The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 400 389 368
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -21
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 17 24 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.072% 0.099% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 19
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21792 22443 24513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.74% 92.46% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14941 15287 15897
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 464 660
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
QA Test Analyst
England

QA Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Test Analyst in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in London

QA Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Test Analyst across the London region.

QA Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in London

QA Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst across the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

QA Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in London

QA Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Test Analyst across the London region.

QA Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in London

QA Test 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 Test Analyst within the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 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 +22 7 £450 +5.88% 4
Sidcup - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
QA Test Analyst
England

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title.

1 42 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (50.00%) Selenium
2 21 (50.00%) Finance
3 17 (40.48%) Automated Testing
4 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (30.95%) Java
5 13 (30.95%) Test Scripting
5 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
6 12 (28.57%) BDD
6 12 (28.57%) FitNesse
6 12 (28.57%) C#
6 12 (28.57%) SQL
6 12 (28.57%) TDD
7 11 (26.19%) .NET
7 11 (26.19%) XML
7 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (26.19%) Automation Testing
8 10 (23.81%) Cucumber
8 10 (23.81%) Ruby
8 10 (23.81%) Client/Server
9 9 (21.43%) Web Services
9 9 (21.43%) Open Source
10 8 (19.05%) Sahi
10 8 (19.05%) WATIR
10 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
10 8 (19.05%) Node.js
10 8 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (19.05%) ISEB
10 8 (19.05%) Mustache
10 8 (19.05%) Sass

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (19.05%) Node.js
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) Drupal
2 1 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.38%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.38%) Basecamp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (9.52%) Data Mining
1 4 (9.52%) QlikView
2 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (50.00%) Selenium
2 12 (28.57%) FitNesse
3 10 (23.81%) Cucumber
4 8 (19.05%) Sahi
4 8 (19.05%) WATIR
4 8 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (9.52%) JIRA
5 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (9.52%) RIATest
6 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.38%) Hudson
7 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.38%) ClearQuest
7 1 (2.38%) TestPartner
7 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.38%) WinRunner
General
1 21 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Publishing
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 2 (4.76%) Front Office
5 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) .NET
1 11 (26.19%) XML
2 9 (21.43%) Web Services
3 8 (19.05%) Mustache
3 8 (19.05%) Sass
4 2 (4.76%) REST
4 2 (4.76%) HTML
4 2 (4.76%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) CSS
5 1 (2.38%) XHTML
5 1 (2.38%) FpML
5 1 (2.38%) Apache Flex
5 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Client/Server
2 9 (21.43%) Open Source
3 3 (7.14%) Derivative
4 2 (4.76%) Equities
5 1 (2.38%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Social Network
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) UNIX
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Android
2 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Automated Testing
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.95%) Test Scripting
3 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
4 12 (28.57%) BDD
4 12 (28.57%) TDD
5 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (26.19%) Automation Testing
6 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
7 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Web Development
9 5 (11.90%) Analytics
10 4 (9.52%) Web Testing
11 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
11 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
11 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
11 3 (7.14%) SEO
11 3 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) Java
2 12 (28.57%) SQL
2 12 (28.57%) C#
3 10 (23.81%) Ruby
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) VBScript
5 1 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) VBA
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.38%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) ISEB
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.38%) MOS
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) Business Objects
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) Sybase
4 2 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.38%) Sophis
5 1 (2.38%) Google
5 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.38%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.38%) Sitecore