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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 523 511 484
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -27
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 90 94 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 66 87
Median daily rate £350 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.84 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.14% -
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
46744 46649 45930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.93% 94.71% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30942 29439 28805
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1325 1843 1957
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.91 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 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 31 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 +11 48 £364 -9.06% 14
South East -14 21 £350 +5.66% 7
Yorkshire - 7 £350 - 1
North East -49 5 £295 -22.36%
North West -20 3 £256 -24.63% 2
East Midlands +7 2 £313 - 1
East of England +3 2 £250 -3.84% 4
West Midlands -20 2 £375 +30.43% 4
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QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 181 (100.00%) QA
2 90 (49.72%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (34.25%) Selenium
4 58 (32.04%) SQL
5 57 (31.49%) Finance
6 49 (27.07%) JIRA
7 42 (23.20%) BDD
8 40 (22.10%) Java
9 36 (19.89%) ISEB
10 35 (19.34%) Scrum
10 35 (19.34%) Test Automation
11 32 (17.68%) Test Scripting
11 32 (17.68%) ISTQB
12 29 (16.02%) Cucumber
13 27 (14.92%) .NET
13 27 (14.92%) Functional Testing
14 26 (14.36%) WebDriver
15 25 (13.81%) Automation Testing
15 25 (13.81%) Banking
16 21 (11.60%) Degree
17 20 (11.05%) Automated Testing
17 20 (11.05%) Jenkins
17 20 (11.05%) SoapUI
17 20 (11.05%) Manual Testing
18 19 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (10.50%) TDD
19 18 (9.94%) Integration Testing
20 17 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
20 17 (9.39%) Regression Testing
21 16 (8.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 15 (8.29%) Confluence
2 7 (3.87%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.31%) Apache
3 6 (3.31%) IIS
4 4 (2.21%) Apache Solr
4 4 (2.21%) Node.js
5 3 (1.66%) CMS
5 3 (1.66%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.10%) Drupal
7 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.31%) MS Office
2 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) Mingle
3 1 (0.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) Magento
2 1 (0.55%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.10%) FTP
2 1 (0.55%) Firewall
2 1 (0.55%) Internet
2 1 (0.55%) LAN
2 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.52%) MongoDB
2 9 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.42%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.87%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.76%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.21%) Big Data
7 3 (1.66%) Data Mart
7 3 (1.66%) Electronic Patient Records
7 3 (1.66%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.66%) SAP BI
7 3 (1.66%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 62 (34.25%) Selenium
2 49 (27.07%) JIRA
3 29 (16.02%) Cucumber
4 26 (14.36%) WebDriver
5 20 (11.05%) Jenkins
5 20 (11.05%) SoapUI
6 15 (8.29%) HP UFT
7 12 (6.63%) JMeter
8 9 (4.97%) Maven
9 7 (3.87%) Ant
9 7 (3.87%) Git (software)
9 7 (3.87%) SpecFlow
10 6 (3.31%) Gradle
10 6 (3.31%) Hudson
10 6 (3.31%) IntelliJ
10 6 (3.31%) jMock
10 6 (3.31%) JUnit
10 6 (3.31%) LoadRunner
11 5 (2.76%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.66%) Toad
General
1 57 (31.49%) Finance
2 25 (13.81%) Banking
3 12 (6.63%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.87%) Front Office
4 7 (3.87%) Retail
5 6 (3.31%) Electronics
5 6 (3.31%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.31%) Marketing
5 6 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.76%) Games
7 4 (2.21%) Law
8 3 (1.66%) Back Office
8 3 (1.66%) Legal
8 3 (1.66%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.55%) Publishing
9 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.92%) .NET
2 14 (7.73%) HTML
3 12 (6.63%) SOAP
4 11 (6.08%) XML
5 10 (5.52%) Gherkin
6 9 (4.97%) Spring
6 9 (4.97%) Spring Boot
6 9 (4.97%) Web Services
7 8 (4.42%) Hibernate
8 7 (3.87%) Java EE
9 6 (3.31%) Ajax
9 6 (3.31%) JMS
9 6 (3.31%) REST
9 6 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (2.76%) MSMQ
11 4 (2.21%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.21%) PostGIS
12 3 (1.66%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (1.66%) HTML5
12 3 (1.66%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (7.18%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.63%) Equities
5 10 (5.52%) Derivative
6 6 (3.31%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.76%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.76%) Physics
7 5 (2.76%) User Experience
8 4 (2.21%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.21%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.21%) NHS
9 3 (1.66%) Animation
9 3 (1.66%) Biometrics
10 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.10%) EPoS
10 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.10%) VWAP
11 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.55%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.08%) Windows
2 9 (4.97%) Linux
3 7 (3.87%) Unix
4 4 (2.21%) Android
4 4 (2.21%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.66%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (49.72%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (23.20%) BDD
3 35 (19.34%) Scrum
3 35 (19.34%) Test Automation
4 32 (17.68%) Test Scripting
5 27 (14.92%) Functional Testing
6 25 (13.81%) Automation Testing
7 20 (11.05%) Automated Testing
7 20 (11.05%) Manual Testing
8 19 (10.50%) TDD
9 18 (9.94%) Integration Testing
10 17 (9.39%) Regression Testing
10 17 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (8.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (8.29%) ETL
13 14 (7.73%) Non-Functional Testing
13 14 (7.73%) SDLC
13 14 (7.73%) User Stories
14 12 (6.63%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (32.04%) SQL
2 40 (22.10%) Java
3 14 (7.73%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.08%) C#
5 8 (4.42%) Ruby
6 6 (3.31%) Groovy
7 4 (2.21%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.66%) Python
8 3 (1.66%) Scala
8 3 (1.66%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.66%) VBA
9 2 (1.10%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (1.10%) VBScript
10 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.55%) PHP
10 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.55%) VB
10 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 36 (19.89%) ISEB
2 32 (17.68%) ISTQB
3 21 (11.60%) Degree
4 7 (3.87%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) AAT
8 1 (0.55%) ACCA
8 1 (0.55%) CIMA
8 1 (0.55%) CIPFA
8 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.21%) WCAG
3 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.10%) WAI
4 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.55%) EMIR
4 1 (0.55%) GAMP
4 1 (0.55%) GPG13
4 1 (0.55%) GxP
4 1 (0.55%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (1.66%) Docker
3 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.66%) Ansible
2 3 (1.66%) Puppet
3 1 (0.55%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 14 (7.73%) Microsoft
1 14 (7.73%) Oracle
2 11 (6.08%) Atlassian
3 7 (3.87%) Rally
4 6 (3.31%) SAP
5 5 (2.76%) HP
6 3 (1.66%) Hortonworks
6 3 (1.66%) Murex
7 2 (1.10%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.10%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.10%) Fidessa
7 2 (1.10%) hybris
7 2 (1.10%) IBM
7 2 (1.10%) New Relic
8 1 (0.55%) ATG
8 1 (0.55%) CA
8 1 (0.55%) Citrix
8 1 (0.55%) Informatica
8 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow
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