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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 47 58
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 750 853 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.53% 3.93% 3.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.27% 46.43% 42.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 598 462
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £402
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +5.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +11.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £14.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.90 £120.50 £27.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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
1694 1837 1500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.98% 8.45% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1146 1221 1020
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 33 39
Average hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.50 £43.60 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -13 159 £450 +6.50% 81
Uxbridge - 10 £388 - 4
Docklands, London +2 8 £390 -17.76% 2
Brentford - 4 £371 - 4
Canary Wharf +7 2 £375 -23.07%
Kingston Upon Thames -6 2 £350 +16.66% 3
Hammersmith +3 1 £375 +15.38% 2
Harrow +1 1 £250 - 1
Chiswick - 1 - -
Mayfair - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - - 1
Bromley - - - - 2
Croydon - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 2
Teddington - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Wembley - - - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 679 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
2 448 (27.93%) Finance
3 433 (27.00%) Java
4 428 (26.68%) SQL
5 298 (18.58%) Selenium
6 281 (17.52%) TDD
7 247 (15.40%) Scrum
8 224 (13.97%) Banking
9 208 (12.97%) Test Automation
9 208 (12.97%) Web Services
10 201 (12.53%) JavaScript
10 201 (12.53%) Project Management
11 200 (12.47%) XML
12 195 (12.16%) .NET
13 194 (12.09%) Cucumber
14 187 (11.66%) User Acceptance Testing
15 186 (11.60%) HTML
16 183 (11.41%) Oracle
17 180 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
18 178 (11.10%) BDD
19 168 (10.47%) Ruby
20 151 (9.41%) JIRA
21 147 (9.16%) Degree
22 144 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
23 133 (8.29%) C#
24 128 (7.98%) Linux
25 127 (7.92%) Python
26 126 (7.86%) CSS
27 118 (7.36%) UNIX
27 118 (7.36%) WebDriver

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 55 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 43 (2.68%) Apache
3 35 (2.18%) WebLogic
4 34 (2.12%) Tomcat
5 32 (2.00%) CMS
6 31 (1.93%) Confluence
7 27 (1.68%) WebSphere
7 27 (1.68%) JBoss
8 23 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
9 22 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
10 19 (1.18%) OpenStack
11 16 (1.00%) TIBCO EMS
12 13 (0.81%) IIS
13 12 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.75%) Node.js
14 10 (0.62%) SAS
14 10 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.37%) Lync
16 6 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 112 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 55 (3.43%) MS Office
3 45 (2.81%) MS Project
4 33 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (1.68%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.19%) SPSS
9 2 (0.12%) Mingle
10 1 (0.062%) InfoPath
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 20 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.62%) Summit
4 8 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.44%) WebTrends
6 6 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.25%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.25%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (0.87%) Heroku
2 14 (0.87%) Engine Yard
3 12 (0.75%) PaaS
4 8 (0.50%) SaaS
5 6 (0.37%) Force.com
5 6 (0.37%) GitHub
6 4 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.12%) Trello
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.062%) Office 365
9 1 (0.062%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.93%) Internet
2 38 (2.37%) TCP/IP
3 26 (1.62%) Firewall
4 25 (1.56%) HTTP
5 23 (1.43%) DNS
6 19 (1.18%) SSL
7 17 (1.06%) VLAN
8 10 (0.62%) SNMP
8 10 (0.62%) LDAP
9 9 (0.56%) FTP
9 9 (0.56%) Intranet
10 8 (0.50%) LAN
11 6 (0.37%) ATM
12 5 (0.31%) BIG-IP
12 5 (0.31%) RTSP
13 4 (0.25%) Wireless
13 4 (0.25%) GSM
13 4 (0.25%) WAN
14 3 (0.19%) Network Security
15 2 (0.12%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (6.55%) SQL Server
2 90 (5.61%) Relational Database
3 83 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
4 54 (3.37%) MongoDB
5 52 (3.24%) MySQL
6 46 (2.87%) Oracle Database
7 45 (2.81%) NoSQL
8 43 (2.68%) RDBMS
9 35 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 33 (2.06%) Hadoop
11 30 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 29 (1.81%) Big Data
13 28 (1.75%) DB2
14 27 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 23 (1.43%) OLTP
16 17 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
17 16 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
18 15 (0.94%) DataStage
18 15 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 298 (18.58%) Selenium
2 194 (12.09%) Cucumber
3 151 (9.41%) JIRA
4 118 (7.36%) WebDriver
5 90 (5.61%) Jenkins
6 80 (4.99%) Subversion
7 78 (4.86%) QuickTest Pro
7 78 (4.86%) Git (software)
8 65 (4.05%) JUnit
9 53 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 49 (3.05%) TeamCity
11 48 (2.99%) JMeter
12 39 (2.43%) WATIR
13 37 (2.31%) Visual Studio
14 34 (2.12%) SoapUI
15 32 (2.00%) Sahi
16 30 (1.87%) Eclipse
16 30 (1.87%) Calabash
17 29 (1.81%) NUnit
18 27 (1.68%) Maven
General
1 448 (27.93%) Finance
2 224 (13.97%) Banking
3 108 (6.73%) Investment Banking
4 71 (4.43%) Games
5 67 (4.18%) Retail
6 42 (2.62%) Front Office
7 39 (2.43%) Publishing
8 32 (2.00%) Marketing
9 31 (1.93%) Back Office
10 28 (1.75%) Telecoms
11 23 (1.43%) Financial Institution
12 20 (1.25%) Law
12 20 (1.25%) Legal
13 16 (1.00%) Billing
14 15 (0.94%) Retail Banking
15 13 (0.81%) General Ledger
15 13 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.56%) Advertising
17 8 (0.50%) Manufacturing
18 7 (0.44%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 379 (23.63%) Analyst
2 324 (20.20%) Developer
3 154 (9.60%) Tester
4 137 (8.54%) Business Analyst
5 116 (7.23%) Test Analyst
6 91 (5.67%) QA Engineer
7 83 (5.17%) QA Analyst
8 79 (4.93%) QA Tester
9 78 (4.86%) Project Manager
10 67 (4.18%) Java Developer
11 58 (3.62%) Senior Developer
12 57 (3.55%) Consultant
12 57 (3.55%) Test Leader
13 51 (3.18%) Architect
14 50 (3.12%) Test Engineer
14 50 (3.12%) QA Test Analyst
15 45 (2.81%) Test Manager
16 38 (2.37%) Senior Analyst
16 38 (2.37%) Automation Engineer
17 36 (2.24%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (12.97%) Web Services
2 200 (12.47%) XML
3 195 (12.16%) .NET
4 186 (11.60%) HTML
5 126 (7.86%) CSS
6 78 (4.86%) JSON
7 76 (4.74%) REST
8 60 (3.74%) HTML5
8 60 (3.74%) Spring
9 57 (3.55%) J2EE
10 56 (3.49%) SOAP
11 55 (3.43%) jQuery
12 45 (2.81%) Hibernate
13 42 (2.62%) JSP
13 42 (2.62%) AngularJS
14 37 (2.31%) XSLT
15 36 (2.24%) CSS3
16 31 (1.93%) WCF
16 31 (1.93%) Middleware
17 30 (1.87%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 180 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (6.80%) Open Source
3 61 (3.80%) User Experience
4 55 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 49 (3.05%) Derivative
6 44 (2.74%) Mobile App
7 31 (1.93%) Data Integration
8 30 (1.87%) Online Games
8 30 (1.87%) Management Information System
9 28 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 28 (1.75%) Fixed Income
9 28 (1.75%) Equities
10 25 (1.56%) Data Structures
11 23 (1.43%) Client/Server
12 21 (1.31%) Data Conversion
13 20 (1.25%) Clustering
13 20 (1.25%) Digital Media
14 19 (1.18%) Device Driver
15 16 (1.00%) SWIFT
16 15 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 128 (7.98%) Linux
2 118 (7.36%) UNIX
3 117 (7.29%) Windows
4 66 (4.11%) Android
5 64 (3.99%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.62%) CentOS
7 21 (1.31%) Ubuntu
8 18 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.75%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.62%) Windows Vista
12 8 (0.50%) Solaris
13 7 (0.44%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.31%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.19%) AIX
15 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
16 2 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (17.52%) TDD
3 247 (15.40%) Scrum
4 208 (12.97%) Test Automation
5 201 (12.53%) Project Management
6 187 (11.66%) User Acceptance Testing
7 178 (11.10%) BDD
8 144 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
9 115 (7.17%) Test Scripting
10 104 (6.48%) Automated Testing
11 98 (6.11%) OO
11 98 (6.11%) Test Strategy
12 97 (6.05%) User Stories
13 95 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 90 (5.61%) Manual Testing
15 89 (5.55%) Regression Testing
15 89 (5.55%) Data Modelling
16 88 (5.49%) PRINCE2
16 88 (5.49%) Migration
17 87 (5.42%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 433 (27.00%) Java
2 428 (26.68%) SQL
3 201 (12.53%) JavaScript
4 168 (10.47%) Ruby
5 133 (8.29%) C#
6 127 (7.92%) Python
7 64 (3.99%) PHP
8 57 (3.55%) Shell Script
9 52 (3.24%) Perl
10 46 (2.87%) PL/SQL
11 43 (2.68%) C++
12 36 (2.24%) Scala
12 36 (2.24%) Bash Shell
13 34 (2.12%) C
13 34 (2.12%) VBA
14 22 (1.37%) T-SQL
15 18 (1.12%) Korn
16 13 (0.81%) Groovy
17 12 (0.75%) VB
18 11 (0.69%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 147 (9.16%) Degree
2 104 (6.48%) ISEB
3 52 (3.24%) ISTQB
4 43 (2.68%) Security Cleared
5 23 (1.43%) PMI Certification
6 21 (1.31%) SC Cleared
7 19 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 14 (0.87%) PMP
8 14 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.56%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.50%) VCP4
11 8 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.25%) CISSP
13 4 (0.25%) MBA
13 4 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.19%) HND
14 3 (0.19%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.25%) EMIR
2 15 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.56%) SLA
4 8 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.50%) MiFID
5 6 (0.37%) Basel III
6 5 (0.31%) P3O
7 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.25%) Basel II
7 4 (0.25%) GAAP
7 4 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.25%) GMP
8 3 (0.19%) FATCA
8 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.19%) HL7
8 3 (0.19%) DICOM
9 1 (0.062%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.062%) GAMP
9 1 (0.062%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.062%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.31%) vCloud
5 4 (0.25%) vSphere
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.19%) Squid
6 3 (0.19%) XenApp
6 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.12%) KVM
7 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.062%) Xen
8 1 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.062%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.062%) Firmware
8 1 (0.062%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.062%) Docker
Systems Management
1 70 (4.36%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (1.81%) Puppet
3 20 (1.25%) Cobbler
4 18 (1.12%) Nagios
5 11 (0.69%) collectd
6 10 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.50%) Kibana
7 8 (0.50%) Graylog
8 6 (0.37%) logstash
9 4 (0.25%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.25%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.25%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.19%) CiscoWorks
10 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 3 (0.19%) SCCM
10 3 (0.19%) Ansible
11 2 (0.12%) cPanel
11 2 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 183 (11.41%) Oracle
2 112 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 53 (3.30%) SAP
4 50 (3.12%) IBM
5 46 (2.87%) VMware
6 38 (2.37%) HP
7 27 (1.68%) Red Hat
8 25 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 24 (1.50%) Sybase
10 21 (1.31%) Business Objects
11 19 (1.18%) Google
12 17 (1.06%) New Relic
12 17 (1.06%) TIBCO
13 16 (1.00%) Infragistics
13 16 (1.00%) DevExpress
14 15 (0.94%) Calypso
15 14 (0.87%) Zend
16 13 (0.81%) JD Edwards
17 12 (0.75%) Cisco
17 12 (0.75%) Canoo
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: From £19 to £24 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Volaris Exec
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40000.00 - £46359.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £460 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
QA Limited
Rate: £250.12 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
QA Limited
Rate: £221.25 per week
Posted: 18 days ago