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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 485 466 462
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 94 96 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 73 39
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£373 £393 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.21% +16.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £343 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - £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
46747 45310 39113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.35% 92.48% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29016 28316 22943
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £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 1851 1851 2012
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
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 £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -16 47 £425 -10.52% 21
South East -23 8 £265 -21.18% 7
Yorkshire -4 7 £375 - 1
North West -13 7 £340 - 3
North East - 7 £388 - 1
East of England +3 6 £270 -24.47% 3
East Midlands - 6 £363 - 3
South West +11 4 £200 -46.66%
West Midlands -12 4 £250 +42.85% 1
QA Analyst
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QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 144 (100.00%) QA
2 69 (47.92%) SQL
3 65 (45.14%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (39.58%) Selenium
5 48 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 43 (29.86%) .NET
7 42 (29.17%) Finance
8 41 (28.47%) BDD
9 30 (20.83%) C#
9 30 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 29 (20.14%) Web Services
10 29 (20.14%) WebDriver
11 28 (19.44%) Java
11 28 (19.44%) QuickTest Pro
11 28 (19.44%) TDD
12 27 (18.75%) XML
13 24 (16.67%) ISEB
14 23 (15.97%) Ruby
14 23 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (15.28%) Automated Testing
16 19 (13.19%) SpecFlow
17 18 (12.50%) Open Source
17 18 (12.50%) Software Testing
17 18 (12.50%) ISTQB
18 17 (11.81%) Banking
19 16 (11.11%) Cucumber
19 16 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
19 16 (11.11%) Manual Testing
19 16 (11.11%) Automation Testing
20 15 (10.42%) MongoDB

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 7 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.17%) CMS
3 2 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.39%) Confluence
3 2 (1.39%) Node.js
3 2 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.69%) SAS
4 1 (0.69%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.69%) Drupal
4 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.86%) MS Office
3 2 (1.39%) Mingle
4 1 (0.69%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.69%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.69%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.39%) HTTP
2 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.69%) Intranet
2 1 (0.69%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.42%) SQL Server
1 15 (10.42%) MongoDB
2 13 (9.03%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.39%) KDB
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.69%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) MS Access
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.69%) Big Data
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 57 (39.58%) Selenium
2 29 (20.14%) WebDriver
3 28 (19.44%) QuickTest Pro
4 19 (13.19%) SpecFlow
5 16 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 14 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (9.03%) JIRA
8 11 (7.64%) SoapUI
9 8 (5.56%) Sahi
9 8 (5.56%) WATIR
10 6 (4.17%) Jenkins
11 5 (3.47%) Git (software)
11 5 (3.47%) Subversion
11 5 (3.47%) FitNesse
11 5 (3.47%) LoadRunner
12 4 (2.78%) TeamCity
13 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
13 3 (2.08%) Toad
13 3 (2.08%) JMeter
13 3 (2.08%) NUnit
General
1 42 (29.17%) Finance
2 17 (11.81%) Banking
3 13 (9.03%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.17%) Retail
5 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.08%) Marketing
6 3 (2.08%) Legal
7 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.39%) Games
7 2 (1.39%) Front Office
7 2 (1.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.69%) Electronics
8 1 (0.69%) Automotive
8 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (29.86%) .NET
2 29 (20.14%) Web Services
3 27 (18.75%) XML
4 14 (9.72%) .NET Framework
5 12 (8.33%) MSMQ
5 12 (8.33%) RESTful
6 8 (5.56%) SOAP
7 5 (3.47%) JSON
7 5 (3.47%) WCF
7 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.08%) Middleware
8 3 (2.08%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.39%) Mustache
9 2 (1.39%) Sass
9 2 (1.39%) Unity DI Container
9 2 (1.39%) YAML
9 2 (1.39%) Ajax
9 2 (1.39%) WF
9 2 (1.39%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.50%) Open Source
2 11 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (4.17%) Fixed Income
4 6 (4.17%) Equities
5 5 (3.47%) Derivative
5 5 (3.47%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.08%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.39%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.39%) Physics
7 2 (1.39%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.69%) Online Games
8 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.69%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.69%) DTV
8 1 (0.69%) Handset
8 1 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.56%) Windows
2 5 (3.47%) UNIX
3 2 (1.39%) Linux
3 2 (1.39%) Android
3 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (45.14%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 41 (28.47%) BDD
4 28 (19.44%) TDD
5 23 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (15.28%) Automated Testing
7 18 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 16 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 16 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 15 (10.42%) Scrum
9 15 (10.42%) Project Management
10 14 (9.72%) Analytics
10 14 (9.72%) Test Scripting
11 12 (8.33%) Migration
12 11 (7.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (6.94%) Agile Project Management
13 10 (6.94%) ITIL
13 10 (6.94%) PRINCE2
13 10 (6.94%) E-Commerce
14 9 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 69 (47.92%) SQL
2 30 (20.83%) C#
3 28 (19.44%) Java
4 23 (15.97%) Ruby
5 5 (3.47%) Groovy
5 5 (3.47%) Python
5 5 (3.47%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.39%) Perl
6 2 (1.39%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.39%) C++
6 2 (1.39%) C
7 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (16.67%) ISEB
2 18 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.56%) Degree
4 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.39%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.69%) HL7
3 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.69%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 16 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.69%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 30 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.94%) Sybase
3 9 (6.25%) HP
4 7 (4.86%) Oracle
5 2 (1.39%) hybris
5 2 (1.39%) MKS
6 1 (0.69%) Telerik
6 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.69%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.69%) Citrix
6 1 (0.69%) Informatica
6 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.69%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.69%) SAP
6 1 (0.69%) Cognos
6 1 (0.69%) Siebel
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