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 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 498 493 465
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -28
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 94 80 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 53 53
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£373 £393 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.21% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £244 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £328
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -4.58%
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
46993 45168 41393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.48% 92.76% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 30139 28182 24625
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1790 1829 1978
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £39.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 1 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 1 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 -5 50 £425 -10.52% 25
South West +10 12 £325 +30.00% 1
South East -22 10 £190 -42.42% 3
North East - 9 £373 -
East of England +2 4 £400 +33.33% 3
North West -19 4 £295 - 3
Yorkshire -18 2 £368 +31.25% 1
West Midlands - 2 £325 - 1
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QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 177 (100.00%) QA
2 79 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (41.24%) Selenium
4 69 (38.98%) SQL
5 62 (35.03%) Finance
6 52 (29.38%) Test Automation
7 44 (24.86%) BDD
8 42 (23.73%) .NET
9 39 (22.03%) C#
10 34 (19.21%) Java
10 34 (19.21%) Web Services
11 33 (18.64%) WebDriver
12 30 (16.95%) SpecFlow
13 29 (16.38%) Microsoft
14 28 (15.82%) Banking
14 28 (15.82%) Automated Testing
15 27 (15.25%) ISTQB
15 27 (15.25%) TDD
15 27 (15.25%) HP UFT
16 26 (14.69%) XML
16 26 (14.69%) SDLC
17 25 (14.12%) ISEB
17 25 (14.12%) Software Testing
18 23 (12.99%) Ruby
18 23 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
18 23 (12.99%) Team Foundation Server
18 23 (12.99%) Scrum
19 22 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (11.86%) Test Scripting
20 21 (11.86%) HP Quality Center

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 6 (3.39%) CMS
2 4 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.69%) Confluence
4 2 (1.13%) Node.js
4 2 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.56%) SAS
5 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 11 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.82%) MS Office
3 3 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.56%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.56%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.13%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.60%) MongoDB
2 15 (8.47%) NoSQL
3 13 (7.34%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.13%) KDB
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.13%) MySQL
6 2 (1.13%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 73 (41.24%) Selenium
2 33 (18.64%) WebDriver
3 30 (16.95%) SpecFlow
4 27 (15.25%) HP UFT
5 23 (12.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (11.86%) Cucumber
7 17 (9.60%) JIRA
8 15 (8.47%) SoapUI
9 14 (7.91%) FitNesse
10 10 (5.65%) Sahi
11 9 (5.08%) Jenkins
12 8 (4.52%) WATIR
13 6 (3.39%) LoadRunner
13 6 (3.39%) Visual Studio
14 5 (2.82%) Subversion
15 4 (2.26%) JUnit
16 3 (1.69%) JMeter
16 3 (1.69%) Git (software)
17 2 (1.13%) Geb
17 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 62 (35.03%) Finance
2 28 (15.82%) Banking
3 12 (6.78%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.65%) Marketing
5 8 (4.52%) Retail
6 6 (3.39%) Games
7 5 (2.82%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.69%) Back Office
9 2 (1.13%) Electronics
9 2 (1.13%) Front Office
10 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.56%) Automotive
10 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (23.73%) .NET
2 34 (19.21%) Web Services
3 26 (14.69%) XML
4 14 (7.91%) RESTful
5 13 (7.34%) .NET Framework
6 12 (6.78%) MSMQ
7 11 (6.21%) SOAP
8 7 (3.95%) Gherkin
9 6 (3.39%) JSON
9 6 (3.39%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.69%) HTML
10 3 (1.69%) Middleware
11 2 (1.13%) Ajax
11 2 (1.13%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (1.13%) Mustache
11 2 (1.13%) Sass
11 2 (1.13%) YAML
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.56%) WPF
12 1 (0.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.52%) EFT
3 8 (4.52%) Fixed Income
3 8 (4.52%) Equities
4 7 (3.95%) Derivative
4 7 (3.95%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.39%) SWIFT
6 5 (2.82%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.69%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.13%) Physics
8 2 (1.13%) Online Games
8 2 (1.13%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.13%) DTV
8 2 (1.13%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.13%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.56%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.91%) Windows
2 6 (3.39%) UNIX
3 3 (1.69%) Linux
3 3 (1.69%) Android
3 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (44.63%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (29.38%) Test Automation
3 44 (24.86%) BDD
4 28 (15.82%) Automated Testing
5 27 (15.25%) TDD
6 26 (14.69%) SDLC
7 25 (14.12%) Software Testing
8 23 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (12.99%) Scrum
9 22 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (11.86%) Test Scripting
11 19 (10.73%) Automation Testing
12 18 (10.17%) Open Source
13 17 (9.60%) Project Management
14 16 (9.04%) Integration Testing
15 14 (7.91%) Analytics
16 12 (6.78%) Test Strategy
16 12 (6.78%) Manual Testing
16 12 (6.78%) Regression Testing
16 12 (6.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 69 (38.98%) SQL
2 39 (22.03%) C#
3 34 (19.21%) Java
4 23 (12.99%) Ruby
5 6 (3.39%) Groovy
5 6 (3.39%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.69%) Python
6 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.13%) C
7 2 (1.13%) PHP
7 2 (1.13%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.13%) C++
8 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (15.25%) ISTQB
2 25 (14.12%) ISEB
3 13 (7.34%) Degree
4 8 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.69%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) HL7
2 1 (0.56%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.56%) GAAP
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 29 (16.38%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.04%) HP
3 11 (6.21%) Sybase
4 10 (5.65%) Atlassian
5 9 (5.08%) Oracle
6 8 (4.52%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.69%) hybris
8 2 (1.13%) MKS
8 2 (1.13%) SAP
9 1 (0.56%) Cognos
9 1 (0.56%) Siebel
9 1 (0.56%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.56%) Citrix
9 1 (0.56%) VMware
9 1 (0.56%) Telerik
9 1 (0.56%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.56%) Vertica
9 1 (0.56%) ExactTarget
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