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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 489 499 455
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -44
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 106 84 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 57 68
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£356 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £203 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
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
47845 45746 43111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.64% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 31018 28289 25848
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1784 1845 1993
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +9 54 £425 +6.25% 21
South West +13 12 £325 +23.80%
South East -27 12 £188 -10.71% 4
North West -14 7 £250 - 5
North East - 7 £373 -
East of England +3 5 £400 +8.84% 1
Yorkshire -24 5 £350 +25.00%
West Midlands - 3 £238 - 1
East Midlands -11 1 - - 2
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QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 195 (100.00%) QA
2 87 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (40.51%) Selenium
4 74 (37.95%) SQL
5 65 (33.33%) Finance
6 52 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 50 (25.64%) BDD
8 46 (23.59%) C#
9 45 (23.08%) .NET
10 36 (18.46%) Java
11 34 (17.44%) Web Services
11 34 (17.44%) Microsoft
11 34 (17.44%) WebDriver
12 31 (15.90%) SpecFlow
13 29 (14.87%) Automated Testing
13 29 (14.87%) Test Scripting
14 28 (14.36%) ISTQB
14 28 (14.36%) ISEB
14 28 (14.36%) TDD
14 28 (14.36%) Banking
14 28 (14.36%) SDLC
15 27 (13.85%) Software Testing
16 26 (13.33%) HP UFT
17 25 (12.82%) XML
17 25 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
18 24 (12.31%) Cucumber
18 24 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
19 23 (11.79%) Ruby
19 23 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (11.79%) Scrum

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (3.59%) CMS
2 4 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.54%) Confluence
4 2 (1.03%) Node.js
4 2 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.51%) SAS
5 1 (0.51%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 13 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.59%) MS Office
3 3 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.51%) MS Project
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.51%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.51%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.03%) HTTP
2 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.21%) MongoDB
2 14 (7.18%) NoSQL
2 14 (7.18%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.03%) KDB
5 2 (1.03%) MySQL
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.51%) MS Access
6 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 79 (40.51%) Selenium
2 34 (17.44%) WebDriver
3 31 (15.90%) SpecFlow
4 26 (13.33%) HP UFT
5 25 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (12.31%) Cucumber
7 19 (9.74%) JIRA
8 17 (8.72%) FitNesse
9 15 (7.69%) SoapUI
10 10 (5.13%) Sahi
11 8 (4.10%) Jenkins
11 8 (4.10%) WATIR
11 8 (4.10%) Visual Studio
12 7 (3.59%) LoadRunner
13 4 (2.05%) Subversion
14 3 (1.54%) Git (software)
14 3 (1.54%) JUnit
15 2 (1.03%) JMeter
15 2 (1.03%) TestComplete
15 2 (1.03%) JProfiler
General
1 65 (33.33%) Finance
2 28 (14.36%) Banking
3 11 (5.64%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.62%) Marketing
5 8 (4.10%) Retail
6 7 (3.59%) Games
7 5 (2.56%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.05%) Back Office
9 2 (1.03%) Front Office
9 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.51%) Automotive
10 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.51%) Electronics
10 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.51%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (23.08%) .NET
2 34 (17.44%) Web Services
3 25 (12.82%) XML
4 14 (7.18%) RESTful
5 12 (6.15%) .NET Framework
6 11 (5.64%) SOAP
6 11 (5.64%) MSMQ
7 8 (4.10%) Gherkin
8 7 (3.59%) ASP.NET
8 7 (3.59%) HTML
9 5 (2.56%) JSON
9 5 (2.56%) CSS
10 2 (1.03%) XML Schema
10 2 (1.03%) Middleware
10 2 (1.03%) Ajax
10 2 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (1.03%) Mustache
10 2 (1.03%) Sass
10 2 (1.03%) YAML
11 1 (0.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 12 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.13%) Equities
3 9 (4.62%) Derivative
4 8 (4.10%) EFT
4 8 (4.10%) Client/Server
4 8 (4.10%) Fixed Income
5 6 (3.08%) SWIFT
6 5 (2.56%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.05%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.05%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.03%) Physics
8 2 (1.03%) Online Games
8 2 (1.03%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (1.03%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.03%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.51%) Online Gambling
9 1 (0.51%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.21%) Windows
2 8 (4.10%) UNIX
3 6 (3.08%) Linux
4 4 (2.05%) Android
4 4 (2.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 50 (25.64%) BDD
4 29 (14.87%) Test Scripting
4 29 (14.87%) Automated Testing
5 28 (14.36%) TDD
5 28 (14.36%) SDLC
6 27 (13.85%) Software Testing
7 24 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (11.79%) Scrum
9 20 (10.26%) Automation Testing
10 19 (9.74%) Open Source
11 17 (8.72%) Project Management
12 16 (8.21%) Manual Testing
12 16 (8.21%) Integration Testing
13 15 (7.69%) Regression Testing
14 12 (6.15%) Test Strategy
15 11 (5.64%) Agile Project Management
15 11 (5.64%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 74 (37.95%) SQL
2 46 (23.59%) C#
3 36 (18.46%) Java
4 23 (11.79%) Ruby
5 8 (4.10%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.56%) Groovy
7 3 (1.54%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.03%) C
8 2 (1.03%) Python
8 2 (1.03%) PHP
8 2 (1.03%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.03%) C++
9 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (14.36%) ISEB
1 28 (14.36%) ISTQB
2 13 (6.67%) Degree
3 11 (5.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (1.54%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.54%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) HL7
2 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.51%) FATCA
2 1 (0.51%) GAAP
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.51%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 34 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.21%) HP
3 11 (5.64%) Sybase
4 10 (5.13%) Atlassian
5 8 (4.10%) PeopleSoft
6 6 (3.08%) Oracle
7 3 (1.54%) Telerik
7 3 (1.54%) hybris
8 2 (1.03%) MKS
9 1 (0.51%) VMware
9 1 (0.51%) Citrix
9 1 (0.51%) SAP
9 1 (0.51%) Cognos
9 1 (0.51%) Siebel
9 1 (0.51%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.51%) Vertica
9 1 (0.51%) ExactTarget
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