The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 18 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 East of England 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 135 110 128
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +18
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 9 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.29% 0.36% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.38% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 6
Average daily rate £358 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £335 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £388 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- +68.18%
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2938 2107 2938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.18% 93.56% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1639 1079 1416
Average daily rate £370 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £188 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 246 307
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -27.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

QA Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

QA Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

QA Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 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
Cambridgeshire -8 4 £313 -16.66% 1
Suffolk -8 3 £360 +2.85%
Bedfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 17 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) HP
4 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) ISEB
5 5 (29.41%) Web Services
6 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
6 4 (23.53%) .NET
6 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
6 4 (23.53%) ETL
6 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
6 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
7 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 3 (17.65%) MDX
7 3 (17.65%) System Testing
7 3 (17.65%) XML
7 3 (17.65%) Windows
8 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 2 (11.76%) MS Office
8 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
8 2 (11.76%) Change Management
8 2 (11.76%) Workflow
8 2 (11.76%) Wiki
8 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Mingle
9 1 (5.88%) REST

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.76%) Mingle
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) NAS
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) IPv4
1 1 (5.88%) IPv6
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
3 3 (17.65%) MDX
3 3 (17.65%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Wiki
2 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) ETL
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
4 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) System Testing
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Refactoring
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.88%) BDD
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle