Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 59 67
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 261 252 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.74% 3.82% 3.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.59% 26.17% 31.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 181 184
City of London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £310 £313 £316
90th Percentile £613 £625 £575
Central London median daily rate £465 £475 £440
% change year-on-year -2.11% +7.95% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £21.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £21.00

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 777 963 771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.14% 14.61% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 728 607
City of London median daily rate £475 £521 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.83% +9.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £688 £625
Central London median daily rate £480 £500 £468
% change year-on-year -4.00% +6.95% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 3
City of London median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -31.82% +27.54%
10th Percentile £13.70 £13.06 £18.80
90th Percentile £46.50 £32.23 £73.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.60 £15.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -31.82% +33.33%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the City of London

QA
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 in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in the City of London

QA
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 £400 -
London Bridge - 1 £160 -
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for QA.

1 124 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (37.16%) Test Automation
3 89 (34.10%) Finance
4 75 (28.74%) Java
5 60 (22.99%) JavaScript
5 60 (22.99%) SQL
6 58 (22.22%) Selenium
7 51 (19.54%) C#
8 46 (17.62%) BDD
9 45 (17.24%) Scrum
10 44 (16.86%) .NET
11 43 (16.48%) Problem-Solving
12 42 (16.09%) JIRA
13 37 (14.18%) TDD
14 33 (12.64%) Software Engineering
14 33 (12.64%) DevOps
15 32 (12.26%) SDLC
16 29 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (11.11%) Jenkins
17 27 (10.34%) Banking
17 27 (10.34%) Retail
17 27 (10.34%) HTML
18 26 (9.96%) Software Testing
18 26 (9.96%) Cucumber
19 25 (9.58%) User Experience
20 23 (8.81%) Test Strategy
20 23 (8.81%) SpecFlow
20 23 (8.81%) Unit Testing
20 23 (8.81%) Python
21 22 (8.43%) Degree

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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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (4.60%) Confluence
2 5 (1.92%) CMS
3 4 (1.53%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.15%) IIS
5 2 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.77%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.77%) Luigi
5 2 (0.77%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.77%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.38%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.38%) Drupal
6 1 (0.38%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.38%) SAS
6 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Actimize
1 2 (0.77%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (0.77%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.38%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.38%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.38%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (1.92%) npm
4 4 (1.53%) BrowserStack
4 4 (1.53%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.15%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.15%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.77%) Basecamp
6 2 (0.77%) GitHub
6 2 (0.77%) PaaS
6 2 (0.77%) SaaS
6 2 (0.77%) Serverless
7 1 (0.38%) AdWords
7 1 (0.38%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.38%) Google Play
7 1 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.83%) FTP
1 10 (3.83%) HTTP
2 6 (2.30%) Internet
3 5 (1.92%) Skype
3 5 (1.92%) SSL
4 4 (1.53%) AMQP
5 2 (0.77%) DNS
5 2 (0.77%) Firewall
6 1 (0.38%) BGP
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.38%) FabricPath
6 1 (0.38%) HSRP
6 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.38%) OSPF
6 1 (0.38%) VLAN
6 1 (0.38%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.51%) Relational Database
2 13 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (4.21%) SQL Server
5 10 (3.83%) Big Data
5 10 (3.83%) Siebel EIM
6 9 (3.45%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (2.30%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.92%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.92%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.92%) MySQL
10 4 (1.53%) Redis
11 3 (1.15%) BigQuery
11 3 (1.15%) HBase
11 3 (1.15%) Sqoop
12 2 (0.77%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 58 (22.22%) Selenium
2 42 (16.09%) JIRA
3 29 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 26 (9.96%) Cucumber
5 23 (8.81%) SpecFlow
6 18 (6.90%) WebDriver
7 16 (6.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (5.36%) Git (software)
9 13 (4.98%) Maven
10 11 (4.21%) Appium
11 10 (3.83%) TeamCity
12 8 (3.07%) Visual Studio
12 8 (3.07%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (2.30%) JUnit
14 5 (1.92%) JMeter
14 5 (1.92%) Protractor
14 5 (1.92%) Subversion
14 5 (1.92%) TestDirector
15 4 (1.53%) Gradle
15 4 (1.53%) LoadRunner
General
1 89 (34.10%) Finance
2 27 (10.34%) Banking
2 27 (10.34%) Retail
3 15 (5.75%) Financial Institution
4 13 (4.98%) Marketing
5 8 (3.07%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.07%) Law
6 7 (2.68%) Games
7 6 (2.30%) Front Office
8 5 (1.92%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.15%) Advertising
10 2 (0.77%) Back Office
10 2 (0.77%) Legal
10 2 (0.77%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.38%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 66 (25.29%) Developer
2 42 (16.09%) QA Engineer
3 38 (14.56%) Analyst
4 23 (8.81%) Tester
5 18 (6.90%) QA Automation Engineer
6 15 (5.75%) Automation Engineer
7 13 (4.98%) QA Analyst
7 13 (4.98%) QA Tester
8 12 (4.60%) .NET Developer
8 12 (4.60%) Business Analyst
9 11 (4.21%) C# Developer
9 11 (4.21%) Senior QA Engineer
10 10 (3.83%) Java Developer
10 10 (3.83%) Siebel Developer
10 10 (3.83%) Software Engineer
10 10 (3.83%) Test Engineer
10 10 (3.83%) Test Manager
11 9 (3.45%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.45%) Test Analyst
12 8 (3.07%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (16.86%) .NET
2 27 (10.34%) HTML
3 21 (8.05%) CSS
3 21 (8.05%) Node.js
4 19 (7.28%) Web Services
5 18 (6.90%) RESTful
6 16 (6.13%) XML
7 13 (4.98%) Spring
8 12 (4.60%) HTML5
9 11 (4.21%) AngularJS
10 9 (3.45%) JSON
10 9 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (3.45%) React
11 8 (3.07%) jQuery
11 8 (3.07%) Middleware
11 8 (3.07%) Redux
11 8 (3.07%) REST
12 7 (2.68%) Sass
13 6 (2.30%) CSS3
13 6 (2.30%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (9.58%) User Experience
3 18 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 14 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (5.36%) Hedge funds
5 12 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (4.21%) Computer Science
6 11 (4.21%) Fintech
7 9 (3.45%) Data Centre
7 9 (3.45%) Derivative
7 9 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (3.07%) SWIFT
9 7 (2.68%) Fixed Income
10 6 (2.30%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.92%) PACS
11 5 (1.92%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.53%) Social Media
13 3 (1.15%) Equities
13 3 (1.15%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.66%) Android
2 17 (6.51%) Apple iOS
3 11 (4.21%) Linux
4 9 (3.45%) Unix
5 7 (2.68%) Windows
6 4 (1.53%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.77%) AIX
9 1 (0.38%) CentOS
9 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (37.16%) Test Automation
3 46 (17.62%) BDD
4 45 (17.24%) Scrum
5 43 (16.48%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (14.18%) TDD
7 33 (12.64%) DevOps
7 33 (12.64%) Software Engineering
8 32 (12.26%) SDLC
9 26 (9.96%) Software Testing
10 23 (8.81%) Test Strategy
10 23 (8.81%) Unit Testing
11 22 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (8.05%) QA Automation
13 20 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (7.66%) Test Scripting
14 19 (7.28%) Analytics
14 19 (7.28%) Functional Testing
14 19 (7.28%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (7.28%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 75 (28.74%) Java
2 60 (22.99%) JavaScript
2 60 (22.99%) SQL
3 51 (19.54%) C#
4 23 (8.81%) Python
5 11 (4.21%) ES6
5 11 (4.21%) Scala
6 10 (3.83%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
7 9 (3.45%) C
7 9 (3.45%) Ruby
8 8 (3.07%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.68%) C++
9 7 (2.68%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.68%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.53%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.53%) Kotlin
10 4 (1.53%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.53%) R
10 4 (1.53%) VB
10 4 (1.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (8.43%) Degree
2 10 (3.83%) Siebel Certification
3 7 (2.68%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.30%) ISEB
4 6 (2.30%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.92%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.53%) PhD
7 2 (0.77%) PMP
8 1 (0.38%) CAPM
8 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.38%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.68%) SEPA
2 6 (2.30%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.53%) GDPR
4 3 (1.15%) MiFID
4 3 (1.15%) PMO
4 3 (1.15%) WCAG
5 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.38%) EMIR
System Software
1 13 (4.98%) Docker
2 4 (1.53%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.15%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.15%) XenApp
4 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.45%) Puppet
3 8 (3.07%) Ansible
4 4 (1.53%) HP ALM
4 4 (1.53%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.15%) Terraform
6 2 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.38%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.38%) Consul
7 1 (0.38%) Control-M
7 1 (0.38%) Packer
7 1 (0.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.98%) Oracle
3 12 (4.60%) Google
3 12 (4.60%) HP
4 10 (3.83%) Siebel
5 7 (2.68%) Citrix
6 6 (2.30%) IBM
7 5 (1.92%) Apigee
7 5 (1.92%) FIS
8 4 (1.53%) VMware
9 3 (1.15%) Alteryx
9 3 (1.15%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.15%) Guidewire
9 3 (1.15%) Hortonworks
9 3 (1.15%) SAP
9 3 (1.15%) Splunk
9 3 (1.15%) Tableau
9 3 (1.15%) Tealium
10 2 (0.77%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.77%) Samsung