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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 516 483 457
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -26
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 63 68 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 48 54
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £268 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 -
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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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +18 38 £413 -2.94% 5
South East -24 11 £249 -19.18% 4
East of England -9 9 £380 +8.57% 1
North West -24 3 £300 -11.76% 3
West Midlands -5 1 £145 -67.77%
Yorkshire -12 1 - - 8
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
South West - - - - 3
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QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 137 (100.00%) QA
2 49 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (30.66%) SQL
3 42 (30.66%) Selenium
4 36 (26.28%) Finance
5 28 (20.44%) ISEB
6 26 (18.98%) HP Quality Center
7 25 (18.25%) BDD
7 25 (18.25%) C#
8 24 (17.52%) Java
8 24 (17.52%) TDD
9 23 (16.79%) Test Automation
9 23 (16.79%) Test Scripting
10 21 (15.33%) JIRA
10 21 (15.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (15.33%) .NET
11 20 (14.60%) Microsoft
11 20 (14.60%) Software Testing
12 19 (13.87%) Manual Testing
12 19 (13.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (13.87%) Test Strategy
12 19 (13.87%) HP
12 19 (13.87%) Automation Testing
13 17 (12.41%) XML
14 16 (11.68%) MS Excel
14 16 (11.68%) Scrum
15 15 (10.95%) E-Commerce
15 15 (10.95%) Web Services
15 15 (10.95%) ISTQB
16 14 (10.22%) Automated Testing

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (5.84%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.38%) CMS
3 3 (2.19%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.46%) Confluence
4 2 (1.46%) Drupal
5 1 (0.73%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (0.73%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.73%) DNN
5 1 (0.73%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 16 (11.68%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.30%) MS Office
3 5 (3.65%) Mingle
4 1 (0.73%) MS Project
4 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Summit
1 4 (2.92%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.73%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.73%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.92%) Force.com
2 1 (0.73%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.73%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.73%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.46%) Intranet
2 1 (0.73%) iBeacon
2 1 (0.73%) HTTP
2 1 (0.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.73%) Big Data
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (30.66%) Selenium
2 21 (15.33%) JIRA
2 21 (15.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (10.22%) WebDriver
4 11 (8.03%) SpecFlow
5 10 (7.30%) Visual Studio
6 9 (6.57%) FitNesse
7 8 (5.84%) Cucumber
8 7 (5.11%) SoapUI
8 7 (5.11%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (4.38%) NUnit
10 5 (3.65%) JMeter
10 5 (3.65%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.92%) WATIR
12 3 (2.19%) Git (software)
12 3 (2.19%) Sahi
12 3 (2.19%) Subversion
12 3 (2.19%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (2.19%) TestNG
12 3 (2.19%) JUnit
General
1 36 (26.28%) Finance
2 13 (9.49%) Banking
3 3 (2.19%) Legal
3 3 (2.19%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.46%) Marketing
4 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.46%) Advertising
4 2 (1.46%) Publishing
5 1 (0.73%) Games
5 1 (0.73%) Retail
5 1 (0.73%) Billing
5 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.73%) Back Office
5 1 (0.73%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.33%) .NET
2 17 (12.41%) XML
3 15 (10.95%) Web Services
4 8 (5.84%) WCF
5 6 (4.38%) SOAP
6 5 (3.65%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.65%) REST
7 4 (2.92%) HTML
8 3 (2.19%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.19%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.46%) Unity DI Container
9 2 (1.46%) WF
9 2 (1.46%) MDX
9 2 (1.46%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.73%) WPF
10 1 (0.73%) JSON
10 1 (0.73%) CSS
10 1 (0.73%) JSP
10 1 (0.73%) J2EE
10 1 (0.73%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.84%) Open Source
3 5 (3.65%) Derivative
4 4 (2.92%) iPad
4 4 (2.92%) iPhone
5 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.46%) User Experience
6 2 (1.46%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.46%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.46%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.46%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.73%) Handset
7 1 (0.73%) Replication
7 1 (0.73%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.73%) Equities
7 1 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.73%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.03%) Windows
2 8 (5.84%) UNIX
3 2 (1.46%) Android
3 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.46%) Linux
4 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.73%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.25%) BDD
3 24 (17.52%) TDD
4 23 (16.79%) Test Automation
4 23 (16.79%) Test Scripting
5 20 (14.60%) Software Testing
6 19 (13.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (13.87%) Manual Testing
6 19 (13.87%) Test Strategy
6 19 (13.87%) Automation Testing
7 16 (11.68%) Scrum
8 15 (10.95%) E-Commerce
9 14 (10.22%) Automated Testing
10 12 (8.76%) Regression Testing
11 11 (8.03%) Test Management
12 9 (6.57%) Integration Testing
12 9 (6.57%) Asset Management
12 9 (6.57%) User Stories
13 7 (5.11%) CRM
13 7 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 42 (30.66%) SQL
2 25 (18.25%) C#
3 24 (17.52%) Java
4 7 (5.11%) VBA
5 6 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.38%) Ruby
6 5 (3.65%) Perl
7 4 (2.92%) Python
8 2 (1.46%) Scala
9 1 (0.73%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.73%) C
9 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.73%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (20.44%) ISEB
2 15 (10.95%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.11%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.11%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.19%) Degree
6 3 (2.19%) MOS
7 1 (0.73%) MCITP
7 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.73%) EMIR
2 1 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.73%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (0.73%) KVM
Systems Management
1 26 (18.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (14.60%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.87%) HP
3 7 (5.11%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.65%) Oracle
5 2 (1.46%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.46%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.46%) Vermilion
5 2 (1.46%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.73%) SAP
6 1 (0.73%) Cognos
6 1 (0.73%) Siebel
6 1 (0.73%) Cisco
6 1 (0.73%) Informatica
6 1 (0.73%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.73%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.73%) Google
6 1 (0.73%) Atlassian
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