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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
UK / England
Rank 499 486 513
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +27
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 71 106 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 79 38
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £275 £306
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -10.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £18.39 £21.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.45% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £21.25 -
% change year-on-year
-13.45% -

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
38632 44173 43901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.89% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 25327 28502 28056
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1325 1597 1772
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -5 31 £350 -17.64% 21
South East +25 15 £338 +14.40% 1
West Midlands +11 9 £299 -0.41% 3
East of England 0 5 £275 +22.22% 1
East Midlands +3 4 £350 +9.37% 1
North West +9 2 £464 +85.50% 2
South West +9 2 £300 -4.00% 5
North East -15 2 £438 -
Yorkshire +8 1 £263 -52.27%
QA Analyst
UK

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 141 (100.00%) QA
2 79 (56.03%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (44.68%) Selenium
4 44 (31.21%) SQL
5 42 (29.79%) Test Scripting
6 40 (28.37%) JIRA
7 33 (23.40%) Java
8 31 (21.99%) Cucumber
9 30 (21.28%) BDD
10 28 (19.86%) Manual Testing
11 27 (19.15%) Test Automation
12 25 (17.73%) Automated Testing
12 25 (17.73%) Finance
13 24 (17.02%) .NET
14 23 (16.31%) TDD
15 22 (15.60%) Unix
15 22 (15.60%) Regression Testing
16 21 (14.89%) Scrum
16 21 (14.89%) Banking
17 19 (13.48%) WebDriver
17 19 (13.48%) ISEB
18 18 (12.77%) ISTQB
18 18 (12.77%) Automation Testing
19 17 (12.06%) JavaScript
19 17 (12.06%) C#
20 16 (11.35%) Non-Functional Testing
21 15 (10.64%) Jenkins
22 13 (9.22%) XML
22 13 (9.22%) Microsoft
22 13 (9.22%) 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 7 (4.96%) Confluence
2 5 (3.55%) CMS
3 4 (2.84%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.13%) Drupal
5 2 (1.42%) JBoss
6 1 (0.71%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.71%) SAS
6 1 (0.71%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.84%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) HipChat
4 1 (0.71%) Mingle
4 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.71%) GitHub
2 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.42%) Internet
2 1 (0.71%) HTTP
2 1 (0.71%) MQTT
2 1 (0.71%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.38%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.55%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.42%) Big Data
6 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.71%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.71%) MS Access
7 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.71%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.71%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 63 (44.68%) Selenium
2 40 (28.37%) JIRA
3 31 (21.99%) Cucumber
4 19 (13.48%) WebDriver
5 15 (10.64%) Jenkins
6 13 (9.22%) Git (software)
7 11 (7.80%) SoapUI
8 9 (6.38%) HP UFT
8 9 (6.38%) JMeter
8 9 (6.38%) SpecFlow
9 8 (5.67%) LoadRunner
10 7 (4.96%) Appium
11 6 (4.26%) Subversion
11 6 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (3.55%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (2.84%) FitNesse
13 4 (2.84%) NUnit
14 3 (2.13%) Bugzilla
14 3 (2.13%) Eclipse
General
1 25 (17.73%) Finance
2 21 (14.89%) Banking
3 7 (4.96%) Marketing
4 6 (4.26%) Back Office
4 6 (4.26%) Publishing
5 5 (3.55%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.13%) Legal
7 2 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.42%) Front Office
7 2 (1.42%) Retail
8 1 (0.71%) Billing
8 1 (0.71%) Games
8 1 (0.71%) Law
8 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.02%) .NET
2 13 (9.22%) XML
3 12 (8.51%) HTML
4 10 (7.09%) Gherkin
5 7 (4.96%) HTML5
5 7 (4.96%) RESTful
6 6 (4.26%) Web Services
7 5 (3.55%) CSS
7 5 (3.55%) SOAP
8 4 (2.84%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.84%) WebSockets
8 4 (2.84%) XML Messaging
9 3 (2.13%) JSON
9 3 (2.13%) Node.js
10 2 (1.42%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.42%) Spring
11 1 (0.71%) Mason
11 1 (0.71%) Middleware
11 1 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.80%) Equities
2 9 (6.38%) Derivative
2 9 (6.38%) Fixed Income
3 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.67%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.84%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.84%) User Experience
6 3 (2.13%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.42%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (1.42%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.42%) NHS
7 2 (1.42%) Social Media
7 2 (1.42%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.42%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.71%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.71%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.60%) Unix
2 12 (8.51%) Windows
3 11 (7.80%) Android
3 11 (7.80%) Apple iOS
4 9 (6.38%) Linux
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (56.03%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (29.79%) Test Scripting
3 30 (21.28%) BDD
4 28 (19.86%) Manual Testing
5 27 (19.15%) Test Automation
6 25 (17.73%) Automated Testing
7 23 (16.31%) TDD
8 22 (15.60%) Regression Testing
9 21 (14.89%) Scrum
10 18 (12.77%) Automation Testing
11 16 (11.35%) Non-Functional Testing
12 13 (9.22%) API Testing
12 13 (9.22%) Performance Testing
12 13 (9.22%) Waterfall
13 12 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (8.51%) User Stories
14 11 (7.80%) Defect Management
14 11 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (7.09%) Defect Tracking
15 10 (7.09%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.21%) SQL
2 33 (23.40%) Java
3 17 (12.06%) C#
3 17 (12.06%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.26%) Python
4 6 (4.26%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.55%) VBScript
6 4 (2.84%) Perl
6 4 (2.84%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.84%) Ruby
6 4 (2.84%) VBA
7 3 (2.13%) Groovy
7 3 (2.13%) Scala
7 3 (2.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.71%) C++
8 1 (0.71%) F#
8 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (13.48%) ISEB
2 18 (12.77%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.84%) Degree
4 4 (2.84%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.13%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) WAI
2 2 (1.42%) WCAG
3 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.71%) HL7
3 1 (0.71%) SDET
Systems Management
1 9 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (9.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.80%) Oracle
3 2 (1.42%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.42%) Compuware
3 2 (1.42%) Empirix
3 2 (1.42%) HP
3 2 (1.42%) IBM
3 2 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.42%) Sybase
4 1 (0.71%) Ab Initio
4 1 (0.71%) Apple
4 1 (0.71%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (0.71%) Google
4 1 (0.71%) Informatica
4 1 (0.71%) OpenText
4 1 (0.71%) Progress
4 1 (0.71%) webMethods
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