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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 502 471 475
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +4
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 78 91 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 60 69
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.27% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +712.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%
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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
47033 44604 49140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.46% 92.69% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29411 27456 28065
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1914 2465
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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 -13 42 £363 -14.70% 12
South East +10 28 £211 -29.58% 7
East of England -30 5 £374 +6.70% 2
Yorkshire 0 2 - - 2
South West - 1 £275 - 1
West Midlands - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 4
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QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 156 (100.00%) QA
2 55 (35.26%) SQL
2 55 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (33.33%) Selenium
4 43 (27.56%) Finance
5 39 (25.00%) C#
6 35 (22.44%) ISEB
6 35 (22.44%) Automated Testing
7 33 (21.15%) BDD
8 32 (20.51%) Test Automation
9 31 (19.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 30 (19.23%) .NET
10 30 (19.23%) Test Scripting
11 27 (17.31%) XML
11 27 (17.31%) Automation Testing
12 26 (16.67%) Software Testing
13 25 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (15.38%) Java
14 24 (15.38%) Microsoft
14 24 (15.38%) Scrum
15 23 (14.74%) Web Services
15 23 (14.74%) Visual Studio
15 23 (14.74%) TDD
15 23 (14.74%) HP Quality Center
16 22 (14.10%) HP
17 21 (13.46%) FitNesse
18 18 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
19 17 (10.90%) ISTQB
19 17 (10.90%) QuickTest Pro
20 16 (10.26%) Manual Testing

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 5 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.56%) Node.js
2 4 (2.56%) CMS
3 3 (1.92%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.64%) Confluence
4 1 (0.64%) Drupal
4 1 (0.64%) DNN
4 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.64%) Content Management Server
4 1 (0.64%) Orchard CMS
4 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.77%) MS Office
3 2 (1.28%) Mingle
4 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.56%) IntelliMatch
1 4 (2.56%) Summit
2 3 (1.92%) SunGard GMI
3 2 (1.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.85%) Office 365
2 2 (1.28%) Force.com
3 1 (0.64%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.64%) IaaS
3 1 (0.64%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.28%) HTTP
2 1 (0.64%) LAN
2 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.92%) MySQL
4 3 (1.92%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.28%) QlikView
5 2 (1.28%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 52 (33.33%) Selenium
2 31 (19.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (14.74%) Visual Studio
4 21 (13.46%) FitNesse
5 17 (10.90%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (8.97%) JIRA
6 14 (8.97%) SpecFlow
7 9 (5.77%) Cucumber
8 7 (4.49%) WATIR
9 6 (3.85%) Jenkins
9 6 (3.85%) WebDriver
9 6 (3.85%) Sahi
10 5 (3.21%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.56%) JUnit
11 4 (2.56%) Git (software)
11 4 (2.56%) TestComplete
12 3 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (1.92%) TestNG
12 3 (1.92%) Maven
12 3 (1.92%) JMeter
General
1 43 (27.56%) Finance
2 12 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (2.56%) Retail
3 4 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.92%) Front Office
5 2 (1.28%) Publishing
5 2 (1.28%) Games
5 2 (1.28%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Billing
6 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.64%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (19.23%) .NET
2 27 (17.31%) XML
3 23 (14.74%) Web Services
4 12 (7.69%) WCF
4 12 (7.69%) REST
5 11 (7.05%) SOAP
6 8 (5.13%) WPF
7 5 (3.21%) HTML
7 5 (3.21%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.56%) Mustache
8 4 (2.56%) Sass
9 2 (1.28%) Middleware
9 2 (1.28%) Spring
9 2 (1.28%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.28%) MDX
9 2 (1.28%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.28%) HTML5
10 1 (0.64%) RESTful
10 1 (0.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.05%) Derivative
3 10 (6.41%) Open Source
4 8 (5.13%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.56%) iPad
5 4 (2.56%) iPhone
6 3 (1.92%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.28%) User Experience
7 2 (1.28%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.28%) Equities
7 2 (1.28%) AS400
7 2 (1.28%) iSeries
7 2 (1.28%) Online Games
8 1 (0.64%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.64%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.64%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.77%) UNIX
2 8 (5.13%) Windows
3 3 (1.92%) Linux
4 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.64%) Android
5 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (22.44%) Automated Testing
3 33 (21.15%) BDD
4 32 (20.51%) Test Automation
5 30 (19.23%) Test Scripting
6 27 (17.31%) Automation Testing
7 26 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 24 (15.38%) Scrum
9 23 (14.74%) TDD
10 18 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (10.26%) Manual Testing
11 16 (10.26%) Test Management
11 16 (10.26%) Test Strategy
12 12 (7.69%) E-Commerce
12 12 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (7.05%) Regression Testing
14 10 (6.41%) Security Testing
14 10 (6.41%) User Stories
15 9 (5.77%) Functional Testing
15 9 (5.77%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (35.26%) SQL
2 39 (25.00%) C#
3 24 (15.38%) Java
4 11 (7.05%) VBA
5 8 (5.13%) Ruby
6 6 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.92%) Perl
8 2 (1.28%) Python
8 2 (1.28%) Scala
9 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.64%) Groovy
9 1 (0.64%) C
9 1 (0.64%) C++
9 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.64%) VBScript
9 1 (0.64%) VB
9 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.64%) Jython
Qualifications
1 35 (22.44%) ISEB
2 17 (10.90%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (5.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 8 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.49%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.85%) MOS
7 4 (2.56%) Degree
8 2 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.64%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.64%) MCITP
9 1 (0.64%) CEH
9 1 (0.64%) CISSP
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.64%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) EMIR
2 1 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (14.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.64%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 24 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.10%) HP
3 15 (9.62%) Oracle
4 4 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (1.92%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.92%) SAP
5 3 (1.92%) SunGard
6 2 (1.28%) Vermilion
6 2 (1.28%) IBM
6 2 (1.28%) Sybase
7 1 (0.64%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.64%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.64%) Google
7 1 (0.64%) Cognos
7 1 (0.64%) Progress
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco
7 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.64%) Sophis
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