The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 356 350 343
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 52 63 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 51 29
Average daily rate
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£400 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.00
QA Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20567 21903 20424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.35% 92.65% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14117 15218 13827
Average daily rate £450 £425 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 381 411
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in London

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Analyst across the London region.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Trend in London

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in London

QA Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Analyst across the London region.

QA Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in London

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +27 17 £438 +20.68% 8
Docklands, London - 3 £340 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £400 -
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 79 (100.00%) QA
2 37 (46.84%) SQL
3 36 (45.57%) Finance
4 33 (41.77%) Selenium
5 31 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (32.91%) Test Automation
7 23 (29.11%) .NET
8 21 (26.58%) QuickTest Pro
9 17 (21.52%) ISEB
9 17 (21.52%) Banking
10 15 (18.99%) ISTQB
11 14 (17.72%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (17.72%) Analytics
12 13 (16.46%) Manual Testing
12 13 (16.46%) Investment Banking
13 12 (15.19%) Automated Testing
13 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
13 12 (15.19%) MSMQ
14 11 (13.92%) ITIL
14 11 (13.92%) Software Testing
14 11 (13.92%) Scrum
14 11 (13.92%) TDD
15 10 (12.66%) JIRA
15 10 (12.66%) PRINCE2
15 10 (12.66%) Sybase
15 10 (12.66%) Web Services
15 10 (12.66%) C#
15 10 (12.66%) Java
15 10 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (12.66%) Cucumber

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 6 (7.59%) CMS
2 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.27%) Drupal
3 1 (1.27%) Confluence
3 1 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Project
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.27%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.27%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.53%) KDB
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (41.77%) Selenium
2 21 (26.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (12.66%) JIRA
3 10 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (12.66%) Cucumber
4 9 (11.39%) WebDriver
5 7 (8.86%) SoapUI
6 5 (6.33%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.06%) FitNesse
7 4 (5.06%) TeamCity
7 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
7 4 (5.06%) NUnit
8 3 (3.80%) Toad
8 3 (3.80%) WATIR
8 3 (3.80%) Sahi
8 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.53%) Geb
9 2 (2.53%) Moq
9 2 (2.53%) JMeter
9 2 (2.53%) Subversion
General
1 36 (45.57%) Finance
2 17 (21.52%) Banking
3 13 (16.46%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.53%) Legal
4 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.53%) Marketing
4 2 (2.53%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Front Office
5 1 (1.27%) Back Office
5 1 (1.27%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.11%) .NET
2 12 (15.19%) MSMQ
3 10 (12.66%) Web Services
4 6 (7.59%) XML
5 5 (6.33%) SOAP
6 2 (2.53%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (2.53%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.53%) WCF
6 2 (2.53%) WF
6 2 (2.53%) YAML
6 2 (2.53%) JSON
6 2 (2.53%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (2.53%) Middleware
7 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (6.33%) Equities
3 5 (6.33%) Fixed Income
3 5 (6.33%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.06%) Derivative
5 3 (3.80%) Open Source
6 2 (2.53%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.53%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.53%) Physics
6 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.27%) Handset
7 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.27%) Online Games
7 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.33%) UNIX
2 3 (3.80%) Windows
3 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.53%) Android
3 2 (2.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (32.91%) Test Automation
3 14 (17.72%) Analytics
4 13 (16.46%) Manual Testing
5 12 (15.19%) Automated Testing
6 11 (13.92%) ITIL
6 11 (13.92%) Software Testing
6 11 (13.92%) Scrum
6 11 (13.92%) TDD
7 10 (12.66%) PRINCE2
7 10 (12.66%) BDD
8 9 (11.39%) Automation Testing
8 9 (11.39%) Migration
9 8 (10.13%) Asset Management
10 7 (8.86%) Data Migration
10 7 (8.86%) Test Scripting
10 7 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (6.33%) E-Commerce
12 5 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.84%) SQL
2 10 (12.66%) C#
2 10 (12.66%) Java
3 7 (8.86%) Ruby
4 3 (3.80%) Python
5 2 (2.53%) Groovy
5 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.53%) C++
5 2 (2.53%) C
6 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (21.52%) ISEB
2 15 (18.99%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.06%) Degree
4 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.27%) GAAP
2 1 (1.27%) HL7
2 1 (1.27%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 14 (17.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) Sybase
2 9 (11.39%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.59%) HP
4 4 (5.06%) Oracle
5 2 (2.53%) hybris
6 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.27%) Cognos
6 1 (1.27%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.27%) Sitecore
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