Period
to 19 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 62 51
Rank change year-on-year -6 -11 +20
Contract jobs citing QA 212 263 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.60% 3.75% 4.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.13% 41.68% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 215 224
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £324 £300 £330
90th Percentile £688 £625 £623
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 556 631 928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.44% 9.00% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 495 728
City of London median daily rate £495 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £310 £273 £313
90th Percentile £688 £670 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £488
% change year-on-year - -2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 15
City of London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +26.67% -67.74%
Central London median hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.36% +26.67% -67.74%

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

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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

QA
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 November 2019.

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

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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 19 November 2019. 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 - -
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 109 (51.42%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (32.08%) Test Automation
3 61 (28.77%) Finance
4 55 (25.94%) Java
5 50 (23.58%) Scrum
6 40 (18.87%) SQL
7 34 (16.04%) Selenium
8 32 (15.09%) TDD
9 30 (14.15%) CSS
10 28 (13.21%) JavaScript
10 28 (13.21%) C#
10 28 (13.21%) Regression Testing
10 28 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (12.74%) JIRA
11 27 (12.74%) HTML
11 27 (12.74%) DevOps
12 25 (11.79%) SQL Server
12 25 (11.79%) BDD
13 24 (11.32%) .NET
14 23 (10.85%) Banking
15 22 (10.38%) Azure
15 22 (10.38%) Unit Testing
16 21 (9.91%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (9.91%) Cucumber
16 21 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
17 20 (9.43%) Web Services
17 20 (9.43%) User Stories
17 20 (9.43%) Degree
17 20 (9.43%) Microservices
18 19 (8.96%) Computer Science

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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 13 (6.13%) CMS
1 13 (6.13%) Confluence
2 8 (3.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.42%) JBoss
5 2 (0.94%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.47%) Apache
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.47%) Drupal
6 1 (0.47%) IIS
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.47%) SilverStripe
6 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.47%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.83%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.42%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.94%) Sketch
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.47%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Actimize
1 4 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.94%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.47%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.47%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.38%) Azure
2 19 (8.96%) AWS
3 13 (6.13%) Power Platform
4 5 (2.36%) Office 365
5 4 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.42%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.42%) GitHub
6 3 (1.42%) Serverless
7 2 (0.94%) Apigee
7 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.94%) GCP
7 2 (0.94%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.94%) SaaS
7 2 (0.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (0.47%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.94%) 4G
1 2 (0.94%) Firewall
2 1 (0.47%) 802.11
2 1 (0.47%) BGP
2 1 (0.47%) EIGRP
2 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.47%) HSRP
2 1 (0.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) IGRP
2 1 (0.47%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) Intranet
2 1 (0.47%) LAN
2 1 (0.47%) MPLS
2 1 (0.47%) SMS
2 1 (0.47%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (0.47%) WAN
2 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.08%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (6.13%) Power BI
4 8 (3.77%) Jackrabbit
4 8 (3.77%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.83%) MySQL
6 6 (2.83%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.89%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.42%) Big Data
8 3 (1.42%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.94%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.94%) HBase
9 2 (0.94%) InterSystems Cache
9 2 (0.94%) OLAP
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 34 (16.04%) Selenium
2 27 (12.74%) JIRA
3 21 (9.91%) Cucumber
4 18 (8.49%) Git (software)
5 14 (6.60%) Jenkins
6 9 (4.25%) SpecFlow
7 7 (3.30%) JMeter
7 7 (3.30%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.83%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.89%) Grunt
9 4 (1.89%) gulp
9 4 (1.89%) IntelliJ
9 4 (1.89%) Ranorex
10 3 (1.42%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.42%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.94%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.94%) WinRunner
General
1 61 (28.77%) Finance
2 23 (10.85%) Banking
3 14 (6.60%) Marketing
4 11 (5.19%) Retail
5 10 (4.72%) Law
6 8 (3.77%) Legal
7 5 (2.36%) Front Office
7 5 (2.36%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.89%) Games
8 4 (1.89%) Publishing
9 3 (1.42%) Advertising
9 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.94%) Back Office
10 2 (0.94%) French Language
11 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.47%) International Banking
11 1 (0.47%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 52 (24.53%) Developer
2 29 (13.68%) Analyst
3 20 (9.43%) Tester
4 16 (7.55%) QA Engineer
5 14 (6.60%) Architect
6 13 (6.13%) Java Developer
7 12 (5.66%) Business Analyst
8 10 (4.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (4.25%) Automation Tester
9 9 (4.25%) Dashboard Developer
9 9 (4.25%) Power BI Developer
9 9 (4.25%) QA Analyst
10 8 (3.77%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.77%) Technical Architect
10 8 (3.77%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.30%) QA Leader
11 7 (3.30%) QA Tester
11 7 (3.30%) Senior Developer
12 6 (2.83%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.83%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.15%) CSS
2 27 (12.74%) HTML
3 24 (11.32%) .NET
4 20 (9.43%) Web Services
5 14 (6.60%) REST
6 13 (6.13%) AngularJS
7 9 (4.25%) Gherkin
7 9 (4.25%) XML
8 8 (3.77%) HTML5
8 8 (3.77%) JSR 170
8 8 (3.77%) OSGi
8 8 (3.77%) Spring
9 7 (3.30%) ASP.NET
9 7 (3.30%) JSON
9 7 (3.30%) React
9 7 (3.30%) RESTful
10 6 (2.83%) Node.js
10 6 (2.83%) SOAP
11 5 (2.36%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.36%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.08%) User Experience
2 14 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (4.25%) Derivative
5 7 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.83%) Equities
7 5 (2.36%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.89%) Online Banking
8 4 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.89%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.42%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.94%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.94%) Media Streaming
10 2 (0.94%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.94%) Photography
10 2 (0.94%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.94%) Tandem
10 2 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.77%) Windows
2 7 (3.30%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.83%) Android
4 5 (2.36%) Unix
5 4 (1.89%) Linux
6 2 (0.94%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.94%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.47%) Solaris
7 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (51.42%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (32.08%) Test Automation
3 50 (23.58%) Scrum
4 32 (15.09%) TDD
5 28 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (13.21%) Regression Testing
6 27 (12.74%) DevOps
7 25 (11.79%) BDD
8 22 (10.38%) Unit Testing
9 21 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (9.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (9.43%) Microservices
10 20 (9.43%) User Stories
11 19 (8.96%) Computer Science
11 19 (8.96%) Test Strategy
12 18 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (8.49%) SDLC
13 17 (8.02%) Decision-Making
13 17 (8.02%) Project Management
13 17 (8.02%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 55 (25.94%) Java
2 40 (18.87%) SQL
3 28 (13.21%) C#
3 28 (13.21%) JavaScript
4 17 (8.02%) Python
5 9 (4.25%) PHP
6 6 (2.83%) Java 8
6 6 (2.83%) Scala
6 6 (2.83%) VBA
7 5 (2.36%) Perl
7 5 (2.36%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.89%) C++
8 4 (1.89%) Groovy
8 4 (1.89%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.42%) Ruby
9 3 (1.42%) VB
10 2 (0.94%) R
10 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.94%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (9.43%) Degree
2 11 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (4.25%) Master's Degree
4 7 (3.30%) ISEB
4 7 (3.30%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.42%) PMP
6 2 (0.94%) ACCA
6 2 (0.94%) CBAP
6 2 (0.94%) CIPFA
6 2 (0.94%) CISA
6 2 (0.94%) CISM
6 2 (0.94%) CRISC
6 2 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.94%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.94%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) APMP
7 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.47%) CGEIT
7 1 (0.47%) ISACA
7 1 (0.47%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.89%) PMO
1 4 (1.89%) SEPA
2 3 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) EMIR
3 1 (0.47%) MiFID
3 1 (0.47%) NIST
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (8.49%) Docker
2 3 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.47%) Firmware
3 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (2.83%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.42%) Terraform
3 2 (0.94%) Ansible
4 1 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.47%) Matomo
4 1 (0.47%) Packer
4 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (5.19%) Oracle
2 10 (4.72%) Adobe
2 10 (4.72%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.36%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.89%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 4 (1.89%) Google
5 4 (1.89%) New Relic
6 3 (1.42%) Alteryx
6 3 (1.42%) InterSystems
6 3 (1.42%) SAP
6 3 (1.42%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.42%) SnapLogic
6 3 (1.42%) Sybase
6 3 (1.42%) Tableau
7 2 (0.94%) Cisco
7 2 (0.94%) HP
7 2 (0.94%) hybris
7 2 (0.94%) Sencha
7 2 (0.94%) Teradata