The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 880 854 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.73% 3.52% 3.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.01% 41.58% 43.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 614 625
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
- +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Average hourly rate £78.75 £27.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.66% +25.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £24.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.75 £40.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £18.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.69% -40.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1833 2054 2080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.77% 8.47% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1260 1442 1386
Average daily rate £438 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 52
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.65 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.92% +36.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.52 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
QA
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 0 203 £438 -0.56% 106
Docklands, London +15 11 £450 +7.78% 1
Bromley +4 4 £450 - 3
Canary Wharf +21 3 £438 +20.35%
Hounslow +8 3 £425 +78.94% 1
Hammersmith +6 2 £175 -
Uxbridge +2 2 £213 -50.00%
Brentford -3 2 £394 -24.27% 1
Isleworth - 2 £399 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £388 - 2
Chiswick - 1 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Dagenham - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Ealing - - - - 2
Westminster - - - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 515 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
2 481 (27.22%) SQL
3 442 (25.01%) Finance
4 416 (23.54%) Java
5 342 (19.35%) Selenium
6 316 (17.88%) TDD
7 306 (17.32%) Scrum
8 267 (15.11%) Banking
9 246 (13.92%) Cucumber
10 241 (13.64%) Oracle
11 236 (13.36%) Test Automation
12 234 (13.24%) BDD
13 228 (12.90%) Microsoft
14 220 (12.45%) User Acceptance Testing
15 217 (12.28%) Project Management
16 203 (11.49%) JavaScript
17 199 (11.26%) HTML
18 191 (10.81%) Web Services
19 179 (10.13%) C#
19 179 (10.13%) Degree
20 175 (9.90%) Test Scripting
21 174 (9.85%) XML
22 166 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
23 162 (9.17%) E-Commerce
24 154 (8.72%) .NET
25 152 (8.60%) Ruby
26 147 (8.32%) Windows
27 146 (8.26%) Investment Banking
28 139 (7.87%) CSS
29 138 (7.81%) MS Excel

QA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 59 (3.34%) SharePoint
2 33 (1.87%) CMS
3 29 (1.64%) Node.js
4 28 (1.58%) Confluence
5 25 (1.41%) Apache
6 19 (1.08%) WebLogic
7 18 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 14 (0.79%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.68%) IBM Notes
10 11 (0.62%) IIS
10 11 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
11 9 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.45%) Drupal
13 7 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.34%) Jetty
15 5 (0.28%) SAS
15 5 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 138 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 71 (4.02%) MS Office
3 61 (3.45%) MS Project
4 57 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (2.38%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.85%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.23%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.057%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.057%) Windchill
10 1 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 22 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
2 18 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (1.02%) Oracle General Ledger
2 18 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.79%) WebTrends
5 13 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
6 12 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (0.34%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.23%) RMDS
9 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.23%) IntelliMatch
10 3 (0.17%) SunGard GMI
10 3 (0.17%) SAP SRM
10 3 (0.17%) Maximo
10 3 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 2 (0.11%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.51%) GitHub
3 6 (0.34%) Office 365
4 5 (0.28%) SaaS
5 3 (0.17%) PaaS
5 3 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.057%) Responsys
7 1 (0.057%) CheetahMail
7 1 (0.057%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.057%) Force.com
7 1 (0.057%) Heroku
7 1 (0.057%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.66%) Internet
2 30 (1.70%) HTTP
3 18 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.02%) Firewall
4 16 (0.91%) SSL
5 13 (0.74%) LAN
6 12 (0.68%) WAN
6 12 (0.68%) DNS
7 11 (0.62%) Intranet
7 11 (0.62%) LDAP
8 8 (0.45%) HTTPS
8 8 (0.45%) DSL
9 7 (0.40%) RTSP
9 7 (0.40%) NetScaler
9 7 (0.40%) VPN
9 7 (0.40%) Broadband
10 6 (0.34%) FTP
10 6 (0.34%) 3G
10 6 (0.34%) 4G
10 6 (0.34%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 100 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (3.68%) MySQL
4 62 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 53 (3.00%) Relational Database
6 38 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 32 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
9 31 (1.75%) NoSQL
10 30 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 29 (1.64%) MongoDB
12 25 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
13 24 (1.36%) QlikView
14 21 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
16 17 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
17 16 (0.91%) DB2
17 16 (0.91%) OLAP
18 14 (0.79%) DataStage
19 13 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 342 (19.35%) Selenium
2 246 (13.92%) Cucumber
3 126 (7.13%) JIRA
4 121 (6.85%) WebDriver
5 89 (5.04%) Jenkins
6 84 (4.75%) Git (software)
7 82 (4.64%) FitNesse
8 76 (4.30%) Visual Studio
9 70 (3.96%) Maven
9 70 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 67 (3.79%) JUnit
11 56 (3.17%) SoapUI
12 55 (3.11%) Subversion
13 51 (2.89%) QuickTest Pro
14 47 (2.66%) WATIR
15 44 (2.49%) SpecFlow
16 38 (2.15%) Capybara
17 36 (2.04%) Calabash
18 35 (1.98%) TeamCity
19 30 (1.70%) JMeter
General
1 442 (25.01%) Finance
2 267 (15.11%) Banking
3 146 (8.26%) Investment Banking
4 83 (4.70%) Retail
5 66 (3.74%) Marketing
6 56 (3.17%) Publishing
6 56 (3.17%) Front Office
7 55 (3.11%) Games
8 51 (2.89%) Back Office
9 38 (2.15%) Legal
10 36 (2.04%) Telecoms
11 32 (1.81%) Advertising
12 19 (1.08%) Retail Banking
13 15 (0.85%) Billing
14 13 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.62%) Danish Language
16 10 (0.57%) General Ledger
16 10 (0.57%) Law
16 10 (0.57%) Multimedia
17 9 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 460 (26.03%) Analyst
2 390 (22.07%) Developer
3 198 (11.21%) Tester
4 191 (10.81%) Test Analyst
5 111 (6.28%) Business Analyst
6 109 (6.17%) QA Analyst
7 102 (5.77%) QA Engineer
8 100 (5.66%) QA Tester
9 85 (4.81%) Project Manager
10 75 (4.24%) Consultant
11 69 (3.90%) Java Developer
12 67 (3.79%) Test Manager
13 53 (3.00%) Senior Developer
14 52 (2.94%) Automation Tester
15 48 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
16 42 (2.38%) QA Test Analyst
17 41 (2.32%) Test Engineer
18 40 (2.26%) Test Leader
19 34 (1.92%) QA Manager
20 32 (1.81%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (11.26%) HTML
2 191 (10.81%) Web Services
3 174 (9.85%) XML
4 154 (8.72%) .NET
5 139 (7.87%) CSS
6 81 (4.58%) jQuery
7 73 (4.13%) HTML5
8 72 (4.07%) JSON
9 61 (3.45%) REST
10 58 (3.28%) Spring
11 57 (3.23%) CSS3
12 47 (2.66%) AngularJS
13 45 (2.55%) Ajax
14 43 (2.43%) SOAP
15 40 (2.26%) XSLT
15 40 (2.26%) Gherkin
16 39 (2.21%) ASP.NET
17 37 (2.09%) Hibernate
18 33 (1.87%) Backbone.js
19 30 (1.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 126 (7.13%) Open Source
2 84 (4.75%) Computer Science
3 78 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 72 (4.07%) Management Information System
5 62 (3.51%) Derivative
6 40 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 33 (1.87%) Fixed Income
7 33 (1.87%) Online Games
8 30 (1.70%) Equities
8 30 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (1.53%) Client/Server
10 26 (1.47%) Social Media
11 20 (1.13%) Data Integration
12 19 (1.08%) N-Tier
13 18 (1.02%) iPhone
14 16 (0.91%) Digital Media
15 15 (0.85%) New Media
15 15 (0.85%) Blog
16 14 (0.79%) Mathematics
17 13 (0.74%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 147 (8.32%) Windows
2 130 (7.36%) UNIX
3 111 (6.28%) Linux
4 86 (4.87%) Android
5 77 (4.36%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.58%) Windows 7
7 19 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.28%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.23%) VMS
11 4 (0.23%) Solaris
12 3 (0.17%) AIX
12 3 (0.17%) CentOS
12 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 515 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (17.88%) TDD
3 306 (17.32%) Scrum
4 236 (13.36%) Test Automation
5 234 (13.24%) BDD
6 220 (12.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 217 (12.28%) Project Management
8 175 (9.90%) Test Scripting
9 166 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
10 162 (9.17%) E-Commerce
11 126 (7.13%) Automation Testing
12 124 (7.02%) Automated Testing
13 115 (6.51%) Software Testing
14 104 (5.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 101 (5.72%) Test Strategy
15 101 (5.72%) Migration
16 97 (5.49%) OO
17 96 (5.43%) Unit Testing
18 91 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
19 90 (5.09%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 481 (27.22%) SQL
2 416 (23.54%) Java
3 203 (11.49%) JavaScript
4 179 (10.13%) C#
5 152 (8.60%) Ruby
6 78 (4.41%) PHP
7 69 (3.90%) PL/SQL
8 61 (3.45%) T-SQL
9 49 (2.77%) Shell Script
10 47 (2.66%) Python
11 43 (2.43%) VBA
12 32 (1.81%) Groovy
13 22 (1.25%) VB
14 21 (1.19%) Perl
15 19 (1.08%) PowerShell
16 18 (1.02%) C++
17 17 (0.96%) C
18 13 (0.74%) VBScript
19 11 (0.62%) Objective-C
20 5 (0.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 179 (10.13%) Degree
2 81 (4.58%) ISEB
3 70 (3.96%) Security Cleared
4 43 (2.43%) SC Cleared
5 42 (2.38%) ISTQB
6 17 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (0.85%) CISSP
8 13 (0.74%) CISA
9 11 (0.62%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (0.51%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.45%) CISM
11 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.40%) PMP
12 7 (0.40%) MCITP
13 5 (0.28%) MCTS
14 4 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (0.68%) Basel III
2 10 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.51%) EMIR
3 9 (0.51%) CRD IV
4 8 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.40%) COREP
5 7 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.40%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.34%) FINREP
7 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.28%) P3O
8 4 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.23%) GMP
8 4 (0.23%) FATCA
9 3 (0.17%) SLA
9 3 (0.17%) Basel II
10 2 (0.11%) GxP
10 2 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 39 (2.21%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.45%) XenDesktop
5 7 (0.40%) vSphere
5 7 (0.40%) XenApp
6 4 (0.23%) vCloud
7 2 (0.11%) Docker
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.057%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.057%) LiteSpeed
8 1 (0.057%) RACF
8 1 (0.057%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.057%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.057%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.057%) XenServer
8 1 (0.057%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 80 (4.53%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.96%) SCCM
3 15 (0.85%) Puppet
4 11 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
5 9 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.34%) Nagios
7 5 (0.28%) CA LISA
8 4 (0.23%) Capistrano
8 4 (0.23%) SCOM
8 4 (0.23%) Control-M
8 4 (0.23%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.17%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.17%) Ionix
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.11%) Ansible
10 2 (0.11%) Graylog2
10 2 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.057%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.057%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 241 (13.64%) Oracle
2 228 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 54 (3.06%) HP
4 41 (2.32%) SAP
5 37 (2.09%) Zend
6 35 (1.98%) IBM
7 27 (1.53%) Business Objects
8 23 (1.30%) JBoss
8 23 (1.30%) Siebel
8 23 (1.30%) Citrix
9 22 (1.25%) Sybase
10 20 (1.13%) VMware
11 17 (0.96%) Cognos
12 16 (0.91%) Adobe
12 16 (0.91%) Serena
13 15 (0.85%) Teradata
13 15 (0.85%) Informatica
14 13 (0.74%) Lotus
15 12 (0.68%) Hyperion
15 12 (0.68%) Akamai
North West London
asos
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Gonnadoo
Rate: From £250 to £375 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Thales
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day Rate dependent on Expertise
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago