The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
England / London
Rank 369 367 379
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 31 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 20
Median daily rate £350 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £487 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £280 £313
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £21.25 -
% change year-on-year
-13.45% -

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
18510 19632 19967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.97% 95.09% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13242 13846 14179
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 311 345
Median hourly rate £21.75 £17.75 £17.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.56% +0.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.83 £38.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the London region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 4 £345 -8.00% 4
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 London region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 63 (100.00%) QA
2 36 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (46.03%) SQL
4 26 (41.27%) Selenium
5 21 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 20 (31.75%) Banking
7 19 (30.16%) JIRA
7 19 (30.16%) Unix
8 17 (26.98%) Finance
9 16 (25.40%) Manual Testing
10 13 (20.63%) Cucumber
10 13 (20.63%) Non-Functional Testing
10 13 (20.63%) Automated Testing
11 12 (19.05%) .NET
12 11 (17.46%) Java
12 11 (17.46%) Regression Testing
12 11 (17.46%) Equities
12 11 (17.46%) Test Automation
13 10 (15.87%) HTML
14 9 (14.29%) Scrum
14 9 (14.29%) Fixed Income
14 9 (14.29%) Derivative
14 9 (14.29%) BDD
14 9 (14.29%) Apple iOS
14 9 (14.29%) Android
15 8 (12.70%) Automation Testing
15 8 (12.70%) Linux
15 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
16 7 (11.11%) XML
16 7 (11.11%) ISEB

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 4 (6.35%) CMS
2 3 (4.76%) Drupal
3 1 (1.59%) Confluence
3 1 (1.59%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) Mingle
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) HTTP
1 1 (1.59%) Internet
1 1 (1.59%) MQTT
1 1 (1.59%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.94%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.17%) Big Data
6 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.59%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (41.27%) Selenium
2 19 (30.16%) JIRA
3 13 (20.63%) Cucumber
4 6 (9.52%) HP UFT
4 6 (9.52%) JMeter
5 5 (7.94%) SpecFlow
6 4 (6.35%) Appium
6 4 (6.35%) FitNesse
6 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.35%) LoadRunner
6 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.76%) NUnit
7 3 (4.76%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.17%) JUnit
8 2 (3.17%) NeoLoad
8 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.59%) Maven
9 1 (1.59%) Xcode
General
1 20 (31.75%) Banking
2 17 (26.98%) Finance
3 5 (7.94%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Marketing
4 3 (4.76%) Publishing
5 2 (3.17%) Back Office
5 2 (3.17%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.17%) Front Office
5 2 (3.17%) Legal
6 1 (1.59%) Games
6 1 (1.59%) Law
6 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) .NET
2 10 (15.87%) HTML
3 7 (11.11%) XML
4 6 (9.52%) HTML5
5 5 (7.94%) Gherkin
6 4 (6.35%) RESTful
6 4 (6.35%) WebSockets
6 4 (6.35%) XML Messaging
7 3 (4.76%) CSS
8 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
8 2 (3.17%) JSON
8 2 (3.17%) Node.js
8 2 (3.17%) SOAP
8 2 (3.17%) Web Services
9 1 (1.59%) Kafka
9 1 (1.59%) Protocol Buffers
9 1 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Equities
2 9 (14.29%) Derivative
2 9 (14.29%) Fixed Income
3 6 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 5 (7.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.35%) Client/Server
6 3 (4.76%) Hedge funds
7 2 (3.17%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (3.17%) Social Media
7 2 (3.17%) Video on Demand
8 1 (1.59%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.59%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.59%) iPad
8 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.16%) Unix
2 9 (14.29%) Android
2 9 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 8 (12.70%) Linux
4 6 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 16 (25.40%) Manual Testing
4 13 (20.63%) Automated Testing
4 13 (20.63%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (17.46%) Regression Testing
5 11 (17.46%) Test Automation
6 9 (14.29%) BDD
6 9 (14.29%) Scrum
7 8 (12.70%) Automation Testing
8 7 (11.11%) API Testing
8 7 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (11.11%) TDD
8 7 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (9.52%) Functional Testing
9 6 (9.52%) Performance Testing
10 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (7.94%) Software Testing
11 4 (6.35%) Content Management
11 4 (6.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.03%) SQL
2 11 (17.46%) Java
3 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.52%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.94%) C#
6 4 (6.35%) Perl
6 4 (6.35%) VBA
6 4 (6.35%) VBScript
7 3 (4.76%) Python
7 3 (4.76%) Ruby
8 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) ISEB
2 6 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.17%) Degree
3 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) SDET
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.17%) Compuware
2 2 (3.17%) Empirix
2 2 (3.17%) HP
2 2 (3.17%) Sybase
3 1 (1.59%) Ab Initio
3 1 (1.59%) Apple
3 1 (1.59%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.59%) IBM
3 1 (1.59%) Informatica
3 1 (1.59%) OpenText
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle
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Rate: £1 per day + market rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
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