The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Tester
England / London
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 362 405 390
Rank change year-on-year +43 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 51 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 13
Median daily rate £425 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £198 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £430 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year - +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £115.00 £18.60 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +518.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19391 22001 21227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.66% 94.98% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13811 15907 14571
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 255 381
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured QA Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in London

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in London

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in London over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Tester in London

QA Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Tester in London

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 4 £400 +3.22% 4
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 88 (100.00%) QA
2 52 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (42.05%) Selenium
4 36 (40.91%) JIRA
5 28 (31.82%) SQL
6 26 (29.55%) Jenkins
7 19 (21.59%) Test Automation
8 18 (20.45%) BDD
8 18 (20.45%) Python
9 17 (19.32%) Cucumber
9 17 (19.32%) Git (software)
9 17 (19.32%) Automation Testing
10 16 (18.18%) Scrum
11 15 (17.05%) Test Strategy
11 15 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (15.91%) WebDriver
12 14 (15.91%) Java
12 14 (15.91%) TDD
13 12 (13.64%) XML
14 11 (12.50%) Linux
14 11 (12.50%) Automated Testing
14 11 (12.50%) Software Testing
14 11 (12.50%) Hadoop
14 11 (12.50%) Performance Testing
14 11 (12.50%) Functional Testing
15 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (11.36%) API Testing
15 10 (11.36%) Big Data
15 10 (11.36%) Test Scripting
15 10 (11.36%) Scala

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (9.09%) Apache Spark
2 6 (6.82%) Confluence
3 5 (5.68%) CMS
4 2 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.14%) Drupal
5 1 (1.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.14%) GitHub
3 1 (1.14%) Google Play
3 1 (1.14%) Office 365
3 1 (1.14%) SaaS
3 1 (1.14%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 10 (11.36%) Big Data
3 6 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.27%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (42.05%) Selenium
2 36 (40.91%) JIRA
3 26 (29.55%) Jenkins
4 17 (19.32%) Cucumber
4 17 (19.32%) Git (software)
5 14 (15.91%) WebDriver
6 8 (9.09%) TeamCity
6 8 (9.09%) Vagrant
7 7 (7.95%) Capybara
8 6 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (5.68%) JMeter
9 5 (5.68%) Mocha
9 5 (5.68%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.55%) SpecFlow
10 4 (4.55%) WATIR
11 3 (3.41%) Geb
11 3 (3.41%) TestRail
12 2 (2.27%) Gatling
12 2 (2.27%) Hudson
12 2 (2.27%) Protractor
General
1 5 (5.68%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (2.27%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Games
3 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Marketing
3 2 (2.27%) Publishing
4 1 (1.14%) Arabic Language
4 1 (1.14%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.64%) XML
2 10 (11.36%) HTML
3 9 (10.23%) REST
4 7 (7.95%) .NET
5 5 (5.68%) CSS
5 5 (5.68%) Web Services
6 3 (3.41%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.41%) JSON
6 3 (3.41%) Node.js
6 3 (3.41%) XSD
7 2 (2.27%) Behat
7 2 (2.27%) HTML5
8 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.14%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.14%) Ajax
8 1 (1.14%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.14%) React
8 1 (1.14%) RESTful
8 1 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.68%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.55%) Replication
4 4 (4.55%) User Experience
5 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.27%) STB
7 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.14%) Derivative
7 1 (1.14%) Equities
7 1 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.14%) Fintech
7 1 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.14%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.14%) iPhone
7 1 (1.14%) PKI
7 1 (1.14%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.50%) Linux
2 9 (10.23%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.82%) Android
4 5 (5.68%) Windows
5 2 (2.27%) Unix
6 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.59%) Test Automation
3 18 (20.45%) BDD
4 17 (19.32%) Automation Testing
5 16 (18.18%) Scrum
6 15 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (17.05%) Test Strategy
7 14 (15.91%) TDD
8 11 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 11 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 11 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 11 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 10 (11.36%) API Testing
9 10 (11.36%) Test Scripting
10 9 (10.23%) QA Automation
10 9 (10.23%) Regression Testing
11 8 (9.09%) Analytics
11 8 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (9.09%) Waterfall
12 7 (7.95%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.82%) SQL
2 18 (20.45%) Python
3 14 (15.91%) Java
4 10 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.36%) Ruby
4 10 (11.36%) Scala
5 9 (10.23%) Shell Script
6 8 (9.09%) C#
7 3 (3.41%) Groovy
7 3 (3.41%) PHP
8 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.14%) Perl
8 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.14%) VB
8 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.55%) Degree
2 4 (4.55%) ISEB
3 2 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (10.23%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.27%) SDET
4 1 (1.14%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) Grafana
1 1 (1.14%) Graphite
1 1 (1.14%) HockeyApp
1 1 (1.14%) Oozie
1 1 (1.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (10.23%) Hortonworks
2 8 (9.09%) Cloudera
3 6 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.27%) Google
4 2 (2.27%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.14%) Adobe
5 1 (1.14%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.14%) Apple
5 1 (1.14%) BMC
5 1 (1.14%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.14%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.14%) Informatica
5 1 (1.14%) New Relic
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle
5 1 (1.14%) Splunk
5 1 (1.14%) Sybase
5 1 (1.14%) Teradata
5 1 (1.14%) WorldPay
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago