The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 562 523 519
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -4
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 26 35 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.074% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.079% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 33
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £261 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.00% -12.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +712.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%
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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
47502 44109 49177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.02% 92.81% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29572 26954 28107
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1898 1931 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

QA Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Test Analyst in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 18 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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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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 -8 19 £363 +11.53% 1
South East -3 5 £335 +27.61% 3
Yorkshire +3 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £275 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
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QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title.

1 57 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (45.61%) Selenium
3 21 (36.84%) SQL
4 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (29.82%) TDD
5 17 (29.82%) Test Automation
6 16 (28.07%) BDD
6 16 (28.07%) Java
7 14 (24.56%) Automated Testing
8 13 (22.81%) .NET
8 13 (22.81%) Finance
8 13 (22.81%) ISEB
9 12 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
9 12 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (19.30%) Automation Testing
10 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (19.30%) Software Testing
10 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
10 11 (19.30%) HP
11 10 (17.54%) Web Services
11 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (17.54%) Open Source
12 9 (15.79%) Manual Testing
12 9 (15.79%) Scrum
12 9 (15.79%) XML
13 8 (14.04%) ISTQB
13 8 (14.04%) Security Testing
13 8 (14.04%) Cucumber
14 7 (12.28%) Sahi
14 7 (12.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.77%) Node.js
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) CMS
3 1 (1.75%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
1 1 (1.75%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) HTTP
1 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.51%) QlikView
3 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (45.61%) Selenium
2 12 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (14.04%) Cucumber
4 7 (12.28%) WATIR
4 7 (12.28%) Sahi
5 6 (10.53%) JIRA
5 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (8.77%) FitNesse
7 4 (7.02%) TestComplete
7 4 (7.02%) SpecFlow
8 3 (5.26%) JUnit
9 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.51%) Ant
9 2 (3.51%) Maven
9 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.51%) RIATest
9 2 (3.51%) Hudson
10 1 (1.75%) Concordion
10 1 (1.75%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (22.81%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Retail
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Publishing
4 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) .NET
2 10 (17.54%) Web Services
3 9 (15.79%) XML
4 5 (8.77%) Mustache
4 5 (8.77%) Sass
5 3 (5.26%) HTML
6 2 (3.51%) SOAP
6 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.51%) Middleware
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.75%) HTML5
7 1 (1.75%) REST
7 1 (1.75%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.75%) WCF
7 1 (1.75%) WPF
7 1 (1.75%) CSS
7 1 (1.75%) JSP
7 1 (1.75%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (17.54%) Open Source
3 4 (7.02%) iPad
3 4 (7.02%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.02%) iPhone
4 2 (3.51%) iSeries
4 2 (3.51%) AS400
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.75%) Equities
5 1 (1.75%) Derivative
5 1 (1.75%) Wiki
5 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) UNIX
2 2 (3.51%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) TDD
2 17 (29.82%) Test Automation
3 16 (28.07%) BDD
4 14 (24.56%) Automated Testing
5 11 (19.30%) Software Testing
5 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
5 11 (19.30%) Automation Testing
6 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 9 (15.79%) Scrum
8 8 (14.04%) Security Testing
9 7 (12.28%) User Stories
10 6 (10.53%) Test Strategy
10 6 (10.53%) Asset Management
11 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
11 5 (8.77%) Web Testing
12 4 (7.02%) Test Management
12 4 (7.02%) Web Development
12 4 (7.02%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) SQL
2 16 (28.07%) Java
3 7 (12.28%) Ruby
3 7 (12.28%) C#
4 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.02%) VBA
6 2 (3.51%) Scala
7 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.75%) Jython
Qualifications
1 13 (22.81%) ISEB
2 8 (14.04%) ISTQB
3 7 (12.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.26%) MOS
7 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.75%) MCITP
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) HP
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.51%) Vermilion
4 2 (3.51%) Sybase
5 1 (1.75%) Sophis
5 1 (1.75%) Google
5 1 (1.75%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) Cognos
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco
5 1 (1.75%) IBM