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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 541 515 532
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +17
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 69 103 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 71 60
Median daily rate £338 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £278 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £31.20 £21.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.80% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.20 £21.25 -
% change year-on-year
+46.80% -
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
43243 48091 49053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.58% 94.95% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28473 31109 31489
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1507 1878 2039
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -26 29 £388 -3.12% 15
South East +36 21 £313 -11.34% 4
East of England +15 5 £300 - 3
West Midlands -8 4 £375 +31.57%
North West -8 3 £175 -30.00% 1
South West +5 2 £363 +3.57% 4
East Midlands -6 2 £275 -12.00% 2
North East -31 2 £400 -
Yorkshire +12 1 £263 -52.27% 1
QA Analyst
UK

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 144 (100.00%) QA
2 77 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (42.36%) Selenium
4 46 (31.94%) SQL
5 42 (29.17%) JIRA
6 38 (26.39%) Test Scripting
7 32 (22.22%) Cucumber
8 30 (20.83%) Finance
9 27 (18.75%) Java
9 27 (18.75%) Manual Testing
9 27 (18.75%) Automated Testing
10 25 (17.36%) Test Automation
10 25 (17.36%) Regression Testing
11 24 (16.67%) Unix
12 23 (15.97%) .NET
13 21 (14.58%) BDD
14 20 (13.89%) Automation Testing
15 19 (13.19%) Banking
15 19 (13.19%) C#
15 19 (13.19%) Scrum
16 18 (12.50%) JavaScript
16 18 (12.50%) ISEB
17 17 (11.81%) Microsoft
17 17 (11.81%) TDD
17 17 (11.81%) ISTQB
17 17 (11.81%) Performance Testing
18 15 (10.42%) HTML
19 14 (9.72%) WebDriver
19 14 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
20 13 (9.03%) Oracle

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 9 (6.25%) Confluence
2 7 (4.86%) CMS
3 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.08%) Drupal
5 2 (1.39%) JBoss
6 1 (0.69%) Apache
6 1 (0.69%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.69%) SAS
6 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.69%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.39%) Mingle
5 1 (0.69%) HipChat
5 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.39%) Internet
2 1 (0.69%) HTTP
2 1 (0.69%) MQTT
2 1 (0.69%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.69%) RTSP
2 1 (0.69%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.39%) Big Data
5 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.39%) MySQL
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.69%) MS Access
6 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.69%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.69%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 61 (42.36%) Selenium
2 42 (29.17%) JIRA
3 32 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 14 (9.72%) WebDriver
5 11 (7.64%) Jenkins
6 9 (6.25%) JMeter
6 9 (6.25%) SoapUI
6 9 (6.25%) SpecFlow
7 7 (4.86%) Appium
7 7 (4.86%) Gatling
7 7 (4.86%) HP UFT
7 7 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (4.17%) Git (software)
9 5 (3.47%) FitNesse
9 5 (3.47%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.08%) Bugzilla
10 3 (2.08%) JUnit
10 3 (2.08%) Maven
10 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (20.83%) Finance
2 19 (13.19%) Banking
3 10 (6.94%) Publishing
4 7 (4.86%) Marketing
5 6 (4.17%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.47%) Back Office
7 2 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.39%) Front Office
7 2 (1.39%) Law
7 2 (1.39%) Retail
8 1 (0.69%) Billing
8 1 (0.69%) French Language
8 1 (0.69%) Games
8 1 (0.69%) Legal
8 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.97%) .NET
2 15 (10.42%) HTML
3 13 (9.03%) XML
4 8 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 8 (5.56%) HTML5
5 6 (4.17%) Node.js
5 6 (4.17%) RESTful
5 6 (4.17%) Web Services
6 4 (2.78%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.78%) CSS
7 3 (2.08%) SOAP
7 3 (2.08%) WebSockets
7 3 (2.08%) XML Messaging
8 2 (1.39%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.39%) JSON
8 2 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.39%) Spring
9 1 (0.69%) CSS3
9 1 (0.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.64%) Equities
3 10 (6.94%) Fixed Income
4 8 (5.56%) Derivative
5 7 (4.86%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.17%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (2.08%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.39%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.39%) Social Media
9 2 (1.39%) Swaptions
9 2 (1.39%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.39%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.69%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.69%) EPoS
10 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.69%) iPad
10 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.67%) Unix
2 11 (7.64%) Android
2 11 (7.64%) Apple iOS
2 11 (7.64%) Windows
3 8 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (0.69%) Solaris
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (26.39%) Test Scripting
3 27 (18.75%) Automated Testing
3 27 (18.75%) Manual Testing
4 25 (17.36%) Regression Testing
4 25 (17.36%) Test Automation
5 21 (14.58%) BDD
6 20 (13.89%) Automation Testing
7 19 (13.19%) Scrum
8 17 (11.81%) Performance Testing
8 17 (11.81%) TDD
9 13 (9.03%) Software Testing
9 13 (9.03%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (7.64%) API Testing
11 11 (7.64%) Defect Management
11 11 (7.64%) Functional Testing
12 10 (6.94%) Defect Tracking
12 10 (6.94%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 46 (31.94%) SQL
2 27 (18.75%) Java
3 19 (13.19%) C#
4 18 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.86%) Python
6 4 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.78%) Ruby
6 4 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.78%) VBScript
7 3 (2.08%) Groovy
7 3 (2.08%) Perl
7 3 (2.08%) Scala
8 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.69%) C
8 1 (0.69%) C++
8 1 (0.69%) F#
8 1 (0.69%) PHP
8 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (12.50%) ISEB
2 17 (11.81%) ISTQB
3 10 (6.94%) Degree
4 9 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.08%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.08%) COBIT
3 2 (1.39%) WAI
3 2 (1.39%) WCAG
4 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.69%) SDET
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (11.81%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.03%) Oracle
3 4 (2.78%) HP
4 3 (2.08%) Sybase
5 2 (1.39%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.39%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (1.39%) Compuware
5 2 (1.39%) Empirix
5 2 (1.39%) IBM
5 2 (1.39%) Informatica
5 2 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.69%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.69%) Apple
6 1 (0.69%) OpenText
6 1 (0.69%) Progress
6 1 (0.69%) SAP
6 1 (0.69%) webMethods
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