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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 57 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 736 810 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.41% 3.47% 3.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.12% 38.26% 40.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 563 632
Median daily rate £428 £445 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.93% +8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 2
Median hourly rate £19.23 £21.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £109.00 £29.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +94.77%
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
1983 2117 2177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.18% 9.06% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1517 1524
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 21
Median hourly rate £19.23 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.80 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £104.00 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -6 120 £450 -1.09% 47
Docklands, London +13 8 £538 -6.52%
Bromley - 8 £463 - 1
Croydon -12 5 £400 +23.07%
Uxbridge +3 2 - -
Hammersmith +2 2 £406 -1.51% 1
Canary Wharf +1 2 £510 +2.00% 1
Wimbledon - 2 £436 -
Hayes - 1 £440 -
Twickenham - 1 £475 -
Westminster - 1 £425 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 735 (50.14%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (25.44%) Finance
3 343 (23.40%) Java
4 315 (21.49%) SQL
5 290 (19.78%) Scrum
6 239 (16.30%) Selenium
7 215 (14.67%) TDD
8 212 (14.46%) BDD
9 199 (13.57%) Banking
10 179 (12.21%) JavaScript
11 173 (11.80%) Test Automation
12 172 (11.73%) .NET
13 171 (11.66%) JIRA
14 157 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
15 150 (10.23%) Project Management
16 149 (10.16%) C#
17 147 (10.03%) HTML
18 146 (9.96%) Linux
19 142 (9.69%) Cucumber
19 142 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
20 139 (9.48%) SDLC
21 137 (9.35%) Open Source
22 135 (9.21%) Git (software)
23 133 (9.07%) Automated Testing
24 132 (9.00%) E-Commerce
25 131 (8.94%) Degree
26 130 (8.87%) Web Services
27 126 (8.59%) Windows
28 125 (8.53%) SQL Server
28 125 (8.53%) 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 41 (2.80%) Tomcat
2 39 (2.66%) Confluence
3 36 (2.46%) Apache
4 27 (1.84%) CMS
4 27 (1.84%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.23%) IIS
6 17 (1.16%) Mule
7 16 (1.09%) Apache Solr
8 15 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (1.02%) nginx
9 13 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 12 (0.82%) SAS
10 12 (0.82%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.68%) JBoss
12 7 (0.48%) Jetty
13 5 (0.34%) Moodle
13 5 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.34%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.27%) ArcGIS
14 4 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 82 (5.59%) MS Excel
2 49 (3.34%) MS Office
3 24 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 24 (1.64%) MS Project
4 17 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.68%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.20%) Mingle
7 3 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.20%) SPSS
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.068%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.068%) InVision
9 1 (0.068%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 7 (0.48%) SAP CO
1 7 (0.48%) SAP FI
1 7 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.41%) Markit EDM
2 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.41%) SunGard GMI
3 5 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
3 5 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.34%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 3 (0.20%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.14%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.14%) Global One
5 2 (0.14%) Maximo
5 2 (0.14%) Misys Opics
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.068%) FastStats
6 1 (0.068%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 64 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (3.07%) GitHub
3 32 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (0.89%) Amazon S3
7 11 (0.75%) SaaS
8 7 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (0.48%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.48%) Google Play
9 4 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
9 4 (0.27%) Force.com
9 4 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.20%) Heroku
10 3 (0.20%) IaaS
10 3 (0.20%) Office 365
11 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.14%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.00%) Internet
2 41 (2.80%) HTTP
3 10 (0.68%) SNMP
4 9 (0.61%) LAN
4 9 (0.61%) SAN
5 8 (0.55%) Firewall
6 7 (0.48%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.41%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.41%) VPN
7 6 (0.41%) WAN
8 5 (0.34%) LDAP
8 5 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.27%) 3G
9 4 (0.27%) LTE
9 4 (0.27%) MPLS
9 4 (0.27%) SSL
9 4 (0.27%) WAAS
9 4 (0.27%) Wireless
10 3 (0.20%) BGP
10 3 (0.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.43%) Big Data
3 57 (3.89%) MongoDB
4 55 (3.75%) Hadoop
5 39 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (2.59%) NoSQL
6 38 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (2.46%) Relational Database
8 27 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 27 (1.84%) Oracle Database
9 25 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (1.64%) MySQL
11 23 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 22 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (1.09%) Data Mining
13 16 (1.09%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 239 (16.30%) Selenium
2 171 (11.66%) JIRA
3 142 (9.69%) Cucumber
4 135 (9.21%) Git (software)
5 118 (8.05%) Jenkins
6 116 (7.91%) WebDriver
7 65 (4.43%) SpecFlow
8 53 (3.62%) JUnit
9 47 (3.21%) SoapUI
10 44 (3.00%) TeamCity
11 40 (2.73%) Protractor
12 39 (2.66%) Appium
12 39 (2.66%) Gradle
13 38 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
14 37 (2.52%) Visual Studio
15 36 (2.46%) Maven
16 35 (2.39%) HP UFT
17 32 (2.18%) IntelliJ
18 31 (2.11%) Subversion
19 26 (1.77%) NUnit
General
1 373 (25.44%) Finance
2 199 (13.57%) Banking
3 84 (5.73%) Retail
4 79 (5.39%) Investment Banking
5 51 (3.48%) Front Office
6 46 (3.14%) Marketing
7 32 (2.18%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.98%) Back Office
9 27 (1.84%) Games
10 20 (1.36%) Legal
10 20 (1.36%) Publishing
11 19 (1.30%) Financial Institution
12 15 (1.02%) Law
13 10 (0.68%) Billing
13 10 (0.68%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.55%) Electronics
14 8 (0.55%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.48%) Advertising
16 6 (0.41%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 333 (22.71%) Analyst
2 240 (16.37%) Developer
3 142 (9.69%) Test Analyst
4 122 (8.32%) Tester
5 107 (7.30%) QA Engineer
6 99 (6.75%) Architect
7 96 (6.55%) QA Analyst
8 89 (6.07%) Business Analyst
9 82 (5.59%) Java Developer
10 75 (5.12%) QA Tester
11 70 (4.77%) Test Manager
12 62 (4.23%) Project Manager
13 59 (4.02%) QA Leader
14 54 (3.68%) QA Test Analyst
15 53 (3.62%) Test Engineer
16 52 (3.55%) Automation Test Analyst
17 44 (3.00%) Automation Tester
17 44 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
17 44 (3.00%) Test Leader
18 40 (2.73%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (11.73%) .NET
2 147 (10.03%) HTML
3 130 (8.87%) Web Services
4 94 (6.41%) CSS
5 86 (5.87%) AngularJS
6 85 (5.80%) XML
7 69 (4.71%) SOAP
8 68 (4.64%) Node.js
9 66 (4.50%) HTML5
10 63 (4.30%) Spring
11 56 (3.82%) REST
12 50 (3.41%) RESTful
13 41 (2.80%) JSON
14 40 (2.73%) Gherkin
15 38 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
16 37 (2.52%) ASP.NET
17 33 (2.25%) Hibernate
18 29 (1.98%) JMS
19 24 (1.64%) Middleware
20 23 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 142 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (7.98%) User Experience
3 71 (4.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 63 (4.30%) Computer Science
5 57 (3.89%) Derivative
6 53 (3.62%) Mobile App
7 38 (2.59%) Equities
8 36 (2.46%) Fixed Income
9 35 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (2.05%) Blog
11 26 (1.77%) Mathematics
12 25 (1.71%) Credit Risk
13 21 (1.43%) Management Information System
14 20 (1.36%) Fintech
15 18 (1.23%) Algorithms
15 18 (1.23%) Data Structures
15 18 (1.23%) Market Risk
16 17 (1.16%) Biometrics
17 16 (1.09%) NHS
17 16 (1.09%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 146 (9.96%) Linux
2 126 (8.59%) Windows
3 79 (5.39%) Unix
4 65 (4.43%) Android
5 53 (3.62%) Apple iOS
6 42 (2.86%) Windows Server
7 18 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 12 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.68%) Solaris
10 10 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.41%) CentOS
11 6 (0.41%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.27%) Debian
14 3 (0.20%) AIX
14 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.068%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 735 (50.14%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (19.78%) Scrum
3 215 (14.67%) TDD
4 212 (14.46%) BDD
5 173 (11.80%) Test Automation
6 157 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 150 (10.23%) Project Management
8 139 (9.48%) SDLC
9 137 (9.35%) Open Source
10 133 (9.07%) Automated Testing
11 132 (9.00%) E-Commerce
12 118 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
13 113 (7.71%) Test Scripting
14 112 (7.64%) DevOps
15 103 (7.03%) Automation Testing
16 87 (5.93%) Analytics
17 85 (5.80%) Pair Programming
18 83 (5.66%) Integration Testing
19 81 (5.53%) Manual Testing
20 80 (5.46%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 343 (23.40%) Java
2 315 (21.49%) SQL
3 179 (12.21%) JavaScript
4 149 (10.16%) C#
5 88 (6.00%) Python
6 70 (4.77%) Ruby
7 60 (4.09%) C++
8 32 (2.18%) PowerShell
8 32 (2.18%) VBA
9 31 (2.11%) Scala
10 30 (2.05%) Shell Script
11 28 (1.91%) PHP
12 27 (1.84%) PL/SQL
13 25 (1.71%) Groovy
14 22 (1.50%) T-SQL
15 19 (1.30%) C
16 18 (1.23%) VB
17 16 (1.09%) Perl
18 13 (0.89%) Objective-C
19 12 (0.82%) R
Qualifications
1 131 (8.94%) Degree
2 65 (4.43%) Security Cleared
3 64 (4.37%) ISTQB
4 58 (3.96%) ISEB
5 48 (3.27%) SC Cleared
6 21 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (1.36%) PhD
8 13 (0.89%) PMI Certification
9 12 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.55%) PMP
11 7 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.41%) CISSP
13 5 (0.34%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.27%) CCNP
14 4 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.20%) CCNA
15 3 (0.20%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.11%) SDET
2 28 (1.91%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.68%) SLA
4 9 (0.61%) MiFID
5 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.41%) SEPA
5 6 (0.41%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.34%) WCAG
7 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.20%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.20%) UCITS
9 2 (0.14%) EMIR
9 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.14%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.068%) GAAP
10 1 (0.068%) HL7
10 1 (0.068%) P3O
10 1 (0.068%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 29 (1.98%) Docker
2 23 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.30%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.48%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.27%) Firmware
7 4 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.20%) Squid
9 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.14%) Xen
10 1 (0.068%) HDFS
10 1 (0.068%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 1 (0.068%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.068%) Snort
10 1 (0.068%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.068%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 42 (2.86%) Puppet
2 33 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (2.18%) Ansible
4 30 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.55%) SCCM
6 7 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.27%) Nagios
8 3 (0.20%) CFEngine
8 3 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.20%) Simpana
9 2 (0.14%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.14%) Control-M
9 2 (0.14%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.068%) SCOM
Vendors
1 125 (8.53%) Microsoft
2 109 (7.44%) Oracle
3 40 (2.73%) HP
4 33 (2.25%) Atlassian
5 27 (1.84%) VMware
6 26 (1.77%) SAP
7 22 (1.50%) Adobe
8 18 (1.23%) New Relic
9 17 (1.16%) Google
9 17 (1.16%) IBM
9 17 (1.16%) ServiceNow
10 13 (0.89%) Cisco
10 13 (0.89%) Citrix
10 13 (0.89%) Hortonworks
11 12 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.68%) Rackspace
12 10 (0.68%) Sybase
13 9 (0.61%) Informatica
13 9 (0.61%) Murex
14 8 (0.55%) Red Hat
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