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 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 493 477 464
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -13
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 76 94 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 64 76
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £263 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +712.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%
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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
47435 44898 50240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.27% 92.83% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 29529 27410 28827
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1886 1936 2450
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 15 September 2014.

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 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -21 42 £375 -11.76% 16
South East -1 27 £210 -30.00% 6
Yorkshire +7 3 £273 +21.11% 3
East of England -35 3 £368 +4.92% 1
South West - 1 £275 - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 5
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QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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.

1 156 (100.00%) QA
2 59 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (35.90%) SQL
4 55 (35.26%) Selenium
5 46 (29.49%) C#
6 43 (27.56%) Finance
7 36 (23.08%) Automated Testing
8 34 (21.79%) BDD
8 34 (21.79%) ISEB
9 33 (21.15%) Test Automation
10 32 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (20.51%) Test Scripting
10 32 (20.51%) .NET
11 30 (19.23%) XML
11 30 (19.23%) Automation Testing
12 29 (18.59%) Web Services
13 27 (17.31%) Microsoft
13 27 (17.31%) Software Testing
14 26 (16.67%) Scrum
14 26 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (16.03%) Visual Studio
15 25 (16.03%) FitNesse
16 24 (15.38%) Java
17 21 (13.46%) TDD
18 20 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
18 20 (12.82%) HP
19 18 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
20 17 (10.90%) Test Strategy
20 17 (10.90%) Test Management
20 17 (10.90%) User Acceptance Testing

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 5 (3.21%) SharePoint
1 5 (3.21%) Node.js
2 4 (2.56%) CMS
3 3 (1.92%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.64%) Orchard CMS
4 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.64%) DNN
4 1 (0.64%) Drupal
4 1 (0.64%) Content Management Server
4 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.56%) IntelliMatch
2 3 (1.92%) Summit
2 3 (1.92%) SunGard GMI
3 2 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.64%) IaaS
2 1 (0.64%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.92%) HTTP
2 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.56%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.92%) QlikView
4 3 (1.92%) MySQL
4 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.28%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (35.26%) Selenium
2 32 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (16.03%) FitNesse
3 25 (16.03%) Visual Studio
4 18 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 11 (7.05%) SpecFlow
7 10 (6.41%) JIRA
8 8 (5.13%) WATIR
9 7 (4.49%) Jenkins
9 7 (4.49%) Sahi
10 5 (3.21%) WebDriver
10 5 (3.21%) Git (software)
11 4 (2.56%) TestComplete
11 4 (2.56%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.56%) Maven
11 4 (2.56%) JUnit
12 3 (1.92%) RIATest
13 2 (1.28%) Hudson
13 2 (1.28%) TestNG
General
1 43 (27.56%) Finance
2 12 (7.69%) Banking
3 5 (3.21%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.56%) Retail
5 3 (1.92%) Front Office
6 2 (1.28%) Publishing
6 2 (1.28%) Games
7 1 (0.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.51%) .NET
2 30 (19.23%) XML
3 29 (18.59%) Web Services
4 13 (8.33%) REST
4 13 (8.33%) SOAP
4 13 (8.33%) WCF
5 9 (5.77%) WPF
6 7 (4.49%) HTML
6 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.21%) Mustache
7 5 (3.21%) Sass
8 2 (1.28%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.28%) MDX
8 2 (1.28%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.28%) HTML5
8 2 (1.28%) CSS
8 2 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.28%) Middleware
8 2 (1.28%) Spring
8 2 (1.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.69%) Open Source
3 11 (7.05%) Derivative
4 10 (6.41%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.56%) iPad
5 4 (2.56%) iPhone
6 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.28%) User Experience
7 2 (1.28%) iSeries
7 2 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.28%) Wiki
7 2 (1.28%) Online Games
7 2 (1.28%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.28%) AS400
7 2 (1.28%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.28%) Equities
8 1 (0.64%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.77%) UNIX
2 6 (3.85%) Windows
3 4 (2.56%) Linux
4 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 34 (21.79%) BDD
4 33 (21.15%) Test Automation
5 32 (20.51%) Test Scripting
6 30 (19.23%) Automation Testing
7 27 (17.31%) Software Testing
8 26 (16.67%) Scrum
9 21 (13.46%) TDD
10 17 (10.90%) Test Strategy
10 17 (10.90%) Test Management
10 17 (10.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (9.62%) Manual Testing
12 13 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (6.41%) Security Testing
13 10 (6.41%) User Stories
13 10 (6.41%) Regression Testing
14 9 (5.77%) E-Commerce
14 9 (5.77%) Web Development
14 9 (5.77%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (35.90%) SQL
2 46 (29.49%) C#
3 24 (15.38%) Java
4 11 (7.05%) VBA
5 10 (6.41%) Ruby
6 7 (4.49%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.28%) Perl
7 2 (1.28%) Python
7 2 (1.28%) Scala
8 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.64%) Jython
8 1 (0.64%) Groovy
8 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.64%) Delphi
8 1 (0.64%) PHP
8 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.64%) VBScript
8 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (21.79%) ISEB
2 16 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 10 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (5.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (5.13%) Security Cleared
6 7 (4.49%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.85%) MOS
8 5 (3.21%) Degree
9 2 (1.28%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.64%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.64%) CEH
10 1 (0.64%) MCITP
10 1 (0.64%) CISSP
10 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.64%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) EMIR
2 1 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.64%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 27 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.82%) HP
3 14 (8.97%) Oracle
4 4 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (1.92%) SAP
5 3 (1.92%) Sybase
5 3 (1.92%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.92%) SunGard
6 2 (1.28%) IBM
7 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.64%) Sophis
7 1 (0.64%) Google
7 1 (0.64%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.64%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.64%) Progress
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco
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