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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 392 376 376
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 19 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.090% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 27
Average daily rate £420 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £255 £270
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
QA Test 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
20026 19682 20464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.69% 94.48% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14194 13942 13897
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 337 393
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 48 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (41.67%) SQL
4 18 (37.50%) Selenium
5 15 (31.25%) JIRA
6 14 (29.17%) Finance
6 14 (29.17%) Scrum
7 13 (27.08%) Java
8 12 (25.00%) Banking
8 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 12 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 12 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 12 (25.00%) SoapUI
9 10 (20.83%) SOAP
9 10 (20.83%) XML
9 10 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (18.75%) BDD
11 8 (16.67%) Windows
11 8 (16.67%) .NET
11 8 (16.67%) ISEB
12 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
12 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
12 7 (14.58%) TDD
12 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
13 6 (12.50%) Degree
13 6 (12.50%) HP
13 6 (12.50%) HTML
13 6 (12.50%) User Stories
14 5 (10.42%) Test Strategy
14 5 (10.42%) API Testing

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (4.17%) CMS
1 2 (4.17%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Markit EDM
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.08%) MySQL
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (37.50%) Selenium
2 15 (31.25%) JIRA
3 12 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 5 (10.42%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.17%) Appium
6 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.08%) Calabash
7 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.08%) Gradle
7 1 (2.08%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.08%) MSTest
7 1 (2.08%) Protractor
7 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
2 12 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Back Office
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Law
4 2 (4.17%) Marketing
4 2 (4.17%) Private Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.08%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.08%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) SOAP
1 10 (20.83%) XML
2 8 (16.67%) .NET
3 6 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (4.17%) FIXML
4 2 (4.17%) FpML
4 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.17%) Web Services
5 1 (2.08%) Ajax
5 1 (2.08%) CSS
5 1 (2.08%) JSON
5 1 (2.08%) REST
5 1 (2.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (8.33%) Equities
2 4 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Derivative
3 2 (4.17%) EPoS
3 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.17%) Wiki
4 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Unix
3 4 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Android
4 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) Scrum
3 12 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 12 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (18.75%) BDD
6 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
6 7 (14.58%) TDD
7 6 (12.50%) User Stories
8 5 (10.42%) API Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Defect Management
8 5 (10.42%) Test Strategy
9 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Security Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
10 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) SQL
2 13 (27.08%) Java
3 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) ISEB
2 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
3 6 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) SEPA
3 1 (2.08%) HL7
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) HP
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.17%) Murex
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Sybase
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix
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