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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 399 406 397
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 26 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.072% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.078% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 14
Average daily rate
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£384 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £345
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -17.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
21633 21832 22445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.16% 92.83% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15157 14952 15264
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 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 404 470
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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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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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 7 £425 -5.55% 3
QA Test Analyst
England

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 46 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (50.00%) Finance
4 20 (43.48%) SQL
5 19 (41.30%) Selenium
6 16 (34.78%) Test Automation
7 13 (28.26%) .NET
8 12 (26.09%) ISEB
9 11 (23.91%) HP UFT
9 11 (23.91%) Scrum
9 11 (23.91%) Banking
9 11 (23.91%) ISTQB
10 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
10 9 (19.57%) JIRA
10 9 (19.57%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (19.57%) BDD
10 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
10 9 (19.57%) Sybase
11 8 (17.39%) MSMQ
11 8 (17.39%) ITIL
11 8 (17.39%) PRINCE2
11 8 (17.39%) Analytics
11 8 (17.39%) Manual Testing
12 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
12 7 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
13 6 (13.04%) HP
13 6 (13.04%) Windows
13 6 (13.04%) C#
13 6 (13.04%) Investment Banking

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.17%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (41.30%) Selenium
2 11 (23.91%) HP UFT
3 9 (19.57%) JIRA
4 7 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (10.87%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.52%) FitNesse
7 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.17%) Calabash
8 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Banking
3 6 (13.04%) Investment Banking
3 6 (13.04%) Marketing
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Games
5 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) Back Office
5 1 (2.17%) Wholesale Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) .NET
2 8 (17.39%) MSMQ
3 3 (6.52%) HTML
4 2 (4.35%) CSS
4 2 (4.35%) SOAP
4 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) XML
5 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.52%) Derivative
3 2 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.35%) EFT
3 2 (4.35%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.35%) Equities
3 2 (4.35%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (2.17%) Online Gambling
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Android
2 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) Test Automation
3 11 (23.91%) Scrum
4 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
4 9 (19.57%) BDD
5 8 (17.39%) Manual Testing
5 8 (17.39%) ITIL
5 8 (17.39%) PRINCE2
5 8 (17.39%) Analytics
6 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
7 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Asset Management
8 5 (10.87%) Migration
8 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Data Migration
8 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.87%) SDLC
9 4 (8.70%) Automation Testing
9 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) C#
3 5 (10.87%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.35%) Ruby
5 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.17%) VBScript
6 1 (2.17%) Python
6 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) ISEB
2 11 (23.91%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Sybase
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.04%) HP
4 2 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle
5 1 (2.17%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) Vertica