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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
UK / England
Rank 514 523 537
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 56 71 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 50 27
Median daily rate £350 £306 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £280 £274
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

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
39324 44183 43166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.67% 94.94% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25796 28458 27636
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1618 1747
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +8 22 £350 -15.66% 10
South East +31 14 £338 +14.40% 4
West Midlands +6 8 £299 - 2
East Midlands +4 4 £350 +12.00% 1
East of England +7 3 £275 +22.22% 2
North West +2 2 £464 +85.50% 2
South West +6 1 £300 -5.88% 3
Yorkshire 0 1 £263 -52.27% 1
North East -19 1 £475 -
QA Test Analyst
UK

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 93 (100.00%) QA
2 53 (56.99%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (50.54%) Selenium
4 30 (32.26%) Test Scripting
5 27 (29.03%) JIRA
5 27 (29.03%) Java
5 27 (29.03%) SQL
6 25 (26.88%) Cucumber
7 24 (25.81%) BDD
8 22 (23.66%) TDD
9 21 (22.58%) .NET
9 21 (22.58%) Manual Testing
10 16 (17.20%) Banking
10 16 (17.20%) Automated Testing
10 16 (17.20%) Test Automation
10 16 (17.20%) WebDriver
10 16 (17.20%) Automation Testing
11 15 (16.13%) C#
12 13 (13.98%) ISEB
13 12 (12.90%) Finance
13 12 (12.90%) JavaScript
13 12 (12.90%) Unix
13 12 (12.90%) Scrum
13 12 (12.90%) ISTQB
13 12 (12.90%) Jenkins
14 11 (11.83%) Waterfall
14 11 (11.83%) XML
14 11 (11.83%) Regression Testing
15 10 (10.75%) HTML
15 10 (10.75%) User Acceptance Testing

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 6 (6.45%) Confluence
2 4 (4.30%) CMS
3 3 (3.23%) Drupal
4 2 (2.15%) JBoss
5 1 (1.08%) SAS
5 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) HipChat
2 1 (1.08%) Mingle
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) HTTP
1 1 (1.08%) Internet
1 1 (1.08%) MQTT
1 1 (1.08%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.30%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.08%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.08%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.08%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 47 (50.54%) Selenium
2 27 (29.03%) JIRA
3 25 (26.88%) Cucumber
4 16 (17.20%) WebDriver
5 12 (12.90%) Jenkins
6 9 (9.68%) Git (software)
7 7 (7.53%) Appium
7 7 (7.53%) JMeter
7 7 (7.53%) LoadRunner
7 7 (7.53%) SpecFlow
8 6 (6.45%) SoapUI
9 4 (4.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (4.30%) HP UFT
9 4 (4.30%) NUnit
9 4 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.23%) Eclipse
10 3 (3.23%) Gatling
10 3 (3.23%) Subversion
11 2 (2.15%) Burp Suite
11 2 (2.15%) Protractor
General
1 16 (17.20%) Banking
2 12 (12.90%) Finance
3 6 (6.45%) Back Office
3 6 (6.45%) Marketing
3 6 (6.45%) Publishing
4 4 (4.30%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.15%) Legal
5 2 (2.15%) Retail
6 1 (1.08%) Law
6 1 (1.08%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (22.58%) .NET
2 11 (11.83%) XML
3 10 (10.75%) HTML
4 6 (6.45%) Gherkin
4 6 (6.45%) HTML5
5 5 (5.38%) CSS
5 5 (5.38%) RESTful
6 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.30%) WebSockets
6 4 (4.30%) XML Messaging
7 3 (3.23%) SOAP
7 3 (3.23%) Web Services
8 2 (2.15%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.15%) JSON
8 2 (2.15%) Node.js
8 2 (2.15%) Spring
9 1 (1.08%) CSS3
9 1 (1.08%) Mason
9 1 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.38%) Derivative
3 5 (5.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (4.30%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.30%) Equities
4 4 (4.30%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.23%) User Experience
6 2 (2.15%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.15%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.08%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.08%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.08%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.08%) EPoS
7 1 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.08%) iPad
7 1 (1.08%) NHS
7 1 (1.08%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.08%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.90%) Unix
2 8 (8.60%) Linux
2 8 (8.60%) Windows
3 7 (7.53%) Android
3 7 (7.53%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (56.99%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.26%) Test Scripting
3 24 (25.81%) BDD
4 22 (23.66%) TDD
5 21 (22.58%) Manual Testing
6 16 (17.20%) Automated Testing
6 16 (17.20%) Automation Testing
6 16 (17.20%) Test Automation
7 12 (12.90%) Scrum
8 11 (11.83%) Regression Testing
8 11 (11.83%) Waterfall
9 10 (10.75%) Performance Testing
9 10 (10.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (9.68%) API Testing
11 8 (8.60%) User Stories
12 7 (7.53%) Defect Management
12 7 (7.53%) QA Automation
13 6 (6.45%) Cross-Browser Testing
13 6 (6.45%) Defect Tracking
13 6 (6.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.03%) Java
1 27 (29.03%) SQL
2 15 (16.13%) C#
3 12 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.38%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.30%) Perl
5 4 (4.30%) Python
5 4 (4.30%) VBA
5 4 (4.30%) VBScript
6 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.23%) Ruby
7 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.08%) C
8 1 (1.08%) Groovy
8 1 (1.08%) PHP
8 1 (1.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (13.98%) ISEB
2 12 (12.90%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.30%) Degree
5 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) WAI
2 2 (2.15%) WCAG
3 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.08%) HL7
3 1 (1.08%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.60%) Oracle
3 2 (2.15%) HP
3 2 (2.15%) IBM
3 2 (2.15%) Sybase
4 1 (1.08%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.08%) Google
4 1 (1.08%) Informatica
4 1 (1.08%) OpenText
4 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
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