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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 549 542 511
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -31
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 37 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.060% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.064% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 11 14
Average daily rate
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£373 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
+12.87% -2.94%
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
46253 45082 41589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.48% 92.74% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 29703 28087 24757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
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 1758 1832 1975
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.58 £38.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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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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 +6 19 £384 -14.72% 7
North East - 7 £373 -
North West -17 3 £250 - 2
East of England - 3 £400 -
South East -27 2 £265 -19.69% 1
South West - 2 £350 - 1
Yorkshire -19 1 £385 +37.50%
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QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 72 (100.00%) QA
2 40 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (48.61%) SQL
4 32 (44.44%) Finance
4 32 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 26 (36.11%) Selenium
6 19 (26.39%) Automated Testing
6 19 (26.39%) Java
6 19 (26.39%) BDD
7 18 (25.00%) HP UFT
7 18 (25.00%) TDD
8 17 (23.61%) ISEB
8 17 (23.61%) .NET
9 15 (20.83%) XML
9 15 (20.83%) Banking
9 15 (20.83%) ISTQB
10 14 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (19.44%) Web Services
11 13 (18.06%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (16.67%) Open Source
12 12 (16.67%) MongoDB
12 12 (16.67%) NoSQL
13 11 (15.28%) Analytics
13 11 (15.28%) RESTful
13 11 (15.28%) Sybase
14 10 (13.89%) Scrum
14 10 (13.89%) ITIL
14 10 (13.89%) PRINCE2
14 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
14 10 (13.89%) MSMQ

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.78%) Confluence
2 1 (1.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.39%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 12 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.78%) MySQL
4 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (36.11%) Selenium
2 18 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 10 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (12.50%) JIRA
4 9 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 8 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.56%) WATIR
6 4 (5.56%) Sahi
7 3 (4.17%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.78%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.39%) Subversion
9 1 (1.39%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.39%) Toad
General
1 32 (44.44%) Finance
2 15 (20.83%) Banking
3 8 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 8 (11.11%) Marketing
4 2 (2.78%) Retail
4 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.78%) Electronics
4 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.39%) Games
5 1 (1.39%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.61%) .NET
2 15 (20.83%) XML
3 14 (19.44%) Web Services
4 11 (15.28%) RESTful
5 10 (13.89%) MSMQ
6 3 (4.17%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.78%) SOAP
8 1 (1.39%) HTML
8 1 (1.39%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.39%) Mustache
8 1 (1.39%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) EFT
1 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.78%) DTV
3 2 (2.78%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.78%) Equities
4 1 (1.39%) Derivative
4 1 (1.39%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Android
2 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.39%) Linux
3 1 (1.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 19 (26.39%) BDD
3 19 (26.39%) Automated Testing
4 18 (25.00%) TDD
5 14 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (16.67%) Open Source
7 11 (15.28%) Analytics
8 10 (13.89%) Scrum
8 10 (13.89%) ITIL
8 10 (13.89%) PRINCE2
9 9 (12.50%) Project Management
9 9 (12.50%) Migration
9 9 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
10 8 (11.11%) Waterfall
10 8 (11.11%) Automation Testing
10 8 (11.11%) Software Testing
10 8 (11.11%) Integration Testing
11 7 (9.72%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (48.61%) SQL
2 19 (26.39%) Java
3 9 (12.50%) Ruby
4 5 (6.94%) C#
5 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.39%) PHP
5 1 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (23.61%) ISEB
2 15 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.56%) Degree
4 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (18.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Sybase
2 9 (12.50%) HP
3 5 (6.94%) PeopleSoft
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle
5 2 (2.78%) SAP
5 2 (2.78%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.39%) Vertica
6 1 (1.39%) VMware
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