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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 180 200 184
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -16
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 15 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.11% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.12% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 8
Average daily rate
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£475 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £305 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £395 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - £37.00
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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
5118 5803 5851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.94% 92.57% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3881 4258 4276
Average daily rate £450 £444 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 80 120
Average hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 23 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (69.57%) Finance
3 15 (65.22%) SQL
4 13 (56.52%) Selenium
5 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (47.83%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (43.48%) Banking
8 9 (39.13%) .NET
8 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
9 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
9 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
9 8 (34.78%) Investment Banking
9 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
9 8 (34.78%) ISEB
10 7 (30.43%) Migration
10 7 (30.43%) Sybase
10 7 (30.43%) ITIL
10 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2
10 7 (30.43%) MSMQ
10 7 (30.43%) Data Migration
10 7 (30.43%) Analytics
11 5 (21.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (21.74%) Equities
11 5 (21.74%) Fixed Income
12 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
12 4 (17.39%) Algorithms
13 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (13.04%) Web Services
13 3 (13.04%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Markit EDM
2 1 (4.35%) Teamcenter
2 1 (4.35%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (4.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) KDB
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Selenium
2 11 (47.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
4 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.35%) Sahi
5 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.35%) WATIR
5 1 (4.35%) Rational Robot
5 1 (4.35%) JMeter
5 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.35%) Geb
5 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
5 1 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Banking
3 8 (34.78%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.35%) Front Office
5 1 (4.35%) Back Office
5 1 (4.35%) General Ledger
5 1 (4.35%) Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) MSMQ
3 3 (13.04%) Web Services
4 2 (8.70%) XML
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.35%) SOAP
5 1 (4.35%) Middleware
5 1 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (21.74%) Fixed Income
1 5 (21.74%) Equities
2 4 (17.39%) Algorithms
3 2 (8.70%) Derivative
4 1 (4.35%) Open Source
4 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
3 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
4 7 (30.43%) ITIL
4 7 (30.43%) PRINCE2
4 7 (30.43%) Migration
4 7 (30.43%) Data Migration
4 7 (30.43%) Analytics
5 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
6 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISEB
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Solvency II
2 1 (4.35%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Sybase
2 2 (8.70%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Cognos
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft