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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 499 468 444
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -24
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 76 93 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 65 82
Average daily rate
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£338 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.43% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £261 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
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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
47165 45283 49370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.19% 92.85% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29205 27533 28388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1871 1982 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014. 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 -27 42 £381 -10.29% 14
South East +7 25 £210 -30.00% 6
Yorkshire +8 5 £274 +21.66%
East of England -32 2 £368 +11.36% 1
East Midlands +3 1 - - 2
South West - 1 £275 -
West Midlands - - - - 2
North West - - - - 3
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QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

1 157 (100.00%) QA
2 59 (37.58%) SQL
3 56 (35.67%) Selenium
4 51 (32.48%) C#
5 45 (28.66%) Finance
6 37 (23.57%) Automated Testing
7 35 (22.29%) ISEB
7 35 (22.29%) Test Scripting
7 35 (22.29%) Test Automation
8 34 (21.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 34 (21.66%) BDD
9 33 (21.02%) .NET
10 32 (20.38%) XML
11 31 (19.75%) Web Services
11 31 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (19.75%) Automation Testing
12 29 (18.47%) FitNesse
13 28 (17.83%) Software Testing
13 28 (17.83%) Microsoft
14 27 (17.20%) Visual Studio
15 25 (15.92%) Scrum
16 21 (13.38%) Java
17 20 (12.74%) TDD
18 18 (11.46%) HP Quality Center
18 18 (11.46%) User Acceptance Testing
18 18 (11.46%) HP
18 18 (11.46%) QuickTest Pro
19 17 (10.83%) Test Strategy
20 16 (10.19%) Test Management
21 15 (9.55%) ISTQB

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 8 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.46%) Node.js
3 4 (2.55%) CMS
4 3 (1.91%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.64%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (0.64%) DNN
5 1 (0.64%) Content Management Server
5 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.37%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) IntelliMatch
2 3 (1.91%) Summit
2 3 (1.91%) SunGard GMI
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.27%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.82%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.64%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.91%) HTTP
2 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.55%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.55%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.91%) QlikView
4 3 (1.91%) MySQL
4 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 56 (35.67%) Selenium
2 34 (21.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (18.47%) FitNesse
4 27 (17.20%) Visual Studio
5 18 (11.46%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (8.28%) Cucumber
7 10 (6.37%) SpecFlow
8 9 (5.73%) JIRA
9 8 (5.10%) WATIR
10 7 (4.46%) Sahi
10 7 (4.46%) Jenkins
11 5 (3.18%) Git (software)
11 5 (3.18%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.55%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.55%) TestComplete
13 3 (1.91%) JUnit
13 3 (1.91%) Maven
13 3 (1.91%) RIATest
14 2 (1.27%) JMeter
14 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
General
1 45 (28.66%) Finance
2 12 (7.64%) Banking
3 5 (3.18%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.55%) Retail
5 3 (1.91%) Front Office
6 2 (1.27%) Publishing
6 2 (1.27%) Games
7 1 (0.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (21.02%) .NET
2 32 (20.38%) XML
3 31 (19.75%) Web Services
4 14 (8.92%) REST
4 14 (8.92%) SOAP
4 14 (8.92%) WCF
5 10 (6.37%) WPF
6 8 (5.10%) ASP.NET
7 7 (4.46%) HTML
7 7 (4.46%) Mustache
7 7 (4.46%) Sass
8 3 (1.91%) MDX
9 2 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.27%) Middleware
9 2 (1.27%) Spring
9 2 (1.27%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.27%) CSS
9 2 (1.27%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.64%) Client/Server
2 11 (7.01%) Derivative
2 11 (7.01%) Open Source
3 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.27%) iPad
4 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.27%) Wiki
4 2 (1.27%) Online Games
4 2 (1.27%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.27%) iPhone
4 2 (1.27%) iSeries
4 2 (1.27%) AS400
4 2 (1.27%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.27%) Equities
5 1 (0.64%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.64%) Spread Betting
5 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.73%) UNIX
2 5 (3.18%) Windows
3 4 (2.55%) Linux
4 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.57%) Automated Testing
2 35 (22.29%) Test Scripting
2 35 (22.29%) Test Automation
3 34 (21.66%) BDD
4 31 (19.75%) Automation Testing
4 31 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (17.83%) Software Testing
6 25 (15.92%) Scrum
7 20 (12.74%) TDD
8 18 (11.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (10.83%) Test Strategy
10 16 (10.19%) Test Management
11 13 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (8.28%) Manual Testing
12 10 (6.37%) Web Development
12 10 (6.37%) Regression Testing
13 9 (5.73%) Integration Testing
13 9 (5.73%) Performance Testing
13 9 (5.73%) Functional Testing
14 8 (5.10%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 59 (37.58%) SQL
2 51 (32.48%) C#
3 21 (13.38%) Java
4 11 (7.01%) Ruby
5 10 (6.37%) VBA
6 5 (3.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.27%) Perl
7 2 (1.27%) Python
8 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.64%) Jython
8 1 (0.64%) Groovy
8 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.64%) Delphi
8 1 (0.64%) PHP
8 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.64%) VBScript
8 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (22.29%) ISEB
2 15 (9.55%) ISTQB
3 11 (7.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (5.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (3.82%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.18%) Degree
6 5 (3.18%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.18%) MOS
7 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.64%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.64%) CEH
8 1 (0.64%) MCITP
8 1 (0.64%) CISSP
8 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.64%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) EMIR
2 1 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.64%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 18 (11.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.64%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 28 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.46%) HP
3 14 (8.92%) Oracle
4 4 (2.55%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (1.91%) SAP
5 3 (1.91%) Sybase
5 3 (1.91%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.91%) SunGard
6 2 (1.27%) IBM
7 1 (0.64%) Sophis
7 1 (0.64%) Google
7 1 (0.64%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.64%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.64%) Progress
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco
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