The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
London / Canary Wharf
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 25 15
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10  
Contract jobs citing QA 5 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 3.88% 2.22% 10.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.78% 20.00% 68.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 10
Median daily rate £575 £615 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +19.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £615 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year - +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £19.30 £35.00
% change year-on-year +34.74% -44.87%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Canary Wharf
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 18 15 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 13.95% 11.11% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 15
Median daily rate £500 £563 £523
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +7.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £456 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.24% +13.79%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Canary Wharf citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Canary Wharf

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Canary Wharf.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Canary Wharf

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Canary Wharf over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Canary Wharf region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Sybase
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Investment Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) DB2
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) JBehave
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) CRM

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP CRM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
1 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) JBehave
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Jasmine
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Front Office
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) QA Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (12.50%) Front Office Developer
3 1 (12.50%) HTML Developer
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Salesforce Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Unix Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Angular 2
2 1 (12.50%) Backbone.js
2 1 (12.50%) Compass CSS Framework
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (25.00%) BDD
1 2 (25.00%) OO
1 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Coaching
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) Python
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Sybase
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (12.50%) SAP