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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
UK / England
Rank 522 549 542
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 53 54 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 41 24
Median daily rate £345 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.29% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £283 £255
% change year-on-year
+14.15% +10.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
39180 45432 45208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 95.10% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 25756 29645 28239
Median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1388 1536 1792
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +19 21 £340 -20.00% 8
South East +18 8 £338 +14.40% 2
West Midlands +11 8 £239 -20.41% 2
East Midlands - 6 £363 - 2
North West +14 4 £364 +38.57% 2
East of England -2 4 £275 +22.22% 2
South West -3 1 - -
North East -9 1 £475 -
QA Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 99 (100.00%) QA
2 54 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (49.49%) Selenium
4 30 (30.30%) Test Scripting
4 30 (30.30%) Java
5 27 (27.27%) SQL
5 27 (27.27%) Cucumber
6 24 (24.24%) JIRA
7 21 (21.21%) BDD
8 20 (20.20%) Banking
9 19 (19.19%) Test Automation
10 18 (18.18%) Manual Testing
10 18 (18.18%) Automation Testing
10 18 (18.18%) TDD
10 18 (18.18%) .NET
11 16 (16.16%) Finance
12 15 (15.15%) WebDriver
13 14 (14.14%) ISEB
14 13 (13.13%) C#
14 13 (13.13%) Scrum
15 12 (12.12%) Automated Testing
15 12 (12.12%) Regression Testing
16 11 (11.11%) Jenkins
16 11 (11.11%) Performance Testing
16 11 (11.11%) JavaScript
17 10 (10.10%) ISTQB
17 10 (10.10%) HTML
17 10 (10.10%) XML
17 10 (10.10%) Unix
17 10 (10.10%) 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 5 (5.05%) Confluence
2 4 (4.04%) CMS
3 3 (3.03%) Drupal
4 2 (2.02%) JBoss
5 1 (1.01%) SAS
5 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) HipChat
2 1 (1.01%) MS Office
2 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.07%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.04%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.02%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.01%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.01%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 49 (49.49%) Selenium
2 27 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 24 (24.24%) JIRA
4 15 (15.15%) WebDriver
5 11 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 9 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 9 (9.09%) LoadRunner
7 8 (8.08%) SoapUI
8 7 (7.07%) Appium
8 7 (7.07%) JMeter
9 6 (6.06%) SpecFlow
10 4 (4.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (4.04%) HP UFT
10 4 (4.04%) NUnit
11 3 (3.03%) Bugzilla
11 3 (3.03%) Eclipse
11 3 (3.03%) Subversion
11 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (2.02%) JBehave
12 2 (2.02%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (20.20%) Banking
2 16 (16.16%) Finance
3 6 (6.06%) Marketing
4 4 (4.04%) Back Office
4 4 (4.04%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.04%) Publishing
5 2 (2.02%) Law
5 2 (2.02%) Legal
6 1 (1.01%) Billing
6 1 (1.01%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.01%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.18%) .NET
2 10 (10.10%) HTML
2 10 (10.10%) XML
3 6 (6.06%) HTML5
4 5 (5.05%) CSS
4 5 (5.05%) Gherkin
4 5 (5.05%) RESTful
4 5 (5.05%) SOAP
4 5 (5.05%) Web Services
5 4 (4.04%) WebSockets
5 4 (4.04%) XML Messaging
6 3 (3.03%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.02%) Node.js
7 2 (2.02%) Spring
8 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.01%) CSS3
8 1 (1.01%) Highcharts JS
8 1 (1.01%) REST
8 1 (1.01%) Sass
8 1 (1.01%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.05%) Derivative
3 4 (4.04%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.04%) Fixed Income
3 4 (4.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.03%) Equities
4 3 (3.03%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.03%) User Experience
5 2 (2.02%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.02%) NHS
5 2 (2.02%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.01%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.01%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.01%) HoloLens
6 1 (1.01%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.01%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.10%) Unix
2 8 (8.08%) Linux
2 8 (8.08%) Windows
3 7 (7.07%) Android
3 7 (7.07%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (30.30%) Test Scripting
3 21 (21.21%) BDD
4 19 (19.19%) Test Automation
5 18 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 18 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 18 (18.18%) TDD
6 13 (13.13%) Scrum
7 12 (12.12%) Automated Testing
7 12 (12.12%) Regression Testing
8 11 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 10 (10.10%) API Testing
9 10 (10.10%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (10.10%) Waterfall
10 9 (9.09%) Defect Management
10 9 (9.09%) SDLC
11 7 (7.07%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (7.07%) QA Automation
12 6 (6.06%) Functional Testing
12 6 (6.06%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.30%) Java
2 27 (27.27%) SQL
3 13 (13.13%) C#
4 11 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.07%) VBA
6 5 (5.05%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.05%) VBScript
7 4 (4.04%) Perl
8 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.02%) Ruby
8 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.01%) Groovy
9 1 (1.01%) PHP
9 1 (1.01%) Python
9 1 (1.01%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (14.14%) ISEB
2 10 (10.10%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.05%) Degree
4 4 (4.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) HL7
2 2 (2.02%) WAI
2 2 (2.02%) WCAG
3 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
1 7 (7.07%) Oracle
2 3 (3.03%) HP
3 2 (2.02%) Google
3 2 (2.02%) IBM
3 2 (2.02%) Sybase
4 1 (1.01%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.01%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.01%) Citrix
4 1 (1.01%) Informatica
4 1 (1.01%) OpenText
4 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.01%) SAP
Central London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Hereford
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 23 days ago