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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing QA 761 874 767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.43% 3.86% 3.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.63% 45.43% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 648 523
Average daily rate
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£425 £422 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.65% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £39.25 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.04% +13.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £22.76 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.25 £66.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+72.09% -19.62%
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
1785 1924 1886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.05% 8.50% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 1387 1322
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 32
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £14.60 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.75 £75.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
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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 -6 188 £450 +2.85% 111
Canary Wharf +4 16 £515 +5.64%
Uxbridge 0 5 £353 +56.88% 1
Docklands, London -6 4 £431 +1.47% 1
Hammersmith - 4 £461 -
Croydon -6 3 £410 +82.22% 2
Brentford -1 2 £425 +9.67%
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
Ealing - 1 £425 -
Osterley - 1 £490 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 589 (38.27%) Agile Software Development
2 485 (31.51%) Finance
3 392 (25.47%) SQL
4 358 (23.26%) Java
5 238 (15.46%) Scrum
6 230 (14.94%) Selenium
7 226 (14.68%) Banking
8 204 (13.26%) TDD
9 184 (11.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 181 (11.76%) Project Management
11 177 (11.50%) .NET
12 176 (11.44%) Test Automation
13 174 (11.31%) JavaScript
14 165 (10.72%) JIRA
15 162 (10.53%) Cucumber
16 160 (10.40%) HTML
17 158 (10.27%) Web Services
18 155 (10.07%) BDD
18 155 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
19 149 (9.68%) XML
20 146 (9.49%) Oracle
21 141 (9.16%) C#
22 139 (9.03%) Degree
23 134 (8.71%) Windows
24 133 (8.64%) Microsoft
25 131 (8.51%) Test Scripting
26 129 (8.38%) Linux
27 124 (8.06%) Ruby
28 120 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
29 119 (7.73%) Python

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 59 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 38 (2.47%) CMS
3 36 (2.34%) Tomcat
4 35 (2.27%) JBoss
5 34 (2.21%) Apache
5 34 (2.21%) WebLogic
6 32 (2.08%) Confluence
7 29 (1.88%) WebSphere
8 20 (1.30%) IIS
9 19 (1.23%) OpenStack
10 14 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
10 14 (0.91%) SAS
10 14 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
12 11 (0.71%) Drupal
12 11 (0.71%) Node.js
13 9 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 5 (0.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 101 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 48 (3.12%) MS Office
3 42 (2.73%) MS Project
4 33 (2.14%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.26%) Mingle
6 4 (0.26%) SPSS
7 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.065%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.065%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.84%) Cognos TM1
2 13 (0.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 11 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.58%) WebTrends
5 7 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.45%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.26%) Summit
7 3 (0.19%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.19%) Global One
7 3 (0.19%) Loan IQ
7 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.13%) Radian6
8 2 (0.13%) Magento
8 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.13%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.13%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 45 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.78%) SaaS
3 9 (0.58%) Heroku
3 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.52%) GitHub
4 8 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.45%) Engine Yard
5 7 (0.45%) PaaS
6 5 (0.32%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.19%) Force.com
8 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.13%) Office 365
9 2 (0.13%) Basecamp
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.79%) Internet
2 26 (1.69%) TCP/IP
3 24 (1.56%) Firewall
3 24 (1.56%) HTTP
4 16 (1.04%) SSL
5 15 (0.97%) DNS
6 13 (0.84%) LDAP
7 11 (0.71%) VLAN
8 10 (0.65%) FTP
9 7 (0.45%) LAN
9 7 (0.45%) ISUP
10 6 (0.39%) PSTN
10 6 (0.39%) Intranet
10 6 (0.39%) SNMP
11 5 (0.32%) SAN
11 5 (0.32%) MGCP
11 5 (0.32%) Wireless
11 5 (0.32%) Megaco
12 4 (0.26%) GSM
13 3 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 81 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 75 (4.87%) Relational Database
4 46 (2.99%) MySQL
5 42 (2.73%) MongoDB
6 39 (2.53%) Oracle Database
7 32 (2.08%) RDBMS
8 30 (1.95%) NoSQL
9 28 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 24 (1.56%) Big Data
12 21 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 20 (1.30%) Hadoop
14 18 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (1.10%) QlikView
16 16 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
17 14 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
18 13 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
19 12 (0.78%) MS Access
19 12 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 230 (14.94%) Selenium
2 165 (10.72%) JIRA
3 162 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 109 (7.08%) WebDriver
5 98 (6.37%) Jenkins
6 96 (6.24%) Git (software)
7 53 (3.44%) Subversion
8 46 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
9 44 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 41 (2.66%) JUnit
11 37 (2.40%) TeamCity
12 35 (2.27%) JMeter
13 33 (2.14%) SpecFlow
14 32 (2.08%) SoapUI
15 24 (1.56%) JBehave
15 24 (1.56%) Calabash
16 22 (1.43%) Hudson
16 22 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 22 (1.43%) Maven
16 22 (1.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 485 (31.51%) Finance
2 226 (14.68%) Banking
3 117 (7.60%) Investment Banking
4 81 (5.26%) Retail
5 63 (4.09%) Telecoms
6 54 (3.51%) Front Office
7 48 (3.12%) Games
8 39 (2.53%) Marketing
9 32 (2.08%) Financial Institution
10 31 (2.01%) Back Office
10 31 (2.01%) Law
10 31 (2.01%) Billing
11 26 (1.69%) Publishing
12 18 (1.17%) Advertising
12 18 (1.17%) Legal
13 17 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.84%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.58%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.52%) Wholesale Banking
17 6 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 365 (23.72%) Analyst
2 271 (17.61%) Developer
3 149 (9.68%) Business Analyst
3 149 (9.68%) Tester
4 98 (6.37%) Test Analyst
5 83 (5.39%) QA Engineer
6 79 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 78 (5.07%) QA Analyst
8 76 (4.94%) Architect
9 65 (4.22%) Consultant
10 63 (4.09%) Test Manager
11 58 (3.77%) QA Tester
12 56 (3.64%) Test Leader
13 49 (3.18%) Java Developer
14 39 (2.53%) Test Engineer
15 35 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
15 35 (2.27%) QA Test Analyst
16 32 (2.08%) Data Analyst
17 30 (1.95%) DevOps Engineer
18 29 (1.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (11.50%) .NET
2 160 (10.40%) HTML
3 158 (10.27%) Web Services
4 149 (9.68%) XML
5 111 (7.21%) CSS
6 78 (5.07%) JSON
7 60 (3.90%) SOAP
8 59 (3.83%) REST
9 55 (3.57%) HTML5
10 54 (3.51%) jQuery
11 47 (3.05%) AngularJS
12 45 (2.92%) J2EE
13 42 (2.73%) Gherkin
14 39 (2.53%) CSS3
15 36 (2.34%) Spring
16 33 (2.14%) RESTful
17 31 (2.01%) ASP.NET
18 30 (1.95%) Ajax
19 28 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
19 28 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 155 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (4.55%) User Experience
3 53 (3.44%) Computer Science
4 51 (3.31%) Derivative
4 51 (3.31%) Open Source
5 42 (2.73%) Fixed Income
5 42 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.47%) Mobile App
7 36 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 31 (2.01%) SWIFT
9 29 (1.88%) Equities
10 28 (1.82%) Client/Server
11 18 (1.17%) Online Games
12 17 (1.10%) Data Integration
12 17 (1.10%) Digital Media
13 14 (0.91%) NHS
14 13 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
15 12 (0.78%) Mathematics
15 12 (0.78%) Credit Risk
15 12 (0.78%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 134 (8.71%) Windows
2 129 (8.38%) Linux
3 118 (7.67%) UNIX
4 71 (4.61%) Apple iOS
5 54 (3.51%) Android
6 20 (1.30%) Ubuntu
6 20 (1.30%) CentOS
7 19 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (0.97%) Solaris
9 14 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.78%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.65%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.45%) AIX
13 6 (0.39%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
16 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (38.27%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (15.46%) Scrum
3 204 (13.26%) TDD
4 184 (11.96%) User Acceptance Testing
5 181 (11.76%) Project Management
6 176 (11.44%) Test Automation
7 155 (10.07%) BDD
8 131 (8.51%) Test Scripting
9 120 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
10 114 (7.41%) Test Strategy
11 100 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 97 (6.30%) Migration
13 93 (6.04%) Risk Management
14 91 (5.91%) E-Commerce
15 87 (5.65%) Data Modelling
15 87 (5.65%) PRINCE2
16 85 (5.52%) Automated Testing
16 85 (5.52%) User Stories
16 85 (5.52%) DevOps
17 84 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 392 (25.47%) SQL
2 358 (23.26%) Java
3 174 (11.31%) JavaScript
4 141 (9.16%) C#
5 124 (8.06%) Ruby
6 119 (7.73%) Python
7 60 (3.90%) Perl
8 57 (3.70%) PHP
9 55 (3.57%) Shell Script
10 45 (2.92%) C++
11 34 (2.21%) C
11 34 (2.21%) PL/SQL
12 33 (2.14%) Bash Shell
13 28 (1.82%) Scala
14 27 (1.75%) VBA
15 24 (1.56%) Groovy
16 22 (1.43%) T-SQL
17 20 (1.30%) PowerShell
18 17 (1.10%) Objective-C
19 13 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 139 (9.03%) Degree
2 96 (6.24%) ISEB
3 66 (4.29%) ISTQB
4 36 (2.34%) Security Cleared
5 20 (1.30%) SC Cleared
6 19 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (1.17%) PMI Certification
8 15 (0.97%) PMP
9 13 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.52%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.45%) CISA
12 5 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.26%) CRISC
13 4 (0.26%) MBA
13 4 (0.26%) CISSP
14 3 (0.19%) HND
14 3 (0.19%) MCITP
15 2 (0.13%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.30%) SLA
2 17 (1.10%) EMIR
3 14 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.58%) GMP
5 7 (0.45%) MiFID
6 6 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.32%) GAMP
7 5 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.32%) Basel III
8 4 (0.26%) FATCA
8 4 (0.26%) HL7
8 4 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.19%) DICOM
10 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.13%) P3O
10 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.13%) GxP
11 1 (0.065%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 20 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.45%) vCloud
5 6 (0.39%) vSphere
6 5 (0.32%) Oracle Clusterware
6 5 (0.32%) Docker
6 5 (0.32%) Varnish
7 4 (0.26%) XenApp
7 4 (0.26%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.13%) Squid
8 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.065%) NFS
9 1 (0.065%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.065%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 66 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (2.34%) Puppet
3 15 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.84%) Cobbler
5 9 (0.58%) Nagios
6 7 (0.45%) Data Guard
6 7 (0.45%) Graylog
6 7 (0.45%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.39%) Ansible
8 5 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.32%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.32%) Kibana
8 5 (0.32%) Oracle Flashback
8 5 (0.32%) Rundeck
8 5 (0.32%) collectd
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.26%) CA LISA
9 4 (0.26%) SCCM
10 3 (0.19%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 146 (9.49%) Oracle
2 133 (8.64%) Microsoft
3 67 (4.35%) IBM
4 46 (2.99%) HP
5 43 (2.79%) VMware
6 40 (2.60%) SAP
7 30 (1.95%) Red Hat
8 27 (1.75%) Sybase
9 20 (1.30%) Business Objects
10 18 (1.17%) Google
11 17 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
12 16 (1.04%) New Relic
13 15 (0.97%) Remedy
14 14 (0.91%) Cognos
14 14 (0.91%) TIBCO
15 13 (0.84%) WorldPay
16 12 (0.78%) Cisco
17 11 (0.71%) JD Edwards
18 10 (0.65%) DevExpress
18 10 (0.65%) Infragistics
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
East London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 200 - 275
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £380 - £425 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £480 - £500 per day + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: Negotiable rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Adroit People Limited
Rate: From £250 to £380 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £270.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £490 per day
Posted: 2 days ago