The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 401 411 371
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -40
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 19 23 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.078% 0.092% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.098% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 22
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £296 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £261 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.00% -12.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%
QA Test 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
22591 23369 24032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.98% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15618 16068 15796
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 438 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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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 4 £450 +12.50% 1
Sidcup - - - -
QA Test Analyst
England

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 36 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (47.22%) Selenium
3 16 (44.44%) Java
4 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (36.11%) Finance
6 12 (33.33%) BDD
7 11 (30.56%) TDD
7 11 (30.56%) SQL
8 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
9 9 (25.00%) Open Source
9 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (25.00%) Automated Testing
10 8 (22.22%) .NET
10 8 (22.22%) XML
10 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
11 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
11 7 (19.44%) ISEB
11 7 (19.44%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (19.44%) Web Services
11 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
11 7 (19.44%) WATIR
11 7 (19.44%) Ruby
11 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (19.44%) Sahi
12 6 (16.67%) Asset Management
12 6 (16.67%) Scrum
13 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
13 5 (13.89%) Oracle
13 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
13 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (13.89%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.78%) Basecamp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.56%) QlikView
2 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.56%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (47.22%) Selenium
2 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 7 (19.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (19.44%) WATIR
3 7 (19.44%) Sahi
4 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (13.89%) JIRA
4 5 (13.89%) FitNesse
5 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.56%) Maven
5 2 (5.56%) RIATest
5 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.56%) Hudson
5 2 (5.56%) Ant
6 1 (2.78%) Subversion
6 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.78%) JUnit
6 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.78%) TestNG
6 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
4 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.78%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) .NET
1 8 (22.22%) XML
2 7 (19.44%) Web Services
3 5 (13.89%) Mustache
3 5 (13.89%) Sass
4 1 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) SOAP
4 1 (2.78%) XHTML
4 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Open Source
2 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.11%) iPad
3 4 (11.11%) iPhone
3 4 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.78%) Equities
4 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.78%) Derivative
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) BDD
3 11 (30.56%) TDD
4 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
7 6 (16.67%) Asset Management
7 6 (16.67%) Scrum
8 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
8 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
8 5 (13.89%) User Stories
9 4 (11.11%) Analytics
9 4 (11.11%) Web Development
9 4 (11.11%) Web Testing
10 3 (8.33%) SEO
10 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Java
2 11 (30.56%) SQL
3 7 (19.44%) Ruby
4 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (5.56%) Scala
7 1 (2.78%) Jython
7 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) ISEB
2 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.78%) MOS
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) HP
3 3 (8.33%) Business Objects
4 2 (5.56%) Vermilion
4 2 (5.56%) Sybase
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.78%) Sophis
5 1 (2.78%) Cognos
5 1 (2.78%) Google