The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 192 196 202
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 11 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.24% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.26% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 19
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £400 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £443 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5382 6585 7214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.00% 92.59% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3926 4836 5254
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 170 166
Average hourly rate £18.46 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £50.90 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
QA Analyst
London

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (42.11%) .NET
3 7 (36.84%) Selenium
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) Finance
4 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
5 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
5 5 (26.32%) BDD
5 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (26.32%) TDD
6 4 (21.05%) Ruby
6 4 (21.05%) C#
6 4 (21.05%) Java
6 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Sahi
7 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
7 3 (15.79%) Open Source
7 3 (15.79%) Web Testing
7 3 (15.79%) WATIR
7 3 (15.79%) Node.js
7 3 (15.79%) Analytics
7 3 (15.79%) Mustache
7 3 (15.79%) Sass
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) Web Services
7 3 (15.79%) XML
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) Derivative
7 3 (15.79%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 3 (15.79%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Drupal
2 1 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SunGard GMI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.79%) WATIR
3 3 (15.79%) Sahi
3 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
3 3 (15.79%) FitNesse
4 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 2 (10.53%) JIRA
4 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.26%) JUnit
5 1 (5.26%) WinRunner
5 1 (5.26%) JMeter
5 1 (5.26%) TestPartner
5 1 (5.26%) TestNG
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Front Office
4 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) XML
2 3 (15.79%) Mustache
2 3 (15.79%) Sass
3 2 (10.53%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) MSMQ
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Derivative
1 3 (15.79%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.26%) Equities
2 1 (5.26%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
2 5 (26.32%) BDD
2 5 (26.32%) TDD
3 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Web Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Stress Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.53%) SEO
6 1 (5.26%) Validation
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Ruby
2 4 (21.05%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) SunGard
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.26%) EPiServer
2 1 (5.26%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Sybase