The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 195 197 192
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 1 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% 0.075% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.080% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £390 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -19.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.54% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 -
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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
5189 6212 5579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.83% 93.41% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4020 4517 4147
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 110 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £34.30 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

QA Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Test Analyst in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

QA Test 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 Test Analyst across the City of London region.

QA Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

QA Test Analyst
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) WATIR
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Sahi
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) WATIR
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Sahi
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP