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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 362 357 347
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 40 48 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 39 34
Average daily rate
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£413 £475 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £367 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £345
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
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
20188 21161 20446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.06% 92.87% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13983 14901 13771
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 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 380 457
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.88% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 May 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 May 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 +15 8 £475 +5.55% 8
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £400 -
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 82 (100.00%) QA
2 41 (50.00%) Finance
3 40 (48.78%) SQL
4 33 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (40.24%) Selenium
5 26 (31.71%) Test Automation
6 21 (25.61%) .NET
6 21 (25.61%) ISEB
7 20 (24.39%) QuickTest Pro
8 15 (18.29%) ISTQB
9 14 (17.07%) Banking
9 14 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (17.07%) Analytics
10 13 (15.85%) Automation Testing
10 13 (15.85%) Software Testing
11 12 (14.63%) Scrum
11 12 (14.63%) JIRA
11 12 (14.63%) Web Services
11 12 (14.63%) MSMQ
11 12 (14.63%) Manual Testing
12 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
12 11 (13.41%) C#
12 11 (13.41%) Java
12 11 (13.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (13.41%) Automated Testing
12 11 (13.41%) Investment Banking
13 10 (12.20%) Sybase
13 10 (12.20%) ITIL
13 10 (12.20%) PRINCE2
13 10 (12.20%) Test Scripting

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (7.32%) CMS
2 2 (2.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.22%) Confluence
3 1 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.22%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.22%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.98%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.44%) KDB
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (40.24%) Selenium
2 20 (24.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (14.63%) JIRA
4 10 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (12.20%) Cucumber
5 9 (10.98%) FitNesse
6 8 (9.76%) WebDriver
7 7 (8.54%) SoapUI
8 6 (7.32%) SpecFlow
9 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
10 3 (3.66%) Jenkins
10 3 (3.66%) Toad
11 2 (2.44%) WATIR
11 2 (2.44%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.44%) Sahi
11 2 (2.44%) Geb
12 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (1.22%) YouTrack
12 1 (1.22%) Rational Robot
General
1 41 (50.00%) Finance
2 14 (17.07%) Banking
3 11 (13.41%) Investment Banking
4 5 (6.10%) Marketing
5 3 (3.66%) Back Office
5 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.44%) Games
6 2 (2.44%) Retail
6 2 (2.44%) Front Office
7 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.22%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.22%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.61%) .NET
2 12 (14.63%) Web Services
2 12 (14.63%) MSMQ
3 6 (7.32%) XML
4 5 (6.10%) SOAP
5 3 (3.66%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.44%) JSON
6 2 (2.44%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (2.44%) Middleware
6 2 (2.44%) YAML
7 1 (1.22%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.22%) HTML
7 1 (1.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.54%) Fixed Income
3 7 (8.54%) Equities
4 6 (7.32%) Derivative
5 5 (6.10%) Algorithms
6 4 (4.88%) Client/Server
7 3 (3.66%) SWIFT
7 3 (3.66%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.44%) Physics
9 1 (1.22%) Data Integration
9 1 (1.22%) Handset
9 1 (1.22%) Online Games
9 1 (1.22%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.76%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) UNIX
3 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.66%) Android
4 2 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.71%) Test Automation
3 14 (17.07%) Analytics
4 13 (15.85%) Automation Testing
4 13 (15.85%) Software Testing
5 12 (14.63%) Scrum
5 12 (14.63%) Manual Testing
6 11 (13.41%) Automated Testing
7 10 (12.20%) ITIL
7 10 (12.20%) PRINCE2
7 10 (12.20%) Test Scripting
7 10 (12.20%) BDD
7 10 (12.20%) SDLC
8 9 (10.98%) Migration
9 8 (9.76%) TDD
10 7 (8.54%) Data Migration
10 7 (8.54%) Test Strategy
10 7 (8.54%) Asset Management
10 7 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (7.32%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (48.78%) SQL
2 11 (13.41%) C#
2 11 (13.41%) Java
3 6 (7.32%) Ruby
4 3 (3.66%) Python
4 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.44%) C++
5 2 (2.44%) C
5 2 (2.44%) Groovy
6 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (25.61%) ISEB
2 15 (18.29%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.88%) Degree
5 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.22%) GAAP
2 1 (1.22%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Sybase
2 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.54%) HP
4 5 (6.10%) Oracle
5 2 (2.44%) hybris
6 1 (1.22%) Vertica
6 1 (1.22%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.22%) Cognos
6 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.22%) VMware
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