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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 74 55 50
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 743 844 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.35% 3.58% 3.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.06% 37.49% 40.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 598 614
Median daily rate £450 £436 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% +9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £579 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 2
Median hourly rate £19.62 £20.00 £78.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -74.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £31.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.50 £125.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £33.55 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-68.70% +72.05%
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
2005 2251 2201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.04% 9.55% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1405 1620 1510
Median daily rate £475 £470 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +6.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 24
Median hourly rate £19.62 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £148.50 £142.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 0 129 £475 +6.74% 53
Docklands, London +14 7 £575 +2.22%
Croydon -8 7 £400 - 1
Hammersmith +3 5 £388 +2.64%
Canary Wharf +2 5 £375 -6.25%
Bromley -2 4 £463 +15.62% 1
Uxbridge +2 3 £360 +80.00% 2
Feltham -4 2 £425 -3.40%
Westminster - 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 751 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
2 376 (25.23%) Finance
3 358 (24.03%) Java
4 310 (20.81%) SQL
5 287 (19.26%) Scrum
6 259 (17.38%) Selenium
7 230 (15.44%) BDD
8 215 (14.43%) TDD
9 207 (13.89%) JavaScript
10 201 (13.49%) Banking
11 191 (12.82%) JIRA
12 177 (11.88%) Test Automation
13 172 (11.54%) HTML
14 168 (11.28%) Cucumber
15 166 (11.14%) .NET
16 165 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
17 163 (10.94%) Project Management
18 152 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
19 147 (9.87%) C#
20 142 (9.53%) Microsoft
21 140 (9.40%) Git (software)
22 139 (9.33%) User Experience
23 137 (9.19%) Linux
23 137 (9.19%) E-Commerce
23 137 (9.19%) Automated Testing
23 137 (9.19%) Jenkins
23 137 (9.19%) Open Source
24 136 (9.13%) Web Services
25 135 (9.06%) Degree
26 134 (8.99%) DevOps

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 37 (2.48%) Confluence
2 36 (2.42%) Apache
3 29 (1.95%) CMS
4 28 (1.88%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.88%) Tomcat
5 18 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 18 (1.21%) Apache Solr
5 18 (1.21%) Mule
5 18 (1.21%) SAS
6 17 (1.14%) nginx
7 16 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (1.01%) IIS
9 12 (0.81%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.40%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.34%) JBoss
11 5 (0.34%) Jetty
11 5 (0.34%) Moodle
11 5 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.34%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 99 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 59 (3.96%) MS Office
3 28 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.68%) MS Project
5 20 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.67%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.27%) Mingle
10 3 (0.20%) SPSS
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.13%) InVision
12 1 (0.067%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.067%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.067%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.067%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 7 (0.47%) Markit EDM
2 6 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.40%) SunGard GMI
3 5 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
3 5 (0.34%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.27%) Radian6
4 4 (0.27%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.27%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.27%) Summit
5 3 (0.20%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.20%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.20%) Social Studio
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.13%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 64 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (3.15%) GitHub
3 39 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.21%) SaaS
5 17 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.60%) Amazon S3
6 9 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (0.60%) Google Play
7 7 (0.47%) IaaS
8 6 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.40%) Trello
9 5 (0.34%) Office 365
9 5 (0.34%) PaaS
10 4 (0.27%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.20%) Heroku
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.82%) HTTP
2 37 (2.48%) Internet
3 10 (0.67%) Firewall
3 10 (0.67%) SAN
4 8 (0.54%) LAN
4 8 (0.54%) SNMP
5 7 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.40%) VPN
7 5 (0.34%) LDAP
7 5 (0.34%) Network Security
7 5 (0.34%) SMS
7 5 (0.34%) WAN
8 4 (0.27%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.27%) MPLS
8 4 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (0.27%) SSL
8 4 (0.27%) WAAS
8 4 (0.27%) WebEx
9 3 (0.20%) Junos
9 3 (0.20%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 63 (4.23%) Big Data
3 60 (4.03%) MongoDB
4 52 (3.49%) Hadoop
5 42 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
7 38 (2.55%) NoSQL
8 32 (2.15%) Relational Database
9 24 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (1.48%) MySQL
12 19 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (1.21%) Oracle Database
14 17 (1.14%) Data Mining
15 16 (1.07%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 12 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
18 11 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 259 (17.38%) Selenium
2 191 (12.82%) JIRA
3 168 (11.28%) Cucumber
4 140 (9.40%) Git (software)
5 137 (9.19%) Jenkins
6 125 (8.39%) WebDriver
7 67 (4.50%) SpecFlow
8 64 (4.30%) JUnit
9 46 (3.09%) Visual Studio
10 45 (3.02%) TeamCity
11 44 (2.95%) Appium
12 43 (2.89%) SoapUI
13 42 (2.82%) Maven
14 41 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
15 40 (2.68%) Gradle
16 37 (2.48%) IntelliJ
16 37 (2.48%) Subversion
17 36 (2.42%) Protractor
18 34 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 33 (2.21%) NUnit
General
1 376 (25.23%) Finance
2 201 (13.49%) Banking
3 90 (6.04%) Retail
4 70 (4.70%) Investment Banking
5 53 (3.56%) Marketing
6 40 (2.68%) Front Office
7 28 (1.88%) Publishing
8 26 (1.74%) Back Office
8 26 (1.74%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.61%) Games
9 24 (1.61%) Legal
10 20 (1.34%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.94%) Law
12 8 (0.54%) Billing
13 7 (0.47%) Advertising
13 7 (0.47%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.40%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.34%) French Language
15 5 (0.34%) German Language
16 4 (0.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 332 (22.28%) Analyst
2 240 (16.11%) Developer
3 138 (9.26%) Test Analyst
4 131 (8.79%) Tester
5 114 (7.65%) QA Engineer
6 100 (6.71%) Architect
7 95 (6.38%) QA Analyst
8 88 (5.91%) Business Analyst
9 81 (5.44%) QA Tester
10 73 (4.90%) Java Developer
11 71 (4.77%) Test Engineer
12 62 (4.16%) QA Leader
13 59 (3.96%) Project Manager
13 59 (3.96%) Test Manager
14 54 (3.62%) QA Test Analyst
15 47 (3.15%) Automation Test Analyst
16 45 (3.02%) Automation Tester
17 44 (2.95%) Test Leader
18 39 (2.62%) Consultant
18 39 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (11.54%) HTML
2 166 (11.14%) .NET
3 136 (9.13%) Web Services
4 102 (6.85%) CSS
5 98 (6.58%) AngularJS
6 93 (6.24%) Node.js
7 89 (5.97%) XML
8 86 (5.77%) HTML5
9 72 (4.83%) SOAP
10 60 (4.03%) REST
11 55 (3.69%) Spring
12 53 (3.56%) RESTful
13 46 (3.09%) Gherkin
14 41 (2.75%) JSON
15 39 (2.62%) ASP.NET
16 33 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web API
17 28 (1.88%) jQuery
18 26 (1.74%) .NET Framework
18 26 (1.74%) Hibernate
19 25 (1.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 152 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (9.33%) User Experience
3 74 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 68 (4.56%) Mobile App
5 61 (4.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 44 (2.95%) Derivative
7 35 (2.35%) Equities
8 32 (2.15%) Blog
9 31 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.88%) Fixed Income
11 26 (1.74%) Management Information System
12 22 (1.48%) Algorithms
13 21 (1.41%) Credit Risk
13 21 (1.41%) Fintech
14 19 (1.28%) Data Structures
15 17 (1.14%) Biometrics
16 16 (1.07%) Market Risk
16 16 (1.07%) Public Cloud
16 16 (1.07%) Reference Data
17 13 (0.87%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 137 (9.19%) Linux
2 121 (8.12%) Windows
3 83 (5.57%) Unix
4 72 (4.83%) Android
5 59 (3.96%) Apple iOS
6 44 (2.95%) Windows Server
7 23 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.87%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.54%) CentOS
12 8 (0.54%) Solaris
13 6 (0.40%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
17 1 (0.067%) AIX
17 1 (0.067%) Data ONTAP
17 1 (0.067%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 751 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (19.26%) Scrum
3 230 (15.44%) BDD
4 215 (14.43%) TDD
5 177 (11.88%) Test Automation
6 165 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
7 163 (10.94%) Project Management
8 137 (9.19%) Automated Testing
8 137 (9.19%) E-Commerce
8 137 (9.19%) Open Source
9 134 (8.99%) DevOps
10 127 (8.52%) SDLC
11 117 (7.85%) User Acceptance Testing
12 113 (7.58%) Automation Testing
13 104 (6.98%) Exploratory Testing
14 101 (6.78%) Test Scripting
15 92 (6.17%) Software Engineering
16 87 (5.84%) Manual Testing
17 82 (5.50%) Analytics
18 80 (5.37%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 358 (24.03%) Java
2 310 (20.81%) SQL
3 207 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 147 (9.87%) C#
5 88 (5.91%) Python
6 87 (5.84%) Ruby
7 51 (3.42%) C++
8 36 (2.42%) PowerShell
9 35 (2.35%) Scala
10 31 (2.08%) T-SQL
11 30 (2.01%) Groovy
12 26 (1.74%) PL/SQL
12 26 (1.74%) VBA
13 25 (1.68%) Shell Script
14 23 (1.54%) PHP
15 22 (1.48%) C
16 18 (1.21%) VB
17 15 (1.01%) Perl
18 13 (0.87%) Objective-C
18 13 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 135 (9.06%) Degree
2 73 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 58 (3.89%) ISTQB
4 56 (3.76%) SC Cleared
5 48 (3.22%) ISEB
6 20 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.81%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.74%) PhD
9 8 (0.54%) PMP
10 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.34%) CISSP
11 5 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.27%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.20%) MBA
13 3 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.13%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.82%) SDET
2 33 (2.21%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.54%) MiFID
3 8 (0.54%) WCAG
4 7 (0.47%) EMIR
5 6 (0.40%) SEPA
5 6 (0.40%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.34%) COBIT
6 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.27%) FATCA
7 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.20%) GxP
8 3 (0.20%) SLA
9 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.13%) GMP
9 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.067%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.067%) ISO15022
10 1 (0.067%) UCITS
System Software
1 34 (2.28%) Docker
2 25 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.47%) Apache Flume
4 7 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.27%) Firmware
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.20%) Squid
8 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.13%) Xen
9 1 (0.067%) HDFS
9 1 (0.067%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.067%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.067%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.067%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.067%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.067%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (3.02%) Puppet
2 36 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (2.15%) Ansible
4 30 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.60%) SCCM
6 5 (0.34%) Terraform
7 4 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.27%) Nagios
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.20%) CFEngine
8 3 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.20%) SCOM
8 3 (0.20%) Simpana
9 2 (0.13%) Control-M
9 2 (0.13%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.13%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 142 (9.53%) Microsoft
2 88 (5.91%) Oracle
3 41 (2.75%) HP
4 33 (2.21%) Atlassian
5 30 (2.01%) VMware
6 26 (1.74%) Adobe
7 25 (1.68%) New Relic
8 23 (1.54%) IBM
8 23 (1.54%) SAP
9 19 (1.28%) Google
10 17 (1.14%) ServiceNow
11 16 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (0.94%) Citrix
13 13 (0.87%) Cisco
13 13 (0.87%) Hortonworks
13 13 (0.87%) Informatica
14 10 (0.67%) Calypso
14 10 (0.67%) Red Hat
14 10 (0.67%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 10 (0.67%) Splunk
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