Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 58 66
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 253 242 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.65% 3.92% 3.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.70% 27.31% 29.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 169 154
City of London median daily rate £480 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £308
90th Percentile £613 £638 £604
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £22.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £22.00

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 824 886 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.88% 14.36% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 656 542
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £313 £314 £304
90th Percentile £684 £688 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 7
City of London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.38 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.83% -34.66% +25.71%
10th Percentile £14.12 £13.31 £20.00
90th Percentile £62.75 £52.28 £36.45
Central London median hourly rate £15.53 £14.63 £22.00
% change year-on-year +6.15% -33.52% +33.33%

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 20 May 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

QA
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 20 May 2018. 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 £400 -
QA
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 118 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (33.60%) Finance
3 73 (28.85%) Java
4 72 (28.46%) Test Automation
5 69 (27.27%) SQL
6 65 (25.69%) JavaScript
7 59 (23.32%) JIRA
8 58 (22.92%) BDD
9 56 (22.13%) Selenium
10 53 (20.95%) C#
11 50 (19.76%) Scrum
12 45 (17.79%) .NET
13 42 (16.60%) Banking
14 40 (15.81%) Cucumber
14 40 (15.81%) Problem-Solving
15 39 (15.42%) DevOps
16 38 (15.02%) TDD
17 37 (14.62%) SDLC
18 36 (14.23%) Git (software)
18 36 (14.23%) Continuous Integration
19 33 (13.04%) Jenkins
20 31 (12.25%) Migration
21 30 (11.86%) Software Engineering
21 30 (11.86%) Node.js
22 29 (11.46%) MVC
23 28 (11.07%) HTML
23 28 (11.07%) Microsoft Azure
24 26 (10.28%) Unit Testing
24 26 (10.28%) TeamCity
24 26 (10.28%) Analytical Skills

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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 14 (5.53%) Confluence
2 11 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (1.98%) CMS
3 5 (1.98%) MQSeries
3 5 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.58%) Apache
4 4 (1.58%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.19%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.19%) Drupal
5 3 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.19%) IIS
6 2 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.79%) Luigi
7 1 (0.40%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.40%) Jetty
7 1 (0.40%) Mule
7 1 (0.40%) nginx
7 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (2.37%) Actimize
2 5 (1.98%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.40%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.53%) npm
4 7 (2.77%) Sauce Labs
5 6 (2.37%) BrowserStack
6 4 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.19%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (1.19%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.19%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.19%) Google Tag Manager
7 3 (1.19%) Serverless
8 2 (0.79%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.79%) GitHub
8 2 (0.79%) PaaS
8 2 (0.79%) SaaS
8 2 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.14%) Firewall
2 11 (4.35%) FTP
2 11 (4.35%) HTTP
3 6 (2.37%) SSL
4 3 (1.19%) AMQP
5 2 (0.79%) DNS
5 2 (0.79%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.79%) Internet
5 2 (0.79%) SMS
6 1 (0.40%) BGP
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.40%) FabricPath
6 1 (0.40%) HSRP
6 1 (0.40%) OSPF
6 1 (0.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.11%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (4.35%) Siebel EIM
4 11 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.37%) Big Data
7 6 (2.37%) MySQL
7 6 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.98%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.98%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.98%) Redis
9 4 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.58%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.58%) HDInsight
9 4 (1.58%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.19%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.79%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.40%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 59 (23.32%) JIRA
2 56 (22.13%) Selenium
3 40 (15.81%) Cucumber
4 36 (14.23%) Git (software)
5 33 (13.04%) Jenkins
6 26 (10.28%) TeamCity
7 22 (8.70%) Maven
8 19 (7.51%) SpecFlow
9 15 (5.93%) WebDriver
10 12 (4.74%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (4.35%) Liquibase
12 10 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (3.56%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (3.16%) NUnit
15 7 (2.77%) JMeter
15 7 (2.77%) Protractor
15 7 (2.77%) Subversion
15 7 (2.77%) Visual Studio
16 6 (2.37%) Appium
16 6 (2.37%) webpack
General
1 85 (33.60%) Finance
2 42 (16.60%) Banking
3 21 (8.30%) Financial Institution
4 20 (7.91%) Retail
5 19 (7.51%) Investment Banking
6 12 (4.74%) Marketing
7 7 (2.77%) Legal
8 6 (2.37%) Law
9 4 (1.58%) Games
10 3 (1.19%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.79%) Advertising
11 2 (0.79%) Automotive
11 2 (0.79%) Back Office
11 2 (0.79%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.40%) Front Office
12 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (26.88%) Developer
2 35 (13.83%) Analyst
3 28 (11.07%) QA Engineer
4 16 (6.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (5.93%) Tester
6 13 (5.14%) .NET Developer
6 13 (5.14%) Business Analyst
6 13 (5.14%) C# Developer
6 13 (5.14%) QA Automation Engineer
7 12 (4.74%) Java Engineer
7 12 (4.74%) Software Engineer
8 11 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
8 11 (4.35%) Siebel Developer
8 11 (4.35%) Test Engineer
8 11 (4.35%) Test Manager
9 10 (3.95%) Automation Engineer
9 10 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (3.95%) Project Manager
9 10 (3.95%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.56%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (17.79%) .NET
2 30 (11.86%) Node.js
3 28 (11.07%) HTML
4 24 (9.49%) Web Services
5 23 (9.09%) CSS
6 20 (7.91%) RESTful
6 20 (7.91%) Spring
7 15 (5.93%) HTML5
7 15 (5.93%) XML
8 12 (4.74%) React
9 11 (4.35%) Spring MVC
10 10 (3.95%) Sass
11 9 (3.56%) ASP.NET
11 9 (3.56%) jQuery
11 9 (3.56%) REST
12 8 (3.16%) AngularJS
12 8 (3.16%) CSS3
12 8 (3.16%) WCF
13 7 (2.77%) .NET Framework
13 7 (2.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.51%) Mobile App
3 18 (7.11%) User Experience
4 14 (5.53%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (4.74%) Hedge funds
5 12 (4.74%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (4.35%) Computer Science
7 10 (3.95%) Data Centre
8 8 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (2.37%) Derivative
9 6 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.98%) Fintech
10 5 (1.98%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.98%) SWIFT
11 4 (1.58%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.58%) Equities
11 4 (1.58%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.19%) PKI
13 2 (0.79%) Robotics
13 2 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.32%) Unix
2 14 (5.53%) Linux
3 10 (3.95%) Android
3 10 (3.95%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.37%) Windows
5 5 (1.98%) AIX
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (28.46%) Test Automation
3 58 (22.92%) BDD
4 50 (19.76%) Scrum
5 40 (15.81%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (15.42%) DevOps
7 38 (15.02%) TDD
8 37 (14.62%) SDLC
9 36 (14.23%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (12.25%) Migration
11 30 (11.86%) Software Engineering
12 29 (11.46%) MVC
13 26 (10.28%) Unit Testing
14 23 (9.09%) Software Testing
14 23 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
16 21 (8.30%) Project Management
16 21 (8.30%) Test Strategy
17 19 (7.51%) E-Commerce
18 18 (7.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 73 (28.85%) Java
2 69 (27.27%) SQL
3 65 (25.69%) JavaScript
4 53 (20.95%) C#
5 17 (6.72%) Python
6 16 (6.32%) Ruby
7 11 (4.35%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
8 9 (3.56%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.16%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.77%) Scala
10 7 (2.77%) TypeScript
11 6 (2.37%) ES6
12 5 (1.98%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.98%) VB
13 4 (1.58%) C
13 4 (1.58%) PHP
14 3 (1.19%) C++
14 3 (1.19%) VBA
15 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (6.72%) Degree
2 11 (4.35%) Siebel Certification
3 6 (2.37%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.37%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.98%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.19%) ISEB
6 3 (1.19%) PMP
7 2 (0.79%) OCA
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.40%) CAPM
8 1 (0.40%) CISA
8 1 (0.40%) CISM
8 1 (0.40%) CISSP
8 1 (0.40%) GIAC
8 1 (0.40%) IIBA
8 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.40%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.77%) PMO
2 5 (1.98%) SEPA
3 3 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.19%) MiFID
3 3 (1.19%) WCAG
4 1 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.40%) EMIR
4 1 (0.40%) IFRS
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (9.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (5.14%) Kubernetes
1 13 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (5.14%) Puppet
2 11 (4.35%) Ansible
2 11 (4.35%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.58%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.79%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.79%) CASB
5 2 (0.79%) PingFederate
5 2 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.79%) WMI
6 1 (0.40%) Automic
6 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.72%) Splunk
3 11 (4.35%) AppDynamics
3 11 (4.35%) Oracle
3 11 (4.35%) Siebel
4 8 (3.16%) Google
5 7 (2.77%) HP
5 7 (2.77%) IBM
6 6 (2.37%) iManage
6 6 (2.37%) OpenText
7 4 (1.58%) Apigee
8 3 (1.19%) Alteryx
8 3 (1.19%) Guidewire
8 3 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.19%) Tealium
9 2 (0.79%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.79%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.79%) Currenex
9 2 (0.79%) FXall
10 1 (0.40%) Marketo