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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 367 349 314
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -35
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 27 48 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.24% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 42 36
Average daily rate
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£400 £423 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% +12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £357 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-9.92% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 -
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
19406 20362 18296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.44% 93.12% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13742 13958 12341
Average daily rate £438 £436 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.45% +2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £271
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 329 382 512
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.39 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.74% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +5 6 £475 +18.75% 8
Sidcup - - - -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 69 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (46.38%) Selenium
3 29 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (28.99%) TDD
4 20 (28.99%) Finance
4 20 (28.99%) Test Automation
5 19 (27.54%) Java
5 19 (27.54%) SQL
6 16 (23.19%) BDD
7 15 (21.74%) JIRA
8 13 (18.84%) Software Testing
8 13 (18.84%) Automation Testing
9 12 (17.39%) Manual Testing
9 12 (17.39%) Automated Testing
10 11 (15.94%) Banking
10 11 (15.94%) Scrum
10 11 (15.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (15.94%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (14.49%) WebDriver
11 10 (14.49%) .NET
12 9 (13.04%) C#
12 9 (13.04%) Cucumber
13 8 (11.59%) Test Strategy
13 8 (11.59%) User Stories
13 8 (11.59%) Asset Management
13 8 (11.59%) Web Services
13 8 (11.59%) E-Commerce
13 8 (11.59%) ISEB
14 7 (10.14%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (10.14%) SpecFlow

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (4.35%) Confluence
2 2 (2.90%) CMS
2 2 (2.90%) Drupal
3 1 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Project
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Summit
1 1 (1.45%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Force.com
2 1 (1.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Intranet
2 1 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (46.38%) Selenium
2 15 (21.74%) JIRA
3 11 (15.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (14.49%) WebDriver
5 9 (13.04%) Cucumber
6 7 (10.14%) SpecFlow
7 6 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (8.70%) NUnit
8 5 (7.25%) TeamCity
8 5 (7.25%) JMeter
8 5 (7.25%) SoapUI
9 4 (5.80%) WATIR
9 4 (5.80%) FitNesse
10 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (4.35%) TestNG
10 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
10 3 (4.35%) Subversion
10 3 (4.35%) JUnit
10 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
10 3 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 20 (28.99%) Finance
2 11 (15.94%) Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
4 2 (2.90%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Advertising
5 1 (1.45%) Publishing
5 1 (1.45%) Games
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) .NET
2 8 (11.59%) Web Services
3 4 (5.80%) XML
4 2 (2.90%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.90%) WCF
4 2 (2.90%) WF
4 2 (2.90%) SOAP
4 2 (2.90%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.90%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (1.45%) HTML
5 1 (1.45%) RESTful
5 1 (1.45%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.45%) REST
5 1 (1.45%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.45%) Middleware
5 1 (1.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) Open Source
3 4 (5.80%) iPad
3 4 (5.80%) iPhone
4 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.90%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.90%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.90%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Handset
6 1 (1.45%) Spread Betting
6 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.45%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) UNIX
2 2 (2.90%) Windows
3 1 (1.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.45%) Android
3 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (28.99%) TDD
2 20 (28.99%) Test Automation
3 16 (23.19%) BDD
4 13 (18.84%) Automation Testing
4 13 (18.84%) Software Testing
5 12 (17.39%) Automated Testing
5 12 (17.39%) Manual Testing
6 11 (15.94%) Scrum
7 8 (11.59%) Asset Management
7 8 (11.59%) E-Commerce
7 8 (11.59%) Test Strategy
7 8 (11.59%) User Stories
8 7 (10.14%) Test Scripting
9 6 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (8.70%) Agile Testing
10 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (7.25%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.25%) CRM
11 4 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.54%) Java
1 19 (27.54%) SQL
2 9 (13.04%) C#
3 6 (8.70%) Ruby
4 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.90%) Perl
5 2 (2.90%) Python
5 2 (2.90%) Scala
6 1 (1.45%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) ISEB
2 5 (7.25%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.35%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) EMIR
2 1 (1.45%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.45%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.80%) HP
5 2 (2.90%) Vermilion
6 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.45%) Sybase
6 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.45%) Cognos
6 1 (1.45%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.45%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.45%) Sitecore
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