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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 544 552 539
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 45 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.050% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.054% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 14 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -10.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £380 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +26 24 £413 +32.00% 3
South East -19 5 £300 -1.63% 4
Yorkshire -27 4 £350 +27.27% 2
North West - 4 £200 - 1
East of England - 3 £400 - 3
South West -9 2 £350 +27.27%
East Midlands -7 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £335 -
West Midlands - 1 £150 - 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 74 (100.00%) QA
2 40 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (37.84%) SQL
4 23 (31.08%) Selenium
5 22 (29.73%) Finance
6 19 (25.68%) BDD
7 18 (24.32%) Test Automation
8 17 (22.97%) Java
9 16 (21.62%) TDD
10 15 (20.27%) .NET
11 14 (18.92%) C#
12 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
13 12 (16.22%) Test Scripting
14 11 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (14.86%) Automated Testing
14 11 (14.86%) ISEB
14 11 (14.86%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (13.51%) WebDriver
15 10 (13.51%) Scrum
15 10 (13.51%) Banking
16 9 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (12.16%) JIRA
16 9 (12.16%) HP
16 9 (12.16%) Web Services
16 9 (12.16%) XML
16 9 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (12.16%) Automation Testing
17 8 (10.81%) Open Source
17 8 (10.81%) RESTful
17 8 (10.81%) Waterfall

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.76%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.35%) MultiFonds
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) MongoDB
1 7 (9.46%) NoSQL
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.35%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (31.08%) Selenium
2 10 (13.51%) WebDriver
3 9 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (12.16%) JIRA
4 8 (10.81%) Cucumber
5 7 (9.46%) HP UFT
6 5 (6.76%) SoapUI
6 5 (6.76%) SpecFlow
7 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.05%) LoadRunner
7 3 (4.05%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.70%) WATIR
8 2 (2.70%) Sahi
9 1 (1.35%) Calabash
9 1 (1.35%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.35%) Subversion
9 1 (1.35%) JUnit
9 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (29.73%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Banking
3 7 (9.46%) Marketing
4 3 (4.05%) Retail
5 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Games
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Wholesale Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.35%) Back Office
6 1 (1.35%) Electronics
6 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.27%) .NET
2 9 (12.16%) Web Services
2 9 (12.16%) XML
3 8 (10.81%) RESTful
4 6 (8.11%) HTML
5 4 (5.41%) CSS
5 4 (5.41%) SOAP
6 2 (2.70%) HTML5
6 2 (2.70%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.70%) MSMQ
6 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.35%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) EFT
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Derivative
3 2 (2.70%) Credit Derivative
3 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.35%) DTV
4 1 (1.35%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.35%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Windows
2 3 (4.05%) UNIX
3 2 (2.70%) Android
3 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.68%) BDD
3 18 (24.32%) Test Automation
4 16 (21.62%) TDD
5 12 (16.22%) Test Scripting
6 11 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (14.86%) Automated Testing
7 10 (13.51%) Scrum
8 9 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (12.16%) Automation Testing
9 8 (10.81%) Open Source
9 8 (10.81%) Waterfall
9 8 (10.81%) Performance Testing
9 8 (10.81%) Integration Testing
10 7 (9.46%) Software Testing
10 7 (9.46%) SDLC
11 6 (8.11%) Agile Project Management
11 6 (8.11%) Project Management
11 6 (8.11%) Regression Testing
12 5 (6.76%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.84%) SQL
2 17 (22.97%) Java
3 14 (18.92%) C#
4 6 (8.11%) Ruby
5 4 (5.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.70%) VBScript
8 1 (1.35%) VB
8 1 (1.35%) Python
8 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) ISEB
2 7 (9.46%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.41%) Degree
5 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (14.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) HP
3 5 (6.76%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (5.41%) Sybase
5 2 (2.70%) Telerik
5 2 (2.70%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.35%) Vertica
6 1 (1.35%) VMware
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle
6 1 (1.35%) SAP
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