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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 48 55
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 768 904 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.56% 3.99% 3.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.68% 46.03% 44.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 663 485
Average daily rate
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£400 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £47.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +79.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £14.00 £12.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £103.50 £120.50 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+102.77% -34.54%
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
1719 1964 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.97% 8.67% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1190 1333 1085
Average daily rate £450 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 39 34
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -21.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.05 £13.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.50 £75.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 164 £425 +1.43% 96
Canary Wharf +13 11 £515 +8.42%
Uxbridge +8 10 £353 - 1
Docklands, London +4 7 £340 -22.28% 1
Hammersmith +2 3 £448 +37.69% 1
Brentford -7 2 £333 -14.19%
Harrow +2 1 £250 -
Ealing -3 1 £425 -5.55%
Croydon -3 1 £495 +10.00%
Kingston Upon Thames -3 1 £350 +16.66% 4
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 2
Bromley - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Isleworth - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Hillingdon - - - -
Paddington - - - - 3
Southwark - - - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 690 (42.57%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (28.50%) Finance
3 433 (26.71%) SQL
4 428 (26.40%) Java
5 294 (18.14%) Selenium
6 259 (15.98%) TDD
7 253 (15.61%) Scrum
8 232 (14.31%) Banking
9 216 (13.33%) Test Automation
10 206 (12.71%) Web Services
11 204 (12.58%) .NET
12 199 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
13 198 (12.21%) JavaScript
14 196 (12.09%) XML
15 189 (11.66%) Project Management
16 187 (11.54%) HTML
16 187 (11.54%) Cucumber
17 182 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
18 180 (11.10%) JIRA
19 172 (10.61%) BDD
20 165 (10.18%) Ruby
21 156 (9.62%) Oracle
22 148 (9.13%) Degree
23 147 (9.07%) C#
24 133 (8.20%) Test Scripting
25 132 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
26 130 (8.02%) CSS
27 128 (7.90%) Python
28 122 (7.53%) Windows
28 122 (7.53%) Investment Banking

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 48 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 43 (2.65%) Apache
3 38 (2.34%) Confluence
4 37 (2.28%) WebLogic
5 35 (2.16%) Tomcat
6 34 (2.10%) CMS
7 31 (1.91%) JBoss
8 30 (1.85%) WebSphere
9 22 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
10 21 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
10 21 (1.30%) OpenStack
11 17 (1.05%) TIBCO EMS
12 13 (0.80%) Node.js
13 12 (0.74%) IIS
13 12 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.68%) SAS
15 10 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
16 6 (0.37%) Drupal
16 6 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.37%) Lync
Applications
1 106 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 49 (3.02%) MS Office
3 44 (2.71%) MS Project
4 29 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.19%) SPSS
9 2 (0.12%) Mingle
10 1 (0.062%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.062%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.062%) FastStats
10 1 (0.062%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.062%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
3 9 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 8 (0.49%) WebTrends
5 7 (0.43%) Summit
5 7 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.43%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.31%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.31%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 3 (0.19%) Global One
8 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.19%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.19%) Loan IQ
9 2 (0.12%) Misys Midas
9 2 (0.12%) BASE24
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (0.86%) PaaS
2 14 (0.86%) Heroku
2 14 (0.86%) Engine Yard
3 10 (0.62%) SaaS
4 7 (0.43%) GitHub
5 6 (0.37%) Force.com
5 6 (0.37%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.12%) Trello
10 1 (0.062%) Office 365
10 1 (0.062%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.15%) Internet
2 36 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 28 (1.73%) Firewall
4 22 (1.36%) HTTP
5 21 (1.30%) DNS
5 21 (1.30%) SSL
6 17 (1.05%) VLAN
7 12 (0.74%) LDAP
8 10 (0.62%) FTP
9 8 (0.49%) LAN
9 8 (0.49%) SNMP
10 7 (0.43%) Intranet
11 5 (0.31%) Wireless
11 5 (0.31%) ATM
11 5 (0.31%) GSM
12 4 (0.25%) WAN
12 4 (0.25%) BIG-IP
12 4 (0.25%) SAN
13 3 (0.19%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.19%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 97 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
3 86 (5.31%) Relational Database
4 56 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 46 (2.84%) NoSQL
6 43 (2.65%) MySQL
7 40 (2.47%) RDBMS
8 37 (2.28%) Oracle Database
9 34 (2.10%) Hadoop
10 33 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
11 30 (1.85%) Big Data
12 28 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 28 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 26 (1.60%) DB2
14 24 (1.48%) OLTP
15 17 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
15 17 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (0.99%) CouchDB
17 15 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 294 (18.14%) Selenium
2 187 (11.54%) Cucumber
3 180 (11.10%) JIRA
4 121 (7.46%) WebDriver
5 89 (5.49%) Jenkins
6 81 (5.00%) Git (software)
7 76 (4.69%) QuickTest Pro
8 75 (4.63%) Subversion
9 61 (3.76%) JUnit
10 48 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
11 46 (2.84%) TeamCity
12 45 (2.78%) JMeter
13 35 (2.16%) Visual Studio
13 35 (2.16%) SoapUI
14 32 (1.97%) WATIR
15 31 (1.91%) Calabash
16 30 (1.85%) SpecFlow
16 30 (1.85%) NUnit
17 28 (1.73%) Maven
18 27 (1.67%) Eclipse
General
1 462 (28.50%) Finance
2 232 (14.31%) Banking
3 122 (7.53%) Investment Banking
4 82 (5.06%) Retail
5 69 (4.26%) Games
6 42 (2.59%) Front Office
7 40 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 36 (2.22%) Publishing
9 34 (2.10%) Back Office
10 33 (2.04%) Marketing
11 26 (1.60%) Financial Institution
12 25 (1.54%) Legal
13 24 (1.48%) Law
13 24 (1.48%) Billing
14 13 (0.80%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.74%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.74%) Advertising
16 7 (0.43%) Wholesale Banking
16 7 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 385 (23.75%) Analyst
2 315 (19.43%) Developer
3 161 (9.93%) Tester
4 155 (9.56%) Business Analyst
5 113 (6.97%) Test Analyst
6 98 (6.05%) QA Engineer
7 80 (4.94%) QA Analyst
8 79 (4.87%) Project Manager
9 72 (4.44%) QA Tester
10 62 (3.82%) Architect
11 60 (3.70%) Test Manager
12 59 (3.64%) Java Developer
13 58 (3.58%) Test Leader
14 56 (3.45%) Consultant
15 52 (3.21%) Test Engineer
16 49 (3.02%) Senior Developer
17 43 (2.65%) QA Test Analyst
18 38 (2.34%) Automation Engineer
19 35 (2.16%) Senior Analyst
20 33 (2.04%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (12.71%) Web Services
2 204 (12.58%) .NET
3 196 (12.09%) XML
4 187 (11.54%) HTML
5 130 (8.02%) CSS
6 76 (4.69%) JSON
6 76 (4.69%) REST
7 60 (3.70%) SOAP
8 57 (3.52%) HTML5
8 57 (3.52%) jQuery
9 55 (3.39%) J2EE
10 51 (3.15%) Spring
11 41 (2.53%) AngularJS
12 40 (2.47%) CSS3
13 39 (2.41%) XSLT
14 38 (2.34%) JSP
14 38 (2.34%) Hibernate
15 32 (1.97%) WCF
16 31 (1.91%) RESTful
17 30 (1.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 182 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (5.68%) Open Source
3 74 (4.57%) User Experience
4 60 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 56 (3.45%) Derivative
6 45 (2.78%) Mobile App
7 33 (2.04%) Fixed Income
8 31 (1.91%) Equities
9 30 (1.85%) Online Games
9 30 (1.85%) Data Integration
10 29 (1.79%) Management Information System
11 28 (1.73%) Client/Server
11 28 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (1.36%) SWIFT
13 20 (1.23%) Data Structures
13 20 (1.23%) Clustering
13 20 (1.23%) Data Conversion
14 19 (1.17%) Device Driver
15 18 (1.11%) Digital Media
16 14 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 122 (7.53%) Windows
2 116 (7.16%) Linux
3 113 (6.97%) UNIX
4 71 (4.38%) Apple iOS
5 68 (4.19%) Android
6 28 (1.73%) CentOS
7 21 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 19 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.74%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.62%) Windows Vista
11 10 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.62%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.56%) Solaris
13 7 (0.43%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
15 3 (0.19%) AIX
16 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 690 (42.57%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (15.98%) TDD
3 253 (15.61%) Scrum
4 216 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 199 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 189 (11.66%) Project Management
7 172 (10.61%) BDD
8 133 (8.20%) Test Scripting
9 132 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
10 117 (7.22%) Test Strategy
11 106 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 101 (6.23%) User Stories
13 96 (5.92%) Migration
14 95 (5.86%) Data Modelling
14 95 (5.86%) Automated Testing
15 89 (5.49%) Manual Testing
16 88 (5.43%) E-Commerce
17 86 (5.31%) Regression Testing
17 86 (5.31%) Risk Management
18 85 (5.24%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 433 (26.71%) SQL
2 428 (26.40%) Java
3 198 (12.21%) JavaScript
4 165 (10.18%) Ruby
5 147 (9.07%) C#
6 128 (7.90%) Python
7 64 (3.95%) PHP
8 54 (3.33%) Shell Script
9 51 (3.15%) Perl
10 39 (2.41%) PL/SQL
10 39 (2.41%) VBA
11 38 (2.34%) C++
11 38 (2.34%) Bash Shell
12 37 (2.28%) C
13 24 (1.48%) Scala
14 21 (1.30%) T-SQL
15 17 (1.05%) Korn
16 14 (0.86%) Objective-C
16 14 (0.86%) Groovy
17 11 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 148 (9.13%) Degree
2 117 (7.22%) ISEB
3 73 (4.50%) ISTQB
4 41 (2.53%) Security Cleared
5 22 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 19 (1.17%) PMI Certification
8 14 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (0.80%) PMP
10 9 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.25%) CISSP
12 4 (0.25%) MBA
13 3 (0.19%) HND
13 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.23%) EMIR
2 15 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.80%) SLA
4 8 (0.49%) MiFID
5 7 (0.43%) Basel III
5 7 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.31%) Basel II
6 5 (0.31%) GMP
6 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.25%) FATCA
8 3 (0.19%) HL7
8 3 (0.19%) DICOM
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.12%) P3O
9 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.12%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.062%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.43%) vCloud
5 6 (0.37%) vSphere
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle Clusterware
7 3 (0.19%) Docker
7 3 (0.19%) XenApp
7 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.19%) Squid
8 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.062%) KVM
9 1 (0.062%) Varnish
9 1 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.062%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.062%) Xen
9 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 70 (4.32%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (2.04%) Puppet
3 20 (1.23%) Cobbler
4 16 (0.99%) Nagios
5 11 (0.68%) collectd
6 10 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.56%) Kibana
8 6 (0.37%) Graylog
8 6 (0.37%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle Flashback
9 5 (0.31%) logstash
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.31%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.25%) SCCM
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 4 (0.25%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.19%) Ansible
11 3 (0.19%) CiscoWorks
11 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 156 (9.62%) Oracle
2 110 (6.79%) Microsoft
3 58 (3.58%) IBM
4 45 (2.78%) SAP
4 45 (2.78%) VMware
5 43 (2.65%) HP
6 31 (1.91%) Red Hat
7 25 (1.54%) Sybase
8 22 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 21 (1.30%) Google
10 19 (1.17%) Business Objects
11 18 (1.11%) TIBCO
12 17 (1.05%) Infragistics
12 17 (1.05%) DevExpress
13 15 (0.93%) New Relic
13 15 (0.93%) JD Edwards
14 14 (0.86%) Calypso
14 14 (0.86%) Remedy
15 12 (0.74%) Cisco
16 11 (0.68%) Adobe
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £375 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £400 - £410 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 - £525 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £490.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
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