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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 901 897 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.68% 3.57% 3.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.83% 42.82% 44.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 623 689
Average daily rate
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£416 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.23% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £272 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £64.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.56% +201.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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
1924 2095 2149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.85% 8.34% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1449 1493
Average daily rate £438 £475 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 49
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £67.00 £50.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 23 September 2014.

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 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 -9 165 £438 +1.74% 80
Docklands, London +13 6 £488 +2.63% 1
Bromley +4 5 £450 - 1
Croydon -9 4 £463 -4.33% 3
Uxbridge - 4 £425 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £388 - 2
Southwark - 4 £340 -
Canary Wharf +15 2 £463 -4.44%
Hammersmith +1 2 £500 -
Isleworth - 2 £399 -
Hounslow -2 1 £425 +14.47%
Westminster -2 1 £690 +84.00% 1
Surbiton - 1 - - 1
Upminster - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Chessington - - - - 2
Dagenham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hayes - - - -
Paddington - - - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 782 (43.54%) Agile Software Development
2 468 (26.06%) SQL
3 432 (24.05%) Java
4 405 (22.55%) Finance
5 338 (18.82%) TDD
6 321 (17.87%) Scrum
7 291 (16.20%) Selenium
8 255 (14.20%) Oracle
9 247 (13.75%) Banking
10 245 (13.64%) Project Management
11 230 (12.81%) JavaScript
11 230 (12.81%) BDD
12 220 (12.25%) HTML
13 219 (12.19%) Microsoft
14 210 (11.69%) User Acceptance Testing
15 208 (11.58%) Cucumber
16 202 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
17 192 (10.69%) Degree
18 189 (10.52%) Web Services
19 188 (10.47%) Test Automation
20 184 (10.24%) XML
21 180 (10.02%) Continuous Integration
22 168 (9.35%) C#
23 161 (8.96%) .NET
24 156 (8.69%) CSS
25 151 (8.41%) OO
26 146 (8.13%) E-Commerce
27 145 (8.07%) MS Excel
28 144 (8.02%) Linux
29 141 (7.85%) Open Source

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 42 (2.34%) CMS
3 32 (1.78%) Apache
3 32 (1.78%) Node.js
4 22 (1.22%) WebLogic
5 21 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 18 (1.00%) Confluence
7 16 (0.89%) IIS
8 13 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
9 11 (0.61%) IBM Notes
10 10 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (0.50%) Drupal
11 9 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
12 8 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.28%) NetWeaver
15 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 145 (8.07%) MS Excel
2 68 (3.79%) MS Office
3 63 (3.51%) MS Project
4 54 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (2.12%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.89%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.28%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
9 3 (0.17%) Windchill
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.056%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 25 (1.39%) Oracle General Ledger
1 25 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 23 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
3 20 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
3 20 (1.11%) Oracle Assets
4 19 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
5 17 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (0.78%) WebTrends
7 11 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (0.28%) SAP BPC
9 5 (0.28%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle AGIS
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.17%) RMDS
11 3 (0.17%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.45%) GitHub
3 5 (0.28%) Office 365
4 4 (0.22%) SaaS
5 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.17%) Heroku
5 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.11%) PaaS
7 1 (0.056%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.056%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.056%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.056%) IaaS
7 1 (0.056%) Responsys
7 1 (0.056%) CheetahMail
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.28%) Internet
2 36 (2.00%) HTTP
3 19 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.89%) Firewall
5 14 (0.78%) SSL
6 13 (0.72%) DNS
7 10 (0.56%) WAN
7 10 (0.56%) SNMP
8 9 (0.50%) LAN
8 9 (0.50%) Intranet
9 8 (0.45%) RTSP
9 8 (0.45%) LDAP
10 7 (0.39%) NetScaler
11 6 (0.33%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.33%) VPN
12 5 (0.28%) Broadband
12 5 (0.28%) MPLS
12 5 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (0.22%) BIG-IP
13 4 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 94 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
3 73 (4.06%) Oracle Database
4 56 (3.12%) MySQL
5 55 (3.06%) Relational Database
6 41 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (2.06%) NoSQL
8 31 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
9 30 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (1.50%) MongoDB
11 26 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
12 23 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
13 21 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
14 20 (1.11%) QlikView
15 19 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
17 17 (0.95%) DB2
18 16 (0.89%) OLAP
18 16 (0.89%) Data Mining
19 13 (0.72%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 291 (16.20%) Selenium
2 208 (11.58%) Cucumber
3 118 (6.57%) JIRA
4 98 (5.46%) WebDriver
5 83 (4.62%) Jenkins
6 81 (4.51%) Git (software)
7 69 (3.84%) Subversion
8 67 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 66 (3.67%) JUnit
10 61 (3.40%) Visual Studio
11 60 (3.34%) FitNesse
12 57 (3.17%) Maven
13 48 (2.67%) SpecFlow
14 45 (2.51%) WATIR
15 42 (2.34%) QuickTest Pro
16 34 (1.89%) Capybara
16 34 (1.89%) Calabash
17 32 (1.78%) TeamCity
18 26 (1.45%) Hudson
18 26 (1.45%) SoapUI
General
1 405 (22.55%) Finance
2 247 (13.75%) Banking
3 140 (7.80%) Investment Banking
4 74 (4.12%) Retail
5 55 (3.06%) Marketing
6 53 (2.95%) Games
7 51 (2.84%) Publishing
8 48 (2.67%) Front Office
9 46 (2.56%) Back Office
10 31 (1.73%) Legal
11 27 (1.50%) Telecoms
12 25 (1.39%) Advertising
13 17 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.95%) General Ledger
14 15 (0.84%) Retail Banking
15 13 (0.72%) Law
16 11 (0.61%) Billing
16 11 (0.61%) Danish Language
17 10 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 467 (26.00%) Developer
2 404 (22.49%) Analyst
3 174 (9.69%) Tester
4 161 (8.96%) Test Analyst
5 96 (5.35%) Business Analyst
6 90 (5.01%) QA Tester
6 90 (5.01%) QA Analyst
7 87 (4.84%) Java Developer
8 83 (4.62%) Consultant
9 81 (4.51%) Project Manager
10 79 (4.40%) QA Engineer
11 67 (3.73%) Senior Developer
12 58 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
13 54 (3.01%) Test Manager
14 41 (2.28%) Automation Tester
15 39 (2.17%) Test Engineer
16 38 (2.12%) Data Analyst
16 38 (2.12%) Architect
16 38 (2.12%) QA Test Analyst
17 36 (2.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (12.25%) HTML
2 189 (10.52%) Web Services
3 184 (10.24%) XML
4 161 (8.96%) .NET
5 156 (8.69%) CSS
6 90 (5.01%) jQuery
7 85 (4.73%) HTML5
8 78 (4.34%) Spring
9 73 (4.06%) JSON
10 66 (3.67%) REST
11 60 (3.34%) CSS3
12 57 (3.17%) Ajax
13 55 (3.06%) AngularJS
14 51 (2.84%) Hibernate
15 47 (2.62%) Backbone.js
16 45 (2.51%) J2EE
17 43 (2.39%) ASP.NET
18 42 (2.34%) XSLT
19 41 (2.28%) SOAP
20 39 (2.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 202 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 141 (7.85%) Open Source
3 79 (4.40%) User Experience
3 79 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 78 (4.34%) Computer Science
5 71 (3.95%) Mobile App
6 44 (2.45%) Derivative
7 37 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 36 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 33 (1.84%) Online Games
10 31 (1.73%) Fixed Income
11 28 (1.56%) Social Media
12 27 (1.50%) Data Integration
13 23 (1.28%) iPhone
14 21 (1.17%) Equities
15 20 (1.11%) N-Tier
16 19 (1.06%) Client/Server
17 17 (0.95%) Market Risk
18 15 (0.84%) Blog
18 15 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 144 (8.02%) Linux
2 134 (7.46%) UNIX
3 132 (7.35%) Windows
4 84 (4.68%) Android
5 76 (4.23%) Apple iOS
6 16 (0.89%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.45%) Solaris
10 6 (0.33%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.28%) Windows Phone
11 5 (0.28%) AIX
12 4 (0.22%) VMS
12 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.17%) CentOS
14 2 (0.11%) zOS
14 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 782 (43.54%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (18.82%) TDD
3 321 (17.87%) Scrum
4 245 (13.64%) Project Management
5 230 (12.81%) BDD
6 210 (11.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 188 (10.47%) Test Automation
8 180 (10.02%) Continuous Integration
9 151 (8.41%) OO
10 146 (8.13%) E-Commerce
11 134 (7.46%) Test Scripting
12 121 (6.74%) Automated Testing
13 114 (6.35%) Migration
14 113 (6.29%) Unit Testing
15 106 (5.90%) Automation Testing
16 102 (5.68%) Software Engineering
17 97 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
18 93 (5.18%) Business Analysis
18 93 (5.18%) User Stories
19 91 (5.07%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 468 (26.06%) SQL
2 432 (24.05%) Java
3 230 (12.81%) JavaScript
4 168 (9.35%) C#
5 125 (6.96%) Ruby
6 81 (4.51%) PHP
7 78 (4.34%) PL/SQL
8 62 (3.45%) Python
8 62 (3.45%) Shell Script
9 61 (3.40%) T-SQL
10 39 (2.17%) VBA
11 35 (1.95%) C++
12 27 (1.50%) Perl
13 21 (1.17%) Scala
14 20 (1.11%) C
15 19 (1.06%) Groovy
16 18 (1.00%) PowerShell
17 17 (0.95%) VB
18 13 (0.72%) VBScript
19 10 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 192 (10.69%) Degree
2 71 (3.95%) ISEB
3 65 (3.62%) Security Cleared
4 36 (2.00%) ISTQB
5 35 (1.95%) SC Cleared
6 18 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (0.78%) PMI Certification
8 12 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 11 (0.61%) CISSP
10 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.56%) CISA
10 10 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.45%) MCITP
12 6 (0.33%) PMP
12 6 (0.33%) CISM
12 6 (0.33%) MCTS
13 5 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (0.61%) Data Quality
2 9 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.45%) P3O
4 7 (0.39%) EMIR
4 7 (0.39%) SLA
5 6 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.28%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.28%) GAAP
7 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.22%) COREP
8 3 (0.17%) FINREP
8 3 (0.17%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.17%) GMP
8 3 (0.17%) FATCA
8 3 (0.17%) Basel III
9 2 (0.11%) HL7
10 1 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (1.84%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.45%) XenDesktop
4 7 (0.39%) vSphere
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.17%) XenApp
7 2 (0.11%) Docker
7 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.056%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.056%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.056%) vCloud
8 1 (0.056%) KVM
8 1 (0.056%) RACF
8 1 (0.056%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.056%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.056%) LiteSpeed
8 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.056%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 81 (4.51%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.72%) SCCM
3 11 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
4 10 (0.56%) Puppet
4 10 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.39%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.28%) Nagios
6 5 (0.28%) Capistrano
6 5 (0.28%) CA LISA
7 4 (0.22%) Graylog2
7 4 (0.22%) SCOM
7 4 (0.22%) Control-M
8 3 (0.17%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.17%) Ionix
9 2 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.11%) logstash
10 1 (0.056%) Salt
10 1 (0.056%) Kibana
Vendors
1 255 (14.20%) Oracle
2 219 (12.19%) Microsoft
3 53 (2.95%) SAP
3 53 (2.95%) HP
4 35 (1.95%) Zend
5 28 (1.56%) JBoss
5 28 (1.56%) IBM
6 26 (1.45%) Business Objects
7 20 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (1.11%) VMware
8 18 (1.00%) Teradata
8 18 (1.00%) Citrix
9 17 (0.95%) Sybase
10 16 (0.89%) Siebel
10 16 (0.89%) Informatica
11 14 (0.78%) Adobe
12 13 (0.72%) Netezza
13 12 (0.67%) Lotus
13 12 (0.67%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.67%) Hyperion
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 22 minutes ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £1000-£1250pd
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
South East London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £335 to £385 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £420.00 - £477.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 4 days ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £470 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago