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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 476 450 410
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -40
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 80 96 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 73 57
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.00
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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
43519 42217 37082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.59% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27035 25524 21725
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1679 1808 2037
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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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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 -25 42 £350 -19.07% 21
East of England +9 11 £248 -31.25% 7
Yorkshire - 10 £375 - 4
South East -27 7 £313 -4.58% 9
East Midlands +7 5 £363 - 1
North West -15 5 £340 +9.67% 4
West Midlands -4 1 £200 +14.28% 1
South West -8 1 £200 -46.66% 2
North East - - - -
QA Analyst
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QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 145 (100.00%) QA
2 68 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (43.45%) Selenium
4 55 (37.93%) SQL
5 45 (31.03%) Finance
6 40 (27.59%) Test Automation
7 39 (26.90%) .NET
8 35 (24.14%) BDD
9 30 (20.69%) ISEB
9 30 (20.69%) TDD
10 29 (20.00%) WebDriver
11 27 (18.62%) Java
12 24 (16.55%) QuickTest Pro
13 22 (15.17%) Microsoft
13 22 (15.17%) C#
14 21 (14.48%) Automated Testing
14 21 (14.48%) Ruby
15 20 (13.79%) Manual Testing
15 20 (13.79%) Web Services
16 19 (13.10%) Banking
16 19 (13.10%) Software Testing
16 19 (13.10%) ISTQB
17 18 (12.41%) JIRA
17 18 (12.41%) HP Quality Center
17 18 (12.41%) Automation Testing
18 17 (11.72%) Scrum
18 17 (11.72%) XML
19 16 (11.03%) MS Excel
19 16 (11.03%) E-Commerce
19 16 (11.03%) SpecFlow

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 8 (5.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.76%) Confluence
3 2 (1.38%) Node.js
3 2 (1.38%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.69%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.21%) MS Office
3 5 (3.45%) Mingle
4 2 (1.38%) MS Project
5 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.69%) Summit
2 1 (0.69%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) Force.com
2 1 (0.69%) IaaS
2 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.38%) Intranet
2 1 (0.69%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.14%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.14%) NoSQL
2 6 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.07%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.38%) KDB
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.69%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.69%) Big Data
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 63 (43.45%) Selenium
2 29 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 24 (16.55%) QuickTest Pro
4 18 (12.41%) JIRA
5 16 (11.03%) SpecFlow
6 14 (9.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (9.66%) Cucumber
7 11 (7.59%) SoapUI
8 7 (4.83%) WATIR
8 7 (4.83%) Sahi
9 6 (4.14%) NUnit
9 6 (4.14%) JMeter
10 5 (3.45%) Subversion
10 5 (3.45%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.76%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.76%) Visual Studio
12 3 (2.07%) JUnit
12 3 (2.07%) Toad
12 3 (2.07%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.38%) FitNesse
General
1 45 (31.03%) Finance
2 19 (13.10%) Banking
3 12 (8.28%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.14%) Retail
5 3 (2.07%) Legal
5 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.07%) Marketing
6 2 (1.38%) Electronics
6 2 (1.38%) Front Office
7 1 (0.69%) Games
7 1 (0.69%) Advertising
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
7 1 (0.69%) Automotive
7 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (26.90%) .NET
2 20 (13.79%) Web Services
3 17 (11.72%) XML
4 12 (8.28%) .NET Framework
5 11 (7.59%) MSMQ
6 7 (4.83%) SOAP
7 5 (3.45%) RESTful
7 5 (3.45%) WCF
8 4 (2.76%) JSON
8 4 (2.76%) Gherkin
8 4 (2.76%) Middleware
9 3 (2.07%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.38%) Unity DI Container
10 2 (1.38%) WF
10 2 (1.38%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (1.38%) Mustache
10 2 (1.38%) Sass
11 1 (0.69%) J2EE
11 1 (0.69%) WinForms
11 1 (0.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.28%) Open Source
2 10 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (3.45%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.07%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.07%) Equities
4 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.38%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.38%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.38%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.69%) DTV
6 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.69%) Handset
6 1 (0.69%) Replication
6 1 (0.69%) iPad
6 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.69%) iPhone
6 1 (0.69%) Derivative
6 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.21%) Windows
2 6 (4.14%) UNIX
3 3 (2.07%) Linux
4 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (27.59%) Test Automation
3 35 (24.14%) BDD
4 30 (20.69%) TDD
5 21 (14.48%) Automated Testing
6 20 (13.79%) Manual Testing
7 19 (13.10%) Software Testing
8 18 (12.41%) Automation Testing
9 17 (11.72%) Scrum
10 16 (11.03%) E-Commerce
11 14 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (8.97%) Test Scripting
12 13 (8.97%) Analytics
13 11 (7.59%) ITIL
14 10 (6.90%) Test Strategy
14 10 (6.90%) PRINCE2
14 10 (6.90%) Migration
15 9 (6.21%) Project Management
15 9 (6.21%) Change Management
15 9 (6.21%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (37.93%) SQL
2 27 (18.62%) Java
3 22 (15.17%) C#
4 21 (14.48%) Ruby
5 5 (3.45%) Python
6 3 (2.07%) C
6 3 (2.07%) C++
6 3 (2.07%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.07%) Perl
6 3 (2.07%) Groovy
7 2 (1.38%) Scala
7 2 (1.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.69%) VBA
8 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.69%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 30 (20.69%) ISEB
2 19 (13.10%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.45%) Degree
3 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.76%) VCP4
5 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.69%) MOS
5 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.38%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.69%) Basel II
3 1 (0.69%) GAAP
3 1 (0.69%) EMIR
3 1 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (12.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (15.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.90%) HP
2 10 (6.90%) Sybase
3 9 (6.21%) Oracle
4 7 (4.83%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.38%) Vermilion
5 2 (1.38%) Cognos
5 2 (1.38%) SAP
6 1 (0.69%) Siebel
6 1 (0.69%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.69%) Informatica
6 1 (0.69%) Telerik
6 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.69%) EPiServer
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