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 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
London / City of London
Rank 145 139 177
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +38
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 5 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.19% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.20% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 7
Median daily rate £345 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £339 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £378 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
2750 3065 4920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.76% 95.51% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2173 2415 3756
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +8.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%

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 1 March 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 11 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 5 (45.45%) Finance
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Banking
6 3 (27.27%) Hedge funds
6 3 (27.27%) Unix
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
7 2 (18.18%) JIRA
7 2 (18.18%) HTML5
7 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
7 2 (18.18%) API Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (18.18%) HTML
7 2 (18.18%) Fixed Income
7 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
7 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (18.18%) Selenium
7 2 (18.18%) Derivative
8 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
8 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (9.09%) JSON
8 1 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing

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 (9.09%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Android Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
2 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 1 (9.09%) Xcode
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) Ajax
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Hedge funds
2 2 (18.18%) Derivative
2 2 (18.18%) Fixed Income
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (9.09%) Equities
3 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) API Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 1 (9.09%) BDD
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (9.09%) Kanban
7 1 (9.09%) Separation of Concerns
7 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Apple
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft