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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / London
Rank 60 65 57
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8  
Contract jobs citing QA 720 720 734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.70% 3.25% 3.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.30% 29.88% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 490 510
Median daily rate £450 £436 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +9.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £579 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -0.27% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 2
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £75.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.88% -70.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.88 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £24.00 £113.00
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 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 2376 2410 2339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.20% 10.89% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1675 1696 1642
Median daily rate £500 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 33 16
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.12 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.30% -0.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.04 £19.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £146.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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

QA
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

QA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in London over the 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in London

QA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in London over the 3 months to 25 March 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 25 March 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 +14 129 £450 +2.85% 62
Croydon +10 15 £425 -3.40% 1
Canary Wharf -3 4 £575 -6.50%
Westminster +6 2 £403 +7.33%
Hammersmith +1 2 £325 -27.77% 1
Wimbledon -2 2 £625 +47.05%
Uxbridge +6 1 - - 1
Docklands, London -5 1 - -
Hendon - 1 £400 -
Osterley - 1 £480 -
Hackney - 1 £525 -
West Drayton - 1 £575 -
Brentford - 1 £450 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - - 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for QA.

1 675 (45.67%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (25.24%) Finance
3 332 (22.46%) Java
4 284 (19.22%) Selenium
5 270 (18.27%) SQL
6 259 (17.52%) JavaScript
7 251 (16.98%) Scrum
8 231 (15.63%) TDD
9 210 (14.21%) BDD
10 208 (14.07%) JIRA
11 199 (13.46%) C#
12 198 (13.40%) Banking
13 190 (12.86%) Test Automation
13 190 (12.86%) HTML
14 172 (11.64%) Project Management
15 170 (11.50%) Cucumber
16 163 (11.03%) DevOps
16 163 (11.03%) .NET
17 156 (10.55%) Linux
18 154 (10.42%) Git (software)
19 152 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
20 150 (10.15%) CSS
21 148 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
22 146 (9.88%) SDLC
23 143 (9.68%) Python
24 142 (9.61%) Jenkins
25 139 (9.40%) Degree
26 132 (8.93%) Microsoft
27 114 (7.71%) Windows
28 113 (7.65%) Test Scripting

QA
Top Related 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 94 (6.36%) Confluence
2 29 (1.96%) CMS
3 26 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.22%) IIS
6 17 (1.15%) Apache
6 17 (1.15%) Drupal
7 15 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.81%) Apache Spark
8 12 (0.81%) OpenStack
9 10 (0.68%) Apache Pig
10 9 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (0.54%) JBoss
11 8 (0.54%) nginx
11 8 (0.54%) WordPress
12 7 (0.47%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.41%) Jetty
14 5 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.34%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.27%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 76 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 39 (2.64%) MS Office
3 35 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (1.62%) MS Project
5 16 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.27%) HipChat
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.14%) InVision
11 1 (0.068%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.068%) Weka
Business Applications
1 23 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.61%) Loan IQ
2 9 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.54%) FLEXCUBE
4 7 (0.47%) SAP CRM
5 6 (0.41%) FastStats
5 6 (0.41%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.27%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.20%) Dynamics SL
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.20%) Primavera
8 3 (0.20%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.20%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 82 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (2.30%) GitHub
4 29 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (1.01%) Amazon S3
5 15 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (0.81%) Basecamp
7 11 (0.74%) PaaS
8 10 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (0.68%) Force.com
8 10 (0.68%) SaaS
9 7 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
10 6 (0.41%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.41%) Office 365
11 5 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.20%) IaaS
12 3 (0.20%) Veeva
12 3 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.64%) HTTP
2 20 (1.35%) Internet
3 13 (0.88%) Kerberos
4 12 (0.81%) LDAP
5 10 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.54%) Firewall
6 8 (0.54%) LAN
6 8 (0.54%) WAN
7 6 (0.41%) FTP
7 6 (0.41%) SSL
7 6 (0.41%) VPN
8 5 (0.34%) DNS
8 5 (0.34%) Intranet
9 4 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.20%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.20%) PuTTY
10 3 (0.20%) SAN
10 3 (0.20%) Skype
10 3 (0.20%) SNA
10 3 (0.20%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 85 (5.75%) Big Data
3 70 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
4 61 (4.13%) Hadoop
5 57 (3.86%) Relational Database
6 46 (3.11%) NoSQL
7 33 (2.23%) Oracle Database
8 31 (2.10%) MongoDB
8 31 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (1.96%) RDBMS
10 27 (1.83%) MySQL
11 18 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 16 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (1.01%) DB2
13 15 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (0.95%) Apache Hive
14 14 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 284 (19.22%) Selenium
2 208 (14.07%) JIRA
3 170 (11.50%) Cucumber
4 154 (10.42%) Git (software)
5 142 (9.61%) Jenkins
6 110 (7.44%) WebDriver
7 92 (6.22%) TeamCity
8 66 (4.47%) Subversion
9 45 (3.04%) SoapUI
10 42 (2.84%) JUnit
11 39 (2.64%) SpecFlow
12 32 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 32 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
13 31 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 30 (2.03%) Maven
15 29 (1.96%) Mocha
16 28 (1.89%) JMeter
17 27 (1.83%) Appium
18 26 (1.76%) HP UFT
18 26 (1.76%) JBehave
General
1 373 (25.24%) Finance
2 198 (13.40%) Banking
3 74 (5.01%) Investment Banking
4 69 (4.67%) Front Office
5 65 (4.40%) Retail
6 51 (3.45%) Marketing
7 37 (2.50%) Games
8 33 (2.23%) Publishing
9 22 (1.49%) Telecoms
10 20 (1.35%) Back Office
10 20 (1.35%) Financial Institution
11 19 (1.29%) Legal
12 9 (0.61%) Advertising
12 9 (0.61%) Electronics
12 9 (0.61%) Wholesale Banking
13 8 (0.54%) Billing
14 7 (0.47%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.41%) French Language
16 5 (0.34%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 343 (23.21%) Developer
2 243 (16.44%) Analyst
3 147 (9.95%) QA Engineer
4 145 (9.81%) Tester
5 91 (6.16%) Business Analyst
6 86 (5.82%) Architect
7 83 (5.62%) QA Tester
8 79 (5.35%) Test Analyst
9 74 (5.01%) Test Engineer
10 67 (4.53%) Java Developer
11 62 (4.19%) Project Manager
12 59 (3.99%) Consultant
13 58 (3.92%) QA Analyst
14 51 (3.45%) Automation Tester
14 51 (3.45%) C# Developer
15 48 (3.25%) Test Manager
16 44 (2.98%) QA Automation Engineer
17 41 (2.77%) QA Test Analyst
18 37 (2.50%) Automation Engineer
18 37 (2.50%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (12.86%) HTML
2 163 (11.03%) .NET
3 150 (10.15%) CSS
4 99 (6.70%) AngularJS
5 95 (6.43%) HTML5
6 93 (6.29%) Node.js
7 89 (6.02%) Web Services
8 88 (5.95%) XML
9 58 (3.92%) REST
10 56 (3.79%) RESTful
11 49 (3.32%) SOAP
12 47 (3.18%) ASP.NET
13 46 (3.11%) React
14 44 (2.98%) JSON
15 39 (2.64%) Sass
16 37 (2.50%) Gherkin
16 37 (2.50%) jQuery
17 35 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web API
18 34 (2.30%) CSS3
19 32 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 148 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (7.44%) User Experience
3 73 (4.94%) Computer Science
4 72 (4.87%) Mobile App
5 56 (3.79%) Fixed Income
5 56 (3.79%) Management Information System
6 50 (3.38%) Equities
7 39 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 33 (2.23%) Fintech
9 32 (2.17%) Derivative
10 30 (2.03%) Virtual Team
11 22 (1.49%) Data Centre
11 22 (1.49%) Data Structures
12 17 (1.15%) Reference Data
13 16 (1.08%) Algorithms
13 16 (1.08%) Public Cloud
14 14 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.95%) Online Games
15 13 (0.88%) NHS
16 12 (0.81%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 156 (10.55%) Linux
2 114 (7.71%) Windows
3 80 (5.41%) Unix
4 67 (4.53%) Apple iOS
5 49 (3.32%) Android
6 13 (0.88%) CentOS
7 9 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.54%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.14%) AIX
12 2 (0.14%) Debian
12 2 (0.14%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.068%) Fedora
13 1 (0.068%) OS/400
13 1 (0.068%) Solaris
13 1 (0.068%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 675 (45.67%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (16.98%) Scrum
3 231 (15.63%) TDD
4 210 (14.21%) BDD
5 190 (12.86%) Test Automation
6 172 (11.64%) Project Management
7 163 (11.03%) DevOps
8 152 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
9 146 (9.88%) SDLC
10 113 (7.65%) Test Scripting
11 110 (7.44%) Automated Testing
12 107 (7.24%) Kanban
13 105 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 104 (7.04%) Automation Testing
15 103 (6.97%) E-Commerce
16 102 (6.90%) Test Strategy
17 100 (6.77%) Software Engineering
18 97 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
19 92 (6.22%) Regression Testing
20 86 (5.82%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 332 (22.46%) Java
2 270 (18.27%) SQL
3 259 (17.52%) JavaScript
4 199 (13.46%) C#
5 143 (9.68%) Python
6 86 (5.82%) C++
7 79 (5.35%) Ruby
8 55 (3.72%) Scala
9 34 (2.30%) PHP
10 33 (2.23%) Perl
11 31 (2.10%) ES6
12 28 (1.89%) Bash Shell
12 28 (1.89%) C
12 28 (1.89%) T-SQL
13 25 (1.69%) Shell Script
14 24 (1.62%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.49%) VBA
16 20 (1.35%) Groovy
17 18 (1.22%) PowerShell
18 17 (1.15%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 139 (9.40%) Degree
2 67 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 46 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.64%) ISEB
5 24 (1.62%) ISTQB
6 20 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 17 (1.15%) PMP
8 14 (0.95%) CISA
8 14 (0.95%) CISM
8 14 (0.95%) CISSP
9 12 (0.81%) PCI QSA
10 10 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.54%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.41%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.34%) APMP
14 5 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.34%) IIBA
14 5 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.59%) PMO
2 35 (2.37%) SDET
3 22 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 20 (1.35%) MiFID
5 18 (1.22%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.61%) EMIR
6 9 (0.61%) WCAG
7 5 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.34%) SLA
8 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.27%) SEPA
9 3 (0.20%) Basel III
9 3 (0.20%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.20%) EFQM
10 2 (0.14%) IFRS
10 2 (0.14%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.068%) FATCA
System Software
1 37 (2.50%) Docker
2 17 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.54%) HDFS
5 6 (0.41%) Firmware
5 6 (0.41%) vCloud
6 2 (0.14%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.14%) KVM
6 2 (0.14%) NFS
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.14%) vSphere
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.068%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.068%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 39 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
2 37 (2.50%) Ansible
2 37 (2.50%) Puppet
3 28 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (1.01%) HockeyApp
5 9 (0.61%) Oozie
5 9 (0.61%) Terraform
6 7 (0.47%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.41%) OpenIDM
8 5 (0.34%) Nagios
8 5 (0.34%) SELinux
9 4 (0.27%) Rundeck
9 4 (0.27%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.20%) CloudHub
10 3 (0.20%) Grafana
10 3 (0.20%) SCCM
10 3 (0.20%) yum
11 2 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.14%) Nessus
11 2 (0.14%) StatsD
Vendors
1 132 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 90 (6.09%) Oracle
3 52 (3.52%) SAP
4 34 (2.30%) Atlassian
5 31 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
6 30 (2.03%) New Relic
7 27 (1.83%) HP
8 24 (1.62%) Google
9 23 (1.56%) IBM
10 21 (1.42%) Apple
11 19 (1.29%) Sybase
12 18 (1.22%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.01%) VMware
14 14 (0.95%) Pega
15 13 (0.88%) WorldPay
16 12 (0.81%) Adobe
16 12 (0.81%) Informatica
17 11 (0.74%) Apigee
17 11 (0.74%) Siebel
17 11 (0.74%) Tableau
East London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Highly competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £445 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Knowit
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £46000.00 to £50000.00 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum (Day rates up to £340pd)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
ClearHub
Rate: From £400 to £700 per day Based on Accreditation and Experience
Posted: 12 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 480-500 Per Day
Posted: 19 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £430 per annum +
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
British Library
Rate: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago