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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 552 523 523
Rank change year-on-year
-29 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 72 100 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 61 76
Median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.84 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
+76.00% -
QA Analyst
UK

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
46856 50029 49209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30915 32483 30579
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1539 1928 1999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

QA Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +4 37 £438 +15.13% 25
North West +16 10 £175 -36.36% 1
South East +3 10 £350 +16.66% 8
East Midlands -9 4 £250 -33.33% 3
West Midlands -26 3 £288 +91.66% 2
North East - 3 £400 -
South West +11 2 £188 -46.42% 2
Yorkshire +9 1 £350 +12.00% 1
East of England +1 1 £400 +23.07% 1
QA Analyst
UK

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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.

1 169 (100.00%) QA
2 98 (57.99%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (36.69%) Selenium
4 54 (31.95%) JIRA
5 51 (30.18%) SQL
6 49 (28.99%) Finance
7 35 (20.71%) Test Scripting
7 35 (20.71%) Cucumber
8 34 (20.12%) Test Automation
9 33 (19.53%) Java
10 31 (18.34%) Automated Testing
10 31 (18.34%) BDD
11 30 (17.75%) Manual Testing
12 29 (17.16%) Regression Testing
13 27 (15.98%) Automation Testing
14 25 (14.79%) Scrum
14 25 (14.79%) ISEB
14 25 (14.79%) ISTQB
15 23 (13.61%) Microsoft
16 21 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (12.43%) Functional Testing
16 21 (12.43%) WebDriver
17 20 (11.83%) Continuous Improvement
18 19 (11.24%) Performance Testing
18 19 (11.24%) .NET
19 18 (10.65%) TDD
19 18 (10.65%) Banking
20 17 (10.06%) Integration Testing
20 17 (10.06%) C#
20 17 (10.06%) Unix

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 17 (10.06%) Confluence
2 7 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.55%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.96%) IIS
5 4 (2.37%) Apache
5 4 (2.37%) CMS
6 3 (1.78%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.18%) Drupal
8 1 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.59%) JBoss
8 1 (0.59%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.59%) OpenROAD
8 1 (0.59%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.55%) MS Office
2 5 (2.96%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.37%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.78%) Mingle
4 3 (1.78%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.18%) HTTP
2 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.59%) Internet
2 1 (0.59%) LAN
2 1 (0.59%) MQTT
2 1 (0.59%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.59%) RTSP
2 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.59%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.55%) MongoDB
2 6 (3.55%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.37%) Big Data
5 3 (1.78%) Data Mart
5 3 (1.78%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.78%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.18%) MySQL
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.59%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 62 (36.69%) Selenium
2 54 (31.95%) JIRA
3 35 (20.71%) Cucumber
4 21 (12.43%) WebDriver
5 17 (10.06%) Jenkins
6 13 (7.69%) SoapUI
7 11 (6.51%) JMeter
8 10 (5.92%) HP UFT
9 9 (5.33%) Maven
10 8 (4.73%) SpecFlow
11 7 (4.14%) Ant
11 7 (4.14%) JUnit
12 6 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (2.96%) Appium
13 5 (2.96%) FitNesse
13 5 (2.96%) Git (software)
13 5 (2.96%) Gradle
13 5 (2.96%) Hudson
13 5 (2.96%) IntelliJ
13 5 (2.96%) jMock
General
1 49 (28.99%) Finance
2 18 (10.65%) Banking
3 7 (4.14%) Investment Banking
3 7 (4.14%) Publishing
4 5 (2.96%) Front Office
5 4 (2.37%) Back Office
6 3 (1.78%) Retail
7 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.18%) Legal
7 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.18%) Marketing
8 1 (0.59%) Billing
8 1 (0.59%) Electronics
8 1 (0.59%) French Language
8 1 (0.59%) Law
8 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.24%) .NET
2 11 (6.51%) HTML
3 10 (5.92%) Web Services
4 9 (5.33%) Gherkin
4 9 (5.33%) XML
5 6 (3.55%) Java EE
5 6 (3.55%) Node.js
5 6 (3.55%) Spring
6 5 (2.96%) Ajax
6 5 (2.96%) Hibernate
6 5 (2.96%) HTML5
6 5 (2.96%) JMS
6 5 (2.96%) REST
6 5 (2.96%) Spring Boot
6 5 (2.96%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.37%) RESTful
7 4 (2.37%) SOAP
8 3 (1.78%) Apache Flex
8 3 (1.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.28%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.69%) Equities
4 10 (5.92%) Derivative
5 9 (5.33%) Fixed Income
5 9 (5.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (4.73%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.96%) Hedge funds
7 5 (2.96%) User Experience
8 3 (1.78%) Biometrics
8 3 (1.78%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.78%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.18%) Social Media
9 2 (1.18%) Swaptions
9 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.59%) iPad
10 1 (0.59%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.06%) Unix
2 10 (5.92%) Windows
3 8 (4.73%) Android
3 8 (4.73%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.96%) Linux
5 2 (1.18%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.59%) Solaris
6 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (57.99%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (20.71%) Test Scripting
3 34 (20.12%) Test Automation
4 31 (18.34%) Automated Testing
4 31 (18.34%) BDD
5 30 (17.75%) Manual Testing
6 29 (17.16%) Regression Testing
7 27 (15.98%) Automation Testing
8 25 (14.79%) Scrum
9 21 (12.43%) Functional Testing
10 20 (11.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (11.24%) Performance Testing
12 18 (10.65%) TDD
13 17 (10.06%) Integration Testing
13 17 (10.06%) User Stories
14 16 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (8.88%) Defect Management
15 15 (8.88%) Exploratory Testing
16 14 (8.28%) Software Testing
17 13 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.18%) SQL
2 33 (19.53%) Java
3 17 (10.06%) C#
4 9 (5.33%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.73%) Groovy
6 7 (4.14%) Python
7 5 (2.96%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.96%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.37%) Ruby
9 3 (1.78%) Scala
9 3 (1.78%) VBScript
10 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.18%) Perl
10 2 (1.18%) PHP
11 1 (0.59%) C
11 1 (0.59%) C++
11 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.59%) VB
11 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (14.79%) ISEB
1 25 (14.79%) ISTQB
2 14 (8.28%) Degree
3 6 (3.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.37%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.78%) COBIT
3 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.59%) GAMP
3 1 (0.59%) GxP
3 1 (0.59%) HL7
3 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.59%) SDET
3 1 (0.59%) WAI
3 1 (0.59%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 3 (1.78%) Docker
2 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.78%) Ansible
2 3 (1.78%) Puppet
3 1 (0.59%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.10%) Atlassian
3 8 (4.73%) Rally
4 7 (4.14%) Oracle
5 5 (2.96%) HP
6 3 (1.78%) Hortonworks
6 3 (1.78%) Murex
7 2 (1.18%) SAP
8 1 (0.59%) CA
8 1 (0.59%) hybris
8 1 (0.59%) Informatica
8 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.59%) Sybase
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