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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 360 369 354
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 54 51 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.23% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 35 53
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 - -
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
21719 21935 22426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.23% 92.88% 92.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15259 15046 15274
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 402 471
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 +6 13 £438 -2.77% 6
Hammersmith - 1 £425 -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 106 (100.00%) QA
2 54 (50.94%) Finance
3 48 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (41.51%) SQL
5 41 (38.68%) Selenium
6 33 (31.13%) Test Automation
7 29 (27.36%) .NET
8 22 (20.75%) ISEB
9 21 (19.81%) C#
9 21 (19.81%) BDD
10 19 (17.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (17.92%) Test Scripting
11 18 (16.98%) Banking
11 18 (16.98%) HP UFT
11 18 (16.98%) SDLC
12 17 (16.04%) FitNesse
12 17 (16.04%) Microsoft
12 17 (16.04%) Software Testing
13 16 (15.09%) Web Services
13 16 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (15.09%) HP Quality Center
14 15 (14.15%) ISTQB
14 15 (14.15%) Scrum
15 14 (13.21%) Windows
15 14 (13.21%) Java
15 14 (13.21%) Cucumber
15 14 (13.21%) Manual Testing
15 14 (13.21%) JIRA
15 14 (13.21%) Automation Testing
16 12 (11.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (6.60%) CMS
2 2 (1.89%) Confluence
2 2 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.94%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.94%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.94%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.49%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.89%) KDB
3 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 41 (38.68%) Selenium
2 19 (17.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (16.98%) HP UFT
4 17 (16.04%) FitNesse
5 14 (13.21%) JIRA
5 14 (13.21%) Cucumber
6 10 (9.43%) SpecFlow
7 8 (7.55%) SoapUI
7 8 (7.55%) WebDriver
8 5 (4.72%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.83%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.83%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.89%) Appium
10 2 (1.89%) Geb
10 2 (1.89%) WATIR
10 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.89%) Sahi
11 1 (0.94%) Firebug
11 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 54 (50.94%) Finance
2 18 (16.98%) Banking
3 11 (10.38%) Investment Banking
4 8 (7.55%) Marketing
5 4 (3.77%) Games
5 4 (3.77%) Back Office
6 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.83%) Retail
7 2 (1.89%) Front Office
8 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.94%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (27.36%) .NET
2 16 (15.09%) Web Services
3 11 (10.38%) MSMQ
4 8 (7.55%) Gherkin
5 7 (6.60%) XML
5 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET
6 6 (5.66%) SOAP
7 3 (2.83%) HTML
8 2 (1.89%) CSS
8 2 (1.89%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.89%) Middleware
8 2 (1.89%) JSON
8 2 (1.89%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.89%) YAML
9 1 (0.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (9.43%) Equities
2 10 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.49%) Derivative
4 8 (7.55%) Client/Server
4 8 (7.55%) Fixed Income
5 5 (4.72%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.72%) SWIFT
6 4 (3.77%) EFT
6 4 (3.77%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.89%) Physics
7 2 (1.89%) Online Games
7 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.89%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (1.89%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.94%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.21%) Windows
2 7 (6.60%) UNIX
3 5 (4.72%) Linux
4 3 (2.83%) Android
4 3 (2.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.13%) Test Automation
3 21 (19.81%) BDD
4 19 (17.92%) Test Scripting
5 18 (16.98%) SDLC
6 17 (16.04%) Software Testing
7 16 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (14.15%) Scrum
9 14 (13.21%) Automation Testing
9 14 (13.21%) Manual Testing
10 12 (11.32%) Automated Testing
11 11 (10.38%) Regression Testing
11 11 (10.38%) Integration Testing
11 11 (10.38%) Analytics
12 10 (9.43%) Test Strategy
13 9 (8.49%) ITIL
13 9 (8.49%) PRINCE2
13 9 (8.49%) Asset Management
13 9 (8.49%) TDD
14 8 (7.55%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (41.51%) SQL
2 21 (19.81%) C#
3 14 (13.21%) Java
4 5 (4.72%) Ruby
5 4 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.89%) PHP
6 2 (1.89%) C++
6 2 (1.89%) Groovy
6 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.89%) Python
6 2 (1.89%) C
7 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.94%) VBScript
7 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (20.75%) ISEB
2 15 (14.15%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.77%) Degree
5 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) HL7
2 1 (0.94%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.94%) FATCA
2 1 (0.94%) GAAP
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (15.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (16.04%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.38%) HP
3 10 (9.43%) Sybase
4 4 (3.77%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle
5 3 (2.83%) hybris
6 1 (0.94%) Vertica
6 1 (0.94%) Cognos
6 1 (0.94%) VMware