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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 186 193 205
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 12 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.17% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 16
Average daily rate
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£444 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% -2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £311
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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
5002 5361 6717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.08% 92.21% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3918 3876 4904
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 91 148
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £35.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015, 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 20 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (70.00%) Finance
3 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (45.00%) SQL
5 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (30.00%) Equities
6 6 (30.00%) Banking
7 5 (25.00%) Derivative
7 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (25.00%) SDLC
8 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (20.00%) BDD
8 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 4 (20.00%) JIRA
8 4 (20.00%) Selenium
8 4 (20.00%) FitNesse
8 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Fixed Income
8 4 (20.00%) .NET
8 4 (20.00%) C#
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (20.00%) HP
8 4 (20.00%) ISEB
9 3 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (15.00%) Back Office
9 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (15.00%) Windows
9 3 (15.00%) Linux
9 3 (15.00%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
1 4 (20.00%) FitNesse
1 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.00%) Geb
4 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (70.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Back Office
4 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Equities
2 5 (25.00%) Derivative
3 4 (20.00%) Fixed Income
4 3 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (10.00%) EFT
5 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
6 1 (5.00%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (25.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) BDD
4 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Management
6 2 (10.00%) Cash Management
6 2 (10.00%) Investment Management
6 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
1 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Solvency II
2 1 (5.00%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Sybase
2 2 (10.00%) PeopleSoft