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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / London
Rank 64 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 710 742 769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.66% 3.55% 3.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.95% 34.45% 38.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 501 541
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £276 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Median hourly rate £22.00 £43.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.83% +207.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -16.29%

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
1975 2154 1992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.17% 10.30% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1427 1376
Median daily rate £500 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £291 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 33
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £11.50 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.15 £45.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £41.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.57% +69.38%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -9 110 £450 +12.50% 63
Croydon +3 13 £444 +47.91%
Docklands, London +3 5 £600 +7.38%
Canary Wharf -9 4 £500 +5.26%
Bromley +5 3 £375 -47.36% 1
Westminster -5 3 £345 -34.28% 1
Uxbridge -1 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £625 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 - - 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 750 (49.05%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (24.53%) Java
3 373 (24.40%) Finance
4 287 (18.77%) JavaScript
5 281 (18.38%) SQL
6 279 (18.25%) Scrum
7 276 (18.05%) Selenium
8 236 (15.43%) HTML
9 225 (14.72%) TDD
10 204 (13.34%) Banking
11 200 (13.08%) JIRA
12 197 (12.88%) Test Automation
13 192 (12.56%) BDD
14 188 (12.30%) Project Management
15 182 (11.90%) CSS
16 168 (10.99%) DevOps
17 159 (10.40%) C#
17 159 (10.40%) .NET
18 156 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
18 156 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
18 156 (10.20%) Jenkins
19 153 (10.01%) Git (software)
20 147 (9.61%) Cucumber
21 138 (9.03%) Degree
22 133 (8.70%) Linux
23 131 (8.57%) Test Scripting
24 128 (8.37%) HTML5
25 125 (8.18%) Automated Testing
26 120 (7.85%) Python
27 118 (7.72%) Microsoft

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 65 (4.25%) Confluence
2 31 (2.03%) CMS
3 23 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.31%) IIS
5 18 (1.18%) Apache
5 18 (1.18%) Tomcat
6 17 (1.11%) Drupal
6 17 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (0.92%) WordPress
8 12 (0.78%) SAS
9 11 (0.72%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.65%) nginx
11 9 (0.59%) Apache Pig
12 8 (0.52%) JBoss
12 8 (0.52%) Mule ESB
13 7 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (0.46%) Jetty
14 6 (0.39%) Mule
14 6 (0.39%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 84 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 47 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 36 (2.35%) MS Office
4 27 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.64%) MS Project
6 14 (0.92%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.20%) SPSS
11 2 (0.13%) InVision
12 1 (0.065%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.065%) Mingle
12 1 (0.065%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.065%) Weka
Business Applications
1 16 (1.05%) SAP HCM
2 13 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.33%) FastStats
3 5 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.33%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.26%) SAP hybris
5 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.20%) FLEXCUBE
5 3 (0.20%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.20%) Loan IQ
5 3 (0.20%) Primavera
5 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.20%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.13%) Magento
6 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 81 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.90%) GitHub
4 24 (1.57%) SaaS
5 18 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (0.85%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.65%) PaaS
9 9 (0.59%) Office 365
10 8 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.52%) Google Analytics
10 8 (0.52%) IaaS
11 6 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.26%) Basecamp
13 4 (0.26%) Force.com
13 4 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.26%) Veeva
14 3 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.42%) HTTP
2 13 (0.85%) Internet
3 11 (0.72%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.59%) Firewall
4 9 (0.59%) Kerberos
5 8 (0.52%) FTP
5 8 (0.52%) LDAP
5 8 (0.52%) WAN
6 7 (0.46%) LAN
7 6 (0.39%) Skype
7 6 (0.39%) VPN
8 5 (0.33%) MQTT
8 5 (0.33%) RTSP
8 5 (0.33%) SMS
9 4 (0.26%) DMZ
9 4 (0.26%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.26%) Intranet
9 4 (0.26%) Network Security
9 4 (0.26%) SAN
10 2 (0.13%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.91%) Big Data
3 66 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (2.55%) Hadoop
5 36 (2.35%) Relational Database
6 33 (2.16%) MySQL
6 33 (2.16%) NoSQL
7 30 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 28 (1.83%) MongoDB
10 26 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (1.57%) Oracle Database
12 17 (1.11%) RDBMS
13 16 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
15 14 (0.92%) Apache Hive
16 12 (0.78%) QlikView
17 9 (0.59%) KDB
17 9 (0.59%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 276 (18.05%) Selenium
2 200 (13.08%) JIRA
3 156 (10.20%) Jenkins
4 153 (10.01%) Git (software)
5 147 (9.61%) Cucumber
6 98 (6.41%) WebDriver
7 63 (4.12%) Subversion
8 57 (3.73%) SoapUI
9 55 (3.60%) TeamCity
10 47 (3.07%) JUnit
11 41 (2.68%) SpecFlow
12 40 (2.62%) HP UFT
13 39 (2.55%) JMeter
14 38 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
15 33 (2.16%) Maven
15 33 (2.16%) NUnit
16 32 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 31 (2.03%) Appium
18 28 (1.83%) IntelliJ
19 26 (1.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 373 (24.40%) Finance
2 204 (13.34%) Banking
3 87 (5.69%) Retail
4 79 (5.17%) Investment Banking
5 72 (4.71%) Front Office
5 72 (4.71%) Marketing
6 43 (2.81%) Publishing
7 38 (2.49%) Games
8 27 (1.77%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.50%) Legal
10 21 (1.37%) Back Office
11 17 (1.11%) French Language
11 17 (1.11%) Telecoms
12 14 (0.92%) Billing
13 12 (0.78%) Advertising
14 8 (0.52%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.39%) Law
15 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.33%) Automotive
16 5 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 348 (22.76%) Developer
2 274 (17.92%) Analyst
3 146 (9.55%) Tester
4 118 (7.72%) QA Engineer
5 98 (6.41%) QA Tester
6 97 (6.34%) Test Analyst
7 90 (5.89%) Business Analyst
8 88 (5.76%) Architect
9 87 (5.69%) Test Engineer
10 77 (5.04%) Java Developer
11 63 (4.12%) QA Analyst
12 61 (3.99%) Project Manager
13 43 (2.81%) JavaScript Developer
14 41 (2.68%) Consultant
15 40 (2.62%) Full Stack Developer
15 40 (2.62%) QA Test Analyst
16 39 (2.55%) C# Developer
16 39 (2.55%) QA Test Engineer
17 38 (2.49%) Automation Tester
17 38 (2.49%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (15.43%) HTML
2 182 (11.90%) CSS
3 159 (10.40%) .NET
4 128 (8.37%) HTML5
5 117 (7.65%) Node.js
6 110 (7.19%) AngularJS
7 107 (7.00%) Web Services
8 102 (6.67%) XML
9 74 (4.84%) REST
10 71 (4.64%) SOAP
11 66 (4.32%) React
12 63 (4.12%) Spring
13 60 (3.92%) RESTful
14 49 (3.20%) jQuery
15 46 (3.01%) JSON
16 45 (2.94%) CSS3
17 39 (2.55%) Sass
18 37 (2.42%) ASP.NET
19 32 (2.09%) Hibernate
20 29 (1.90%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 156 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (7.26%) User Experience
3 70 (4.58%) Mobile App
4 63 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 58 (3.79%) Management Information System
6 56 (3.66%) Fixed Income
7 54 (3.53%) Equities
8 43 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 42 (2.75%) Fintech
10 41 (2.68%) Derivative
11 29 (1.90%) Virtual Team
12 19 (1.24%) Data Structures
13 18 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.11%) NHS
14 17 (1.11%) Reference Data
14 17 (1.11%) Visualisation
15 16 (1.05%) Data Integration
15 16 (1.05%) EPoS
16 15 (0.98%) Mathematics
16 15 (0.98%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 133 (8.70%) Linux
2 99 (6.47%) Windows
3 86 (5.62%) Unix
4 63 (4.12%) Android
5 61 (3.99%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.50%) CentOS
7 17 (1.11%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.13%) Fedora
13 2 (0.13%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.065%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.065%) Debian
14 1 (0.065%) pSOS
14 1 (0.065%) Solaris
14 1 (0.065%) VMS
14 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 750 (49.05%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (18.25%) Scrum
3 225 (14.72%) TDD
4 197 (12.88%) Test Automation
5 192 (12.56%) BDD
6 188 (12.30%) Project Management
7 168 (10.99%) DevOps
8 156 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
9 131 (8.57%) Test Scripting
10 125 (8.18%) Automated Testing
11 117 (7.65%) SDLC
11 117 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 110 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
13 105 (6.87%) Kanban
13 105 (6.87%) Regression Testing
14 99 (6.47%) Automation Testing
14 99 (6.47%) Software Engineering
15 91 (5.95%) Manual Testing
16 90 (5.89%) E-Commerce
17 83 (5.43%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 375 (24.53%) Java
2 287 (18.77%) JavaScript
3 281 (18.38%) SQL
4 159 (10.40%) C#
5 120 (7.85%) Python
6 76 (4.97%) C++
7 65 (4.25%) Ruby
8 46 (3.01%) PHP
8 46 (3.01%) Scala
9 40 (2.62%) T-SQL
10 34 (2.22%) Bash Shell
11 33 (2.16%) Perl
12 31 (2.03%) C
12 31 (2.03%) ES6
13 27 (1.77%) Shell Script
14 23 (1.50%) VBA
15 20 (1.31%) PowerShell
16 18 (1.18%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.98%) Groovy
18 14 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 138 (9.03%) Degree
2 73 (4.77%) Security Cleared
3 49 (3.20%) ISEB
3 49 (3.20%) SC Cleared
4 47 (3.07%) ISTQB
5 20 (1.31%) CISSP
6 19 (1.24%) CISM
7 18 (1.18%) CISA
8 16 (1.05%) PMI Certification
8 16 (1.05%) PMP
9 13 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 12 (0.78%) PCI QSA
11 10 (0.65%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.52%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.26%) APMP
13 4 (0.26%) PhD
14 3 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.81%) SDET
2 22 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.31%) MiFID
4 19 (1.24%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.98%) WCAG
6 14 (0.92%) EMIR
7 9 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.39%) SLA
9 5 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.26%) GMP
10 4 (0.26%) GxP
11 3 (0.20%) Basel III
11 3 (0.20%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.13%) ISO20022
12 2 (0.13%) ISO27002
12 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.065%) GCP
System Software
1 36 (2.35%) Docker
2 17 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.05%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.52%) HDFS
5 4 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.20%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.20%) vCloud
6 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.13%) Firmware
7 2 (0.13%) KVM
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.13%) vSphere
8 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.065%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.065%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.065%) XenApp
8 1 (0.065%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 57 (3.73%) Puppet
2 45 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
3 41 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (2.62%) Ansible
5 7 (0.46%) CloudHub
5 7 (0.46%) Oozie
6 6 (0.39%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.39%) SCCM
6 6 (0.39%) SELinux
6 6 (0.39%) Terraform
7 3 (0.20%) Ambari
7 3 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.20%) Nagios
7 3 (0.20%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.13%) CFEngine
8 2 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (0.13%) MOM
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.13%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 118 (7.72%) Microsoft
2 78 (5.10%) Oracle
3 51 (3.34%) New Relic
4 46 (3.01%) SAP
5 43 (2.81%) HP
6 34 (2.22%) Atlassian
7 29 (1.90%) Google
8 23 (1.50%) VMware
9 22 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 21 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (1.24%) IBM
12 18 (1.18%) Adobe
13 15 (0.98%) CA Agile Central
13 15 (0.98%) hybris
14 13 (0.85%) WorldPay
15 12 (0.78%) Pega
15 12 (0.78%) Sybase
16 11 (0.72%) Apigee
16 11 (0.72%) Tableau
17 10 (0.65%) Siebel
London
Ebury
Rate: £40.26 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
LA International
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £250 - £340 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
LA International
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £456 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: Flexible D.O.E
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £330 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cloud Apps Team
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago