The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 24 June 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)
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 71 54
Rank change year-on-year 0 -17  
Contract jobs citing QA 693 722 814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.39% 3.33% 3.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.83% 30.50% 30.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 490 562
Median daily rate £475 £425 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -3.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +2.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.23 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.40% -7.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.00 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £96.40 £42.50 £102.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

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 London with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 2404 2367 2666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.76% 10.92% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1703 1683 1934
Median daily rate £500 £474 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.54% +5.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.88% +8.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.65 £75.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in London

QA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for QA in London

QA
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 within the London region over the 3 months to 24 June 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 0 125 £500 +13.63% 78
Bromley 0 4 £375 -18.91% 1
Croydon 0 4 £425 +6.25%
Osterley - 4 £500 -
Brentford - 4 £425 -
Hammersmith -6 3 £335 -17.53%
South Croydon - 3 - -
West End of London +9 2 £481 +6.94% 16
Canary Wharf +4 2 £625 +22.54%
Uxbridge -4 2 - -
Westminster +6 1 £440 +3.52%
Twickenham +4 1 £250 -47.36%
West Drayton - 1 £575 -
Greenwich - 1 £425 -
Southwark - 1 £351 - 1
Feltham - 1 - -
QA
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 London region with a requirement for QA.

1 662 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (29.51%) Test Automation
3 332 (23.50%) Finance
4 325 (23.00%) Java
5 271 (19.18%) TDD
6 263 (18.61%) Scrum
7 242 (17.13%) SQL
8 240 (16.99%) JavaScript
9 232 (16.42%) Selenium
10 225 (15.92%) BDD
11 214 (15.15%) JIRA
12 182 (12.88%) Banking
13 177 (12.53%) Git (software)
14 175 (12.38%) Project Management
15 170 (12.03%) C#
16 168 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
17 151 (10.69%) .NET
18 149 (10.54%) HTML
18 149 (10.54%) Cucumber
18 149 (10.54%) Jenkins
19 147 (10.40%) Linux
20 143 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
21 142 (10.05%) SDLC
22 139 (9.84%) Degree
23 135 (9.55%) DevOps
24 133 (9.41%) Kanban
25 123 (8.70%) E-Commerce
25 123 (8.70%) User Experience
26 119 (8.42%) CSS
26 119 (8.42%) Microsoft

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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 72 (5.10%) Confluence
2 28 (1.98%) Apache Spark
2 28 (1.98%) CMS
3 26 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (1.56%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.34%) Apache
6 17 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.99%) IIS
8 13 (0.92%) JBoss
9 12 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
11 10 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (0.64%) SAS
13 8 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.50%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.42%) Apache Pig
15 6 (0.42%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.42%) nginx
15 6 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 62 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
5 32 (2.26%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.50%) HipChat
8 6 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.28%) SPSS
9 4 (0.28%) Stata
10 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.071%) GIMP
10 1 (0.071%) InVision
Business Applications
1 25 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.64%) Loan IQ
5 8 (0.57%) FLEXCUBE
6 6 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.35%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.28%) Workday HCM
9 3 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.21%) Dynamics SL
9 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.21%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 87 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.34%) GitHub
4 26 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.92%) PaaS
6 12 (0.85%) Basecamp
7 10 (0.71%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (0.71%) SaaS
8 8 (0.57%) BrowserStack
8 8 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (0.50%) Force.com
10 6 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
10 6 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (0.42%) Office 365
11 4 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.28%) Slack
12 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.21%) Google Drive
12 3 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.33%) HTTP
2 29 (2.05%) Internet
3 12 (0.85%) LDAP
4 9 (0.64%) Firewall
4 9 (0.64%) FTP
4 9 (0.64%) LAN
4 9 (0.64%) WAN
5 6 (0.42%) DNS
5 6 (0.42%) Kerberos
5 6 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.35%) Broadband
6 5 (0.35%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.35%) Intranet
6 5 (0.35%) SNMP
6 5 (0.35%) SSL
7 4 (0.28%) VPN
8 3 (0.21%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.21%) SNA
8 3 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.10%) Big Data
3 67 (4.74%) NoSQL
4 64 (4.53%) Hadoop
5 61 (4.32%) Relational Database
6 57 (4.03%) MongoDB
7 49 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (2.12%) MySQL
9 28 (1.98%) Oracle Database
10 23 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (1.56%) RDBMS
11 22 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 20 (1.42%) RavenDB
13 18 (1.27%) DB2
14 16 (1.13%) QlikView
15 14 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (0.71%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 232 (16.42%) Selenium
2 214 (15.15%) JIRA
3 177 (12.53%) Git (software)
4 149 (10.54%) Cucumber
4 149 (10.54%) Jenkins
5 100 (7.08%) TeamCity
6 76 (5.38%) WebDriver
7 56 (3.96%) SpecFlow
8 52 (3.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 46 (3.26%) Subversion
10 37 (2.62%) Grunt
11 35 (2.48%) JMeter
12 34 (2.41%) gulp
12 34 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
13 33 (2.34%) JUnit
14 32 (2.26%) SoapUI
15 29 (2.05%) Mocha
16 28 (1.98%) IntelliJ
16 28 (1.98%) Visual Studio
17 27 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 332 (23.50%) Finance
2 182 (12.88%) Banking
3 76 (5.38%) Retail
4 74 (5.24%) Investment Banking
5 59 (4.18%) Front Office
6 39 (2.76%) Marketing
7 34 (2.41%) Financial Institution
7 34 (2.41%) Legal
8 29 (2.05%) Games
9 25 (1.77%) Back Office
10 22 (1.56%) Publishing
10 22 (1.56%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.78%) Electronics
12 10 (0.71%) Billing
13 9 (0.64%) Wholesale Banking
14 8 (0.57%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.50%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.42%) French Language
17 5 (0.35%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 348 (24.63%) Developer
2 240 (16.99%) Analyst
3 148 (10.47%) Tester
4 134 (9.48%) QA Engineer
5 116 (8.21%) Business Analyst
6 85 (6.02%) QA Tester
7 84 (5.94%) Java Developer
8 67 (4.74%) Architect
9 62 (4.39%) Project Manager
10 61 (4.32%) Test Analyst
11 58 (4.10%) Consultant
12 52 (3.68%) Automation Tester
12 52 (3.68%) QA Analyst
13 48 (3.40%) .NET Developer
14 47 (3.33%) C# Developer
15 43 (3.04%) Test Engineer
16 40 (2.83%) Test Manager
17 38 (2.69%) JavaScript Developer
18 36 (2.55%) Agile Developer
19 35 (2.48%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (10.69%) .NET
2 149 (10.54%) HTML
3 119 (8.42%) CSS
4 112 (7.93%) Web Services
5 108 (7.64%) AngularJS
6 79 (5.59%) HTML5
7 78 (5.52%) XML
8 77 (5.45%) REST
9 62 (4.39%) JSON
10 59 (4.18%) React
11 56 (3.96%) Node.js
12 51 (3.61%) RESTful
13 47 (3.33%) SOAP
14 39 (2.76%) ASP.NET
15 36 (2.55%) Spring
16 33 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web API
17 30 (2.12%) Gherkin
18 29 (2.05%) Sass
19 28 (1.98%) J2EE
20 27 (1.91%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 143 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (8.70%) User Experience
3 77 (5.45%) Mobile App
4 70 (4.95%) Computer Science
5 53 (3.75%) Equities
6 52 (3.68%) Management Information System
7 47 (3.33%) Fixed Income
8 42 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
9 36 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 35 (2.48%) Virtual Team
11 31 (2.19%) Fintech
12 27 (1.91%) Derivative
13 23 (1.63%) Data Centre
14 22 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (1.42%) Public Cloud
16 19 (1.34%) Hedge funds
17 18 (1.27%) Data Structures
17 18 (1.27%) Video on Demand
18 17 (1.20%) Reference Data
19 14 (0.99%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 147 (10.40%) Linux
2 95 (6.72%) Windows
3 72 (5.10%) Unix
4 69 (4.88%) Apple iOS
5 50 (3.54%) Android
6 9 (0.64%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.64%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.42%) CentOS
8 6 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.28%) AIX
10 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.14%) Solaris
11 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.071%) Debian
12 1 (0.071%) SUSE
12 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (29.51%) Test Automation
3 271 (19.18%) TDD
4 263 (18.61%) Scrum
5 225 (15.92%) BDD
6 175 (12.38%) Project Management
7 168 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
8 142 (10.05%) SDLC
9 135 (9.55%) DevOps
10 133 (9.41%) Kanban
11 123 (8.70%) E-Commerce
12 112 (7.93%) Software Engineering
13 106 (7.50%) Test Strategy
14 97 (6.86%) Pair Programming
15 93 (6.58%) Continuous Delivery
15 93 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
16 86 (6.09%) Microservices
16 86 (6.09%) Test Scripting
16 86 (6.09%) Unit Testing
17 85 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 325 (23.00%) Java
2 242 (17.13%) SQL
3 240 (16.99%) JavaScript
4 170 (12.03%) C#
5 117 (8.28%) Python
6 69 (4.88%) Scala
7 67 (4.74%) Ruby
8 62 (4.39%) C++
9 47 (3.33%) Groovy
10 34 (2.41%) Shell Script
11 30 (2.12%) ES6
12 28 (1.98%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.63%) Perl
14 21 (1.49%) Apple Swift
14 21 (1.49%) C
15 19 (1.34%) Bash Shell
16 18 (1.27%) PowerShell
16 18 (1.27%) R
16 18 (1.27%) T-SQL
17 16 (1.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 139 (9.84%) Degree
2 66 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 39 (2.76%) ISEB
3 39 (2.76%) ISTQB
4 36 (2.55%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 18 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (0.92%) Master's Degree
7 13 (0.92%) PMP
8 8 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (0.50%) Siebel Certification
10 5 (0.35%) MCITP
10 5 (0.35%) MCTS
11 4 (0.28%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.28%) CFA
11 4 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.04%) MiFID
1 43 (3.04%) PMO
2 39 (2.76%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.42%) EMIR
4 5 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.35%) SLA
5 4 (0.28%) GMP
5 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.28%) SEPA
5 4 (0.28%) WCAG
6 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.21%) EFQM
6 3 (0.21%) GDPR
6 3 (0.21%) GxP
6 3 (0.21%) IFRS
6 3 (0.21%) IFRS 9
6 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.14%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 30 (2.12%) Docker
2 13 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.42%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.42%) vCloud
5 4 (0.28%) Firmware
6 3 (0.21%) NFS
7 2 (0.14%) HDFS
7 2 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
7 2 (0.14%) vSphere
8 1 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.071%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.071%) KVM
8 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 36 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (1.84%) Puppet
3 19 (1.34%) HockeyApp
4 17 (1.20%) Ansible
5 16 (1.13%) Nagios
6 14 (0.99%) Kubernetes
7 13 (0.92%) Grafana
8 12 (0.85%) Graphite
8 12 (0.85%) HP SiteScope
9 9 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.64%) Terraform
9 9 (0.64%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.42%) OpenIDM
11 5 (0.35%) Kibana
12 4 (0.28%) Rundeck
12 4 (0.28%) SCCM
12 4 (0.28%) StatsD
13 3 (0.21%) CFEngine
13 3 (0.21%) logstash
13 3 (0.21%) yum
Vendors
1 119 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 93 (6.58%) Oracle
3 49 (3.47%) SAP
4 31 (2.19%) New Relic
5 28 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (1.63%) HP
7 21 (1.49%) Atlassian
8 20 (1.42%) Apple
8 20 (1.42%) Sybase
9 19 (1.34%) Cloudera
9 19 (1.34%) Hortonworks
10 18 (1.27%) IBM
11 16 (1.13%) Bloomberg
12 15 (1.06%) Splunk
13 14 (0.99%) Google
14 13 (0.92%) Adobe
14 13 (0.92%) Reuters
14 13 (0.92%) Siebel
14 13 (0.92%) Sitecore
15 11 (0.78%) Cisco
London
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Volt
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £450 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £610.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £325 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6 Months +
Posted: Yesterday
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Martin & Conley
Rate: £700 - £900 per month
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6 Months +
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Orbis Consultants Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £424 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 4 days ago