The table below looks at the statistics 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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 148 113 134
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +21
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 3 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.097% 0.51% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.54% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Average daily rate
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£368 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.92% +16.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%
QA 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 East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2900 2218 2928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.55% 93.47% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1096 1472
Average daily rate £375 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 210 320
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £44.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 15 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Suffolk -5 2 £368 +4.85%
Hertfordshire -19 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 6 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Wiki
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) MDX
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
5 1 (16.67%) CEH
5 1 (16.67%) WebInspect
5 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Web Design

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) QADirector
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) MDX
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Wiki
2 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ETL
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 2 (33.33%) System Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Web Design
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) CISM
2 1 (16.67%) CEH
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (16.67%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (16.67%) Progress