Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 81 62
Rank change year-on-year +26 -19 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 67 192 273
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.72% 3.11% 3.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.64% 34.78% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 137 222
Median daily rate £500 £498 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +5.85% -4.81%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £301
90th Percentile £579 £655 £593
Central London median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 169 552 679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.39% 8.94% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 401 533
Median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £306 £316 £291
90th Percentile £623 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -4.04% +4.21% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 10
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £17.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -3.08% +13.50%
Median hourly rate £81.00 £17.08 £17.03
% change year-on-year +374.24% +0.32% +13.50%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing QA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing QA in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for QA in the City of London

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing QA in the City of London over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for QA in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing QA in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for QA in the City of London

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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 1 October 2020. 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 +22 2 £475 -
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 29 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (41.79%) Finance
3 19 (28.36%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (22.39%) Java
5 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
5 14 (20.90%) Azure
6 13 (19.40%) Banking
7 12 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (16.42%) Test Automation
8 11 (16.42%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (14.93%) DevOps
10 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (13.43%) Migration
10 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
11 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
11 8 (11.94%) Windows
11 8 (11.94%) SQL
12 7 (10.45%) Python
12 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
12 7 (10.45%) TDD
13 6 (8.96%) Systems Analysis
13 6 (8.96%) Degree
13 6 (8.96%) Unit Testing
13 6 (8.96%) Regression Testing
13 6 (8.96%) PowerBuilder
13 6 (8.96%) Project Management
13 6 (8.96%) Oracle
13 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
13 6 (8.96%) SDLC

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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 2 (2.99%) IIS
1 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) Apache
2 1 (1.49%) Appian
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
2 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.49%) JBoss
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.97%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.49%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (1.49%) Loan IQ
2 1 (1.49%) Magento
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.90%) Azure
2 5 (7.46%) AWS
2 5 (7.46%) Power Platform
3 3 (4.48%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (4.48%) GitHub
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.49%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.49%) Coveralls
4 1 (1.49%) Serverless
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) DHCP
1 3 (4.48%) DNS
1 3 (4.48%) Firewall
1 3 (4.48%) HTTP
1 3 (4.48%) WAN
2 2 (2.99%) BGP
2 2 (2.99%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (2.99%) EIGRP
2 2 (2.99%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.99%) LAN
2 2 (2.99%) MPLS
2 2 (2.99%) OSPF
2 2 (2.99%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (2.99%) SSH
2 2 (2.99%) VLAN
2 2 (2.99%) VPN
2 2 (2.99%) VXLAN
2 2 (2.99%) Wireless
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.96%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.46%) Power BI
4 3 (4.48%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (4.48%) MySQL
4 3 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.48%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.99%) Data Lake
5 2 (2.99%) Semantic Layer
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2017
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.49%) MS Access
6 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.49%) OLAP
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.49%) Redis
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.96%) PowerBuilder
3 4 (5.97%) TeamCity
4 3 (4.48%) Android Studio
4 3 (4.48%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.99%) Ant
5 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.99%) Selenium
6 1 (1.49%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (1.49%) Charles Proxy
6 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.49%) Gradle
6 1 (1.49%) JIRA
6 1 (1.49%) JUnit
6 1 (1.49%) Maven
6 1 (1.49%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.49%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (41.79%) Finance
2 13 (19.40%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.48%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Law
3 3 (4.48%) Legal
4 2 (2.99%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) French Language
5 1 (1.49%) Front Office
5 1 (1.49%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Developer
2 14 (20.90%) Analyst
3 6 (8.96%) PowerBuilder Developer
4 5 (7.46%) Tester
5 4 (5.97%) QA Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Android Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Insurance Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Asset Management Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Data Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Finance Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Programmer
7 2 (2.99%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) HTML
2 4 (5.97%) .NET
3 3 (4.48%) Android SDK
3 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.48%) CSS
3 3 (4.48%) JSON
3 3 (4.48%) REST
4 2 (2.99%) .NET Core
4 2 (2.99%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (2.99%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.99%) HTML5
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.99%) RESTful
4 2 (2.99%) Swing
5 1 (1.49%) J2EE
5 1 (1.49%) LAMP
5 1 (1.49%) Struts
5 1 (1.49%) Web Services
5 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.46%) Data Structures
4 4 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.97%) User Experience
5 3 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.48%) Market Risk
5 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.48%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.99%) Equities
6 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.99%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.99%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.99%) PKI
6 2 (2.99%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) Linux
2 4 (5.97%) Unix
2 4 (5.97%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.48%) Android
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.36%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (16.42%) Test Automation
5 10 (14.93%) DevOps
6 9 (13.43%) Migration
6 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
8 7 (10.45%) TDD
9 6 (8.96%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (8.96%) Project Management
9 6 (8.96%) Regression Testing
9 6 (8.96%) Scenario Testing
9 6 (8.96%) SDLC
9 6 (8.96%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (8.96%) Unit Testing
10 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (7.46%) Change Management
10 5 (7.46%) Test Scripting
10 5 (7.46%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.39%) Java
2 8 (11.94%) SQL
3 7 (10.45%) Python
4 4 (5.97%) C#
4 4 (5.97%) Java 8
4 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.48%) R
6 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.99%) Lisp
6 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.99%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.49%) C++
7 1 (1.49%) Korn
7 1 (1.49%) Perl
7 1 (1.49%) PHP
7 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.49%) VBA
7 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.99%) CCIE
3 2 (2.99%) CCNP
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.99%) EnCE
4 1 (1.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (1.49%) CCA
4 1 (1.49%) CCSP
4 1 (1.49%) CISA
4 1 (1.49%) CISM
4 1 (1.49%) CISSP
4 1 (1.49%) ISEB
4 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 1 (1.49%) GDPR
2 1 (1.49%) IFRS
2 1 (1.49%) MiFID
2 1 (1.49%) PMO
2 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.49%) Section 508
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.97%) Docker
2 3 (4.48%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.99%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.99%) EnCase
2 2 (2.99%) FTK
2 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.99%) SCCM
2 2 (2.99%) TrustSec
3 1 (1.49%) Ansible
3 1 (1.49%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.49%) OpenView
3 1 (1.49%) Puppet
3 1 (1.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.96%) Oracle
3 4 (5.97%) Citrix
4 3 (4.48%) Cisco
4 3 (4.48%) Databricks
5 2 (2.99%) Cellebrite
5 2 (2.99%) Nuix
5 2 (2.99%) Tableau
6 1 (1.49%) Avid
6 1 (1.49%) BT
6 1 (1.49%) CA
6 1 (1.49%) Cadence
6 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.49%) Cognos
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) iManage
6 1 (1.49%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.49%) VMware