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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 80 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 726 876 933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.15% 3.77% 3.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.59% 39.82% 39.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 596 653
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £581 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 6
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.81 £14.00 £15.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.56 £27.15 £79.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.68 £13.71
% change year-on-year
+33.83% +36.25%
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
2099 2200 2351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.10% 9.46% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1501 1531 1613
Median daily rate £463 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 30
Median hourly rate £21.25 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £14.00 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £99.10 £129.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +21.51%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -16 114 £475 +5.55% 63
Croydon - 6 £435 - 1
Hammersmith +2 5 £375 -0.66% 2
Docklands, London +7 4 - -
Feltham -1 4 £450 +2.27%
Canary Wharf -5 4 £338 -15.62%
Bromley 0 2 £500 +25.00%
Uxbridge -2 2 £360 +80.00% 1
Westminster - 1 - - 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 770 (52.45%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (24.86%) Finance
3 357 (24.32%) Java
4 300 (20.44%) SQL
5 299 (20.37%) Scrum
6 252 (17.17%) Selenium
7 236 (16.08%) BDD
8 222 (15.12%) JavaScript
9 219 (14.92%) TDD
10 188 (12.81%) JIRA
11 185 (12.60%) HTML
12 184 (12.53%) Banking
13 182 (12.40%) Test Automation
14 178 (12.13%) Project Management
15 168 (11.44%) Cucumber
16 164 (11.17%) .NET
17 161 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
18 157 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
19 156 (10.63%) User Experience
20 151 (10.29%) DevOps
21 149 (10.15%) Git (software)
22 140 (9.54%) Automated Testing
23 139 (9.47%) Web Services
24 138 (9.40%) E-Commerce
25 136 (9.26%) C#
26 134 (9.13%) Jenkins
27 132 (8.99%) Open Source
28 129 (8.79%) Degree
29 120 (8.17%) Microsoft
29 120 (8.17%) WebDriver

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 35 (2.38%) Apache
2 32 (2.18%) CMS
2 32 (2.18%) Confluence
3 26 (1.77%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.50%) SAS
5 21 (1.43%) Tomcat
6 19 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 18 (1.23%) nginx
8 17 (1.16%) Mule
9 15 (1.02%) IIS
10 14 (0.95%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.75%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.41%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.34%) JBoss
13 5 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.34%) WordPress
14 4 (0.27%) ArcGIS
14 4 (0.27%) Moodle
14 4 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 98 (6.68%) MS Excel
2 56 (3.81%) MS Office
3 31 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.70%) MS Project
6 13 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.54%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.27%) Mingle
9 4 (0.27%) SPSS
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.14%) InVision
11 1 (0.068%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.068%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 13 (0.89%) SAP HCM
2 8 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.41%) SunGard GMI
4 5 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
4 5 (0.34%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 4 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.27%) Radian6
5 4 (0.27%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.27%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.27%) Summit
6 3 (0.20%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.20%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.20%) Social Studio
7 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.14%) Magento
7 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 73 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (3.07%) GitHub
3 35 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (1.50%) SaaS
5 16 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.68%) Google Play
7 8 (0.54%) IaaS
8 7 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.48%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.48%) PaaS
8 7 (0.48%) Trello
9 6 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.27%) Office 365
11 3 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.20%) Heroku
12 2 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
12 2 (0.14%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.41%) HTTP
2 30 (2.04%) Internet
3 8 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.48%) Firewall
4 7 (0.48%) SMS
4 7 (0.48%) SNMP
5 6 (0.41%) SAN
6 5 (0.34%) LAN
6 5 (0.34%) LDAP
6 5 (0.34%) Network Security
6 5 (0.34%) VPN
7 4 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
7 4 (0.27%) SSL
7 4 (0.27%) WebEx
8 3 (0.20%) CTI
8 3 (0.20%) IPv6
8 3 (0.20%) Multicast
8 3 (0.20%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 67 (4.56%) Big Data
3 58 (3.95%) MongoDB
4 52 (3.54%) Hadoop
5 42 (2.86%) NoSQL
6 37 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (2.18%) Relational Database
9 25 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (1.29%) MySQL
13 17 (1.16%) Data Mining
13 17 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 16 (1.09%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 13 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 12 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
18 10 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 252 (17.17%) Selenium
2 188 (12.81%) JIRA
3 168 (11.44%) Cucumber
4 149 (10.15%) Git (software)
5 134 (9.13%) Jenkins
6 120 (8.17%) WebDriver
7 67 (4.56%) JUnit
8 64 (4.36%) SpecFlow
9 45 (3.07%) SoapUI
10 44 (3.00%) Visual Studio
11 41 (2.79%) Appium
11 41 (2.79%) IntelliJ
11 41 (2.79%) Subversion
12 40 (2.72%) TeamCity
13 39 (2.66%) Gradle
13 39 (2.66%) NUnit
14 37 (2.52%) HP UFT
15 36 (2.45%) JMeter
15 36 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
16 30 (2.04%) Maven
General
1 365 (24.86%) Finance
2 184 (12.53%) Banking
3 104 (7.08%) Retail
4 61 (4.16%) Marketing
5 55 (3.75%) Investment Banking
6 33 (2.25%) Front Office
7 28 (1.91%) Games
8 25 (1.70%) Financial Institution
8 25 (1.70%) Legal
8 25 (1.70%) Telecoms
9 23 (1.57%) Publishing
10 20 (1.36%) Back Office
11 16 (1.09%) Law
12 15 (1.02%) French Language
13 10 (0.68%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.54%) Billing
15 5 (0.34%) Advertising
15 5 (0.34%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.27%) German Language
16 4 (0.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 321 (21.87%) Analyst
2 251 (17.10%) Developer
3 127 (8.65%) Test Analyst
4 126 (8.58%) Tester
5 101 (6.88%) QA Engineer
6 92 (6.27%) QA Analyst
7 91 (6.20%) Business Analyst
8 87 (5.93%) Architect
9 84 (5.72%) QA Tester
10 73 (4.97%) Test Engineer
11 72 (4.90%) Java Developer
12 63 (4.29%) Project Manager
13 53 (3.61%) QA Leader
14 51 (3.47%) QA Test Analyst
15 45 (3.07%) Test Manager
16 41 (2.79%) Automation Test Analyst
17 40 (2.72%) Automation Tester
17 40 (2.72%) Consultant
17 40 (2.72%) Test Leader
18 35 (2.38%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (12.60%) HTML
2 164 (11.17%) .NET
3 139 (9.47%) Web Services
4 118 (8.04%) CSS
5 107 (7.29%) Node.js
6 102 (6.95%) HTML5
7 96 (6.54%) AngularJS
8 92 (6.27%) XML
9 77 (5.25%) SOAP
10 67 (4.56%) REST
11 53 (3.61%) RESTful
12 50 (3.41%) JSON
12 50 (3.41%) Spring
13 42 (2.86%) Gherkin
14 35 (2.38%) ASP.NET
15 33 (2.25%) jQuery
16 28 (1.91%) ASP.NET Web API
16 28 (1.91%) Dropwizard
17 27 (1.84%) CSS3
17 27 (1.84%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 157 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
2 156 (10.63%) User Experience
3 73 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 71 (4.84%) Mobile App
5 39 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 35 (2.38%) Equities
7 31 (2.11%) Blog
7 31 (2.11%) Derivative
8 30 (2.04%) Management Information System
9 29 (1.98%) Fixed Income
10 28 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.57%) Fintech
12 22 (1.50%) Algorithms
13 18 (1.23%) Data Structures
13 18 (1.23%) Virtual Team
14 17 (1.16%) Biometrics
14 17 (1.16%) Public Cloud
15 15 (1.02%) EPoS
15 15 (1.02%) Performance Metrics
16 14 (0.95%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 118 (8.04%) Linux
2 100 (6.81%) Windows
3 83 (5.65%) Unix
4 78 (5.31%) Android
5 61 (4.16%) Apple iOS
6 34 (2.32%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.68%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.61%) CentOS
10 8 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.34%) Solaris
12 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.068%) AIX
15 1 (0.068%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.068%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 770 (52.45%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (20.37%) Scrum
3 236 (16.08%) BDD
4 219 (14.92%) TDD
5 182 (12.40%) Test Automation
6 178 (12.13%) Project Management
7 161 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
8 151 (10.29%) DevOps
9 140 (9.54%) Automated Testing
10 138 (9.40%) E-Commerce
11 132 (8.99%) Open Source
12 119 (8.11%) SDLC
13 113 (7.70%) Exploratory Testing
14 111 (7.56%) Automation Testing
15 104 (7.08%) Test Scripting
16 99 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
17 96 (6.54%) Software Engineering
18 88 (5.99%) Manual Testing
19 84 (5.72%) OO
20 80 (5.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 357 (24.32%) Java
2 300 (20.44%) SQL
3 222 (15.12%) JavaScript
4 136 (9.26%) C#
5 91 (6.20%) Ruby
6 88 (5.99%) Python
7 49 (3.34%) C++
8 47 (3.20%) Scala
9 36 (2.45%) T-SQL
10 31 (2.11%) Groovy
10 31 (2.11%) PowerShell
11 30 (2.04%) Shell Script
12 29 (1.98%) C
12 29 (1.98%) VBA
13 27 (1.84%) PHP
14 26 (1.77%) PL/SQL
15 18 (1.23%) VB
16 16 (1.09%) R
17 15 (1.02%) Perl
18 13 (0.89%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 129 (8.79%) Degree
2 76 (5.18%) Security Cleared
3 57 (3.88%) ISTQB
3 57 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 47 (3.20%) ISEB
5 18 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (0.89%) PMI Certification
7 12 (0.82%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.82%) PMP
8 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.34%) CISSP
9 5 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.27%) MBA
11 3 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.20%) PhD
11 3 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.14%) CCNA
12 2 (0.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.61%) SDET
2 32 (2.18%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.61%) WCAG
4 8 (0.54%) EMIR
4 8 (0.54%) MiFID
5 6 (0.41%) SEPA
6 5 (0.34%) COBIT
6 5 (0.34%) FATCA
6 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.27%) GxP
7 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.20%) GMP
8 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.20%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.14%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.14%) SLA
10 1 (0.068%) P3O
10 1 (0.068%) PMBOK
System Software
1 30 (2.04%) Docker
2 18 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.48%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.20%) HDFS
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.20%) Squid
7 2 (0.14%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.068%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.068%) RACF
8 1 (0.068%) Snort
8 1 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.068%) vSphere
8 1 (0.068%) Xen
8 1 (0.068%) XenApp
8 1 (0.068%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (3.34%) Puppet
2 39 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
2 39 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (2.11%) Ansible
4 7 (0.48%) SCCM
5 5 (0.34%) Terraform
6 4 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.27%) Nagios
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.20%) CFEngine
7 3 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.20%) SCOM
8 2 (0.14%) Control-M
8 2 (0.14%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.068%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.068%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.068%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 120 (8.17%) Microsoft
2 78 (5.31%) Oracle
3 41 (2.79%) HP
4 31 (2.11%) SAP
5 30 (2.04%) Atlassian
6 27 (1.84%) New Relic
7 26 (1.77%) Adobe
8 24 (1.63%) Google
9 23 (1.57%) IBM
9 23 (1.57%) VMware
10 15 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (0.95%) Informatica
12 13 (0.89%) Hortonworks
13 11 (0.75%) Cisco
13 11 (0.75%) Rally
14 10 (0.68%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 9 (0.61%) MuleSoft
15 9 (0.61%) Murex
15 9 (0.61%) ServiceNow
15 9 (0.61%) Splunk
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 per month
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day + 3 - 6 MONTH EXTENSION!!
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £190 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6months
Posted: 4 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 - £551 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Intelletec
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £407.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day TBC
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £28000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer People
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Fixed Term
Posted: 3 days ago
Holborn, London, UK
Reed Business Information
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £525 to £550 per day TBC
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £500.00 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 5 days ago