The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had QA Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
London / City of London
Rank 154 146 183
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +37
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £383 £375 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -34.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £340 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £375 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £278 £306
% change year-on-year
+26.12% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £21.25 -
% change year-on-year
-13.45% -

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
2778 2872 4792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.53% 95.73% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2203 2248 3700
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 76
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £53.00 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, QA Analyst 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 City of London region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) Banking
4 4 (40.00%) Unix
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Derivative
6 2 (20.00%) Selenium
6 2 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Hedge funds
6 2 (20.00%) Fixed Income
6 2 (20.00%) Equities
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (10.00%) GitHub
7 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (10.00%) User Stories
7 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
7 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (10.00%) Android Studio

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Android Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (10.00%) Xcode
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (10.00%) Front Office
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Derivative
2 2 (20.00%) Equities
2 2 (20.00%) Fixed Income
2 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (20.00%) Hedge funds
3 1 (10.00%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) API Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (10.00%) BDD
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Kanban
6 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Apple
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft