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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 369 385 335
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -50
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 40 33 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.15% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 34
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£388 £413 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +9.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 -
QA Analyst
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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
21380 22668 20101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.07% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15411 15612 13455
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
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 403 388 555
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.20 £19.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.43% -2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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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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 +19 6 £475 +18.75% 3
Sidcup - - - -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 79 (100.00%) QA
2 33 (41.77%) Selenium
3 29 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (30.38%) Finance
5 19 (24.05%) Java
6 18 (22.78%) SQL
6 18 (22.78%) TDD
6 18 (22.78%) Test Automation
6 18 (22.78%) HP Quality Center
7 17 (21.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (21.52%) BDD
7 17 (21.52%) JIRA
7 17 (21.52%) Automation Testing
8 16 (20.25%) Manual Testing
8 16 (20.25%) Software Testing
9 15 (18.99%) C#
10 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
10 13 (16.46%) Test Strategy
11 12 (15.19%) Scrum
12 11 (13.92%) Banking
12 11 (13.92%) Automated Testing
12 11 (13.92%) .NET
13 10 (12.66%) Test Scripting
13 10 (12.66%) FitNesse
13 10 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (11.39%) SpecFlow
14 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (11.39%) HP
14 9 (11.39%) Asset Management
15 8 (10.13%) ISEB

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 3 (3.80%) CMS
2 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.53%) Drupal
2 2 (2.53%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.53%) Confluence
3 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.27%) Orchard CMS
3 1 (1.27%) DNN
3 1 (1.27%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.27%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.27%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.27%) Summit
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Force.com
2 1 (1.27%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.27%) Basecamp
2 1 (1.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Intranet
2 1 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (41.77%) Selenium
2 17 (21.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (21.52%) JIRA
3 10 (12.66%) FitNesse
4 9 (11.39%) SpecFlow
5 8 (10.13%) Visual Studio
6 7 (8.86%) WebDriver
7 6 (7.59%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (7.59%) NUnit
7 6 (7.59%) Cucumber
8 5 (6.33%) SoapUI
8 5 (6.33%) TeamCity
8 5 (6.33%) JMeter
9 4 (5.06%) WATIR
10 3 (3.80%) Sahi
10 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (3.80%) TestNG
10 3 (3.80%) Subversion
10 3 (3.80%) JUnit
11 2 (2.53%) Ant
General
1 24 (30.38%) Finance
2 11 (13.92%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Legal
4 2 (2.53%) Advertising
4 2 (2.53%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Publishing
5 1 (1.27%) Back Office
5 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Games
5 1 (1.27%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) .NET
2 8 (10.13%) Web Services
2 8 (10.13%) XML
3 3 (3.80%) SOAP
4 2 (2.53%) HTML
4 2 (2.53%) WCF
4 2 (2.53%) WF
4 2 (2.53%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.53%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (2.53%) REST
4 2 (2.53%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.27%) RESTful
5 1 (1.27%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.27%) JSON
5 1 (1.27%) XHTML
5 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.27%) CSS
5 1 (1.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Open Source
2 5 (6.33%) Derivative
3 4 (5.06%) iPhone
3 4 (5.06%) iPad
4 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.53%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.53%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.53%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.27%) User Experience
6 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.27%) Spread Betting
6 1 (1.27%) Handset
6 1 (1.27%) Equities
6 1 (1.27%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) UNIX
2 2 (2.53%) Windows
2 2 (2.53%) Android
2 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (22.78%) TDD
2 18 (22.78%) Test Automation
3 17 (21.52%) BDD
3 17 (21.52%) Automation Testing
4 16 (20.25%) Manual Testing
4 16 (20.25%) Software Testing
5 13 (16.46%) Test Strategy
6 12 (15.19%) Scrum
7 11 (13.92%) Automated Testing
8 10 (12.66%) Test Scripting
8 10 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (11.39%) Asset Management
10 8 (10.13%) E-Commerce
11 7 (8.86%) User Stories
12 5 (6.33%) Test Planning
12 5 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (6.33%) Investment Management
12 5 (6.33%) CRM
13 4 (5.06%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.05%) Java
2 18 (22.78%) SQL
3 15 (18.99%) C#
4 5 (6.33%) VBA
4 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.06%) Ruby
6 2 (2.53%) Perl
6 2 (2.53%) Scala
7 1 (1.27%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) ISEB
2 5 (6.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.53%) Degree
3 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) MOS
4 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) EMIR
2 1 (1.27%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.27%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (22.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.39%) HP
3 7 (8.86%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (5.06%) Oracle
5 2 (2.53%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.53%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.53%) Vermilion
6 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.27%) Google
6 1 (1.27%) Cognos
6 1 (1.27%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
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