The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 150 178 194
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +16
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 3 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.095% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 9
Average daily rate £375 £438 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.20% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £27.50
QA Analyst
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3005 4884 5656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.52% 95.00% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 3750 4065
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 81 91
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Analyst in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Analyst across the City of London region.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

QA Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

QA Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Analyst in their job title.

1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) Equities
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) JIRA
4 3 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) VWAP
4 3 (33.33%) Fidessa
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Front Office
5 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
5 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (22.22%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) Fault Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Markit EDM
5 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Fund Management
5 2 (22.22%) Derivative
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
6 1 (11.11%) Wholesale Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) JSON
6 1 (11.11%) Selenium
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
6 1 (11.11%) Time Management
6 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (11.11%) Waterfall

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (33.33%) Front Office
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Equities
2 3 (33.33%) VWAP
3 2 (22.22%) Derivative
3 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Biometrics
4 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Fault Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Fund Management
2 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Fidessa
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Sybase