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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 561 524 521
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -3
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 72 111 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 72 69
Median daily rate £350 £364 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +13.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £216 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £499 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £318 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.23% +15.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -
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
47944 50257 47513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.77% 94.85% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31596 32555 29259
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 1901 1913
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.28 £16.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% +4.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -13 41 £420 -1.17% 20
South East +8 10 £350 +42.85% 4
North West +18 8 £254 +1.50% 4
East Midlands +3 6 £250 - 3
West Midlands -32 3 £288 +91.66% 1
South West +5 2 £188 -42.30% 1
Yorkshire -7 2 £350 -
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QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 163 (100.00%) QA
2 86 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (34.36%) Selenium
4 51 (31.29%) JIRA
5 46 (28.22%) SQL
6 45 (27.61%) Finance
7 35 (21.47%) Cucumber
8 33 (20.25%) Java
9 32 (19.63%) Test Scripting
10 30 (18.40%) BDD
10 30 (18.40%) Test Automation
11 28 (17.18%) ISEB
11 28 (17.18%) Scrum
12 27 (16.56%) ISTQB
13 25 (15.34%) Automated Testing
13 25 (15.34%) Regression Testing
14 24 (14.72%) Functional Testing
15 23 (14.11%) WebDriver
15 23 (14.11%) Manual Testing
16 21 (12.88%) Automation Testing
17 19 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (11.66%) Microsoft
18 18 (11.04%) .NET
18 18 (11.04%) Jenkins
19 17 (10.43%) Confluence
19 17 (10.43%) Continuous Improvement
20 16 (9.82%) Banking
20 16 (9.82%) Computer Science
20 16 (9.82%) Performance Testing
21 15 (9.20%) Integration 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 17 (10.43%) Confluence
2 6 (3.68%) Apache
2 6 (3.68%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.07%) CMS
3 5 (3.07%) IIS
4 4 (2.45%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.84%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.23%) Drupal
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.61%) JBoss
7 1 (0.61%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.68%) MS Office
2 5 (3.07%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.84%) Mingle
3 3 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) HTTP
2 1 (0.61%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.61%) LAN
2 1 (0.61%) MQTT
2 1 (0.61%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.61%) RTSP
2 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.61%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.91%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.45%) Big Data
5 3 (1.84%) Data Mart
5 3 (1.84%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.23%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.23%) MySQL
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 56 (34.36%) Selenium
2 51 (31.29%) JIRA
3 35 (21.47%) Cucumber
4 23 (14.11%) WebDriver
5 18 (11.04%) Jenkins
6 12 (7.36%) SoapUI
7 11 (6.75%) JMeter
8 10 (6.13%) HP UFT
9 9 (5.52%) Maven
10 7 (4.29%) Ant
10 7 (4.29%) JUnit
11 5 (3.07%) Gatling
11 5 (3.07%) Git (software)
11 5 (3.07%) Gradle
11 5 (3.07%) Hudson
11 5 (3.07%) IntelliJ
11 5 (3.07%) jMock
11 5 (3.07%) LoadRunner
11 5 (3.07%) SpecFlow
11 5 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (27.61%) Finance
2 16 (9.82%) Banking
3 7 (4.29%) Publishing
4 5 (3.07%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.45%) Front Office
5 4 (2.45%) Retail
6 3 (1.84%) Back Office
7 2 (1.23%) Games
7 2 (1.23%) Legal
7 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) French Language
8 1 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
8 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.04%) .NET
2 11 (6.75%) HTML
3 8 (4.91%) Web Services
4 7 (4.29%) Gherkin
4 7 (4.29%) Spring Boot
4 7 (4.29%) XML
5 6 (3.68%) Java EE
5 6 (3.68%) Node.js
5 6 (3.68%) SOAP
5 6 (3.68%) Spring
6 5 (3.07%) Ajax
6 5 (3.07%) Hibernate
6 5 (3.07%) JMS
6 5 (3.07%) REST
6 5 (3.07%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.84%) Apache Flex
7 3 (1.84%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.84%) HTML5
7 3 (1.84%) JSON
7 3 (1.84%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.82%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (5.52%) Equities
5 6 (3.68%) Derivative
5 6 (3.68%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.07%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.45%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.45%) User Experience
8 3 (1.84%) Biometrics
8 3 (1.84%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.23%) Social Media
9 2 (1.23%) Swaptions
9 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.23%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.61%) Fintech
10 1 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.75%) Unix
2 10 (6.13%) Windows
3 5 (3.07%) Android
3 5 (3.07%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.45%) Linux
5 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.61%) Solaris
6 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (52.76%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.63%) Test Scripting
3 30 (18.40%) BDD
3 30 (18.40%) Test Automation
4 28 (17.18%) Scrum
5 25 (15.34%) Automated Testing
5 25 (15.34%) Regression Testing
6 24 (14.72%) Functional Testing
7 23 (14.11%) Manual Testing
8 21 (12.88%) Automation Testing
9 17 (10.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (9.82%) Performance Testing
11 15 (9.20%) Exploratory Testing
11 15 (9.20%) Integration Testing
11 15 (9.20%) Software Testing
11 15 (9.20%) TDD
11 15 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (8.59%) Defect Management
12 14 (8.59%) User Stories
13 13 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 46 (28.22%) SQL
2 33 (20.25%) Java
3 15 (9.20%) C#
4 9 (5.52%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.68%) Groovy
6 5 (3.07%) Python
7 4 (2.45%) Ruby
8 3 (1.84%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.84%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.23%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.61%) C
10 1 (0.61%) C++
10 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.61%) Scala
10 1 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.61%) VBA
10 1 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (17.18%) ISEB
2 27 (16.56%) ISTQB
3 15 (9.20%) Degree
4 8 (4.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.45%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) COBIT
3 2 (1.23%) WCAG
4 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) GAMP
4 1 (0.61%) GxP
4 1 (0.61%) HL7
4 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) SDET
4 1 (0.61%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 3 (1.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.84%) Ansible
1 3 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.84%) Puppet
2 1 (0.61%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (11.66%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.75%) Atlassian
3 8 (4.91%) Rally
4 7 (4.29%) HP
4 7 (4.29%) Oracle
5 3 (1.84%) Hortonworks
5 3 (1.84%) Murex
6 2 (1.23%) hybris
6 2 (1.23%) Informatica
6 2 (1.23%) SAP
7 1 (0.61%) ATG
7 1 (0.61%) CA
7 1 (0.61%) Sybase
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