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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 508 461 423
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -38
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 49 78 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 60 61
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 -
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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
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -29 28 £375 -11.24% 18
South East +1 9 £275 +22.22% 10
East of England 0 6 £303 -32.85% 6
Yorkshire -5 3 - - 2
North West -20 3 £350 +2.94% 2
South West - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
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QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 120 (100.00%) QA
2 53 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (37.50%) Selenium
4 34 (28.33%) SQL
5 28 (23.33%) Finance
5 28 (23.33%) Test Automation
5 28 (23.33%) BDD
6 27 (22.50%) TDD
7 26 (21.67%) Java
8 24 (20.00%) ISEB
9 23 (19.17%) .NET
10 22 (18.33%) C#
11 20 (16.67%) JIRA
12 19 (15.83%) WebDriver
13 18 (15.00%) Software Testing
14 17 (14.17%) HP Quality Center
15 16 (13.33%) Automation Testing
15 16 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (13.33%) Scrum
15 16 (13.33%) Web Services
15 16 (13.33%) E-Commerce
16 15 (12.50%) Automated Testing
16 15 (12.50%) Manual Testing
17 14 (11.67%) Microsoft
18 13 (10.83%) XML
18 13 (10.83%) Banking
19 12 (10.00%) MS Excel
19 12 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
19 12 (10.00%) ISTQB
19 12 (10.00%) Test Strategy

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.17%) CMS
3 4 (3.33%) Confluence
4 2 (1.67%) Drupal
4 2 (1.67%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.50%) MS Office
3 5 (4.17%) Mingle
4 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.67%) Summit
2 1 (0.83%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.33%) Force.com
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.67%) Intranet
2 1 (0.83%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 45 (37.50%) Selenium
2 20 (16.67%) JIRA
3 19 (15.83%) WebDriver
4 16 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 11 (9.17%) Cucumber
7 8 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (5.83%) SoapUI
9 6 (5.00%) NUnit
9 6 (5.00%) JMeter
10 5 (4.17%) Visual Studio
10 5 (4.17%) TeamCity
11 4 (3.33%) FitNesse
11 4 (3.33%) Git (software)
11 4 (3.33%) WATIR
11 4 (3.33%) Jenkins
11 4 (3.33%) Subversion
11 4 (3.33%) JUnit
12 3 (2.50%) Toad
12 3 (2.50%) Sahi
General
1 28 (23.33%) Finance
2 13 (10.83%) Banking
3 5 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.50%) Legal
4 3 (2.50%) Retail
5 2 (1.67%) Marketing
5 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.67%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.17%) .NET
2 16 (13.33%) Web Services
3 13 (10.83%) XML
4 8 (6.67%) WCF
5 7 (5.83%) SOAP
6 5 (4.17%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.33%) REST
7 4 (3.33%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.67%) JSON
9 2 (1.67%) WF
9 2 (1.67%) Unity DI Container
9 2 (1.67%) MSMQ
9 2 (1.67%) Middleware
10 1 (0.83%) HTML
10 1 (0.83%) J2EE
10 1 (0.83%) WinForms
10 1 (0.83%) HTML5
10 1 (0.83%) Visualforce
10 1 (0.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.67%) Open Source
2 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.33%) iPhone
3 4 (3.33%) iPad
4 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.67%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.67%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.67%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.83%) DTV
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Handset
6 1 (0.83%) Replication
6 1 (0.83%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.83%) Spread Betting
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (1.67%) UNIX
3 1 (0.83%) Linux
3 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.33%) Test Automation
2 28 (23.33%) BDD
3 27 (22.50%) TDD
4 18 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 16 (13.33%) Automation Testing
5 16 (13.33%) Scrum
5 16 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 15 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 15 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 12 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 11 (9.17%) Test Scripting
9 10 (8.33%) User Stories
10 9 (7.50%) Asset Management
10 9 (7.50%) Regression Testing
11 8 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.83%) Agile Testing
12 7 (5.83%) CRM
13 6 (5.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (28.33%) SQL
2 26 (21.67%) Java
3 22 (18.33%) C#
4 10 (8.33%) Ruby
5 5 (4.17%) Python
5 5 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.33%) Perl
7 2 (1.67%) Scala
7 2 (1.67%) VBA
8 1 (0.83%) C
8 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.83%) C++
8 1 (0.83%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (20.00%) ISEB
2 12 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.50%) Degree
4 3 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.67%) MOS
6 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.83%) Basel II
2 1 (0.83%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.83%) EMIR
2 1 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (14.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.33%) HP
3 8 (6.67%) Oracle
4 7 (5.83%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.67%) Vermilion
5 2 (1.67%) SAP
5 2 (1.67%) Sybase
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.83%) Informatica
6 1 (0.83%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.83%) Cognos
6 1 (0.83%) Siebel
6 1 (0.83%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.83%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
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