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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 53 62
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9  
Contract jobs citing QA 126 126 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.10% 3.72% 3.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.19% 34.05% 29.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 92 111
Median daily rate £450 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.34% +1.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +0.54% +4.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.76% +6.84%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 447 370 541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.55% 10.93% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 276 390
Median daily rate £501 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.36% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £312 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Median hourly rate £13.75 £22.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +14.97%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in the City of London

QA
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 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for QA.

1 93 (40.79%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (27.19%) Finance
3 47 (20.61%) Java
3 47 (20.61%) JavaScript
4 44 (19.30%) Banking
5 43 (18.86%) Selenium
6 42 (18.42%) SQL
7 41 (17.98%) TDD
8 39 (17.11%) HTML
8 39 (17.11%) BDD
9 36 (15.79%) Scrum
10 35 (15.35%) Test Automation
11 34 (14.91%) Git (software)
11 34 (14.91%) Automated Testing
12 32 (14.04%) CSS
13 31 (13.60%) Software Engineering
14 27 (11.84%) Linux
14 27 (11.84%) SDLC
15 26 (11.40%) Pair Programming
15 26 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (11.40%) HTML5
16 25 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (10.96%) AngularJS
17 24 (10.53%) .NET
17 24 (10.53%) Test Scripting
17 24 (10.53%) JIRA
18 23 (10.09%) Kanban
19 22 (9.65%) WebDriver
20 21 (9.21%) Cucumber
20 21 (9.21%) SOA

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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 (5.70%) Confluence
2 6 (2.63%) IIS
2 6 (2.63%) WordPress
3 4 (1.75%) CMS
3 4 (1.75%) Jetty
4 3 (1.32%) Apache
5 2 (0.88%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.88%) Drupal
5 2 (0.88%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.44%) JBoss
6 1 (0.44%) Moodle
6 1 (0.44%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.44%) nginx
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.19%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) Weka
Business Applications
1 8 (3.51%) FLEXCUBE
1 8 (3.51%) Loan IQ
2 5 (2.19%) SAP CRM
2 5 (2.19%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.44%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (2.19%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.75%) PaaS
5 3 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.32%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.32%) GitHub
5 3 (1.32%) SaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.44%) Heroku
6 1 (0.44%) IaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Office 365
6 1 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.51%) HTTP
2 6 (2.63%) LAN
2 6 (2.63%) WAN
3 4 (1.75%) Firewall
3 4 (1.75%) Internet
4 3 (1.32%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.88%) Converged Networks
5 2 (0.88%) DMZ
5 2 (0.88%) IPv6
5 2 (0.88%) LDAP
5 2 (0.88%) VPN
5 2 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.44%) SAN
6 1 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.46%) Big Data
3 16 (7.02%) MongoDB
4 12 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.07%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.63%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.75%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.32%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.32%) Sqoop
11 2 (0.88%) HBase
11 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (18.86%) Selenium
2 34 (14.91%) Git (software)
3 24 (10.53%) JIRA
4 22 (9.65%) WebDriver
5 21 (9.21%) Cucumber
6 18 (7.89%) Jenkins
7 12 (5.26%) IntelliJ
8 11 (4.82%) Grunt
8 11 (4.82%) gulp
9 10 (4.39%) SpecFlow
9 10 (4.39%) TeamCity
9 10 (4.39%) Xcode
10 7 (3.07%) Appium
11 6 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (2.63%) Calabash
11 6 (2.63%) DbUnit
11 6 (2.63%) Mocha
11 6 (2.63%) Robot Framework
12 5 (2.19%) Gradle
12 5 (2.19%) Protractor
General
1 62 (27.19%) Finance
2 44 (19.30%) Banking
3 11 (4.82%) Marketing
4 9 (3.95%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.51%) Wholesale Banking
6 7 (3.07%) Publishing
6 7 (3.07%) Retail
7 5 (2.19%) Front Office
8 4 (1.75%) Billing
9 3 (1.32%) Back Office
9 3 (1.32%) Games
10 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.44%) French Language
11 1 (0.44%) Legal
11 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (21.05%) Analyst
2 42 (18.42%) Developer
3 37 (16.23%) QA Engineer
4 25 (10.96%) Business Analyst
5 15 (6.58%) Automation Engineer
6 14 (6.14%) Banking Analyst
7 13 (5.70%) Architect
7 13 (5.70%) Java Developer
7 13 (5.70%) QA Automation Engineer
7 13 (5.70%) Test Engineer
8 11 (4.82%) Full Stack Developer
8 11 (4.82%) Tester
9 9 (3.95%) Designer
9 9 (3.95%) Test Analyst
10 8 (3.51%) QA Leader
11 7 (3.07%) Banking Business Analyst
11 7 (3.07%) QA Manager
11 7 (3.07%) QA Test Engineer
12 6 (2.63%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.63%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (17.11%) HTML
2 32 (14.04%) CSS
3 26 (11.40%) HTML5
4 25 (10.96%) AngularJS
5 24 (10.53%) .NET
6 19 (8.33%) Web Services
7 16 (7.02%) React
8 13 (5.70%) Dropwizard
8 13 (5.70%) Hystrix
8 13 (5.70%) Scalatra
8 13 (5.70%) XML
9 11 (4.82%) Node.js
9 11 (4.82%) Play Framework
9 11 (4.82%) REST
10 9 (3.95%) Gherkin
10 9 (3.95%) JSON
11 7 (3.07%) SOAP
12 6 (2.63%) RESTful
13 5 (2.19%) .NET Framework
13 5 (2.19%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.77%) Mobile App
3 18 (7.89%) User Experience
4 11 (4.82%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.63%) Fintech
5 6 (2.63%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.19%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.19%) Equities
6 5 (2.19%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.32%) Derivative
8 3 (1.32%) PKI
8 3 (1.32%) Replication
9 2 (0.88%) Clustering
9 2 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (0.88%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.88%) STB
9 2 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.84%) Linux
2 19 (8.33%) Windows
3 16 (7.02%) Apple iOS
4 14 (6.14%) Unix
5 12 (5.26%) Android
6 3 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.32%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.88%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.44%) CentOS
8 1 (0.44%) Solaris
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (40.79%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (17.98%) TDD
3 39 (17.11%) BDD
4 36 (15.79%) Scrum
5 35 (15.35%) Test Automation
6 34 (14.91%) Automated Testing
7 31 (13.60%) Software Engineering
8 27 (11.84%) SDLC
9 26 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (11.40%) Pair Programming
10 24 (10.53%) Test Scripting
11 23 (10.09%) Kanban
12 21 (9.21%) DevOps
12 21 (9.21%) SOA
13 20 (8.77%) Project Management
14 18 (7.89%) Front End Development
14 18 (7.89%) MVC
14 18 (7.89%) Web Development
15 17 (7.46%) Manual Testing
16 15 (6.58%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 47 (20.61%) Java
1 47 (20.61%) JavaScript
2 42 (18.42%) SQL
3 19 (8.33%) C#
4 13 (5.70%) Groovy
5 12 (5.26%) Python
6 9 (3.95%) C++
7 8 (3.51%) Apple Swift
7 8 (3.51%) Scala
8 7 (3.07%) Ruby
9 5 (2.19%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.19%) Objective-C
9 5 (2.19%) Perl
9 5 (2.19%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.75%) PHP
10 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.32%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.88%) VBA
13 1 (0.44%) VB
13 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (7.46%) Degree
2 5 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.32%) AWS Certification
3 3 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.88%) CEH
4 2 (0.88%) CHECK Team Member
4 2 (0.88%) CREST Certified
4 2 (0.88%) GIAC
4 2 (0.88%) GPEN
4 2 (0.88%) ISEB
4 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.88%) OSCE
4 2 (0.88%) OSCP
4 2 (0.88%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.88%) PMP
4 2 (0.88%) SANS
5 1 (0.44%) CISA
5 1 (0.44%) CISSP
5 1 (0.44%) OCA
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.19%) MiFID
1 5 (2.19%) PMO
2 4 (1.75%) SEPA
3 3 (1.32%) EMIR
3 3 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.32%) SDET
4 2 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.88%) SLA
5 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (2.63%) Docker
2 4 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.88%) HDFS
3 2 (0.88%) vCloud
3 2 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (2.19%) HockeyApp
1 5 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.75%) Ansible
2 4 (1.75%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.75%) Puppet
2 4 (1.75%) Terraform
3 3 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.88%) Nessus
4 2 (0.88%) Oozie
4 2 (0.88%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.44%) Ambari
5 1 (0.44%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.44%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.44%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.44%) Nagios
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.44%) Rancher
Vendors
1 16 (7.02%) New Relic
2 14 (6.14%) SAP
3 13 (5.70%) Oracle
4 11 (4.82%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.82%) WorldPay
5 7 (3.07%) Apple
5 7 (3.07%) HP
6 5 (2.19%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.19%) hybris
6 5 (2.19%) Siebel
7 4 (1.75%) Pega
7 4 (1.75%) VMware
8 3 (1.32%) Charles River
8 3 (1.32%) Google
8 3 (1.32%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.88%) Cisco
9 2 (0.88%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.88%) IBM
9 2 (0.88%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.88%) Veracode
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