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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 490 462 423
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -39
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 83 104 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 79 52
Average daily rate
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£350 £411 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.84% +18.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £298 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £343 £333
% change year-on-year
-9.48% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.00
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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
46038 44890 39234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.43% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28471 27469 23064
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1820 1898 2085
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -22 46 £395 -12.22% 20
East of England +9 8 £270 -24.47% 5
Yorkshire - 8 £375 - 3
South East -35 7 £375 +13.63% 5
East Midlands +3 6 £363 - 3
North West -12 6 £340 +70.00% 2
West Midlands -7 3 £250 +42.85% 3
South West -6 2 £200 -46.66% 1
North East - - - -
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QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 141 (100.00%) QA
2 67 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (40.43%) Selenium
4 56 (39.72%) SQL
5 44 (31.21%) Finance
6 39 (27.66%) Test Automation
7 37 (26.24%) .NET
8 32 (22.70%) BDD
9 28 (19.86%) ISEB
9 28 (19.86%) WebDriver
10 27 (19.15%) TDD
11 25 (17.73%) C#
12 24 (17.02%) Microsoft
13 23 (16.31%) QuickTest Pro
14 22 (15.60%) Java
15 20 (14.18%) Ruby
16 19 (13.48%) Automated Testing
16 19 (13.48%) Banking
17 18 (12.77%) Web Services
17 18 (12.77%) Software Testing
17 18 (12.77%) Manual Testing
18 17 (12.06%) ISTQB
18 17 (12.06%) XML
18 17 (12.06%) MS Excel
18 17 (12.06%) Scrum
18 17 (12.06%) Automation Testing
19 16 (11.35%) HP Quality Center
19 16 (11.35%) SpecFlow
20 15 (10.64%) JIRA
21 14 (9.93%) SQL Server

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 8 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.84%) CMS
3 3 (2.13%) Confluence
4 2 (1.42%) Node.js
4 2 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.71%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.71%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.71%) Drupal
5 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (12.06%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.09%) MS Office
3 4 (2.84%) Mingle
4 2 (1.42%) MS Project
5 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.71%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.13%) Force.com
2 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) Intranet
1 1 (0.71%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.26%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.26%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.42%) KDB
5 2 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.71%) Big Data
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 57 (40.43%) Selenium
2 28 (19.86%) WebDriver
3 23 (16.31%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (11.35%) SpecFlow
5 15 (10.64%) JIRA
6 14 (9.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (8.51%) Cucumber
8 11 (7.80%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.55%) Sahi
9 5 (3.55%) WATIR
9 5 (3.55%) NUnit
9 5 (3.55%) Subversion
10 4 (2.84%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.84%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.84%) JMeter
11 3 (2.13%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.13%) Toad
12 2 (1.42%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.42%) JUnit
General
1 44 (31.21%) Finance
2 19 (13.48%) Banking
3 13 (9.22%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.26%) Retail
5 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.13%) Legal
5 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.42%) Front Office
6 2 (1.42%) Electronics
6 2 (1.42%) Games
6 2 (1.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.71%) Automotive
7 1 (0.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (26.24%) .NET
2 18 (12.77%) Web Services
3 17 (12.06%) XML
4 13 (9.22%) .NET Framework
5 12 (8.51%) MSMQ
6 9 (6.38%) SOAP
7 5 (3.55%) WCF
7 5 (3.55%) RESTful
8 4 (2.84%) Middleware
8 4 (2.84%) Gherkin
9 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.13%) JSON
10 2 (1.42%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (1.42%) WF
10 2 (1.42%) Mustache
10 2 (1.42%) Sass
10 2 (1.42%) Unity DI Container
11 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.71%) LINQ
11 1 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.09%) Open Source
1 10 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.55%) Algorithms
2 5 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (2.84%) Fixed Income
3 4 (2.84%) Equities
4 3 (2.13%) Derivative
5 2 (1.42%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.42%) Physics
5 2 (1.42%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.42%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.71%) Online Games
6 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) DTV
6 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.96%) Windows
2 6 (4.26%) UNIX
3 2 (1.42%) Linux
4 1 (0.71%) Android
4 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (27.66%) Test Automation
3 32 (22.70%) BDD
4 27 (19.15%) TDD
5 19 (13.48%) Automated Testing
6 18 (12.77%) Software Testing
6 18 (12.77%) Manual Testing
7 17 (12.06%) Automation Testing
7 17 (12.06%) Scrum
8 14 (9.93%) E-Commerce
8 14 (9.93%) Analytics
8 14 (9.93%) Test Scripting
9 12 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (7.80%) ITIL
10 11 (7.80%) Migration
11 10 (7.09%) PRINCE2
11 10 (7.09%) Project Management
12 9 (6.38%) Regression Testing
12 9 (6.38%) Asset Management
12 9 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (39.72%) SQL
2 25 (17.73%) C#
3 22 (15.60%) Java
4 20 (14.18%) Ruby
5 4 (2.84%) Python
5 4 (2.84%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.13%) Groovy
7 2 (1.42%) C
7 2 (1.42%) Perl
7 2 (1.42%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.42%) C++
8 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.71%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (19.86%) ISEB
2 17 (12.06%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.96%) Degree
4 4 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.84%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.71%) EMIR
3 1 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.71%) Basel II
3 1 (0.71%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 16 (11.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.09%) Sybase
3 8 (5.67%) Oracle
4 7 (4.96%) HP
5 4 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.42%) MKS
6 2 (1.42%) SAP
7 1 (0.71%) Cognos
7 1 (0.71%) Siebel
7 1 (0.71%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.71%) Telerik
7 1 (0.71%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.71%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.71%) Informatica
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