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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 48 51
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing QA 926 927 868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.85% 3.87% 3.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.28% 49.02% 41.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 649 624
Average daily rate
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£438 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £64.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -68.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.93 £31.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.15 £79.75 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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
2001 1891 2070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.31% 7.89% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1292 1448
Average daily rate £460 £449 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -5.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 26
Average hourly rate £21.25 £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.15 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £48.40 £66.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +6 203 £450 - 50
Docklands, London -5 9 £550 +12.82% 1
Canary Wharf -2 8 £400 -
Hammersmith -2 5 £378 +11.85%
Uxbridge +2 3 £200 -36.00%
Kingston Upon Thames -2 3 £335 -13.54% 2
Bromley -5 3 £400 -11.11% 1
Feltham - 3 £440 - 1
Hounslow +5 2 £470 +10.58% 1
Brentford 0 2 £425 +6.25%
Sidcup - 1 £380 -
Ealing - 1 £375 - 2
Osterley - 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 679 (40.08%) Agile Software Development
2 470 (27.74%) Finance
3 424 (25.03%) Java
4 359 (21.19%) SQL
5 323 (19.07%) Scrum
6 269 (15.88%) TDD
7 258 (15.23%) Banking
8 220 (12.99%) Selenium
9 215 (12.69%) BDD
9 215 (12.69%) Project Management
10 190 (11.22%) JIRA
11 189 (11.16%) JavaScript
12 186 (10.98%) SDLC
13 178 (10.51%) Web Services
14 174 (10.27%) User Acceptance Testing
15 173 (10.21%) Test Automation
16 171 (10.09%) HTML
17 168 (9.92%) C#
18 167 (9.86%) Microsoft
19 166 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
20 162 (9.56%) Cucumber
21 157 (9.27%) XML
22 155 (9.15%) Linux
22 155 (9.15%) .NET
23 152 (8.97%) Git (software)
24 143 (8.44%) Test Scripting
25 141 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
26 139 (8.21%) Oracle
27 138 (8.15%) CSS
28 137 (8.09%) Degree

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 61 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 48 (2.83%) Confluence
3 42 (2.48%) CMS
4 27 (1.59%) Apache
5 26 (1.53%) JBoss
6 23 (1.36%) WebLogic
7 21 (1.24%) Node.js
7 21 (1.24%) OpenStack
8 20 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
8 20 (1.18%) MQSeries
9 17 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 17 (1.00%) IIS
9 17 (1.00%) Drupal
10 16 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 15 (0.89%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.47%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.47%) Mule
12 8 (0.47%) nginx
12 8 (0.47%) SAS
13 7 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 103 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 62 (3.66%) MS Office
3 56 (3.31%) MS Project
4 48 (2.83%) MS Visio
5 44 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.18%) FastStats
8 2 (0.12%) Mingle
8 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.059%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.059%) SPSS
9 1 (0.059%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
1 12 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 9 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.47%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.35%) Magento
4 6 (0.35%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.30%) Primavera
5 5 (0.30%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.18%) Radian6
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.18%) Endur
7 3 (0.18%) Summit
7 3 (0.18%) MultiFonds
8 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.12%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 82 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.12%) SaaS
3 13 (0.77%) Amazon S3
3 13 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.77%) GitHub
4 12 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
5 11 (0.65%) Google Analytics
6 10 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.59%) Office 365
7 8 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
8 7 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.35%) IaaS
9 6 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (0.35%) PaaS
10 5 (0.30%) Basecamp
11 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.18%) Force.com
12 3 (0.18%) Taleo
12 3 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.12%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.59%) Internet
2 21 (1.24%) HTTP
3 16 (0.94%) DNS
4 15 (0.89%) Firewall
5 13 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.77%) LDAP
6 12 (0.71%) SSL
7 10 (0.59%) LAN
7 10 (0.59%) WAN
8 9 (0.53%) SAN
8 9 (0.53%) ISUP
9 7 (0.41%) 3G
9 7 (0.41%) DHCP
9 7 (0.41%) GSM
10 6 (0.35%) PSTN
10 6 (0.35%) SNMP
10 6 (0.35%) MGCP
10 6 (0.35%) Megaco
10 6 (0.35%) Intranet
10 6 (0.35%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 79 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (3.01%) MongoDB
4 50 (2.95%) Relational Database
5 48 (2.83%) MySQL
6 31 (1.83%) NoSQL
7 30 (1.77%) Oracle Database
8 27 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (1.53%) QlikView
10 23 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (1.36%) Big Data
11 20 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
11 20 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (0.94%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.89%) Redis
14 14 (0.83%) Data Mining
15 13 (0.77%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 220 (12.99%) Selenium
2 190 (11.22%) JIRA
3 162 (9.56%) Cucumber
4 152 (8.97%) Git (software)
5 117 (6.91%) Jenkins
6 92 (5.43%) WebDriver
7 59 (3.48%) Subversion
8 57 (3.36%) SpecFlow
9 52 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 46 (2.72%) JUnit
11 39 (2.30%) SoapUI
12 32 (1.89%) Maven
13 29 (1.71%) FitNesse
14 28 (1.65%) Gradle
15 26 (1.53%) Visual Studio
16 25 (1.48%) HP UFT
17 23 (1.36%) WATIR
17 23 (1.36%) Appium
18 22 (1.30%) Calabash
19 21 (1.24%) JMeter
General
1 470 (27.74%) Finance
2 258 (15.23%) Banking
3 134 (7.91%) Investment Banking
4 106 (6.26%) Retail
5 74 (4.37%) Telecoms
6 67 (3.96%) Front Office
7 55 (3.25%) Marketing
8 38 (2.24%) Legal
9 31 (1.83%) Publishing
10 30 (1.77%) Billing
11 27 (1.59%) Games
11 27 (1.59%) Law
12 24 (1.42%) Financial Institution
12 24 (1.42%) Advertising
13 22 (1.30%) Back Office
14 12 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.71%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.65%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.30%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 413 (24.38%) Analyst
2 365 (21.55%) Developer
3 165 (9.74%) Tester
4 159 (9.39%) Business Analyst
5 137 (8.09%) Test Analyst
6 100 (5.90%) Project Manager
7 90 (5.31%) Java Developer
8 89 (5.25%) QA Analyst
9 87 (5.14%) Architect
9 87 (5.14%) Test Manager
10 61 (3.60%) Consultant
11 57 (3.36%) QA Engineer
12 53 (3.13%) QA Tester
13 52 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
14 42 (2.48%) Automation Tester
15 41 (2.42%) Test Leader
16 38 (2.24%) QA Test Analyst
17 37 (2.18%) Test Engineer
18 29 (1.71%) Senior Developer
19 27 (1.59%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (10.51%) Web Services
2 171 (10.09%) HTML
3 157 (9.27%) XML
4 155 (9.15%) .NET
5 138 (8.15%) CSS
6 93 (5.49%) HTML5
7 85 (5.02%) JSON
8 67 (3.96%) RESTful
9 66 (3.90%) jQuery
10 62 (3.66%) AngularJS
10 62 (3.66%) Spring
11 61 (3.60%) SOAP
12 50 (2.95%) Ajax
12 50 (2.95%) Hibernate
13 49 (2.89%) Gherkin
14 48 (2.83%) CSS3
14 48 (2.83%) JMS
15 47 (2.77%) REST
16 36 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 33 (1.95%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 141 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (6.02%) User Experience
3 73 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 59 (3.48%) Derivative
5 56 (3.31%) Mobile App
6 50 (2.95%) Computer Science
7 43 (2.54%) Fixed Income
8 39 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 32 (1.89%) Equities
10 24 (1.42%) Data Centre
11 23 (1.36%) Credit Risk
12 22 (1.30%) SWIFT
13 21 (1.24%) Client/Server
14 17 (1.00%) Blog
15 16 (0.94%) Data Integration
16 15 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (0.83%) Data Structures
18 13 (0.77%) Video on Demand
18 13 (0.77%) Wiki
19 12 (0.71%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 155 (9.15%) Linux
2 134 (7.91%) Windows
3 99 (5.84%) UNIX
4 78 (4.60%) Apple iOS
5 63 (3.72%) Android
6 21 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (1.24%) Windows 7
7 20 (1.18%) CentOS
8 15 (0.89%) Solaris
9 13 (0.77%) AIX
9 13 (0.77%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.41%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.41%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.30%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (40.08%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (19.07%) Scrum
3 269 (15.88%) TDD
4 215 (12.69%) Project Management
4 215 (12.69%) BDD
5 186 (10.98%) SDLC
6 174 (10.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 173 (10.21%) Test Automation
8 166 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
9 143 (8.44%) Test Scripting
10 137 (8.09%) Automated Testing
11 134 (7.91%) E-Commerce
12 128 (7.56%) Test Strategy
13 113 (6.67%) OO
14 110 (6.49%) Kanban
15 109 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
16 98 (5.79%) SOA
17 96 (5.67%) User Stories
18 93 (5.49%) Migration
19 91 (5.37%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 424 (25.03%) Java
2 359 (21.19%) SQL
3 189 (11.16%) JavaScript
4 168 (9.92%) C#
5 110 (6.49%) Ruby
6 105 (6.20%) Python
7 63 (3.72%) C++
8 60 (3.54%) Perl
9 58 (3.42%) Groovy
10 52 (3.07%) PHP
11 48 (2.83%) Shell Script
12 42 (2.48%) Scala
13 39 (2.30%) C
14 30 (1.77%) Bash Shell
14 30 (1.77%) PowerShell
15 27 (1.59%) VBA
16 25 (1.48%) PL/SQL
17 20 (1.18%) T-SQL
17 20 (1.18%) Objective-C
18 15 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 137 (8.09%) Degree
2 79 (4.66%) ISEB
3 57 (3.36%) ISTQB
4 52 (3.07%) Security Cleared
5 25 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (1.06%) SC Cleared
7 15 (0.89%) PMI Certification
8 13 (0.77%) CISA
9 12 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.65%) CRISC
10 11 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.41%) PMP
12 7 (0.41%) CISSP
12 7 (0.41%) CISM
13 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.24%) MCP
16 3 (0.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (0.83%) SLA
2 12 (0.71%) EMIR
3 10 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.41%) COBIT
5 7 (0.41%) MiFID
6 6 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.30%) GxP
7 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.30%) GMP
7 5 (0.30%) FATCA
8 4 (0.24%) COSO
8 4 (0.24%) GAMP
8 4 (0.24%) WCAG
9 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.18%) HL7
10 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.12%) P3O
10 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 19 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (0.89%) Docker
3 13 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.41%) VirtualBox
5 6 (0.35%) vSphere
5 6 (0.35%) Varnish
6 4 (0.24%) vCloud
7 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.12%) RACF
8 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.059%) HDFS
9 1 (0.059%) LXC
9 1 (0.059%) KVM
9 1 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.059%) NFS
9 1 (0.059%) XenApp
9 1 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 78 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (1.83%) Puppet
3 29 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (0.94%) Vagrant
5 9 (0.53%) Ansible
6 7 (0.41%) Data Guard
7 6 (0.35%) SCCM
7 6 (0.35%) Nagios
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.30%) Jitterbit
9 4 (0.24%) Rundeck
9 4 (0.24%) Kibana
9 4 (0.24%) Graylog
9 4 (0.24%) CA LISA
9 4 (0.24%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.24%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
9 4 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.18%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 167 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 139 (8.21%) Oracle
3 70 (4.13%) HP
4 46 (2.72%) IBM
5 39 (2.30%) SAP
6 29 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (1.71%) New Relic
7 26 (1.53%) VMware
7 26 (1.53%) Red Hat
8 20 (1.18%) Sybase
9 17 (1.00%) Informatica
9 17 (1.00%) hybris
10 16 (0.94%) Google
10 16 (0.94%) Cognos
10 16 (0.94%) Adobe
11 14 (0.83%) Sitecore
11 14 (0.83%) Tableau
12 13 (0.77%) Atlassian
12 13 (0.77%) Apple
12 13 (0.77%) CA
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Stott & May
Rate: £200 - £325 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £525 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Commonwealth Secretariat
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375-£475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago