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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 583 548 514
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -34
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 49 62 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 65
Average daily rate £330 £340 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -18.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.46% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Test Analyst
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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
48675 47897 46873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.03% 94.74% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 32102 29497 29007
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1382 1920 1942
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 22 £365 -2.66% 15
South East -2 10 £350 +7.69% 4
South West +8 4 £281 +40.62%
Yorkshire +1 4 £338 -10.00% 2
East of England +4 3 £250 -3.84% 3
North East -30 3 £295 -27.38%
East Midlands +4 1 £313 -
North West -10 1 £325 -4.41% 3
West Midlands -10 1 - - 2
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QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 118 (100.00%) QA
2 62 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (34.75%) SQL
4 36 (30.51%) Java
4 36 (30.51%) JIRA
5 34 (28.81%) Selenium
6 32 (27.12%) Test Scripting
7 28 (23.73%) Finance
8 26 (22.03%) BDD
9 25 (21.19%) ISEB
10 22 (18.64%) Scrum
11 21 (17.80%) JavaScript
12 20 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (16.95%) ISTQB
13 19 (16.10%) Functional Testing
13 19 (16.10%) Oracle
14 18 (15.25%) Cucumber
15 17 (14.41%) SoapUI
15 17 (14.41%) Test Automation
15 17 (14.41%) Automated Testing
16 15 (12.71%) .NET
16 15 (12.71%) ETL
16 15 (12.71%) Non-Functional Testing
17 13 (11.02%) WebDriver
17 13 (11.02%) TDD
17 13 (11.02%) Banking
17 13 (11.02%) Automation Testing
17 13 (11.02%) Oracle Database
18 12 (10.17%) Jenkins
18 12 (10.17%) HTML

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (6.78%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.93%) Confluence
3 6 (5.08%) Apache
4 4 (3.39%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.39%) Node.js
5 2 (1.69%) IIS
5 2 (1.69%) nginx
6 1 (0.85%) CMS
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) MS Office
2 1 (0.85%) Mingle
2 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) FTP
2 1 (0.85%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.02%) Oracle Database
2 11 (9.32%) MongoDB
2 11 (9.32%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (8.47%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.54%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.54%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (2.54%) SAP BI
4 3 (2.54%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.85%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (30.51%) JIRA
2 34 (28.81%) Selenium
3 18 (15.25%) Cucumber
4 17 (14.41%) SoapUI
5 13 (11.02%) WebDriver
6 12 (10.17%) Jenkins
7 10 (8.47%) Maven
8 9 (7.63%) Git (software)
8 9 (7.63%) HP UFT
8 9 (7.63%) JMeter
8 9 (7.63%) LoadRunner
8 9 (7.63%) Visual Studio
9 7 (5.93%) Gatling
10 6 (5.08%) IntelliJ
10 6 (5.08%) SilkPerformer
10 6 (5.08%) The Grinder
10 6 (5.08%) Toad
10 6 (5.08%) VisualVM
10 6 (5.08%) YourKit
11 5 (4.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 28 (23.73%) Finance
2 13 (11.02%) Banking
3 7 (5.93%) Retail
4 5 (4.24%) Electronics
4 5 (4.24%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.24%) Marketing
4 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.39%) Law
6 3 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.54%) Private Banking
7 2 (1.69%) Back Office
8 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.71%) .NET
2 12 (10.17%) HTML
2 12 (10.17%) XML
3 10 (8.47%) SOAP
4 9 (7.63%) Spring Boot
5 8 (6.78%) Gherkin
5 8 (6.78%) Hibernate
5 8 (6.78%) Spring
5 8 (6.78%) Web Services
6 6 (5.08%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.39%) PostGIS
8 3 (2.54%) HTML5
8 3 (2.54%) REST
9 2 (1.69%) Ajax
9 2 (1.69%) CSS
9 2 (1.69%) FIXML
9 2 (1.69%) FpML
9 2 (1.69%) Java EE
9 2 (1.69%) JMS
9 2 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.63%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.54%) Equities
4 3 (2.54%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.54%) NHS
5 2 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.69%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.69%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.69%) User Experience
6 1 (0.85%) CESG
6 1 (0.85%) Derivative
6 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.85%) EPoS
6 1 (0.85%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.93%) Windows
2 4 (3.39%) Android
2 4 (3.39%) Linux
2 4 (3.39%) Unix
3 2 (1.69%) CentOS
4 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.12%) Test Scripting
3 26 (22.03%) BDD
4 22 (18.64%) Scrum
5 20 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (16.10%) Functional Testing
7 17 (14.41%) Automated Testing
7 17 (14.41%) Test Automation
8 15 (12.71%) ETL
8 15 (12.71%) Non-Functional Testing
9 13 (11.02%) Automation Testing
9 13 (11.02%) TDD
10 12 (10.17%) Test Management
11 11 (9.32%) Manual Testing
11 11 (9.32%) Software Testing
12 10 (8.47%) Regression Testing
13 9 (7.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (7.63%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (6.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 41 (34.75%) SQL
2 36 (30.51%) Java
3 21 (17.80%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.32%) Ruby
5 9 (7.63%) C#
6 7 (5.93%) Python
6 7 (5.93%) Scala
7 6 (5.08%) CoffeeScript
7 6 (5.08%) VBA
7 6 (5.08%) VBScript
8 4 (3.39%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.54%) C++
10 2 (1.69%) Groovy
11 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (21.19%) ISEB
2 20 (16.95%) ISTQB
3 9 (7.63%) Degree
4 5 (4.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (4.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) AAT
6 1 (0.85%) ACCA
6 1 (0.85%) CIMA
6 1 (0.85%) CIPFA
6 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (3.39%) SEPA
3 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.85%) GPG13
3 1 (0.85%) WAI
3 1 (0.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 8 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.69%) Nagios
2 2 (1.69%) Opsview
Vendors
1 19 (16.10%) Oracle
2 9 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.08%) AppDynamics
3 6 (5.08%) Dynatrace
3 6 (5.08%) HP
3 6 (5.08%) IBM
3 6 (5.08%) New Relic
4 5 (4.24%) SAP
5 3 (2.54%) Citrix
5 3 (2.54%) Murex
5 3 (2.54%) Rally
6 2 (1.69%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.85%) hybris
7 1 (0.85%) Informatica
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