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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 491 512 482
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -30
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 89 68 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 38 72
Average daily rate £350 £350 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.80% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £27.50
QA Analyst
UK

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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 42 £450 +20.00% 39
North West -10 11 £275 -20.28% 2
Yorkshire -2 10 £600 - 3
South West - 10 £310 - 6
South East -5 7 £295 -1.66% 8
West Midlands -12 3 £300 - 4
North East - 3 - -
East of England -7 2 £225 -37.93% 2
East Midlands - 1 £320 - 1
QA Analyst
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QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 191 (100.00%) QA
2 74 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (37.17%) SQL
4 61 (31.94%) Finance
5 51 (26.70%) Selenium
6 37 (19.37%) Test Scripting
7 35 (18.32%) Java
8 34 (17.80%) JIRA
9 33 (17.28%) Test Automation
10 30 (15.71%) Manual Testing
11 27 (14.14%) Scrum
12 26 (13.61%) .NET
12 26 (13.61%) ISEB
12 26 (13.61%) User Acceptance Testing
13 25 (13.09%) Banking
14 24 (12.57%) Automated Testing
14 24 (12.57%) SoapUI
15 23 (12.04%) ISTQB
16 22 (11.52%) Equities
16 22 (11.52%) HP UFT
16 22 (11.52%) Non-Functional Testing
17 20 (10.47%) Unix
17 20 (10.47%) Linux
17 20 (10.47%) JavaScript
17 20 (10.47%) Oracle
18 19 (9.95%) C#
18 19 (9.95%) Test Management
18 19 (9.95%) Cucumber
19 18 (9.42%) BDD
19 18 (9.42%) Retail

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (4.71%) Confluence
2 2 (1.05%) CMS
2 2 (1.05%) nginx
2 2 (1.05%) SAS
2 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.52%) JBoss
3 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.14%) MS Office
3 2 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.05%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.52%) Magento
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.52%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.52%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.05%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) GitHub
2 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.09%) SNMP
2 2 (1.05%) FTP
3 1 (0.52%) 3G
3 1 (0.52%) Firewall
3 1 (0.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.81%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.62%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.57%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.57%) SAP BI
5 3 (1.57%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (1.05%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.52%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.52%) DB2
7 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.52%) MySQL
7 1 (0.52%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (26.70%) Selenium
2 34 (17.80%) JIRA
3 24 (12.57%) SoapUI
4 22 (11.52%) HP UFT
5 19 (9.95%) Cucumber
6 13 (6.81%) LoadRunner
6 13 (6.81%) Visual Studio
7 12 (6.28%) JMeter
8 11 (5.76%) WebDriver
9 10 (5.24%) SpecFlow
10 9 (4.71%) Jenkins
10 9 (4.71%) Maven
11 8 (4.19%) Git (software)
12 7 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (3.66%) Toad
13 6 (3.14%) Gatling
13 6 (3.14%) SilkPerformer
13 6 (3.14%) The Grinder
13 6 (3.14%) VisualVM
13 6 (3.14%) YourKit
General
1 61 (31.94%) Finance
2 25 (13.09%) Banking
3 18 (9.42%) Retail
4 8 (4.19%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.19%) Marketing
5 7 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.14%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.62%) Electronics
7 5 (2.62%) Front Office
8 4 (2.09%) Law
9 3 (1.57%) Back Office
10 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.05%) Private Banking
10 2 (1.05%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.52%) Advertising
11 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.52%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.61%) .NET
2 15 (7.85%) SOAP
2 15 (7.85%) XML
3 14 (7.33%) HTML
4 10 (5.24%) Web Services
5 7 (3.66%) CSS
5 7 (3.66%) Gherkin
5 7 (3.66%) Spring
6 6 (3.14%) AngularJS
6 6 (3.14%) EDI
6 6 (3.14%) Hibernate
7 5 (2.62%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (2.62%) MSMQ
8 3 (1.57%) HTML5
8 3 (1.57%) REST
9 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.05%) FIXML
9 2 (1.05%) FpML
9 2 (1.05%) JSON
9 2 (1.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.52%) Equities
2 17 (8.90%) Fixed Income
3 16 (8.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.19%) EPoS
6 7 (3.66%) Derivative
6 7 (3.66%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.14%) Mathematics
8 5 (2.62%) NHS
9 4 (2.09%) Physics
10 3 (1.57%) VWAP
11 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.05%) Data Integration
11 2 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.05%) Fintech
11 2 (1.05%) Informatics
11 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.05%) PKI
11 2 (1.05%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.47%) Linux
1 20 (10.47%) Unix
2 16 (8.38%) Windows
3 7 (3.66%) Android
4 3 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.05%) CentOS
5 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.52%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (19.37%) Test Scripting
3 33 (17.28%) Test Automation
4 30 (15.71%) Manual Testing
5 27 (14.14%) Scrum
6 26 (13.61%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (12.57%) Automated Testing
8 22 (11.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 19 (9.95%) Test Management
10 18 (9.42%) BDD
11 16 (8.38%) SDLC
12 15 (7.85%) Software Testing
13 14 (7.33%) Functional Testing
13 14 (7.33%) TDD
14 13 (6.81%) Automation Testing
14 13 (6.81%) Regression Testing
14 13 (6.81%) Waterfall
15 11 (5.76%) Defect Management
15 11 (5.76%) Test Strategy
16 10 (5.24%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 71 (37.17%) SQL
2 35 (18.32%) Java
3 20 (10.47%) JavaScript
4 19 (9.95%) C#
5 11 (5.76%) Ruby
6 8 (4.19%) Python
6 8 (4.19%) VBScript
7 6 (3.14%) CoffeeScript
7 6 (3.14%) Scala
7 6 (3.14%) VBA
8 5 (2.62%) C++
9 3 (1.57%) Perl
9 3 (1.57%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (13.61%) ISEB
2 23 (12.04%) ISTQB
3 16 (8.38%) Degree
4 4 (2.09%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.57%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.09%) SEPA
3 3 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.52%) EMIR
4 1 (0.52%) GPG13
4 1 (0.52%) GxP
4 1 (0.52%) HL7
4 1 (0.52%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.52%) WAI
4 1 (0.52%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 15 (7.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.05%) Nagios
2 2 (1.05%) Opsview
3 1 (0.52%) SCCM
3 1 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (10.47%) Oracle
2 17 (8.90%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.85%) HP
4 7 (3.66%) IBM
5 6 (3.14%) AppDynamics
5 6 (3.14%) Dynatrace
5 6 (3.14%) New Relic
6 5 (2.62%) SAP
7 4 (2.09%) Citrix
8 3 (1.57%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.57%) Fidessa
8 3 (1.57%) Sybase
9 2 (1.05%) Apple
9 2 (1.05%) DataFlux
9 2 (1.05%) Google
9 2 (1.05%) Murex
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco
10 1 (0.52%) Coremetrics
10 1 (0.52%) Endeca
10 1 (0.52%) MKS
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