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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 498 478 450
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -28
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 73 81 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 62 50
Average daily rate
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£370 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £287 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.75% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 - -
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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
44983 44038 38289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.38% 92.58% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28518 27637 22590
Average daily rate £400 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
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 1757 1844 1948
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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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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 -5 39 £400 -15.78% 27
South East -19 9 £265 -21.18% 5
North East - 8 £380 -
South West +4 7 £325 +4.00% 5
North West -15 5 £340 - 5
West Midlands -3 4 £250 +42.85% 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
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QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 153 (100.00%) QA
2 70 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (45.10%) SQL
4 63 (41.18%) Selenium
5 46 (30.07%) Test Automation
6 44 (28.76%) Finance
7 41 (26.80%) .NET
8 40 (26.14%) BDD
9 33 (21.57%) C#
10 32 (20.92%) Web Services
11 29 (18.95%) Java
11 29 (18.95%) WebDriver
12 28 (18.30%) QuickTest Pro
12 28 (18.30%) Microsoft
13 26 (16.99%) ISEB
13 26 (16.99%) TDD
13 26 (16.99%) Automated Testing
14 25 (16.34%) XML
15 24 (15.69%) SpecFlow
16 23 (15.03%) Ruby
17 22 (14.38%) ISTQB
17 22 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (13.07%) Software Testing
18 20 (13.07%) Scrum
19 18 (11.76%) Automation Testing
19 18 (11.76%) Open Source
19 18 (11.76%) SDLC
20 17 (11.11%) Test Scripting
20 17 (11.11%) Banking
21 16 (10.46%) MongoDB

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 6 (3.92%) CMS
2 5 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.31%) Confluence
3 2 (1.31%) Node.js
3 2 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.65%) SAS
4 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.65%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.65%) Drupal
4 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (8.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.27%) MS Office
3 3 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.65%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.65%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.31%) HTTP
2 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.46%) MongoDB
2 14 (9.15%) NoSQL
3 13 (8.50%) SQL Server
4 9 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.31%) KDB
5 2 (1.31%) MySQL
5 2 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.31%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.65%) MS Access
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 63 (41.18%) Selenium
2 29 (18.95%) WebDriver
3 28 (18.30%) QuickTest Pro
4 24 (15.69%) SpecFlow
5 14 (9.15%) JIRA
5 14 (9.15%) Cucumber
6 13 (8.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (8.50%) SoapUI
7 10 (6.54%) Sahi
8 9 (5.88%) FitNesse
9 8 (5.23%) WATIR
10 7 (4.58%) Jenkins
11 5 (3.27%) LoadRunner
11 5 (3.27%) Subversion
12 4 (2.61%) Git (software)
13 3 (1.96%) Toad
13 3 (1.96%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.96%) JUnit
13 3 (1.96%) JMeter
14 2 (1.31%) TestComplete
General
1 44 (28.76%) Finance
2 17 (11.11%) Banking
3 11 (7.19%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.58%) Retail
4 7 (4.58%) Marketing
5 5 (3.27%) Games
6 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.96%) Back Office
8 2 (1.31%) Front Office
8 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.65%) Automotive
9 1 (0.65%) Electronics
9 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (26.80%) .NET
2 32 (20.92%) Web Services
3 25 (16.34%) XML
4 15 (9.80%) .NET Framework
5 13 (8.50%) RESTful
6 12 (7.84%) MSMQ
7 10 (6.54%) SOAP
8 6 (3.92%) JSON
8 6 (3.92%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.61%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.96%) Middleware
10 3 (1.96%) WCF
11 2 (1.31%) YAML
11 2 (1.31%) Mustache
11 2 (1.31%) Sass
11 2 (1.31%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (1.31%) Ajax
11 2 (1.31%) HTML
12 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (0.65%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.58%) Fixed Income
3 7 (4.58%) Equities
4 6 (3.92%) Derivative
5 5 (3.27%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.61%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.96%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.96%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.31%) Physics
8 2 (1.31%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.65%) DTV
9 1 (0.65%) Handset
9 1 (0.65%) Online Games
9 1 (0.65%) Online Gambling
9 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.84%) Windows
2 5 (3.27%) UNIX
3 3 (1.96%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.96%) Android
4 2 (1.31%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (45.75%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (30.07%) Test Automation
3 40 (26.14%) BDD
4 26 (16.99%) TDD
4 26 (16.99%) Automated Testing
5 22 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (13.07%) Software Testing
6 20 (13.07%) Scrum
7 18 (11.76%) Automation Testing
7 18 (11.76%) Open Source
7 18 (11.76%) SDLC
8 17 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 15 (9.80%) Project Management
10 14 (9.15%) Manual Testing
10 14 (9.15%) Analytics
11 12 (7.84%) Migration
12 11 (7.19%) Agile Project Management
12 11 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (6.54%) Test Strategy
13 10 (6.54%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 69 (45.10%) SQL
2 33 (21.57%) C#
3 29 (18.95%) Java
4 23 (15.03%) Ruby
5 6 (3.92%) Groovy
5 6 (3.92%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.96%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.96%) Python
7 2 (1.31%) C
7 2 (1.31%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.31%) C++
8 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (16.99%) ISEB
2 22 (14.38%) ISTQB
3 10 (6.54%) Degree
4 6 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.96%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.65%) GAAP
2 1 (0.65%) HL7
2 1 (0.65%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (9.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 28 (18.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.54%) Sybase
3 8 (5.23%) HP
3 8 (5.23%) Oracle
4 4 (2.61%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.31%) hybris
5 2 (1.31%) MKS
6 1 (0.65%) Citrix
6 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.65%) Cognos
6 1 (0.65%) Siebel
6 1 (0.65%) SAP
6 1 (0.65%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.65%) Telerik
6 1 (0.65%) VMware
6 1 (0.65%) Vertica
6 1 (0.65%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
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