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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 366 380 352
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -28
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 42 38 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 53
Average daily rate £425 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £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
20061 20060 20469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.75% 94.51% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14232 14223 13899
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 342 392
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.53 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 +42 3 £375 -9.09% 6
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 89 (100.00%) QA
2 48 (53.93%) SQL
3 41 (46.07%) Finance
4 34 (38.20%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (32.58%) Selenium
6 23 (25.84%) Banking
7 22 (24.72%) Equities
8 21 (23.60%) Test Automation
9 20 (22.47%) Unix
10 18 (20.22%) JIRA
11 17 (19.10%) Fixed Income
11 17 (19.10%) Linux
12 16 (17.98%) .NET
12 16 (17.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (16.85%) Java
14 14 (15.73%) Manual Testing
14 14 (15.73%) Scrum
15 13 (14.61%) HP UFT
15 13 (14.61%) Test Scripting
15 13 (14.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (13.48%) SoapUI
16 12 (13.48%) Windows
17 11 (12.36%) Degree
17 11 (12.36%) XML
17 11 (12.36%) BDD
18 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (11.24%) SOAP
18 10 (11.24%) ISEB
18 10 (11.24%) Automated Testing
19 9 (10.11%) ISTQB

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 2 (2.25%) CMS
1 2 (2.25%) Confluence
1 2 (2.25%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS Office
2 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) SaaS
2 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (2.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.12%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (32.58%) Selenium
2 18 (20.22%) JIRA
3 13 (14.61%) HP UFT
4 12 (13.48%) SoapUI
5 4 (4.49%) SpecFlow
5 4 (4.49%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.25%) Appium
6 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.12%) Calabash
7 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.12%) Gradle
7 1 (1.12%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.12%) JMeter
7 1 (1.12%) MSTest
7 1 (1.12%) Protractor
7 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 41 (46.07%) Finance
2 23 (25.84%) Banking
3 8 (8.99%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.62%) Front Office
5 4 (4.49%) Retail
6 3 (3.37%) Back Office
6 3 (3.37%) Marketing
7 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.25%) Law
7 2 (2.25%) Private Banking
8 1 (1.12%) Advertising
8 1 (1.12%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.12%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.98%) .NET
2 11 (12.36%) XML
3 10 (11.24%) SOAP
4 8 (8.99%) HTML
5 5 (5.62%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (5.62%) MSMQ
6 3 (3.37%) CSS
7 2 (2.25%) FIXML
7 2 (2.25%) FpML
7 2 (2.25%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.25%) JSON
7 2 (2.25%) REST
7 2 (2.25%) Web Services
8 1 (1.12%) Ajax
8 1 (1.12%) Java EE
8 1 (1.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.72%) Equities
2 17 (19.10%) Fixed Income
3 16 (17.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.87%) Derivative
6 4 (4.49%) Mathematics
6 4 (4.49%) Physics
7 3 (3.37%) VWAP
8 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.25%) Data Integration
8 2 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.25%) EPoS
8 2 (2.25%) Fintech
8 2 (2.25%) Informatics
8 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.25%) NHS
8 2 (2.25%) Wiki
9 1 (1.12%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.47%) Unix
2 17 (19.10%) Linux
3 12 (13.48%) Windows
4 4 (4.49%) Android
5 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.20%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.60%) Test Automation
3 14 (15.73%) Manual Testing
3 14 (15.73%) Scrum
4 13 (14.61%) Test Scripting
4 13 (14.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (12.36%) BDD
6 10 (11.24%) Automated Testing
7 8 (8.99%) Analytics
7 8 (8.99%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (8.99%) TDD
8 7 (7.87%) Test Strategy
8 7 (7.87%) User Stories
9 6 (6.74%) Automation Testing
9 6 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.62%) API Testing
10 5 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.62%) Defect Management
10 5 (5.62%) Risk Management
10 5 (5.62%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (53.93%) SQL
2 15 (16.85%) Java
3 7 (7.87%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.49%) C#
5 2 (2.25%) Perl
6 1 (1.12%) C++
6 1 (1.12%) Python
6 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) Degree
2 10 (11.24%) ISEB
3 9 (10.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (4.49%) SEPA
3 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.12%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.12%) EMIR
4 1 (1.12%) HL7
4 1 (1.12%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.12%) SCCM
2 1 (1.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.74%) HP
3 4 (4.49%) Oracle
4 3 (3.37%) Fidessa
4 3 (3.37%) Sybase
5 2 (2.25%) Apple
5 2 (2.25%) DataFlux
5 2 (2.25%) Murex
6 1 (1.12%) Citrix
6 1 (1.12%) Google
6 1 (1.12%) Tableau
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