 (10.31%) Degree
22 179 (10.03%) Continuous Integration
23 171 (9.58%) C#
24 159 (8.91%) JIRA
25 154 (8.63%) OO
26 153 (8.57%) Open Source
27 151 (8.46%) Microsoft
28 148 (8.29%) Ruby
29 146 (8.18%) CSS
29 146 (8.18%) Linux

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 48 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.52%) CMS
3 42 (2.35%) Apache
4 28 (1.57%) Tomcat
5 27 (1.51%) WebLogic
6 22 (1.23%) Confluence
7 21 (1.18%) Node.js
7 21 (1.18%) JBoss
8 18 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 18 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
9 17 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (0.84%) OpenStack
11 14 (0.78%) IIS
12 13 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
14 8 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
14 8 (0.45%) TIBCO EMS
15 7 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.34%) Drupal
Applications
1 133 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 63 (3.53%) MS Office
3 53 (2.97%) MS Project
4 41 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (1.85%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
10 3 (0.17%) Windchill
11 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.11%) Mingle
12 1 (0.056%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.056%) FastStats
12 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 25 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
3 11 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
5 9 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
5 9 (0.50%) Summit
5 9 (0.50%) WebTrends
6 7 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.34%) SAP HR
7 6 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.28%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 5 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
8 5 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (0.78%) Heroku
3 11 (0.62%) Engine Yard
3 11 (0.62%) PaaS
4 5 (0.28%) Force.com
5 4 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.17%) GitHub
6 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.11%) Trello
7 2 (0.11%) SaaS
8 1 (0.056%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.056%) IaaS
8 1 (0.056%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.056%) Office 365
8 1 (0.056%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.02%) HTTP
2 34 (1.90%) Internet
3 28 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.12%) DNS
4 20 (1.12%) Firewall
5 14 (0.78%) SNMP
5 14 (0.78%) VLAN
6 11 (0.62%) Intranet
6 11 (0.62%) SSL
7 9 (0.50%) LDAP
8 8 (0.45%) FTP
8 8 (0.45%) RTSP
9 7 (0.39%) LAN
10 6 (0.34%) ATM
10 6 (0.34%) WAN
10 6 (0.34%) BIG-IP
11 5 (0.28%) MPLS
12 4 (0.22%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.22%) VPN
12 4 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (6.22%) SQL Server
2 86 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
3 71 (3.98%) Relational Database
4 60 (3.36%) MySQL
5 55 (3.08%) Oracle Database
6 52 (2.91%) MongoDB
6 52 (2.91%) NoSQL
7 33 (1.85%) RDBMS
8 31 (1.74%) DB2
8 31 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
10 27 (1.51%) OLTP
10 27 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (1.40%) Hadoop
12 21 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
13 19 (1.06%) MS Access
14 17 (0.95%) Big Data
15 16 (0.90%) Data Mining
16 15 (0.84%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 318 (17.82%) Selenium
2 195 (10.92%) Cucumber
3 159 (8.91%) JIRA
4 117 (6.55%) WebDriver
5 96 (5.38%) Git (software)
6 95 (5.32%) Jenkins
7 89 (4.99%) Subversion
8 79 (4.43%) JUnit
9 67 (3.75%) QuickTest Pro
9 67 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 50 (2.80%) SpecFlow
11 49 (2.75%) WATIR
12 48 (2.69%) Visual Studio
13 47 (2.63%) Maven
14 43 (2.41%) JMeter
15 38 (2.13%) TeamCity
16 36 (2.02%) Sahi
17 34 (1.90%) Hudson
18 32 (1.79%) FitNesse
18 32 (1.79%) Eclipse
General
1 420 (23.53%) Finance
2 235 (13.17%) Banking
3 122 (6.83%) Investment Banking
4 75 (4.20%) Retail
5 69 (3.87%) Games
6 51 (2.86%) Front Office
7 46 (2.58%) Publishing
8 38 (2.13%) Back Office
9 37 (2.07%) Marketing
10 25 (1.40%) Legal
11 24 (1.34%) Telecoms
12 17 (0.95%) Retail Banking
12 17 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
13 16 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.90%) Advertising
13 16 (0.90%) Billing
14 14 (0.78%) Law
14 14 (0.78%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.39%) Private Banking
16 6 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 416 (23.31%) Developer
2 371 (20.78%) Analyst
3 164 (9.19%) Tester
4 130 (7.28%) Test Analyst
5 120 (6.72%) Business Analyst
6 85 (4.76%) QA Engineer
7 84 (4.71%) QA Tester
8 82 (4.59%) Java Developer
9 81 (4.54%) Project Manager
10 79 (4.43%) QA Analyst
11 68 (3.81%) Consultant
12 64 (3.59%) Senior Developer
13 55 (3.08%) Test Engineer
13 55 (3.08%) Test Manager
14 54 (3.03%) Test Leader
15 51 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
16 47 (2.63%) Architect
17 43 (2.41%) QA Test Analyst
18 36 (2.02%) QA Manager
19 35 (1.96%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (12.61%) Web Services
2 221 (12.38%) XML
3 217 (12.16%) HTML
4 207 (11.60%) .NET
5 146 (8.18%) CSS
6 78 (4.37%) HTML5
7 77 (4.31%) Spring
8 76 (4.26%) REST
9 75 (4.20%) JSON
10 68 (3.81%) jQuery
11 61 (3.42%) J2EE
12 54 (3.03%) Hibernate
13 53 (2.97%) JSP
14 50 (2.80%) SOAP
15 47 (2.63%) Ajax
16 44 (2.46%) AngularJS
16 44 (2.46%) CSS3
17 38 (2.13%) Backbone.js
18 37 (2.07%) XSLT
19 33 (1.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 202 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (8.57%) Open Source
3 79 (4.43%) User Experience
4 76 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 63 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 52 (2.91%) Mobile App
7 45 (2.52%) Derivative
8 38 (2.13%) Data Structures
9 36 (2.02%) Data Integration
10 33 (1.85%) Online Games
11 29 (1.62%) Fixed Income
12 25 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 24 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (1.18%) Equities
15 20 (1.12%) Social Media
16 17 (0.95%) Digital Media
16 17 (0.95%) Market Risk
16 17 (0.95%) Data Conversion
17 16 (0.90%) iPhone
18 13 (0.73%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 146 (8.18%) Linux
2 115 (6.44%) UNIX
3 107 (5.99%) Windows
4 84 (4.71%) Android
5 71 (3.98%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.06%) CentOS
7 15 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 13 (0.73%) Windows XP
9 12 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.56%) Windows Vista
11 9 (0.50%) Solaris
12 8 (0.45%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.39%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.28%) AIX
16 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.11%) zOS
17 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 792 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (19.55%) TDD
3 299 (16.75%) Scrum
4 238 (13.33%) Project Management
5 224 (12.55%) BDD
6 204 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 200 (11.20%) Test Automation
8 179 (10.03%) Continuous Integration
9 154 (8.63%) OO
10 125 (7.00%) Automated Testing
11 122 (6.83%) Test Scripting
12 114 (6.39%) E-Commerce
13 110 (6.16%) Test Strategy
14 101 (5.66%) User Stories
15 98 (5.49%) Migration
16 97 (5.43%) ETL
17 93 (5.21%) Software Engineering
18 92 (5.15%) Manual Testing
19 91 (5.10%) Business Analysis
20 88 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 475 (26.61%) Java
2 447 (25.04%) SQL
3 236 (13.22%) JavaScript
4 171 (9.58%) C#
5 148 (8.29%) Ruby
6 102 (5.71%) Python
7 71 (3.98%) PHP
8 65 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 61 (3.42%) Shell Script
10 46 (2.58%) VBA
10 46 (2.58%) C++
11 39 (2.18%) Perl
12 32 (1.79%) Scala
13 28 (1.57%) Bash Shell
14 24 (1.34%) C
15 23 (1.29%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.78%) Groovy
17 12 (0.67%) Korn
18 11 (0.62%) Apex Code
18 11 (0.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 184 (10.31%) Degree
2 92 (5.15%) ISEB
3 56 (3.14%) Security Cleared
4 43 (2.41%) ISTQB
5 28 (1.57%) SC Cleared
6 18 (1.01%) PMI Certification
7 16 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (0.73%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (0.50%) PMP
12 8 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.34%) CISSP
14 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.22%) MCSE
15 4 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.22%) MCITP
16 3 (0.17%) MCTS
16 3 (0.17%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.01%) EMIR
2 16 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 6 (0.34%) GMP
5 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.34%) MiFID
6 5 (0.28%) P3O
6 5 (0.28%) Basel II
6 5 (0.28%) GAAP
6 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.28%) SLA
7 4 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.22%) Basel III
8 3 (0.17%) FATCA
9 2 (0.11%) HL7
9 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.056%) CRD IV
System Software
1 13 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.11%) Firmware
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.11%) Squid
5 2 (0.11%) KVM
5 2 (0.11%) vCloud
5 2 (0.11%) vSphere
6 1 (0.056%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.056%) Docker
6 1 (0.056%) Xen
6 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.056%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.056%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.056%) RACF
Systems Management
1 84 (4.71%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.46%) Puppet
3 18 (1.01%) Nagios
4 14 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.67%) Cobbler
6 9 (0.50%) collectd
7 7 (0.39%) Kibana
8 6 (0.34%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.34%) logstash
9 5 (0.28%) Graylog2
9 5 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.22%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.22%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.22%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.17%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.17%) SCCM
11 3 (0.17%) Control-M
12 2 (0.11%) MOM
12 2 (0.11%) cPanel
Vendors
1 229 (12.83%) Oracle
2 151 (8.46%) Microsoft
3 65 (3.64%) SAP
4 47 (2.63%) HP
5 37 (2.07%) IBM
6 32 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 30 (1.68%) VMware
8 22 (1.23%) Red Hat
8 22 (1.23%) Zend
9 20 (1.12%) Business Objects
10 17 (0.95%) Calypso
11 15 (0.84%) New Relic
11 15 (0.84%) Adobe
12 13 (0.73%) Google
12 13 (0.73%) Teradata
12 13 (0.73%) Sybase
13 11 (0.62%) Canoo
13 11 (0.62%) Netezza
13 11 (0.62%) Ab Initio
14 10 (0.56%) Informatica
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