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 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 404 391 370
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -21
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 41 59 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 41 39
Median daily rate £420 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £318 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.23% +15.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -
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
21925 22482 22648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.93% 94.67% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15635 15732 15384
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median 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 median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 345 439
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the London region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +26 4 £494 +14.49% 7
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 92 (100.00%) QA
2 49 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (35.87%) Finance
4 31 (33.70%) Selenium
5 29 (31.52%) JIRA
5 29 (31.52%) SQL
6 21 (22.83%) Test Automation
7 19 (20.65%) Test Scripting
8 18 (19.57%) Manual Testing
8 18 (19.57%) Cucumber
8 18 (19.57%) BDD
8 18 (19.57%) Automation Testing
9 16 (17.39%) ISTQB
9 16 (17.39%) Java
9 16 (17.39%) ISEB
9 16 (17.39%) Scrum
10 15 (16.30%) Banking
10 15 (16.30%) .NET
11 14 (15.22%) C#
11 14 (15.22%) Automated Testing
11 14 (15.22%) Regression Testing
11 14 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (14.13%) Exploratory Testing
13 12 (13.04%) WebDriver
13 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
14 10 (10.87%) Integration Testing
14 10 (10.87%) Defect Management
15 9 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (9.78%) Equities
15 9 (9.78%) HTML

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 (4.35%) Confluence
2 3 (3.26%) Apache
3 2 (2.17%) CMS
3 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.09%) Drupal
4 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Mingle
1 3 (3.26%) MS Office
2 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) HTTP
2 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.09%) LAN
2 1 (1.09%) MQTT
2 1 (1.09%) RTSP
2 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) Big Data
3 3 (3.26%) Data Mart
3 3 (3.26%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (33.70%) Selenium
2 29 (31.52%) JIRA
3 18 (19.57%) Cucumber
4 12 (13.04%) WebDriver
5 7 (7.61%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.52%) HP UFT
7 5 (5.43%) SpecFlow
7 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.35%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.35%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.26%) Appium
9 3 (3.26%) FitNesse
9 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.26%) Gitweb
9 3 (3.26%) JMeter
9 3 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (3.26%) Zephyr
10 2 (2.17%) JBehave
10 2 (2.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 33 (35.87%) Finance
2 15 (16.30%) Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Front Office
4 4 (4.35%) Publishing
5 3 (3.26%) Back Office
6 2 (2.17%) Games
7 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.09%) Law
7 1 (1.09%) Legal
7 1 (1.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.30%) .NET
2 9 (9.78%) HTML
3 6 (6.52%) Gherkin
4 4 (4.35%) SOAP
5 3 (3.26%) Apache Flex
5 3 (3.26%) HTML5
5 3 (3.26%) Murex MxML
5 3 (3.26%) Node.js
5 3 (3.26%) Spring Boot
6 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.17%) JSON
6 2 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.17%) XML
7 1 (1.09%) CSS
7 1 (1.09%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.09%) J2EE
7 1 (1.09%) Java EE
7 1 (1.09%) ODBC
7 1 (1.09%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (9.78%) Equities
2 6 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.52%) Derivative
2 6 (6.52%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.43%) Fixed Income
3 5 (5.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (4.35%) Hedge funds
4 4 (4.35%) User Experience
5 3 (3.26%) Biometrics
5 3 (3.26%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.17%) Social Media
6 2 (2.17%) Swaptions
6 2 (2.17%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.09%) Animation
7 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.09%) Fintech
7 1 (1.09%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.09%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.09%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.52%) Unix
1 6 (6.52%) Windows
2 5 (5.43%) Android
2 5 (5.43%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.26%) Linux
4 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.83%) Test Automation
3 19 (20.65%) Test Scripting
4 18 (19.57%) Automation Testing
4 18 (19.57%) BDD
4 18 (19.57%) Manual Testing
5 16 (17.39%) Scrum
6 14 (15.22%) Automated Testing
6 14 (15.22%) Regression Testing
6 14 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (14.13%) Exploratory Testing
8 10 (10.87%) Defect Management
8 10 (10.87%) Integration Testing
9 9 (9.78%) Software Testing
10 8 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (8.70%) Open Source
11 7 (7.61%) Performance Testing
11 7 (7.61%) Project Management
11 7 (7.61%) TDD
12 6 (6.52%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (31.52%) SQL
2 16 (17.39%) Java
3 14 (15.22%) C#
4 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.35%) Python
6 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.09%) C
7 1 (1.09%) C++
7 1 (1.09%) Ruby
7 1 (1.09%) VB
7 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) ISEB
1 16 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 7 (7.61%) Degree
3 3 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (3.26%) COBIT
3 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.09%) HL7
3 1 (1.09%) SDET
3 1 (1.09%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) Docker
2 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Ansible
1 3 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.26%) Puppet
2 1 (1.09%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.26%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.26%) Hortonworks
2 3 (3.26%) Murex
2 3 (3.26%) Rally
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle
4 1 (1.09%) ATG
4 1 (1.09%) CA
4 1 (1.09%) HP
4 1 (1.09%) hybris
4 1 (1.09%) Informatica
4 1 (1.09%) SAP
4 1 (1.09%) Sybase
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