The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 546 512 505
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 28 32 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.069% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.074% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 29
Average daily rate
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£293 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45632 43161 48999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.45% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28179 25919 27988
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1967 2541
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
QA Test Analyst
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 +9 17 £325 -18.75% 8
South East -11 5 £305 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £280 -
East Midlands 0 1 - -
South West - 1 £275 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
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QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 62 (100.00%) QA
2 29 (46.77%) Selenium
3 23 (37.10%) SQL
4 22 (35.48%) Automated Testing
5 21 (33.87%) Finance
6 20 (32.26%) Test Automation
7 19 (30.65%) Test Scripting
8 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (25.81%) TDD
9 16 (25.81%) .NET
9 16 (25.81%) Automation Testing
10 15 (24.19%) BDD
10 15 (24.19%) C#
11 14 (22.58%) ISEB
11 14 (22.58%) QuickTest Pro
11 14 (22.58%) Software Testing
12 13 (20.97%) Java
12 13 (20.97%) Web Services
12 13 (20.97%) XML
13 12 (19.35%) FitNesse
14 11 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (17.74%) Manual Testing
15 10 (16.13%) Cucumber
15 10 (16.13%) Ruby
15 10 (16.13%) Client/Server
16 9 (14.52%) Oracle
16 9 (14.52%) HP
16 9 (14.52%) Open Source
17 8 (12.90%) Sahi

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (12.90%) Node.js
2 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Drupal
3 1 (1.61%) CMS
3 1 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.61%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Basecamp
1 1 (1.61%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
1 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (6.45%) Data Mining
1 4 (6.45%) QlikView
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (46.77%) Selenium
2 14 (22.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (19.35%) FitNesse
4 10 (16.13%) Cucumber
5 8 (12.90%) Sahi
5 8 (12.90%) WATIR
6 5 (8.06%) JIRA
6 5 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (6.45%) TestComplete
7 4 (6.45%) RIATest
8 2 (3.23%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.23%) JUnit
8 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.61%) TestPartner
9 1 (1.61%) ClearQuest
9 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.61%) WinRunner
9 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.61%) Hudson
General
1 21 (33.87%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Retail
4 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Publishing
5 2 (3.23%) Front Office
6 1 (1.61%) Legal
6 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) .NET
2 13 (20.97%) Web Services
2 13 (20.97%) XML
3 8 (12.90%) Mustache
3 8 (12.90%) Sass
4 3 (4.84%) HTML
4 3 (4.84%) SOAP
4 3 (4.84%) REST
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.23%) Middleware
6 1 (1.61%) WCF
6 1 (1.61%) WPF
6 1 (1.61%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.61%) FpML
6 1 (1.61%) CSS
6 1 (1.61%) JSP
6 1 (1.61%) XHTML
6 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Client/Server
2 9 (14.52%) Open Source
3 3 (4.84%) Derivative
4 2 (3.23%) iSeries
4 2 (3.23%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.23%) AS400
4 2 (3.23%) Equities
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Wiki
5 1 (1.61%) Social Network
5 1 (1.61%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) UNIX
2 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.23%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.61%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) Automated Testing
2 20 (32.26%) Test Automation
3 19 (30.65%) Test Scripting
4 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (25.81%) TDD
5 16 (25.81%) Automation Testing
6 15 (24.19%) BDD
7 14 (22.58%) Software Testing
8 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (17.74%) Manual Testing
9 7 (11.29%) Test Strategy
10 6 (9.68%) Performance Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Security Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Web Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Test Management
11 5 (8.06%) Web Development
11 5 (8.06%) Scrum
11 5 (8.06%) Analytics
12 4 (6.45%) Project Management
12 4 (6.45%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) SQL
2 15 (24.19%) C#
3 13 (20.97%) Java
4 10 (16.13%) Ruby
5 4 (6.45%) VBA
6 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.61%) Jython
8 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.61%) VBScript
8 1 (1.61%) VB
8 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) ISEB
2 7 (11.29%) ISTQB
2 7 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (8.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.45%) Degree
5 3 (4.84%) MOS
6 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.61%) MCITP
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) Oracle
1 9 (14.52%) HP
2 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.45%) Business Objects
4 3 (4.84%) Sybase
5 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.61%) Google
5 1 (1.61%) Sophis
5 1 (1.61%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco
5 1 (1.61%) IBM
5 1 (1.61%) SAP
5 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.61%) EPiServer