The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had QA Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
UK / England
Rank 495 526 503
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -23
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 77 90 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 69 49
Median daily rate £350 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £298 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
39601 44590 45082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.66% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25970 29094 28268
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1416 1498 1792
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 30 £350 -22.22% 19
South East +27 20 £375 +27.11% 11
West Midlands +9 8 £239 -20.41% 3
East Midlands +6 6 £363 +13.28% 2
East of England 0 6 £275 +22.22% 3
North West +10 3 £453 +64.54% 2
South West -1 2 - - 2
North East -19 2 £438 -
QA Analyst
UK

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, QA Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 148 (100.00%) QA
2 83 (56.08%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (41.89%) Selenium
4 43 (29.05%) SQL
5 40 (27.03%) Java
6 39 (26.35%) Test Scripting
7 36 (24.32%) Cucumber
8 35 (23.65%) JIRA
9 29 (19.59%) BDD
10 27 (18.24%) Manual Testing
11 25 (16.89%) Test Automation
12 24 (16.22%) Finance
13 23 (15.54%) Banking
14 22 (14.86%) Regression Testing
15 21 (14.19%) Scrum
15 21 (14.19%) .NET
15 21 (14.19%) TDD
15 21 (14.19%) WebDriver
15 21 (14.19%) Automation Testing
16 20 (13.51%) Automated Testing
16 20 (13.51%) ISEB
17 18 (12.16%) Unix
18 16 (10.81%) JavaScript
18 16 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
18 16 (10.81%) Defect Management
19 15 (10.14%) Jenkins
19 15 (10.14%) C#
19 15 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
19 15 (10.14%) Performance Testing
20 13 (8.78%) Git (software)

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.05%) Confluence
2 5 (3.38%) CMS
3 3 (2.03%) Drupal
3 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.35%) JBoss
5 1 (0.68%) OpenROAD
5 1 (0.68%) SAS
5 1 (0.68%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.35%) HipChat
4 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.68%) GitHub
3 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.35%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) MQTT
2 1 (0.68%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.08%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.38%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.35%) Big Data
6 2 (1.35%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (1.35%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) MS Access
7 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.68%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.68%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 62 (41.89%) Selenium
2 36 (24.32%) Cucumber
3 35 (23.65%) JIRA
4 21 (14.19%) WebDriver
5 15 (10.14%) Jenkins
6 13 (8.78%) Git (software)
6 13 (8.78%) SoapUI
7 12 (8.11%) LoadRunner
8 9 (6.08%) JMeter
9 8 (5.41%) SpecFlow
10 7 (4.73%) Appium
11 6 (4.05%) HP UFT
11 6 (4.05%) Subversion
12 5 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (3.38%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (2.70%) Bugzilla
13 4 (2.70%) NUnit
14 3 (2.03%) Eclipse
14 3 (2.03%) FitNesse
General
1 24 (16.22%) Finance
2 23 (15.54%) Banking
3 8 (5.41%) Marketing
4 4 (2.70%) Back Office
4 4 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.70%) Publishing
5 3 (2.03%) Law
5 3 (2.03%) Legal
6 2 (1.35%) Billing
6 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) French Language
7 1 (0.68%) Front Office
7 1 (0.68%) Games
7 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
7 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.19%) .NET
2 13 (8.78%) XML
3 12 (8.11%) HTML
4 10 (6.76%) Gherkin
5 8 (5.41%) SOAP
6 7 (4.73%) HTML5
6 7 (4.73%) Web Services
7 6 (4.05%) RESTful
8 5 (3.38%) CSS
9 4 (2.70%) WebSockets
9 4 (2.70%) XML Messaging
10 3 (2.03%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.03%) JSON
10 3 (2.03%) Node.js
11 2 (1.35%) REST
11 2 (1.35%) Spring
12 1 (0.68%) CSS3
12 1 (0.68%) Highcharts JS
12 1 (0.68%) Protocol Buffers
12 1 (0.68%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.41%) Derivative
2 8 (5.41%) Equities
3 7 (4.73%) Fixed Income
3 7 (4.73%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.38%) User Experience
5 4 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.03%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.03%) NHS
7 2 (1.35%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.35%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.35%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.68%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.68%) HoloLens
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.68%) iPad
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.16%) Unix
2 13 (8.78%) Windows
3 12 (8.11%) Linux
4 8 (5.41%) Android
4 8 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.03%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (56.08%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (26.35%) Test Scripting
3 29 (19.59%) BDD
4 27 (18.24%) Manual Testing
5 25 (16.89%) Test Automation
6 22 (14.86%) Regression Testing
7 21 (14.19%) Automation Testing
7 21 (14.19%) Scrum
7 21 (14.19%) TDD
8 20 (13.51%) Automated Testing
9 16 (10.81%) Defect Management
9 16 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
10 15 (10.14%) Performance Testing
10 15 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (8.78%) API Testing
11 13 (8.78%) Waterfall
12 12 (8.11%) SDLC
13 10 (6.76%) Defect Tracking
13 10 (6.76%) Functional Testing
14 9 (6.08%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 43 (29.05%) SQL
2 40 (27.03%) Java
3 16 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 15 (10.14%) C#
5 7 (4.73%) VBA
6 6 (4.05%) Shell Script
6 6 (4.05%) VBScript
7 5 (3.38%) Python
8 4 (2.70%) Perl
8 4 (2.70%) Ruby
9 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.03%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.35%) Groovy
10 2 (1.35%) Scala
11 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.68%) C
11 1 (0.68%) C++
11 1 (0.68%) F#
11 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (13.51%) ISEB
2 12 (8.11%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (4.73%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.35%) HL7
2 2 (1.35%) WAI
2 2 (1.35%) WCAG
3 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Firmware
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (8.78%) Oracle
2 12 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.05%) HP
4 3 (2.03%) Citrix
4 3 (2.03%) Compaq
4 3 (2.03%) Google
5 2 (1.35%) Compuware
5 2 (1.35%) Empirix
5 2 (1.35%) IBM
5 2 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.35%) Sybase
6 1 (0.68%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.68%) Apple
6 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.68%) Informatica
6 1 (0.68%) OpenText
6 1 (0.68%) Progress
6 1 (0.68%) SAP
6 1 (0.68%) webMethods
Central London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 17 days ago