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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 800 820 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.72% 3.63% 3.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.92% 35.73% 39.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 543 658
Median daily rate £450 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 4
Median hourly rate £16.72 £32.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.16% +29.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £14.00 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £53.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% -30.30%
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
2167 2295 2279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.07% 10.17% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1511 1520 1631
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 39
Median hourly rate £18.94 £22.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.84% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £13.20 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.63%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -5 111 £500 +33.33% 64
Croydon -7 11 £450 -10.00%
Docklands, London +5 9 £550 +2.56%
Canary Wharf -4 5 £500 -
Bromley - 3 £375 -
Brentford +8 1 - - 1
Feltham -3 1 - -
Westminster -5 1 £240 -25.00%
Hackney - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 - - 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 799 (50.96%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (25.89%) Finance
3 388 (24.74%) Java
4 300 (19.13%) SQL
5 295 (18.81%) Scrum
6 291 (18.56%) JavaScript
7 279 (17.79%) Selenium
8 248 (15.82%) TDD
8 248 (15.82%) HTML
9 218 (13.90%) BDD
10 213 (13.58%) Banking
11 211 (13.46%) JIRA
12 195 (12.44%) Test Automation
13 190 (12.12%) DevOps
14 183 (11.67%) Project Management
15 182 (11.61%) .NET
16 179 (11.42%) CSS
17 172 (10.97%) Jenkins
18 168 (10.71%) Cucumber
19 164 (10.46%) C#
20 163 (10.40%) Git (software)
21 159 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
22 154 (9.82%) Degree
23 143 (9.12%) Microsoft
24 140 (8.93%) Linux
25 139 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
26 137 (8.74%) Automated Testing
27 134 (8.55%) User Experience
27 134 (8.55%) HTML5
28 129 (8.23%) Node.js

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 68 (4.34%) Confluence
2 35 (2.23%) CMS
3 25 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (1.34%) Apache
6 17 (1.08%) IIS
7 16 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 14 (0.89%) Drupal
8 14 (0.89%) OpenStack
8 14 (0.89%) SAS
9 12 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 12 (0.77%) nginx
10 11 (0.70%) WordPress
11 8 (0.51%) Apache Pig
11 8 (0.51%) JBoss
11 8 (0.51%) Mule
11 8 (0.51%) Mule ESB
11 8 (0.51%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.45%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.45%) Jetty
Applications
1 110 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 50 (3.19%) MS Office
3 49 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (2.04%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.66%) MS Project
6 13 (0.83%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.19%) InVision
11 3 (0.19%) SPSS
12 2 (0.13%) Mingle
13 1 (0.064%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.064%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.064%) Weka
Business Applications
1 15 (0.96%) SAP HCM
2 10 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.32%) Summit
4 4 (0.26%) FastStats
5 3 (0.19%) Primavera
5 3 (0.19%) Radian6
5 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.19%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.19%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.19%) Social Studio
5 3 (0.19%) TRIRIGA
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.13%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.13%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 84 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (2.68%) GitHub
4 34 (2.17%) SaaS
5 23 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (0.77%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.70%) IaaS
8 11 (0.70%) PaaS
9 10 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.64%) Google Analytics
10 8 (0.51%) Office 365
11 6 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.38%) Trello
12 4 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.26%) Google Play
12 4 (0.26%) Veeva
13 3 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.36%) HTTP
2 17 (1.08%) Internet
3 11 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.57%) Firewall
5 8 (0.51%) FTP
6 7 (0.45%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.45%) SMS
7 6 (0.38%) LDAP
7 6 (0.38%) Skype
8 5 (0.32%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.32%) MQTT
8 5 (0.32%) Network Security
8 5 (0.32%) RTSP
8 5 (0.32%) Software-Defined Networking
8 5 (0.32%) WAN
9 4 (0.26%) LAN
9 4 (0.26%) SAN
9 4 (0.26%) VPN
10 3 (0.19%) DMZ
10 3 (0.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.34%) Big Data
3 63 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (2.55%) Hadoop
5 38 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 36 (2.30%) NoSQL
7 35 (2.23%) MySQL
8 34 (2.17%) MongoDB
9 32 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
11 28 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 21 (1.34%) Oracle Database
13 19 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (0.96%) RDBMS
16 14 (0.89%) Apache Hive
17 13 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 12 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
19 11 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 279 (17.79%) Selenium
2 211 (13.46%) JIRA
3 172 (10.97%) Jenkins
4 168 (10.71%) Cucumber
5 163 (10.40%) Git (software)
6 110 (7.02%) WebDriver
7 72 (4.59%) Subversion
8 56 (3.57%) JUnit
9 55 (3.51%) SpecFlow
9 55 (3.51%) TeamCity
10 53 (3.38%) SoapUI
11 46 (2.93%) HP UFT
12 42 (2.68%) Appium
13 41 (2.61%) JMeter
14 40 (2.55%) Maven
14 40 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
15 38 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 37 (2.36%) NUnit
17 32 (2.04%) Visual Studio
18 30 (1.91%) IntelliJ
General
1 406 (25.89%) Finance
2 213 (13.58%) Banking
3 103 (6.57%) Retail
4 82 (5.23%) Marketing
5 81 (5.17%) Investment Banking
6 65 (4.15%) Front Office
7 40 (2.55%) Publishing
8 33 (2.10%) Games
9 31 (1.98%) Financial Institution
10 26 (1.66%) Telecoms
11 25 (1.59%) Back Office
12 22 (1.40%) Legal
13 17 (1.08%) French Language
14 13 (0.83%) Law
15 12 (0.77%) Advertising
16 9 (0.57%) Billing
17 7 (0.45%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
19 5 (0.32%) Automotive
19 5 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 342 (21.81%) Developer
2 281 (17.92%) Analyst
3 147 (9.38%) Tester
4 117 (7.46%) QA Engineer
5 101 (6.44%) QA Tester
5 101 (6.44%) Test Analyst
6 99 (6.31%) Test Engineer
7 84 (5.36%) Architect
8 79 (5.04%) Business Analyst
9 78 (4.97%) Java Developer
10 74 (4.72%) QA Analyst
11 61 (3.89%) Project Manager
12 46 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
13 44 (2.81%) Consultant
13 44 (2.81%) QA Test Analyst
14 42 (2.68%) QA Leader
15 41 (2.61%) QA Test Engineer
16 39 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
17 38 (2.42%) C# Developer
17 38 (2.42%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (15.82%) HTML
2 182 (11.61%) .NET
3 179 (11.42%) CSS
4 134 (8.55%) HTML5
5 129 (8.23%) Node.js
6 127 (8.10%) AngularJS
7 116 (7.40%) Web Services
8 103 (6.57%) XML
9 69 (4.40%) REST
10 64 (4.08%) React
11 62 (3.95%) SOAP
12 59 (3.76%) Spring
13 56 (3.57%) RESTful
14 53 (3.38%) jQuery
15 51 (3.25%) CSS3
16 45 (2.87%) ASP.NET
16 45 (2.87%) JSON
17 37 (2.36%) Gherkin
18 31 (1.98%) Hibernate
19 30 (1.91%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 139 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (8.55%) User Experience
3 81 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 81 (5.17%) Mobile App
4 52 (3.32%) Fixed Income
5 47 (3.00%) Equities
6 44 (2.81%) Management Information System
7 41 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 40 (2.55%) Derivative
9 38 (2.42%) Fintech
10 32 (2.04%) Virtual Team
11 22 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.21%) Algorithms
13 17 (1.08%) Reference Data
14 16 (1.02%) EPoS
14 16 (1.02%) Visualisation
15 15 (0.96%) Public Cloud
16 14 (0.89%) Blog
16 14 (0.89%) Data Integration
16 14 (0.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 140 (8.93%) Linux
2 98 (6.25%) Windows
3 84 (5.36%) Unix
4 79 (5.04%) Android
5 65 (4.15%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.79%) CentOS
7 25 (1.59%) Windows Server
8 19 (1.21%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.13%) Fedora
12 2 (0.13%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.064%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.064%) Debian
13 1 (0.064%) pSOS
13 1 (0.064%) Solaris
13 1 (0.064%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 799 (50.96%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (18.81%) Scrum
3 248 (15.82%) TDD
4 218 (13.90%) BDD
5 195 (12.44%) Test Automation
6 190 (12.12%) DevOps
7 183 (11.67%) Project Management
8 159 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
9 137 (8.74%) Automated Testing
10 121 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
11 119 (7.59%) E-Commerce
12 114 (7.27%) SDLC
13 112 (7.14%) Test Scripting
14 109 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 102 (6.51%) Regression Testing
16 101 (6.44%) Kanban
16 101 (6.44%) Software Engineering
17 96 (6.12%) Manual Testing
18 93 (5.93%) Automation Testing
19 89 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 388 (24.74%) Java
2 300 (19.13%) SQL
3 291 (18.56%) JavaScript
4 164 (10.46%) C#
5 113 (7.21%) Python
6 94 (5.99%) Ruby
7 66 (4.21%) C++
8 57 (3.64%) Scala
9 44 (2.81%) PHP
10 42 (2.68%) T-SQL
11 35 (2.23%) C
12 33 (2.10%) Bash Shell
13 29 (1.85%) Perl
14 26 (1.66%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.47%) ES6
15 23 (1.47%) PowerShell
16 20 (1.28%) PL/SQL
17 19 (1.21%) VBA
18 17 (1.08%) Groovy
19 13 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 154 (9.82%) Degree
2 66 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 50 (3.19%) ISTQB
4 48 (3.06%) ISEB
5 45 (2.87%) SC Cleared
6 20 (1.28%) CISSP
7 19 (1.21%) CISM
8 18 (1.15%) CISA
9 15 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (0.96%) PMI Certification
10 14 (0.89%) PMP
11 13 (0.83%) DV Cleared
12 12 (0.77%) PCI QSA
13 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.38%) AWS Certification
16 4 (0.26%) PhD
17 3 (0.19%) CCNA
17 3 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
17 3 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.70%) SDET
2 20 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.08%) EMIR
3 17 (1.08%) MiFID
4 16 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.02%) WCAG
5 8 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.32%) COBIT
7 5 (0.32%) FATCA
7 5 (0.32%) GMP
7 5 (0.32%) GxP
8 4 (0.26%) SLA
9 3 (0.19%) Basel III
9 3 (0.19%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.13%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.13%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.13%) P3O
10 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 41 (2.61%) Docker
2 17 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.45%) HDFS
5 5 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.13%) Firmware
8 2 (0.13%) KVM
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.064%) vCloud
9 1 (0.064%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.064%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.064%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.064%) vSphere
9 1 (0.064%) XenApp
9 1 (0.064%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 64 (4.08%) Puppet
2 49 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (3.00%) HP Quality Center
4 42 (2.68%) Ansible
5 10 (0.64%) Terraform
6 7 (0.45%) CloudHub
7 6 (0.38%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.38%) Oozie
7 6 (0.38%) SCCM
7 6 (0.38%) SELinux
8 4 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.19%) SCOM
10 2 (0.13%) Ambari
10 2 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.13%) MOM
10 2 (0.13%) Nessus
10 2 (0.13%) Salt
10 2 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 143 (9.12%) Microsoft
2 73 (4.66%) Oracle
3 52 (3.32%) New Relic
4 44 (2.81%) SAP
5 43 (2.74%) HP
6 37 (2.36%) Atlassian
7 34 (2.17%) Google
8 27 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 24 (1.53%) Adobe
10 23 (1.47%) IBM
10 23 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (1.47%) VMware
11 16 (1.02%) CA Agile Central
11 16 (1.02%) Informatica
12 13 (0.83%) hybris
13 12 (0.77%) Sybase
13 12 (0.77%) Tableau
14 11 (0.70%) MuleSoft
15 10 (0.64%) Apple
15 10 (0.64%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
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