The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hammersmith 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 30 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 / Hammersmith
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 10 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hammersmith 5.41% 4.44% 10.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 33.33% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £325 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.77% +0.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -0.27% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hammersmith with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Hammersmith
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hammersmith 10.81% 13.33% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £366 £410 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.67% -10.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £290 £397
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £442 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.83% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hammersmith

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hammersmith 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 Hammersmith

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hammersmith

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Hammersmith

For the 6 months to 30 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 Hammersmith region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) Hudson
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Hammersmith 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Hudson
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB