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 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 374 389 341
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -48
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 43 37 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 37
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£388 £431 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.14% +23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £95.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +375.00%
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
21620 23101 21047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.28% 93.19% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15578 15961 14010
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £263
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 433 386 534
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 November 2014.

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 November 2014. 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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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 +24 8 £475 +18.75% 2
Sidcup - - - -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 88 (100.00%) QA
2 34 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (38.64%) Selenium
3 31 (35.23%) Finance
4 20 (22.73%) TDD
5 19 (21.59%) Java
5 19 (21.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (21.59%) Test Automation
5 19 (21.59%) Automation Testing
6 18 (20.45%) C#
6 18 (20.45%) SQL
6 18 (20.45%) Software Testing
7 17 (19.32%) BDD
8 16 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
9 15 (17.05%) Manual Testing
10 14 (15.91%) Test Scripting
10 14 (15.91%) FitNesse
10 14 (15.91%) JIRA
10 14 (15.91%) Automated Testing
11 13 (14.77%) Scrum
11 13 (14.77%) Test Strategy
11 13 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (13.64%) Banking
13 11 (12.50%) ISEB
13 11 (12.50%) .NET
13 11 (12.50%) Oracle
14 10 (11.36%) Visual Studio
14 10 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (10.23%) User Stories

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 2 (2.27%) CMS
1 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.27%) Confluence
2 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.14%) Orchard CMS
2 1 (1.14%) Drupal
2 1 (1.14%) DNN
2 1 (1.14%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.14%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) IntelliMatch
2 3 (3.41%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Force.com
2 1 (1.14%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.14%) Basecamp
2 1 (1.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) Intranet
2 1 (1.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.27%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.27%) QlikView
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (38.64%) Selenium
2 19 (21.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (15.91%) FitNesse
3 14 (15.91%) JIRA
4 10 (11.36%) Visual Studio
5 8 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 6 (6.82%) NUnit
6 6 (6.82%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.82%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.68%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.68%) JMeter
8 4 (4.55%) TeamCity
8 4 (4.55%) WATIR
9 3 (3.41%) Sahi
9 3 (3.41%) TestNG
9 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (3.41%) JUnit
9 3 (3.41%) Subversion
10 2 (2.27%) Maven
General
1 31 (35.23%) Finance
2 12 (13.64%) Banking
3 5 (5.68%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.41%) Games
5 2 (2.27%) Marketing
5 2 (2.27%) Legal
5 2 (2.27%) Advertising
5 2 (2.27%) Retail
6 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.14%) Back Office
6 1 (1.14%) Electronics
6 1 (1.14%) Publishing
6 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) .NET
2 8 (9.09%) Web Services
3 7 (7.95%) XML
4 3 (3.41%) SOAP
5 2 (2.27%) HTML
5 2 (2.27%) WCF
5 2 (2.27%) WF
5 2 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (2.27%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (2.27%) REST
5 2 (2.27%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.14%) RESTful
6 1 (1.14%) Visualforce
6 1 (1.14%) XHTML
6 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.14%) CSS
6 1 (1.14%) Middleware
6 1 (1.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.09%) Derivative
3 5 (5.68%) Open Source
4 4 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.55%) iPhone
4 4 (4.55%) iPad
4 4 (4.55%) Data Integration
4 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.27%) Online Games
5 2 (2.27%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.27%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.14%) User Experience
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.14%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.14%) Equities
6 1 (1.14%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.95%) UNIX
2 2 (2.27%) Windows
3 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.14%) Android
3 1 (1.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.73%) TDD
3 19 (21.59%) Test Automation
3 19 (21.59%) Automation Testing
4 18 (20.45%) Software Testing
5 17 (19.32%) BDD
6 15 (17.05%) Manual Testing
7 14 (15.91%) Test Scripting
7 14 (15.91%) Automated Testing
8 13 (14.77%) Scrum
8 13 (14.77%) Test Strategy
9 10 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (10.23%) User Stories
10 9 (10.23%) E-Commerce
10 9 (10.23%) Asset Management
11 7 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (6.82%) Regression Testing
12 6 (6.82%) Performance Testing
13 5 (5.68%) Test Planning
13 5 (5.68%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.59%) Java
2 18 (20.45%) C#
2 18 (20.45%) SQL
3 5 (5.68%) VBA
3 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.68%) Ruby
4 2 (2.27%) Perl
4 2 (2.27%) Scala
5 1 (1.14%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.14%) Python
5 1 (1.14%) Jython
Qualifications
1 11 (12.50%) ISEB
2 5 (5.68%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.55%) Degree
3 4 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.14%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) EMIR
2 1 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.14%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.50%) Oracle
3 8 (9.09%) HP
4 6 (6.82%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.41%) Business Objects
5 3 (3.41%) SunGard
6 2 (2.27%) Sybase
6 2 (2.27%) EPiServer
6 2 (2.27%) Vermilion
7 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.14%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.14%) Cognos
7 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.14%) Google