Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Consultant was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Consultant
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 240 269
Rank change year-on-year -6 +29 +35
Contract jobs requiring a QA Consultant 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.028% 0.015% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.016% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
City of London median daily rate £600 - £325
10th Percentile £575 - £313
90th Percentile £625 - £338
Central London median daily rate £600 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +50.00% +23.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £55.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £55.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6743 6393 8621
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.45% 95.45% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5331 5074 6774
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 78 126
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.38 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.64 £48.12 £39.38
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.10% +5.88%

QA Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured QA Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for QA Consultant in the City of London

QA Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Consultant in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Consultant in the City of London

QA Consultant Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, QA Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring QA Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) RSpec
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Front Office
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) MiFID
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

QA Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) RSpec
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Front Office
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) API Testing
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
1 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) MiFID