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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 546 564 518
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -46
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 67 53 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 42 47
Median daily rate £350 £364 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
46528 48328 46308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.81% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 30643 30970 28843
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 £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1386 1841 1899
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +3 36 £388 +5.44% 13
South East +15 18 £350 +3.70% 2
North West -6 4 £320 +6.66% 1
East Midlands - 4 £300 - 1
North East -62 2 £308 -17.44%
East of England +8 1 £250 -37.50% 2
Yorkshire +1 1 £350 -9.09% 1
West Midlands - 1 £375 - 4
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QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 112 (100.00%) QA
2 65 (58.04%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (36.61%) Selenium
4 38 (33.93%) SQL
5 36 (32.14%) Finance
5 36 (32.14%) JIRA
6 28 (25.00%) Java
7 27 (24.11%) Test Scripting
8 26 (23.21%) BDD
8 26 (23.21%) ISEB
9 25 (22.32%) Functional Testing
10 24 (21.43%) Scrum
11 23 (20.54%) ISTQB
12 21 (18.75%) Cucumber
12 21 (18.75%) Test Automation
13 17 (15.18%) WebDriver
13 17 (15.18%) Computer Science
14 14 (12.50%) Confluence
14 14 (12.50%) Automation Testing
14 14 (12.50%) TDD
14 14 (12.50%) Automated Testing
14 14 (12.50%) .NET
15 13 (11.61%) SoapUI
15 13 (11.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (10.71%) Degree
16 12 (10.71%) Banking
16 12 (10.71%) Regression Testing
16 12 (10.71%) ETL
17 11 (9.82%) JavaScript
17 11 (9.82%) HTML

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 (12.50%) Confluence
2 6 (5.36%) Apache
2 6 (5.36%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.46%) IIS
4 4 (3.57%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.57%) CMS
5 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.89%) Drupal
6 1 (0.89%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Mingle
1 2 (1.79%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.89%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) HTTP
1 1 (0.89%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.89%) PuTTY
1 1 (0.89%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.04%) MongoDB
1 9 (8.04%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.68%) Data Mart
4 3 (2.68%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.79%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.79%) SAP BI
5 2 (1.79%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.89%) MySQL
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (36.61%) Selenium
2 36 (32.14%) JIRA
3 21 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 17 (15.18%) WebDriver
5 13 (11.61%) SoapUI
6 10 (8.93%) Jenkins
7 8 (7.14%) JMeter
8 6 (5.36%) Ant
8 6 (5.36%) HP UFT
8 6 (5.36%) IntelliJ
8 6 (5.36%) JUnit
8 6 (5.36%) Maven
9 5 (4.46%) Gradle
9 5 (4.46%) Hudson
9 5 (4.46%) jMock
10 4 (3.57%) Gatling
10 4 (3.57%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.68%) FitNesse
11 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (32.14%) Finance
2 12 (10.71%) Banking
3 4 (3.57%) Electronics
3 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.57%) Marketing
3 4 (3.57%) Publishing
3 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.68%) Retail
5 2 (1.79%) Back Office
5 2 (1.79%) Front Office
5 2 (1.79%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.89%) French Language
6 1 (0.89%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.89%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.50%) .NET
2 11 (9.82%) HTML
3 10 (8.93%) XML
4 9 (8.04%) Spring Boot
5 8 (7.14%) SOAP
6 6 (5.36%) Java EE
6 6 (5.36%) Web Services
7 5 (4.46%) Ajax
7 5 (4.46%) Gherkin
7 5 (4.46%) Hibernate
7 5 (4.46%) JMS
7 5 (4.46%) Node.js
7 5 (4.46%) REST
7 5 (4.46%) Spring
7 5 (4.46%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (3.57%) PostGIS
9 3 (2.68%) Murex MxML
10 2 (1.79%) Apache Flex
10 2 (1.79%) HTML5
11 1 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.18%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.57%) Equities
4 4 (3.57%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.57%) Hedge funds
4 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.57%) NHS
5 3 (2.68%) Derivative
6 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.79%) Swaptions
6 2 (1.79%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.89%) CESG
7 1 (0.89%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.89%) EPoS
7 1 (0.89%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.14%) Windows
2 5 (4.46%) Unix
3 4 (3.57%) Android
4 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.79%) Linux
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (58.04%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.11%) Test Scripting
3 26 (23.21%) BDD
4 25 (22.32%) Functional Testing
5 24 (21.43%) Scrum
6 21 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 14 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 14 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 14 (12.50%) TDD
8 13 (11.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (10.71%) ETL
9 12 (10.71%) Regression Testing
10 11 (9.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (9.82%) Integration Testing
10 11 (9.82%) Performance Testing
11 10 (8.93%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (8.93%) User Stories
12 9 (8.04%) Process Improvement
13 8 (7.14%) Manual Testing
13 8 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.93%) SQL
2 28 (25.00%) Java
3 11 (9.82%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.14%) C#
5 5 (4.46%) Groovy
6 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.68%) Ruby
6 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.79%) PHP
7 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.79%) Python
8 1 (0.89%) Scala
8 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (23.21%) ISEB
2 23 (20.54%) ISTQB
3 12 (10.71%) Degree
4 7 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.89%) AAT
6 1 (0.89%) ACCA
6 1 (0.89%) CIMA
6 1 (0.89%) CIPFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.89%) GPG13
2 1 (0.89%) HL7
2 1 (0.89%) WAI
2 1 (0.89%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.89%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 10 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.04%) Oracle
3 8 (7.14%) HP
4 7 (6.25%) Atlassian
4 7 (6.25%) Rally
5 4 (3.57%) SAP
6 3 (2.68%) Murex
7 1 (0.89%) CA
7 1 (0.89%) hybris
7 1 (0.89%) Informatica
7 1 (0.89%) Sybase
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