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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / London
Rank 59 67 53
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 719 703 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.72% 3.28% 3.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.47% 33.83% 38.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 472 544
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £617 £598 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Median hourly rate £55.13 £22.06 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+149.93% -19.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.43 £17.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £23.75 £81.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%

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
2086 2078 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.79% 9.69% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1446 1415 1416
Median daily rate £500 £465 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +6.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 21
Median hourly rate £22.92 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.18% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.13 £34.00 £95.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £43.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-53.75% +82.10%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +25 129 £450 +5.88% 55
Croydon +9 18 £425 +13.33% 1
Westminster +4 3 £345 -34.28%
Canary Wharf -3 3 £500 -11.11%
Docklands, London -1 2 £513 +7.89%
Wimbledon - 2 £625 -
Uxbridge +5 1 - - 3
Hammersmith -3 1 - - 3
Kingston Upon Thames -6 1 - - 3
West Drayton - 1 £575 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 745 (48.22%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (24.53%) Finance
3 371 (24.01%) Java
4 293 (18.96%) Selenium
5 286 (18.51%) JavaScript
6 280 (18.12%) Scrum
7 262 (16.96%) SQL
8 236 (15.28%) TDD
9 224 (14.50%) HTML
10 215 (13.92%) JIRA
11 212 (13.72%) Banking
12 207 (13.40%) Test Automation
13 204 (13.20%) BDD
14 187 (12.10%) C#
15 182 (11.78%) CSS
16 172 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
17 170 (11.00%) DevOps
18 167 (10.81%) Project Management
19 165 (10.68%) Git (software)
20 163 (10.55%) Linux
21 161 (10.42%) Cucumber
22 160 (10.36%) Jenkins
23 159 (10.29%) .NET
24 146 (9.45%) Degree
25 143 (9.26%) Python
26 139 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
26 139 (9.00%) SDLC
27 132 (8.54%) Automated Testing
28 126 (8.16%) Microsoft
29 124 (8.03%) Test Scripting

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 91 (5.89%) Confluence
2 32 (2.07%) CMS
3 22 (1.42%) Apache
3 22 (1.42%) IIS
4 20 (1.29%) Tomcat
5 19 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (1.23%) SharePoint
6 17 (1.10%) Drupal
7 15 (0.97%) OpenStack
8 11 (0.71%) nginx
8 11 (0.71%) WordPress
9 9 (0.58%) Apache Pig
10 8 (0.52%) Mule ESB
11 7 (0.45%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.45%) Jetty
12 6 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.39%) JBoss
12 6 (0.39%) Mule
12 6 (0.39%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 78 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 38 (2.46%) MS Office
3 33 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.49%) MS Project
5 16 (1.04%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.84%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.19%) HipChat
12 2 (0.13%) InVision
12 2 (0.13%) SPSS
13 1 (0.065%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.065%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.065%) Weka
Business Applications
1 21 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.52%) FLEXCUBE
2 8 (0.52%) Loan IQ
3 6 (0.39%) SAP CRM
4 5 (0.32%) FastStats
4 5 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.26%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.19%) Dynamics SL
6 3 (0.19%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.19%) Primavera
6 3 (0.19%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.19%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 84 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.27%) GitHub
4 24 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (1.17%) SaaS
7 16 (1.04%) Amazon S3
8 12 (0.78%) Basecamp
9 11 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 11 (0.71%) PaaS
10 9 (0.58%) Office 365
11 8 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.39%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.39%) IaaS
13 4 (0.26%) Force.com
13 4 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.20%) HTTP
2 17 (1.10%) Internet
3 14 (0.91%) Kerberos
4 13 (0.84%) LDAP
5 12 (0.78%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.71%) Firewall
7 10 (0.65%) WAN
8 9 (0.58%) LAN
9 7 (0.45%) FTP
10 6 (0.39%) VPN
11 5 (0.32%) DMZ
11 5 (0.32%) DNS
11 5 (0.32%) Intranet
11 5 (0.32%) Skype
11 5 (0.32%) SSL
12 4 (0.26%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.26%) MQTT
12 4 (0.26%) Network Security
12 4 (0.26%) RTSP
12 4 (0.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 77 (4.98%) Big Data
3 74 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (3.11%) Hadoop
5 47 (3.04%) Relational Database
6 39 (2.52%) NoSQL
7 35 (2.27%) MySQL
8 34 (2.20%) MongoDB
9 33 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (1.75%) Oracle Database
12 24 (1.55%) RDBMS
13 21 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (0.91%) Apache Hive
17 12 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
18 10 (0.65%) Neo4j
18 10 (0.65%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 293 (18.96%) Selenium
2 215 (13.92%) JIRA
3 165 (10.68%) Git (software)
4 161 (10.42%) Cucumber
5 160 (10.36%) Jenkins
6 116 (7.51%) WebDriver
7 77 (4.98%) TeamCity
8 70 (4.53%) Subversion
9 51 (3.30%) SoapUI
10 44 (2.85%) JUnit
11 41 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 40 (2.59%) SpecFlow
13 37 (2.39%) Maven
14 35 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 33 (2.14%) HP UFT
16 30 (1.94%) Appium
16 30 (1.94%) Mocha
17 27 (1.75%) JMeter
18 25 (1.62%) Hudson
19 24 (1.55%) IntelliJ
General
1 379 (24.53%) Finance
2 212 (13.72%) Banking
3 81 (5.24%) Investment Banking
4 80 (5.18%) Front Office
5 71 (4.60%) Retail
6 57 (3.69%) Marketing
7 40 (2.59%) Publishing
8 35 (2.27%) Games
9 23 (1.49%) Financial Institution
10 22 (1.42%) Legal
11 20 (1.29%) Telecoms
12 19 (1.23%) Back Office
13 12 (0.78%) Advertising
14 11 (0.71%) Billing
15 8 (0.52%) Electronics
15 8 (0.52%) Wholesale Banking
16 7 (0.45%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.39%) French Language
18 5 (0.32%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 376 (24.34%) Developer
2 257 (16.63%) Analyst
3 152 (9.84%) Tester
4 146 (9.45%) QA Engineer
5 89 (5.76%) Business Analyst
6 88 (5.70%) QA Tester
7 85 (5.50%) Test Analyst
7 85 (5.50%) Test Engineer
8 84 (5.44%) Architect
9 75 (4.85%) Java Developer
10 59 (3.82%) QA Analyst
11 57 (3.69%) Project Manager
12 52 (3.37%) Consultant
13 50 (3.24%) C# Developer
14 48 (3.11%) Test Manager
15 45 (2.91%) Automation Tester
16 44 (2.85%) QA Automation Engineer
17 42 (2.72%) QA Test Engineer
18 41 (2.65%) Developer in Test
18 41 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (14.50%) HTML
2 182 (11.78%) CSS
3 159 (10.29%) .NET
4 121 (7.83%) HTML5
5 110 (7.12%) AngularJS
6 105 (6.80%) Node.js
7 97 (6.28%) Web Services
8 86 (5.57%) XML
9 65 (4.21%) RESTful
10 64 (4.14%) React
11 61 (3.95%) REST
12 57 (3.69%) Spring
13 52 (3.37%) SOAP
14 47 (3.04%) CSS3
15 43 (2.78%) jQuery
16 40 (2.59%) Sass
17 38 (2.46%) JSON
18 36 (2.33%) ASP.NET
19 35 (2.27%) Gherkin
20 31 (2.01%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 139 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (7.25%) User Experience
3 80 (5.18%) Mobile App
4 74 (4.79%) Computer Science
5 61 (3.95%) Fixed Income
6 56 (3.62%) Equities
7 52 (3.37%) Management Information System
8 47 (3.04%) Fintech
9 44 (2.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 39 (2.52%) Derivative
11 27 (1.75%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.29%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.29%) Reference Data
13 19 (1.23%) Data Centre
14 17 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (1.04%) Algorithms
15 16 (1.04%) NHS
15 16 (1.04%) Video on Demand
16 12 (0.78%) Online Games
16 12 (0.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 163 (10.55%) Linux
2 109 (7.06%) Windows
3 81 (5.24%) Unix
4 76 (4.92%) Apple iOS
5 61 (3.95%) Android
6 24 (1.55%) CentOS
7 15 (0.97%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.65%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.13%) Debian
12 2 (0.13%) Fedora
12 2 (0.13%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.065%) AIX
13 1 (0.065%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.065%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.065%) Solaris
13 1 (0.065%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 745 (48.22%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (18.12%) Scrum
3 236 (15.28%) TDD
4 207 (13.40%) Test Automation
5 204 (13.20%) BDD
6 172 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
7 170 (11.00%) DevOps
8 167 (10.81%) Project Management
9 139 (9.00%) SDLC
10 132 (8.54%) Automated Testing
11 124 (8.03%) Test Scripting
12 123 (7.96%) Kanban
13 113 (7.31%) User Acceptance Testing
14 108 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 107 (6.93%) Regression Testing
16 102 (6.60%) Automation Testing
17 100 (6.47%) E-Commerce
18 94 (6.08%) Software Engineering
19 89 (5.76%) Open Source
20 88 (5.70%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 371 (24.01%) Java
2 286 (18.51%) JavaScript
3 262 (16.96%) SQL
4 187 (12.10%) C#
5 143 (9.26%) Python
6 88 (5.70%) C++
7 69 (4.47%) Ruby
8 45 (2.91%) Scala
9 41 (2.65%) PHP
10 37 (2.39%) Perl
11 36 (2.33%) Bash Shell
12 32 (2.07%) ES6
13 30 (1.94%) T-SQL
14 29 (1.88%) C
15 23 (1.49%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.49%) VBA
16 22 (1.42%) PowerShell
17 19 (1.23%) PL/SQL
18 17 (1.10%) Apple Swift
18 17 (1.10%) R
Qualifications
1 146 (9.45%) Degree
2 73 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 49 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 45 (2.91%) ISEB
5 31 (2.01%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.10%) CISM
6 17 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 16 (1.04%) CISA
7 16 (1.04%) CISSP
8 15 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (0.97%) PMP
9 12 (0.78%) PCI QSA
10 9 (0.58%) AWS Certification
10 9 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.52%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.26%) IIBA
14 4 (0.26%) MCTS
14 4 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.72%) SDET
2 19 (1.23%) MiFID
3 18 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.10%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.84%) EMIR
5 13 (0.84%) WCAG
6 6 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.39%) SLA
7 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.26%) SEPA
8 3 (0.19%) Basel III
8 3 (0.19%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.13%) EFQM
9 2 (0.13%) GMP
9 2 (0.13%) IFRS
9 2 (0.13%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.13%) ISO20022
9 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (2.52%) Docker
2 20 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.52%) HDFS
5 7 (0.45%) vCloud
6 6 (0.39%) Firmware
7 4 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.19%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.19%) KVM
9 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.13%) NFS
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.13%) vSphere
10 1 (0.065%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.065%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 57 (3.69%) Puppet
2 44 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (2.72%) Ansible
4 36 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (0.84%) HockeyApp
6 9 (0.58%) Terraform
7 8 (0.52%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.52%) Oozie
8 7 (0.45%) CloudHub
9 6 (0.39%) OpenIDM
9 6 (0.39%) SELinux
10 5 (0.32%) Nagios
10 5 (0.32%) SCCM
11 4 (0.26%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.19%) Ambari
12 3 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.19%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.13%) Nessus
13 2 (0.13%) yum
Vendors
1 126 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 82 (5.31%) Oracle
3 52 (3.37%) New Relic
4 47 (3.04%) SAP
5 41 (2.65%) Atlassian
6 34 (2.20%) HP
7 26 (1.68%) Red Hat
8 24 (1.55%) Google
8 24 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (1.29%) IBM
9 20 (1.29%) VMware
10 18 (1.17%) Apple
11 16 (1.04%) hybris
11 16 (1.04%) Sybase
12 14 (0.91%) Adobe
13 12 (0.78%) Pega
13 12 (0.78%) WorldPay
14 11 (0.71%) Apigee
14 11 (0.71%) Informatica
14 11 (0.71%) Tableau
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
2M Employment Solutions
Rate: £9.75 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Mane Contract Services Limited
Rate: £350 - £430 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PS Computer Services
Rate: 45.00
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Avance Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
London
aap3
Rate: £500 - £550.00 per day + Some flexibility
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £30,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London, Greater London
360 Resourcing
Rate: £46,000 - £50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £150 to £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
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South West London
Gamesys
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City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
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Central London / West End
Piksel
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Posted: 22 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
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London
IT Retail People Ltd
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London
ITPM
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