The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Docklands, 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
London / Docklands, London
Rank 16 11 17
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6  
Contract jobs citing QA 1 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Docklands, London 1.69% 7.14% 7.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.25% 40.00% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Median daily rate - £475 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +39.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -0.13% +4.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +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 Docklands, London with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Docklands, London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 16 10 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Docklands, London 27.12% 17.86% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 14
Median daily rate £575 £500 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £439 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £600 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Docklands, London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Docklands, 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 Docklands, London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Docklands, London.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Docklands, London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA in Docklands, London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Docklands, London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 27 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 Docklands, London region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) CRD IV
3 3 (42.86%) Qlik Sense
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) WCF
3 3 (42.86%) WPF
3 3 (42.86%) LINQ
3 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Confluence
3 3 (42.86%) Basel III
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) Front Office
3 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 3 (42.86%) Subversion
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) VBA

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Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, 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 3 (42.86%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Project
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon Glacier
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (28.57%) Big Data
3 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (28.57%) QlikView
4 1 (14.29%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (14.29%) Apache Hive
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) MS Access
4 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Front Office
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# Pricing Developer
3 2 (28.57%) QlikView Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Big Data Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Big Data Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PMO Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Release Manager
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (14.29%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
1 3 (42.86%) LINQ
1 3 (42.86%) WCF
1 3 (42.86%) WPF
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Business Development
5 1 (14.29%) Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) Data Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Transformation
5 1 (14.29%) Dependency Management
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 1 (14.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VBA
4 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) Basel III
1 3 (42.86%) CRD IV
2 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (14.29%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Tableau