The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 495 507 476
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -31
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 93 76 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 58 65
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.47% -15.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £184 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - -
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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 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49918 47231 45321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.31% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32491 29236 27556
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1858 1876 1985
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

QA Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

QA Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

QA Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 49 £413 +8.19% 9
South East -32 13 £190 -9.52% 7
South West +7 9 £325 +18.18%
East of England +10 7 £400 +8.84% 5
Yorkshire -27 6 £350 +27.85% 2
North West - 5 £200 - 5
East Midlands -3 2 - - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £335 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £150 - 2
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 166 (100.00%) QA
2 67 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (33.73%) Selenium
4 53 (31.93%) SQL
5 52 (31.33%) Finance
6 41 (24.70%) C#
7 37 (22.29%) Test Automation
8 35 (21.08%) BDD
9 32 (19.28%) Test Scripting
10 29 (17.47%) Java
11 28 (16.87%) .NET
11 28 (16.87%) SDLC
12 27 (16.27%) Web Services
12 27 (16.27%) Microsoft
13 25 (15.06%) SpecFlow
14 24 (14.46%) Software Testing
15 23 (13.86%) TDD
16 22 (13.25%) User Acceptance Testing
16 22 (13.25%) WebDriver
16 22 (13.25%) Team Foundation Server
17 21 (12.65%) Banking
17 21 (12.65%) Scrum
17 21 (12.65%) ISEB
18 20 (12.05%) Cucumber
19 19 (11.45%) HP Quality Center
19 19 (11.45%) ISTQB
19 19 (11.45%) JIRA
19 19 (11.45%) XML
20 18 (10.84%) Windows
20 18 (10.84%) Integration Testing

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 7 (4.22%) CMS
2 4 (2.41%) Confluence
3 2 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.20%) SAS
4 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.42%) MS Office
3 3 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.01%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.60%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.20%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.63%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (6.63%) MongoDB
2 10 (6.02%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.42%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.20%) MySQL
6 1 (0.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 56 (33.73%) Selenium
2 25 (15.06%) SpecFlow
3 22 (13.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (13.25%) WebDriver
4 20 (12.05%) Cucumber
5 19 (11.45%) JIRA
6 17 (10.24%) FitNesse
7 13 (7.83%) SoapUI
8 8 (4.82%) HP UFT
9 7 (4.22%) LoadRunner
9 7 (4.22%) Visual Studio
10 6 (3.61%) Sahi
10 6 (3.61%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.41%) JUnit
11 4 (2.41%) WATIR
12 3 (1.81%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.20%) Subversion
13 2 (1.20%) JProfiler
13 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (1.20%) Appium
General
1 52 (31.33%) Finance
2 21 (12.65%) Banking
3 8 (4.82%) Retail
3 8 (4.82%) Marketing
4 7 (4.22%) Games
5 6 (3.61%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.41%) Back Office
7 3 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.81%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.60%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.87%) .NET
2 27 (16.27%) Web Services
3 19 (11.45%) XML
4 10 (6.02%) RESTful
5 9 (5.42%) HTML
5 9 (5.42%) Gherkin
6 8 (4.82%) SOAP
7 7 (4.22%) ASP.NET
8 6 (3.61%) CSS
9 3 (1.81%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.81%) JSON
10 2 (1.20%) HTML5
10 2 (1.20%) XML Schema
10 2 (1.20%) Ajax
10 2 (1.20%) YAML
11 1 (0.60%) WPF
11 1 (0.60%) J2EE
11 1 (0.60%) DOM
11 1 (0.60%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.42%) Derivative
2 8 (4.82%) EFT
2 8 (4.82%) Equities
2 8 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.22%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (3.61%) Fixed Income
4 6 (3.61%) SWIFT
5 4 (2.41%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.81%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.81%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.20%) Online Games
7 2 (1.20%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.60%) NHS
8 1 (0.60%) DTV
8 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.60%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.60%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.84%) Windows
2 5 (3.01%) Android
3 4 (2.41%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.41%) Linux
4 3 (1.81%) UNIX
5 1 (0.60%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (22.29%) Test Automation
3 35 (21.08%) BDD
4 32 (19.28%) Test Scripting
5 28 (16.87%) SDLC
6 24 (14.46%) Software Testing
7 23 (13.86%) TDD
8 22 (13.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (12.65%) Scrum
10 18 (10.84%) Integration Testing
11 17 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (10.24%) Automation Testing
11 17 (10.24%) Automated Testing
11 17 (10.24%) Regression Testing
12 14 (8.43%) Test Management
12 14 (8.43%) Manual Testing
13 13 (7.83%) Waterfall
14 12 (7.23%) Open Source
14 12 (7.23%) Project Management
15 11 (6.63%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 53 (31.93%) SQL
2 41 (24.70%) C#
3 29 (17.47%) Java
4 10 (6.02%) Ruby
5 7 (4.22%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.81%) Groovy
6 3 (1.81%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.20%) PHP
7 2 (1.20%) VBScript
8 1 (0.60%) VB
8 1 (0.60%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (12.65%) ISEB
2 19 (11.45%) ISTQB
3 12 (7.23%) Degree
4 10 (6.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) HL7
2 1 (0.60%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.60%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (11.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 27 (16.27%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.24%) HP
3 10 (6.02%) Atlassian
4 8 (4.82%) PeopleSoft
5 7 (4.22%) Oracle
6 3 (1.81%) hybris
7 2 (1.20%) MKS
7 2 (1.20%) Telerik
7 2 (1.20%) Sybase
8 1 (0.60%) SAP
8 1 (0.60%) Siebel
8 1 (0.60%) Citrix
8 1 (0.60%) Apple
8 1 (0.60%) DataFlux
8 1 (0.60%) VMware
8 1 (0.60%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.60%) Vertica
8 1 (0.60%) ExactTarget
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