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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 548 497 464
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -33
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 89 116 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 76 98
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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
48428 48067 47032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.01% 94.75% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31953 29679 29276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1367 1934 1971
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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 6 May 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
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 6 May 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 -17 53 £363 -9.37% 15
South East -9 15 £350 +3.70% 4
Yorkshire +1 5 £350 -6.66% 1
South West 0 4 £299 +49.37%
North East -35 4 £290 -25.16% 1
East of England +1 3 £250 -5.66% 3
East Midlands +4 2 £313 -13.79% 2
North West -20 2 £313 -8.08% 5
West Midlands -15 1 - - 2
QA Analyst
UK

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 179 (100.00%) QA
2 81 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (36.87%) SQL
4 58 (32.40%) Finance
5 54 (30.17%) Selenium
6 48 (26.82%) JIRA
7 43 (24.02%) Java
8 35 (19.55%) Test Scripting
8 35 (19.55%) BDD
9 33 (18.44%) Test Automation
9 33 (18.44%) ISEB
10 30 (16.76%) ISTQB
11 29 (16.20%) Scrum
11 29 (16.20%) Cucumber
12 27 (15.08%) .NET
13 26 (14.53%) Banking
14 24 (13.41%) Functional Testing
15 22 (12.29%) SoapUI
15 22 (12.29%) Automated Testing
15 22 (12.29%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (12.29%) Oracle
16 21 (11.73%) Automation Testing
17 20 (11.17%) WebDriver
17 20 (11.17%) Degree
18 19 (10.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 19 (10.61%) JavaScript
18 19 (10.61%) Manual Testing
18 19 (10.61%) Non-Functional Testing
19 18 (10.06%) HP UFT
20 16 (8.94%) Regression Testing

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 10 (5.59%) Confluence
2 9 (5.03%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.35%) Apache
4 4 (2.23%) Apache Solr
4 4 (2.23%) IIS
4 4 (2.23%) Node.js
5 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.12%) CMS
6 2 (1.12%) nginx
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.56%) Drupal
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.79%) MS Office
2 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Mingle
3 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.12%) FTP
2 1 (0.56%) Firewall
2 1 (0.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) LAN
2 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.82%) Oracle Database
2 12 (6.70%) MongoDB
3 11 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (6.15%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.79%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.68%) Data Mart
5 3 (1.68%) Electronic Patient Records
5 3 (1.68%) SAP BI
5 3 (1.68%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.56%) Big Data
7 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (30.17%) Selenium
2 48 (26.82%) JIRA
3 29 (16.20%) Cucumber
4 22 (12.29%) SoapUI
5 20 (11.17%) WebDriver
6 18 (10.06%) HP UFT
7 16 (8.94%) Jenkins
8 14 (7.82%) JMeter
9 12 (6.70%) Maven
10 10 (5.59%) Git (software)
10 10 (5.59%) LoadRunner
11 9 (5.03%) Visual Studio
12 7 (3.91%) Gatling
12 7 (3.91%) SpecFlow
13 6 (3.35%) IntelliJ
13 6 (3.35%) SilkPerformer
13 6 (3.35%) The Grinder
13 6 (3.35%) Toad
13 6 (3.35%) VisualVM
13 6 (3.35%) YourKit
General
1 58 (32.40%) Finance
2 26 (14.53%) Banking
3 11 (6.15%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.47%) Retail
5 6 (3.35%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.79%) Electronics
6 5 (2.79%) Games
6 5 (2.79%) Marketing
6 5 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.23%) Front Office
7 4 (2.23%) Law
8 3 (1.68%) Private Banking
9 2 (1.12%) Back Office
9 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.12%) Legal
10 1 (0.56%) Advertising
10 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.08%) .NET
2 13 (7.26%) SOAP
3 12 (6.70%) XML
4 11 (6.15%) HTML
4 11 (6.15%) Spring
5 10 (5.59%) Gherkin
5 10 (5.59%) Hibernate
5 10 (5.59%) Web Services
6 9 (5.03%) Spring Boot
7 8 (4.47%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.35%) MSMQ
9 5 (2.79%) Java EE
9 5 (2.79%) REST
10 4 (2.23%) Ajax
10 4 (2.23%) JMS
10 4 (2.23%) PostGIS
10 4 (2.23%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (1.68%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (1.68%) Murex MxML
12 2 (1.12%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.82%) Equities
3 11 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.15%) Fixed Income
4 6 (3.35%) Derivative
4 6 (3.35%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.79%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.79%) Physics
6 4 (2.23%) NHS
7 3 (1.68%) Animation
7 3 (1.68%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.12%) EPoS
8 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.12%) VWAP
9 1 (0.56%) CESG
9 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.26%) Linux
1 13 (7.26%) Windows
2 12 (6.70%) Unix
3 5 (2.79%) Android
4 4 (2.23%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.68%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.12%) CentOS
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (45.25%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.55%) BDD
2 35 (19.55%) Test Scripting
3 33 (18.44%) Test Automation
4 29 (16.20%) Scrum
5 24 (13.41%) Functional Testing
6 22 (12.29%) Automated Testing
6 22 (12.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (11.73%) Automation Testing
8 19 (10.61%) Manual Testing
8 19 (10.61%) Non-Functional Testing
9 16 (8.94%) Regression Testing
10 15 (8.38%) ETL
10 15 (8.38%) TDD
10 15 (8.38%) Test Management
11 13 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (7.26%) Integration Testing
11 13 (7.26%) Software Testing
12 12 (6.70%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (6.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 66 (36.87%) SQL
2 43 (24.02%) Java
3 19 (10.61%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.70%) C#
5 11 (6.15%) Ruby
6 7 (3.91%) Python
6 7 (3.91%) Scala
6 7 (3.91%) VBA
7 6 (3.35%) CoffeeScript
7 6 (3.35%) VBScript
8 4 (2.23%) Groovy
8 4 (2.23%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.68%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.56%) C++
10 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.56%) VB
10 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (18.44%) ISEB
2 30 (16.76%) ISTQB
3 20 (11.17%) Degree
4 6 (3.35%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.56%) AAT
6 1 (0.56%) ACCA
6 1 (0.56%) CIMA
6 1 (0.56%) CIPFA
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.56%) PhD
6 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.23%) WCAG
3 2 (1.12%) GxP
3 2 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.12%) SEPA
3 2 (1.12%) WAI
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.56%) EMIR
4 1 (0.56%) GAMP
4 1 (0.56%) GPG13
4 1 (0.56%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (5.03%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.12%) Nagios
2 2 (1.12%) Opsview
3 1 (0.56%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 22 (12.29%) Oracle
2 14 (7.82%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.35%) AppDynamics
3 6 (3.35%) Dynatrace
3 6 (3.35%) HP
3 6 (3.35%) IBM
3 6 (3.35%) New Relic
4 5 (2.79%) Murex
4 5 (2.79%) Rally
4 5 (2.79%) SAP
5 4 (2.23%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.68%) Citrix
7 2 (1.12%) Fidessa
7 2 (1.12%) hybris
8 1 (0.56%) ATG
8 1 (0.56%) CA
8 1 (0.56%) Informatica
8 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.56%) Sybase
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