Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 67 50
Rank change year-on-year +14 -17 +14
Contract jobs citing QA 302 232 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.22% 3.49% 3.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.09% 29.33% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 177 230
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +11.76% -2.86%
10th Percentile £334 £331 £292
90th Percentile £625 £594 £613
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
City of London median hourly rate - £20.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.00% +150.00%
Central London median hourly rate - £20.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -60.00% +150.00%

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 941 791 1009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.16% 11.89% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 627 732
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £484 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.84% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 15
City of London median hourly rate £15.00 £46.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.74% +118.82% +21.43%
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 £46.50 £22.63
% change year-on-year -67.74% +105.52% +41.41%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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.

1 150 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (34.77%) Finance
3 89 (29.47%) Test Automation
4 81 (26.82%) Java
5 63 (20.86%) Git (software)
6 62 (20.53%) BDD
7 59 (19.54%) JavaScript
8 58 (19.21%) HTML
8 58 (19.21%) Scrum
9 54 (17.88%) TDD
10 50 (16.56%) JIRA
11 48 (15.89%) Banking
12 45 (14.90%) Continuous Integration
13 44 (14.57%) SQL
14 42 (13.91%) CSS
15 39 (12.91%) Web Services
15 39 (12.91%) HTML5
16 38 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
17 37 (12.25%) Selenium
18 36 (11.92%) Degree
19 33 (10.93%) User Acceptance Testing
19 33 (10.93%) Software Engineering
19 33 (10.93%) Kanban
19 33 (10.93%) Pair Programming
20 32 (10.60%) Project Management
21 31 (10.26%) Cucumber
21 31 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
22 30 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
23 29 (9.60%) Front End Development
23 29 (9.60%) Jenkins

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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 (3.97%) Confluence
2 11 (3.64%) CMS
3 9 (2.98%) Drupal
4 8 (2.65%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.32%) Apache
5 4 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.99%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.66%) nginx
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.99%) Actimize
1 6 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.99%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.99%) Radian6
2 3 (0.99%) Social Studio
2 3 (0.99%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.66%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.66%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.33%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.33%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.64%) GitHub
3 9 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.99%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 5 (1.66%) Adobe Analytics
5 5 (1.66%) BrowserStack
6 4 (1.32%) Force.com
6 4 (1.32%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.32%) npm
7 3 (0.99%) BlazeMeter
7 3 (0.99%) PaaS
7 3 (0.99%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 3 (0.99%) Trello
8 2 (0.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.66%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 2 (0.66%) Route 53
8 2 (0.66%) SaaS
8 2 (0.66%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.98%) HTTP
2 7 (2.32%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.66%) Firewall
4 4 (1.32%) SMS
5 3 (0.99%) CTI
5 3 (0.99%) FTP
5 3 (0.99%) Internet
6 2 (0.66%) LDAP
7 1 (0.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.28%) MongoDB
2 20 (6.62%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.30%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.31%) Big Data
5 8 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.32%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.99%) MySQL
7 6 (1.99%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (1.32%) Power BI
8 4 (1.32%) QlikView
8 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.99%) Redis
9 3 (0.99%) Siebel EIM
10 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.66%) DB2
10 2 (0.66%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 63 (20.86%) Git (software)
2 50 (16.56%) JIRA
3 37 (12.25%) Selenium
4 31 (10.26%) Cucumber
5 29 (9.60%) Jenkins
6 24 (7.95%) WebDriver
7 22 (7.28%) Grunt
7 22 (7.28%) gulp
7 22 (7.28%) IntelliJ
8 15 (4.97%) TeamCity
9 12 (3.97%) Maven
10 11 (3.64%) Appium
11 10 (3.31%) SpecFlow
12 8 (2.65%) JMeter
13 6 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (1.66%) MSBuild
14 5 (1.66%) Visual Studio
15 4 (1.32%) JBehave
15 4 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 105 (34.77%) Finance
2 48 (15.89%) Banking
3 28 (9.27%) Investment Banking
4 19 (6.29%) Front Office
5 14 (4.64%) Financial Institution
5 14 (4.64%) Retail
6 11 (3.64%) Back Office
6 11 (3.64%) Marketing
7 8 (2.65%) Publishing
8 5 (1.66%) Law
8 5 (1.66%) Legal
9 4 (1.32%) Advertising
10 3 (0.99%) Billing
10 3 (0.99%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.66%) Automotive
11 2 (0.66%) French Language
11 2 (0.66%) Games
11 2 (0.66%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.33%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (27.48%) Developer
2 78 (25.83%) Analyst
3 44 (14.57%) Business Analyst
4 30 (9.93%) Java Developer
5 24 (7.95%) QA Engineer
6 15 (4.97%) Tester
7 14 (4.64%) Test Analyst
8 13 (4.30%) Agile Developer
8 13 (4.30%) Project Manager
9 12 (3.97%) Agile Java Developer
9 12 (3.97%) QA Automation Engineer
10 11 (3.64%) QA Tester
10 11 (3.64%) Test Engineer
11 10 (3.31%) QA Analyst
12 9 (2.98%) Consultant
12 9 (2.98%) Developer in Test
12 9 (2.98%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (2.98%) Lead Developer
12 9 (2.98%) PHP Developer
12 9 (2.98%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (19.21%) HTML
2 42 (13.91%) CSS
3 39 (12.91%) HTML5
3 39 (12.91%) Web Services
4 24 (7.95%) .NET
5 23 (7.62%) XML
6 22 (7.28%) React
6 22 (7.28%) REST
7 21 (6.95%) Dropwizard
7 21 (6.95%) Hystrix
7 21 (6.95%) Play Framework
7 21 (6.95%) Scalatra
8 20 (6.62%) Node.js
9 18 (5.96%) AngularJS
10 17 (5.63%) Spring
11 16 (5.30%) RESTful
11 16 (5.30%) SOAP
12 15 (4.97%) JSON
13 14 (4.64%) Ajax
14 12 (3.97%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (9.27%) Mobile App
3 25 (8.28%) Computer Science
4 20 (6.62%) Derivative
4 20 (6.62%) Fixed Income
5 18 (5.96%) User Experience
6 15 (4.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (4.64%) Equities
8 8 (2.65%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.65%) SWIFT
9 7 (2.32%) Fintech
9 7 (2.32%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.32%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.32%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.32%) Linked Data
11 4 (1.32%) OTC Derivatives
11 4 (1.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.62%) Linux
1 20 (6.62%) Unix
2 12 (3.97%) Android
2 12 (3.97%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.32%) Windows
4 4 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.99%) AIX
6 1 (0.33%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (29.47%) Test Automation
3 62 (20.53%) BDD
4 58 (19.21%) Scrum
5 54 (17.88%) TDD
6 45 (14.90%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (10.93%) Kanban
7 33 (10.93%) Pair Programming
7 33 (10.93%) Software Engineering
7 33 (10.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 32 (10.60%) Project Management
9 30 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (9.60%) Front End Development
11 28 (9.27%) MVC
12 27 (8.94%) DevOps
12 27 (8.94%) E-Commerce
12 27 (8.94%) SOA
13 25 (8.28%) CRM
14 23 (7.62%) Unit Testing
14 23 (7.62%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 81 (26.82%) Java
2 59 (19.54%) JavaScript
3 44 (14.57%) SQL
4 26 (8.61%) C#
5 23 (7.62%) Groovy
5 23 (7.62%) Python
6 17 (5.63%) Ruby
7 9 (2.98%) PHP
8 7 (2.32%) Scala
9 5 (1.66%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.66%) SPARQL
10 4 (1.32%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.32%) Perl
11 3 (0.99%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.99%) C++
11 3 (0.99%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.99%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
11 3 (0.99%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.99%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (11.92%) Degree
2 17 (5.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.32%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.32%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.99%) Siebel Certification
5 2 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.66%) CFA
5 2 (0.66%) IIBA
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.66%) PMP
5 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.33%) CCNA
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.33%) ISEB
6 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.33%) MCP
6 1 (0.33%) MCSD
6 1 (0.33%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.62%) MiFID
2 10 (3.31%) EMIR
3 7 (2.32%) Dodd-Frank
3 7 (2.32%) SEPA
4 6 (1.99%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.32%) PMO
6 3 (0.99%) GDPR
7 1 (0.33%) IFRS
7 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.33%) SLA
7 1 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (4.30%) Docker
2 6 (1.99%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.99%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.32%) Ansible
2 7 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.66%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.66%) Puppet
4 3 (0.99%) Mesos
5 2 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.66%) Oozie
6 1 (0.33%) Grafana
6 1 (0.33%) Graphite
6 1 (0.33%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.33%) Kibana
6 1 (0.33%) Nagios
6 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (7.28%) Microsoft
1 22 (7.28%) New Relic
2 17 (5.63%) Oracle
3 12 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (2.32%) SAP
5 6 (1.99%) Adobe
5 6 (1.99%) Siebel
6 5 (1.66%) IBM
7 4 (1.32%) Google
7 4 (1.32%) Perforce
7 4 (1.32%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.99%) Conga
8 3 (0.99%) DocuSign
8 3 (0.99%) HP
8 3 (0.99%) Informatica
8 3 (0.99%) Pardot
8 3 (0.99%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 3 (0.99%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.99%) Tableau
9 2 (0.66%) Reuters