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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 387 369 362
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 45 58 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.27% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 41 57
Average daily rate £363 £390 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% -17.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
21805 21262 22113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.80% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15767 14589 15407
Average daily rate £463 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 391 398
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +37 11 £360 -17.71% 7
Bromley - 1 £500 -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 91 (100.00%) QA
2 43 (47.25%) SQL
3 40 (43.96%) Finance
4 37 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (38.46%) Selenium
6 28 (30.77%) JIRA
7 25 (27.47%) Banking
8 24 (26.37%) .NET
9 21 (23.08%) BDD
10 20 (21.98%) Test Automation
11 19 (20.88%) Java
12 18 (19.78%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (18.68%) Scrum
14 16 (17.58%) Degree
14 16 (17.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (16.48%) ISEB
15 15 (16.48%) ISTQB
15 15 (16.48%) Equities
15 15 (16.48%) Test Scripting
16 13 (14.29%) HP UFT
16 13 (14.29%) Linux
17 12 (13.19%) Automation Testing
18 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (12.09%) Unix
18 11 (12.09%) XML
18 11 (12.09%) Fixed Income
19 10 (10.99%) TDD
19 10 (10.99%) Investment Banking
19 10 (10.99%) SOAP
19 10 (10.99%) SoapUI

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (4.40%) Apache
2 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.10%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.10%) CMS
3 1 (1.10%) Confluence
3 1 (1.10%) Drupal
3 1 (1.10%) Node.js
3 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Office
2 1 (1.10%) Mingle
2 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) Internet
1 1 (1.10%) LAN
1 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) MongoDB
1 5 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.10%) Big Data
3 1 (1.10%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.10%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (38.46%) Selenium
2 28 (30.77%) JIRA
3 13 (14.29%) HP UFT
4 10 (10.99%) SoapUI
5 9 (9.89%) Cucumber
5 9 (9.89%) WebDriver
6 5 (5.49%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.30%) Gitweb
7 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.20%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.10%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.10%) JBehave
9 1 (1.10%) JMeter
9 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.10%) MSTest
9 1 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (43.96%) Finance
2 25 (27.47%) Banking
3 10 (10.99%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.49%) Front Office
4 5 (5.49%) Games
5 3 (3.30%) Private Banking
6 2 (2.20%) Back Office
6 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.20%) Law
6 2 (2.20%) Legal
6 2 (2.20%) Retail
7 1 (1.10%) Advertising
7 1 (1.10%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.37%) .NET
2 11 (12.09%) XML
3 10 (10.99%) SOAP
4 9 (9.89%) HTML
5 6 (6.59%) MSMQ
6 5 (5.49%) Spring Boot
7 4 (4.40%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (4.40%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.20%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.20%) FIXML
8 2 (2.20%) FpML
9 1 (1.10%) Java EE
9 1 (1.10%) JSON
9 1 (1.10%) Murex MxML
9 1 (1.10%) ODBC
9 1 (1.10%) PostGIS
9 1 (1.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (1.10%) Unreal Engine
9 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (16.48%) Equities
3 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (12.09%) Fixed Income
4 6 (6.59%) Derivative
5 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.49%) Mathematics
5 5 (5.49%) Physics
6 3 (3.30%) Animation
6 3 (3.30%) VWAP
7 2 (2.20%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.10%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.10%) Fintech
8 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.10%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.10%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.29%) Linux
2 11 (12.09%) Unix
3 9 (9.89%) Windows
4 4 (4.40%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.30%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.10%) Android
6 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.08%) BDD
3 20 (21.98%) Test Automation
4 18 (19.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (18.68%) Scrum
6 15 (16.48%) Test Scripting
7 12 (13.19%) Automation Testing
8 10 (10.99%) TDD
9 9 (9.89%) Manual Testing
10 8 (8.79%) ETL
10 8 (8.79%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (6.59%) Analytics
11 6 (6.59%) Risk Management
12 5 (5.49%) API Testing
12 5 (5.49%) Automated Testing
12 5 (5.49%) Defect Management
12 5 (5.49%) Functional Testing
12 5 (5.49%) Test Management
13 4 (4.40%) Software Testing
13 4 (4.40%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 43 (47.25%) SQL
2 19 (20.88%) Java
3 9 (9.89%) C#
3 9 (9.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.10%) Python
4 1 (1.10%) Ruby
4 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.10%) VB
4 1 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (17.58%) Degree
2 15 (16.48%) ISEB
2 15 (16.48%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) AAT
4 1 (1.10%) ACCA
4 1 (1.10%) CIMA
4 1 (1.10%) CIPFA
4 1 (1.10%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (4.40%) SEPA
3 2 (2.20%) WCAG
4 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.10%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.10%) EMIR
4 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.40%) Oracle
3 3 (3.30%) Fidessa
3 3 (3.30%) Murex
4 2 (2.20%) HP
5 1 (1.10%) ATG
5 1 (1.10%) hybris
5 1 (1.10%) Rally
5 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.10%) Sybase
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Burns Sheehan
Rate: Negotiable
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