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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 852 870 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.63% 3.70% 3.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.23% 47.65% 41.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 602 611
Average daily rate
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£440 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £78.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.60% +191.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £31.75 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.45 £125.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £18.13 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+54.48% +22.88%
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
1971 1826 2042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.40% 7.76% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1405 1256 1435
Average daily rate £475 £435 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% -8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 24
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £23.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -18.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.95 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.40 £63.25 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +3 211 £450 +2.85% 95
Canary Wharf -5 7 £400 +6.66% 1
Docklands, London -10 6 £563 +25.00%
Uxbridge +3 3 £200 -
Kingston Upon Thames -2 3 £335 -13.54% 1
Hammersmith -5 3 £378 +115.71%
Feltham - 3 £440 - 1
Bromley -6 2 £400 -11.11% 2
Hounslow -3 1 £470 +10.58% 1
Sidcup - 1 £380 -
Ealing - 1 £375 -
Osterley - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - - 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 660 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (29.43%) Finance
3 408 (24.91%) Java
4 367 (22.41%) SQL
5 302 (18.44%) Scrum
6 242 (14.77%) TDD
7 240 (14.65%) Selenium
8 223 (13.61%) Banking
9 209 (12.76%) BDD
10 198 (12.09%) Project Management
11 184 (11.23%) JavaScript
12 182 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 181 (11.05%) Test Automation
13 181 (11.05%) JIRA
14 175 (10.68%) Web Services
14 175 (10.68%) SDLC
15 174 (10.62%) Cucumber
16 170 (10.38%) HTML
17 164 (10.01%) .NET
18 163 (9.95%) C#
19 161 (9.83%) XML
20 160 (9.77%) Microsoft
21 155 (9.46%) Linux
22 154 (9.40%) Oracle
23 143 (8.73%) Test Scripting
24 140 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
25 139 (8.49%) Windows
26 135 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
27 132 (8.06%) Degree
28 131 (8.00%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 63 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.75%) Confluence
3 39 (2.38%) CMS
4 36 (2.20%) Apache
5 32 (1.95%) WebLogic
6 30 (1.83%) JBoss
7 29 (1.77%) Tomcat
8 20 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
9 19 (1.16%) MQSeries
9 19 (1.16%) WebSphere
10 17 (1.04%) OpenStack
11 16 (0.98%) Node.js
12 15 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 15 (0.92%) IIS
13 14 (0.85%) Drupal
14 11 (0.67%) SAS
15 10 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
16 7 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
17 6 (0.37%) Mule
17 6 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 96 (5.86%) MS Excel
2 53 (3.24%) MS Office
3 52 (3.17%) MS Project
4 43 (2.63%) MS Visio
5 37 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.18%) SPSS
7 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) FastStats
8 2 (0.12%) Mingle
8 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.061%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.061%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 16 (0.98%) Cognos TM1
1 16 (0.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 9 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.55%) WebTrends
3 8 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.43%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.31%) Magento
5 5 (0.31%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.18%) Loan IQ
7 3 (0.18%) Endur
7 3 (0.18%) Primavera
7 3 (0.18%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.18%) Summit
7 3 (0.18%) MultiFonds
7 3 (0.18%) Radian6
8 2 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.12%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 72 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (0.92%) SaaS
2 15 (0.92%) GitHub
3 12 (0.73%) Amazon S3
4 11 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
5 10 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.55%) Office 365
6 9 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
8 7 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.31%) Heroku
10 4 (0.24%) Force.com
10 4 (0.24%) PaaS
11 3 (0.18%) Taleo
11 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.18%) Engine Yard
11 3 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.08%) Internet
2 25 (1.53%) HTTP
3 22 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 21 (1.28%) Firewall
5 18 (1.10%) DNS
6 15 (0.92%) SSL
7 12 (0.73%) LDAP
8 10 (0.61%) LAN
9 9 (0.55%) WAN
9 9 (0.55%) ISUP
10 8 (0.49%) SAN
11 7 (0.43%) Intranet
12 6 (0.37%) Megaco
12 6 (0.37%) VLAN
12 6 (0.37%) AMQP
12 6 (0.37%) MGCP
12 6 (0.37%) DHCP
12 6 (0.37%) SNMP
12 6 (0.37%) PSTN
13 5 (0.31%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (3.60%) Relational Database
4 52 (3.17%) MySQL
5 50 (3.05%) MongoDB
6 38 (2.32%) Oracle Database
7 34 (2.08%) NoSQL
8 24 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 23 (1.40%) Big Data
10 20 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (1.22%) QlikView
11 19 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (1.10%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (1.10%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
13 16 (0.98%) Redis
14 15 (0.92%) Data Mining
15 11 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 240 (14.65%) Selenium
2 181 (11.05%) JIRA
3 174 (10.62%) Cucumber
4 124 (7.57%) Git (software)
5 106 (6.47%) Jenkins
6 104 (6.35%) WebDriver
7 58 (3.54%) Subversion
8 51 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 51 (3.11%) SpecFlow
9 46 (2.81%) JUnit
10 42 (2.56%) HP UFT
11 39 (2.38%) SoapUI
12 29 (1.77%) FitNesse
13 27 (1.65%) Visual Studio
14 25 (1.53%) Maven
15 24 (1.47%) WATIR
15 24 (1.47%) JMeter
16 22 (1.34%) TeamCity
16 22 (1.34%) RSpec
16 22 (1.34%) Capybara
General
1 482 (29.43%) Finance
2 223 (13.61%) Banking
3 116 (7.08%) Investment Banking
4 99 (6.04%) Retail
5 71 (4.33%) Telecoms
6 60 (3.66%) Front Office
7 55 (3.36%) Marketing
8 39 (2.38%) Games
9 31 (1.89%) Law
10 30 (1.83%) Publishing
11 29 (1.77%) Billing
12 26 (1.59%) Legal
13 24 (1.47%) Financial Institution
14 23 (1.40%) Advertising
15 19 (1.16%) Back Office
16 12 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.73%) Manufacturing
17 8 (0.49%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
18 5 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 408 (24.91%) Analyst
2 350 (21.37%) Developer
3 157 (9.58%) Tester
4 145 (8.85%) Business Analyst
5 133 (8.12%) Test Analyst
6 104 (6.35%) QA Analyst
7 100 (6.11%) Project Manager
8 82 (5.01%) Java Developer
9 80 (4.88%) Architect
10 76 (4.64%) Test Manager
11 66 (4.03%) QA Engineer
12 54 (3.30%) QA Tester
13 53 (3.24%) Consultant
14 49 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
15 46 (2.81%) QA Test Analyst
16 38 (2.32%) Test Engineer
16 38 (2.32%) Automation Tester
17 34 (2.08%) Test Leader
18 30 (1.83%) DevOps Engineer
18 30 (1.83%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (10.68%) Web Services
2 170 (10.38%) HTML
3 164 (10.01%) .NET
4 161 (9.83%) XML
5 131 (8.00%) CSS
6 85 (5.19%) JSON
7 82 (5.01%) HTML5
8 70 (4.27%) SOAP
9 61 (3.72%) jQuery
9 61 (3.72%) AngularJS
10 60 (3.66%) REST
11 57 (3.48%) Spring
12 54 (3.30%) RESTful
13 52 (3.17%) Gherkin
14 47 (2.87%) CSS3
14 47 (2.87%) Hibernate
15 45 (2.75%) Ajax
16 43 (2.63%) JMS
17 39 (2.38%) J2EE
18 34 (2.08%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 135 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (5.49%) User Experience
3 59 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 55 (3.36%) Mobile App
5 50 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 48 (2.93%) Derivative
7 39 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 37 (2.26%) Fixed Income
9 29 (1.77%) Client/Server
10 28 (1.71%) SWIFT
11 27 (1.65%) Equities
12 21 (1.28%) Data Centre
13 19 (1.16%) Credit Risk
14 16 (0.98%) Data Integration
15 14 (0.85%) Online Games
15 14 (0.85%) Digital Media
16 13 (0.79%) Video on Demand
16 13 (0.79%) Blog
17 12 (0.73%) NHS
17 12 (0.73%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 155 (9.46%) Linux
2 139 (8.49%) Windows
3 114 (6.96%) UNIX
4 72 (4.40%) Apple iOS
5 56 (3.42%) Android
6 22 (1.34%) CentOS
7 20 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.16%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.04%) Ubuntu
10 16 (0.98%) Solaris
11 12 (0.73%) AIX
12 8 (0.49%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.43%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.31%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone 8
17 2 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 660 (40.29%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (18.44%) Scrum
3 242 (14.77%) TDD
4 209 (12.76%) BDD
5 198 (12.09%) Project Management
6 182 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 181 (11.05%) Test Automation
8 175 (10.68%) SDLC
9 143 (8.73%) Test Scripting
10 140 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
11 129 (7.88%) Test Strategy
12 126 (7.69%) E-Commerce
13 125 (7.63%) Automated Testing
14 111 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 102 (6.23%) OO
16 100 (6.11%) Migration
17 96 (5.86%) SOA
18 94 (5.74%) Kanban
18 94 (5.74%) User Stories
19 92 (5.62%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 408 (24.91%) Java
2 367 (22.41%) SQL
3 184 (11.23%) JavaScript
4 163 (9.95%) C#
5 122 (7.45%) Ruby
6 114 (6.96%) Python
7 62 (3.79%) Perl
8 58 (3.54%) C++
9 57 (3.48%) PHP
10 50 (3.05%) Groovy
11 46 (2.81%) Shell Script
12 40 (2.44%) C
13 38 (2.32%) Scala
14 33 (2.01%) PL/SQL
15 31 (1.89%) Bash Shell
16 28 (1.71%) PowerShell
17 27 (1.65%) VBA
18 19 (1.16%) T-SQL
19 17 (1.04%) Objective-C
20 14 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 132 (8.06%) Degree
2 89 (5.43%) ISEB
3 67 (4.09%) ISTQB
4 43 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 26 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 13 (0.79%) SC Cleared
8 12 (0.73%) PMP
8 12 (0.73%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.55%) CISA
11 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.37%) CRISC
13 5 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.31%) CISSP
14 4 (0.24%) MCP
14 4 (0.24%) CISM
14 4 (0.24%) IIBA
14 4 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.16%) SLA
2 11 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.49%) EMIR
4 5 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.31%) FATCA
4 5 (0.31%) GMP
5 4 (0.24%) GAMP
5 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.24%) HL7
5 4 (0.24%) GxP
6 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.18%) COBIT
7 2 (0.12%) MiFID
7 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.061%) P3O
8 1 (0.061%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.061%) CRD IV
System Software
1 22 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.73%) Docker
3 10 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.43%) VirtualBox
4 7 (0.43%) vCloud
5 6 (0.37%) vSphere
6 5 (0.31%) Varnish
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (0.12%) NET24-XPNET
8 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.12%) XenApp
8 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.061%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.061%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.061%) Squid
9 1 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.061%) NFS
9 1 (0.061%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.061%) LXC
Systems Management
1 71 (4.33%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (2.20%) Puppet
3 26 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.92%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.49%) Ansible
5 8 (0.49%) Data Guard
6 6 (0.37%) SCCM
6 6 (0.37%) Nagios
6 6 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.37%) Cobbler
7 5 (0.31%) Kibana
7 5 (0.31%) Graylog
7 5 (0.31%) Jitterbit
7 5 (0.31%) Rundeck
7 5 (0.31%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Flashback
8 4 (0.24%) logstash
Vendors
1 160 (9.77%) Microsoft
2 154 (9.40%) Oracle
3 66 (4.03%) HP
4 59 (3.60%) IBM
5 39 (2.38%) SAP
6 35 (2.14%) VMware
7 32 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (1.65%) Red Hat
9 24 (1.47%) Sybase
9 24 (1.47%) New Relic
10 17 (1.04%) Cognos
11 16 (0.98%) Adobe
11 16 (0.98%) Google
12 14 (0.85%) WorldPay
12 14 (0.85%) Informatica
13 13 (0.79%) Atlassian
13 13 (0.79%) hybris
14 12 (0.73%) Remedy
15 11 (0.67%) Apple
15 11 (0.67%) CA
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £325 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £540.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Ticketmaster UK
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + immediate start, extendable contract
Posted: 4 days ago