Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 56 60
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 284 241 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.02% 3.97% 3.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.14% 31.79% 29.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 179 146
City of London median daily rate £475 £456 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +14.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £321 £278
90th Percentile £625 £618 £597
Central London median daily rate £463 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -2.63% +18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
City of London median hourly rate - - £46.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £46.50

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 857 758 765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.14% 12.48% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 578 540
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.93%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £281
90th Percentile £675 £688 £626
Central London median daily rate £485 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -3.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 15
City of London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -25.71% +38.46%
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £24.62
% change year-on-year -11.76% -30.94% +49.18%

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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

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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 19 February 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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 141 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (37.32%) Finance
3 79 (27.82%) Test Automation
4 70 (24.65%) Java
5 67 (23.59%) Git (software)
6 66 (23.24%) JIRA
6 66 (23.24%) JavaScript
7 63 (22.18%) BDD
8 57 (20.07%) Banking
9 54 (19.01%) Selenium
10 51 (17.96%) SQL
11 49 (17.25%) HTML
12 46 (16.20%) C#
12 46 (16.20%) Scrum
13 45 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (14.44%) Cucumber
15 40 (14.08%) TDD
15 40 (14.08%) Jenkins
16 39 (13.73%) .NET
17 36 (12.68%) CSS
17 36 (12.68%) Investment Banking
17 36 (12.68%) TeamCity
18 34 (11.97%) Node.js
19 32 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
19 32 (11.27%) Project Management
20 31 (10.92%) E-Commerce
20 31 (10.92%) HTML5
21 30 (10.56%) Microsoft
21 30 (10.56%) MVC
22 29 (10.21%) DevOps

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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 15 (5.28%) Confluence
2 12 (4.23%) CMS
3 11 (3.87%) Cloud Foundry
4 10 (3.52%) Apache Solr
4 10 (3.52%) Drupal
5 7 (2.46%) Apache
6 5 (1.76%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.06%) nginx
8 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.70%) IIS
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.35%) Jetty
9 1 (0.35%) Mule
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (3.17%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.06%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Actimize
2 5 (1.76%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Radian6
4 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.93%) npm
4 10 (3.52%) GitHub
5 7 (2.46%) BrowserStack
6 5 (1.76%) Adobe Analytics
6 5 (1.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 5 (1.76%) Sauce Labs
7 4 (1.41%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (1.41%) Force.com
7 4 (1.41%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.06%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.06%) Route 53
8 3 (1.06%) SaaS
8 3 (1.06%) Trello
8 3 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.70%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 2 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.63%) Firewall
2 5 (1.76%) HTTP
2 5 (1.76%) SMS
3 3 (1.06%) Internet
4 2 (0.70%) FTP
4 2 (0.70%) SSL
5 1 (0.35%) CTI
5 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.52%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.17%) MySQL
4 9 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (2.46%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.76%) Big Data
7 5 (1.76%) Power BI
8 4 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (1.41%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.41%) Redis
8 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.06%) DB2
9 3 (1.06%) IBM PureData
9 3 (1.06%) OLAP
9 3 (1.06%) QlikView
10 2 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 67 (23.59%) Git (software)
2 66 (23.24%) JIRA
3 54 (19.01%) Selenium
4 41 (14.44%) Cucumber
5 40 (14.08%) Jenkins
6 36 (12.68%) TeamCity
7 25 (8.80%) WebDriver
8 24 (8.45%) Maven
9 16 (5.63%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (4.93%) SpecFlow
11 11 (3.87%) Appium
11 11 (3.87%) JMeter
11 11 (3.87%) Liquibase
12 9 (3.17%) Grunt
12 9 (3.17%) Visual Studio
13 8 (2.82%) gulp
13 8 (2.82%) IntelliJ
13 8 (2.82%) MSBuild
13 8 (2.82%) NUnit
13 8 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 106 (37.32%) Finance
2 57 (20.07%) Banking
3 36 (12.68%) Investment Banking
4 16 (5.63%) Financial Institution
5 12 (4.23%) Marketing
6 10 (3.52%) Legal
7 8 (2.82%) Front Office
8 7 (2.46%) Back Office
8 7 (2.46%) Law
9 6 (2.11%) Retail
10 4 (1.41%) Automotive
10 4 (1.41%) Publishing
11 3 (1.06%) Billing
12 2 (0.70%) Advertising
12 2 (0.70%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.70%) French Language
12 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.35%) International Banking
13 1 (0.35%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (24.65%) Developer
2 49 (17.25%) Analyst
3 27 (9.51%) QA Engineer
4 25 (8.80%) Business Analyst
5 20 (7.04%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (5.99%) Test Engineer
7 16 (5.63%) Java Engineer
8 15 (5.28%) Java Developer
8 15 (5.28%) Project Manager
8 15 (5.28%) QA Automation Engineer
9 14 (4.93%) Test Automation Engineer
10 13 (4.58%) Consultant
10 13 (4.58%) Tester
11 12 (4.23%) C# Developer
12 11 (3.87%) Integration Engineer
12 11 (3.87%) Lead Developer
12 11 (3.87%) QA Test Engineer
12 11 (3.87%) Test Analyst
13 10 (3.52%) PHP Developer
13 10 (3.52%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (17.25%) HTML
2 39 (13.73%) .NET
3 36 (12.68%) CSS
4 34 (11.97%) Node.js
5 31 (10.92%) HTML5
6 25 (8.80%) Spring
7 24 (8.45%) RESTful
8 21 (7.39%) Web Services
9 17 (5.99%) CSS3
10 15 (5.28%) Ajax
11 14 (4.93%) jQuery
11 14 (4.93%) React
12 12 (4.23%) ASP.NET
12 12 (4.23%) SOAP
13 11 (3.87%) REST
13 11 (3.87%) Spring MVC
14 10 (3.52%) Sass
15 9 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (3.17%) JSP
16 8 (2.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.51%) Mobile App
2 21 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (5.28%) Linux Command Line
4 15 (5.28%) User Experience
5 14 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (4.58%) Derivative
7 11 (3.87%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.82%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.82%) Equities
8 8 (2.82%) Fintech
9 6 (2.11%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.76%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.76%) SWIFT
11 4 (1.41%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.41%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.06%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.06%) PKI
12 3 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.80%) Unix
2 20 (7.04%) Linux
3 12 (4.23%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.17%) Android
5 7 (2.46%) Windows
6 5 (1.76%) AIX
7 4 (1.41%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (27.82%) Test Automation
3 63 (22.18%) BDD
4 46 (16.20%) Scrum
5 45 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (14.08%) TDD
7 32 (11.27%) Project Management
7 32 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 31 (10.92%) E-Commerce
9 30 (10.56%) MVC
10 29 (10.21%) DevOps
11 28 (9.86%) SDLC
11 28 (9.86%) Software Engineering
12 27 (9.51%) Migration
13 22 (7.75%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (7.04%) QA Automation
14 20 (7.04%) Unit Testing
15 19 (6.69%) CRM
16 18 (6.34%) ETL
16 18 (6.34%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 70 (24.65%) Java
2 66 (23.24%) JavaScript
3 51 (17.96%) SQL
4 46 (16.20%) C#
5 21 (7.39%) Ruby
6 20 (7.04%) Python
7 11 (3.87%) PHP
7 11 (3.87%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.82%) Groovy
9 7 (2.46%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.41%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.41%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.41%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.06%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.06%) VB
12 2 (0.70%) Perl
12 2 (0.70%) Scala
12 2 (0.70%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 23 (8.10%) Degree
2 9 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.76%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.41%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.06%) IIBA
5 3 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.06%) PMP
5 3 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.70%) ISEB
6 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.70%) OCA
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.70%) Siebel Certification
7 1 (0.35%) APMG
7 1 (0.35%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.35%) CAPM
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.28%) MiFID
2 9 (3.17%) EMIR
3 6 (2.11%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (2.11%) PMO
4 5 (1.76%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.76%) SEPA
5 2 (0.70%) GDPR
5 2 (0.70%) IFRS
5 2 (0.70%) WCAG
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (9.15%) Docker
2 6 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.06%) Firmware
4 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.93%) Kubernetes
1 14 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (4.93%) Puppet
2 12 (4.23%) Ansible
3 11 (3.87%) Docker Swarm
4 10 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.70%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.70%) Mesos
5 2 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.70%) WMI
6 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.63%) Splunk
3 11 (3.87%) AppDynamics
4 10 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (3.17%) Oracle
6 7 (2.46%) New Relic
7 6 (2.11%) Adobe
7 6 (2.11%) IBM
7 6 (2.11%) iManage
7 6 (2.11%) OpenText
8 5 (1.76%) Siebel
9 4 (1.41%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.41%) Currenex
9 4 (1.41%) FXall
9 4 (1.41%) Google
10 3 (1.06%) Netezza
10 3 (1.06%) Reuters
10 3 (1.06%) SAP
10 3 (1.06%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.06%) Tableau