The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 23 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 Birmingham 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 59 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.32% 0.20% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £175 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
560 475 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.03% 93.69% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 251 315
Average daily rate £350 £345 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £220 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £16.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.70 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
QA Analyst
West Midlands

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

QA Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

QA Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

QA Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

QA Analyst
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited QA 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 Analyst in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited QA 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 Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA