The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had QA Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 589 555 564
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +9
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 41 77 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.15% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 48 35
Median daily rate £375 £343 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% +7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £243 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £458 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 -
QA Test Analyst
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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
46888 50234 48267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.74% 94.99% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30895 32536 29727
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 1440 1905 1932
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.12 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

QA Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured QA Test Analyst in the job title.

QA Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

QA Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Test Analyst across the England region.

QA Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

QA Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

QA Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

QA Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Test Analyst across the England region.

QA Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

QA Test 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 Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 28 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 -20 22 £415 +3.75% 13
South East +1 8 £350 -3.44% 3
North West +6 4 £320 +28.00% 2
East Midlands +3 3 £300 -
West Midlands -23 3 £288 +91.66% 1
North East -20 1 - -
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QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, QA Test 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 102 (100.00%) QA
2 58 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (37.25%) Selenium
4 35 (34.31%) JIRA
5 30 (29.41%) SQL
6 29 (28.43%) Finance
7 26 (25.49%) Test Scripting
8 25 (24.51%) Cucumber
9 23 (22.55%) BDD
9 23 (22.55%) Java
10 22 (21.57%) Functional Testing
11 18 (17.65%) Automated Testing
11 18 (17.65%) Regression Testing
11 18 (17.65%) ISEB
11 18 (17.65%) Test Automation
12 17 (16.67%) ISTQB
12 17 (16.67%) Scrum
13 16 (15.69%) Computer Science
13 16 (15.69%) WebDriver
14 15 (14.71%) Automation Testing
14 15 (14.71%) Manual Testing
15 14 (13.73%) Confluence
15 14 (13.73%) .NET
16 13 (12.75%) TDD
17 12 (11.76%) C#
17 12 (11.76%) Performance Testing
18 11 (10.78%) User Acceptance Testing
18 11 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement
19 10 (9.80%) Jenkins
19 10 (9.80%) User Stories

QA Test 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 14 (13.73%) Confluence
2 6 (5.88%) Apache
2 6 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.90%) IIS
4 4 (3.92%) CMS
5 3 (2.94%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.98%) Drupal
7 1 (0.98%) JBoss
7 1 (0.98%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Mingle
1 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) OpenCart
1 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.98%) MQTT
2 1 (0.98%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.98%) RTSP
2 1 (0.98%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.86%) MongoDB
2 7 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.94%) Data Mart
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.96%) MySQL
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (37.25%) Selenium
2 35 (34.31%) JIRA
3 25 (24.51%) Cucumber
4 16 (15.69%) WebDriver
5 10 (9.80%) Jenkins
6 9 (8.82%) JMeter
6 9 (8.82%) SoapUI
7 7 (6.86%) HP UFT
8 6 (5.88%) Ant
8 6 (5.88%) JUnit
8 6 (5.88%) Maven
9 5 (4.90%) Gatling
9 5 (4.90%) Gradle
9 5 (4.90%) Hudson
9 5 (4.90%) IntelliJ
9 5 (4.90%) jMock
9 5 (4.90%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (28.43%) Finance
2 9 (8.82%) Banking
3 7 (6.86%) Publishing
4 3 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.94%) Retail
5 2 (1.96%) Back Office
5 2 (1.96%) Front Office
6 1 (0.98%) Electronics
6 1 (0.98%) French Language
6 1 (0.98%) Law
6 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.73%) .NET
2 7 (6.86%) HTML
2 7 (6.86%) Spring Boot
3 6 (5.88%) Java EE
3 6 (5.88%) Web Services
3 6 (5.88%) XML
4 5 (4.90%) Ajax
4 5 (4.90%) Gherkin
4 5 (4.90%) Hibernate
4 5 (4.90%) JMS
4 5 (4.90%) Node.js
4 5 (4.90%) REST
4 5 (4.90%) Spring
4 5 (4.90%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (3.92%) SOAP
6 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.94%) HTML5
6 3 (2.94%) Murex MxML
6 3 (2.94%) PostGIS
7 2 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.92%) Equities
4 4 (3.92%) Hedge funds
4 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.94%) Derivative
5 3 (2.94%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.96%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.96%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.96%) Swaptions
6 2 (1.96%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.98%) EPoS
7 1 (0.98%) NHS
7 1 (0.98%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.98%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.84%) Windows
2 7 (6.86%) Unix
3 3 (2.94%) Linux
4 2 (1.96%) Android
4 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.98%) Solaris
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (25.49%) Test Scripting
3 23 (22.55%) BDD
4 22 (21.57%) Functional Testing
5 18 (17.65%) Automated Testing
5 18 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 18 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 17 (16.67%) Scrum
7 15 (14.71%) Automation Testing
7 15 (14.71%) Manual Testing
8 13 (12.75%) TDD
9 12 (11.76%) Performance Testing
10 11 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (10.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (9.80%) Integration Testing
11 10 (9.80%) User Stories
12 9 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (7.84%) Project Management
13 8 (7.84%) System Integration Testing
14 7 (6.86%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.41%) SQL
2 23 (22.55%) Java
3 12 (11.76%) C#
4 7 (6.86%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.90%) Groovy
5 5 (4.90%) Python
6 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.94%) Ruby
6 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.96%) PHP
8 1 (0.98%) C
8 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (17.65%) ISEB
2 17 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 9 (8.82%) Degree
4 6 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.90%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.98%) HL7
2 1 (0.98%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (2.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.84%) Rally
3 7 (6.86%) Atlassian
3 7 (6.86%) HP
4 6 (5.88%) Oracle
5 3 (2.94%) Murex
6 1 (0.98%) CA
6 1 (0.98%) hybris
6 1 (0.98%) Informatica
6 1 (0.98%) SAP
6 1 (0.98%) Sybase
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