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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 370 378 359
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 49 44 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.18% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 50
Average daily rate
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£425 £394 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £311
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
22283 22211 23247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.63% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15676 15093 15945
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 416 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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 0 12 £444 +7.57% 2
Hammersmith - 1 £425 -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 89 (100.00%) QA
2 41 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (42.70%) Finance
4 29 (32.58%) SQL
4 29 (32.58%) Selenium
5 24 (26.97%) Test Automation
6 21 (23.60%) BDD
6 21 (23.60%) C#
7 19 (21.35%) .NET
7 19 (21.35%) Microsoft
7 19 (21.35%) Test Scripting
8 17 (19.10%) FitNesse
8 17 (19.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (19.10%) SDLC
9 15 (16.85%) Software Testing
9 15 (16.85%) Scrum
9 15 (16.85%) Web Services
9 15 (16.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (15.73%) Windows
10 14 (15.73%) Java
10 14 (15.73%) ISEB
10 14 (15.73%) JIRA
11 13 (14.61%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (14.61%) Cucumber
12 12 (13.48%) Integration Testing
12 12 (13.48%) Banking
13 11 (12.36%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (12.36%) SpecFlow
13 11 (12.36%) Automation Testing
14 10 (11.24%) Test Strategy

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (7.87%) CMS
2 3 (3.37%) Confluence
3 2 (2.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.12%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.12%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.36%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.37%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.12%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.12%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (32.58%) Selenium
2 17 (19.10%) FitNesse
2 17 (19.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (15.73%) JIRA
4 13 (14.61%) Cucumber
5 11 (12.36%) SpecFlow
6 7 (7.87%) SoapUI
7 6 (6.74%) HP UFT
7 6 (6.74%) WebDriver
8 5 (5.62%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.37%) LoadRunner
9 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.25%) Appium
10 2 (2.25%) Geb
10 2 (2.25%) WATIR
10 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.25%) Sahi
11 1 (1.12%) Firebug
11 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (1.12%) JUnit
General
1 38 (42.70%) Finance
2 12 (13.48%) Banking
3 7 (7.87%) Marketing
4 5 (5.62%) Retail
4 5 (5.62%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.49%) Games
5 4 (4.49%) Back Office
6 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.12%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.35%) .NET
2 15 (16.85%) Web Services
3 8 (8.99%) Gherkin
4 7 (7.87%) XML
4 7 (7.87%) ASP.NET
5 5 (5.62%) SOAP
6 3 (3.37%) HTML
7 2 (2.25%) CSS
7 2 (2.25%) MSMQ
7 2 (2.25%) XML Schema
7 2 (2.25%) JSON
7 2 (2.25%) YAML
8 1 (1.12%) RESTful
8 1 (1.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Derivative
2 8 (8.99%) Equities
3 7 (7.87%) Client/Server
3 7 (7.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (6.74%) Fixed Income
4 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.62%) SWIFT
6 4 (4.49%) EFT
7 3 (3.37%) Data Integration
7 3 (3.37%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.25%) Online Games
8 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.25%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.12%) Informatics
9 1 (1.12%) NHS
9 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.12%) User Experience
9 1 (1.12%) Online Gambling
9 1 (1.12%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.73%) Windows
2 3 (3.37%) Linux
2 3 (3.37%) Android
2 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.97%) Test Automation
3 21 (23.60%) BDD
4 19 (21.35%) Test Scripting
5 17 (19.10%) SDLC
6 15 (16.85%) Scrum
6 15 (16.85%) Software Testing
6 15 (16.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (13.48%) Integration Testing
8 11 (12.36%) Automation Testing
9 10 (11.24%) Manual Testing
9 10 (11.24%) Test Strategy
9 10 (11.24%) Regression Testing
10 9 (10.11%) TDD
10 9 (10.11%) Asset Management
10 9 (10.11%) Test Management
11 8 (8.99%) Waterfall
11 8 (8.99%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (7.87%) User Stories
13 6 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.58%) SQL
2 21 (23.60%) C#
3 14 (15.73%) Java
4 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.37%) Ruby
5 2 (2.25%) Groovy
5 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.25%) PHP
6 1 (1.12%) VBScript
6 1 (1.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) ISEB
2 7 (7.87%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) HL7
2 1 (1.12%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.12%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (14.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (21.35%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.24%) HP
3 6 (6.74%) Oracle
4 4 (4.49%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (3.37%) hybris
6 2 (2.25%) Sybase
7 1 (1.12%) Vertica
7 1 (1.12%) VMware
7 1 (1.12%) DataFlux
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