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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 387 344 401
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +57
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 29 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.16% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 10
Average daily rate £500 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £286 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £457 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.00
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22912 20394 25944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.78% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15867 13832 16673
Average daily rate £425 £448 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 421 581
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -17 5 £375 -11.76% 2
Clapham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
QA Test Analyst
England

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 37 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (56.76%) Selenium
3 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (51.35%) Finance
5 18 (48.65%) Automated Testing
6 14 (37.84%) C#
6 14 (37.84%) FitNesse
6 14 (37.84%) Test Scripting
7 12 (32.43%) Automation Testing
8 11 (29.73%) SQL
9 10 (27.03%) Client/Server
10 9 (24.32%) BDD
10 9 (24.32%) .NET
11 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
11 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
12 7 (18.92%) Java
12 7 (18.92%) Banking
12 7 (18.92%) Ruby
13 6 (16.22%) Degree
13 6 (16.22%) TDD
13 6 (16.22%) Web Services
13 6 (16.22%) XML
13 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
13 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
14 5 (13.51%) Open Source
14 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
14 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
15 4 (10.81%) ISEB
15 4 (10.81%) QuickTest Pro

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 4 (10.81%) Node.js
2 2 (5.41%) CMS
2 2 (5.41%) Drupal
2 2 (5.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) RMDS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.41%) QlikView
3 1 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (56.76%) Selenium
2 14 (37.84%) FitNesse
3 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (10.81%) Sahi
4 4 (10.81%) WATIR
4 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
4 4 (10.81%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (5.41%) JIRA
5 2 (5.41%) RIATest
5 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.70%) Hudson
6 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.70%) ClearQuest
6 1 (2.70%) TestPartner
6 1 (2.70%) WinRunner
General
1 19 (51.35%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Front Office
4 2 (5.41%) Publishing
5 1 (2.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) .NET
2 6 (16.22%) Web Services
2 6 (16.22%) XML
3 4 (10.81%) Mustache
3 4 (10.81%) Sass
4 2 (5.41%) REST
5 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.70%) SOAP
5 1 (2.70%) FpML
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Flex
5 1 (2.70%) RESTful
5 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Client/Server
2 5 (13.51%) Open Source
3 3 (8.11%) Derivative
4 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.41%) Equities
5 1 (2.70%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.70%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) Automated Testing
3 14 (37.84%) Test Scripting
4 12 (32.43%) Automation Testing
5 9 (24.32%) BDD
6 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
7 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
7 6 (16.22%) TDD
8 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Web Development
8 4 (10.81%) Web Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Scrum
10 2 (5.41%) Migration
10 2 (5.41%) CRM
10 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.41%) Content Management
10 2 (5.41%) Black-Box Testing
10 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) C#
2 11 (29.73%) SQL
3 7 (18.92%) Java
3 7 (18.92%) Ruby
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) VBScript
5 1 (2.70%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) ISEB
3 2 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) EPiServer
2 2 (5.41%) Sitecore
2 2 (5.41%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.70%) Sybase
3 1 (2.70%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.70%) Sophis
3 1 (2.70%) Atlassian