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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 541 549 511
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -38
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 44 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.055% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.059% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 12 15
Average daily rate
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£356 £293 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.79% -26.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £285 £345
% change year-on-year
+20.17% -17.39%
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
47724 45773 43200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.49% 92.58% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30889 28241 25946
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 1778 1846 1974
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 3 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 3 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 -5 26 £384 +18.07% 10
North West -14 4 £200 - 1
Yorkshire -19 3 £330 +17.85%
East of England - 3 £400 - 3
South West 0 2 £350 +27.27%
South East -22 2 - - 2
North East - 2 £354 -
East Midlands -7 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £150 - 1
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QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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 81 (100.00%) QA
2 47 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (45.68%) SQL
4 30 (37.04%) Selenium
5 29 (35.80%) Finance
5 29 (35.80%) Test Automation
6 24 (29.63%) BDD
7 22 (27.16%) Java
8 19 (23.46%) .NET
8 19 (23.46%) TDD
8 19 (23.46%) Automated Testing
9 18 (22.22%) ISEB
10 16 (19.75%) HP UFT
10 16 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (17.28%) ISTQB
11 14 (17.28%) Banking
11 14 (17.28%) Web Services
11 14 (17.28%) XML
12 13 (16.05%) Open Source
13 12 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (13.58%) RESTful
14 11 (13.58%) WebDriver
14 11 (13.58%) MongoDB
14 11 (13.58%) NoSQL
14 11 (13.58%) C#
14 11 (13.58%) Scrum
15 10 (12.35%) Sybase
15 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
15 10 (12.35%) Test Scripting
15 10 (12.35%) Team Foundation Server

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (2.47%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.47%) Confluence
2 1 (1.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.23%) MultiFonds
2 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) MongoDB
1 11 (13.58%) NoSQL
2 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.23%) MySQL
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (37.04%) Selenium
2 16 (19.75%) HP UFT
3 11 (13.58%) WebDriver
4 10 (12.35%) Cucumber
4 10 (12.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (11.11%) JIRA
6 4 (4.94%) WATIR
6 4 (4.94%) Sahi
6 4 (4.94%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.94%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.70%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.70%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.23%) Subversion
8 1 (1.23%) Calabash
8 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (35.80%) Finance
2 14 (17.28%) Banking
3 7 (8.64%) Marketing
4 6 (7.41%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.47%) Games
5 2 (2.47%) Retail
6 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.23%) Back Office
6 1 (1.23%) Electronics
6 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.23%) Wholesale Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.46%) .NET
2 14 (17.28%) Web Services
2 14 (17.28%) XML
3 11 (13.58%) RESTful
4 8 (9.88%) MSMQ
5 5 (6.17%) HTML
6 4 (4.94%) CSS
6 4 (4.94%) SOAP
7 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.23%) HTML5
8 1 (1.23%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.23%) Mustache
8 1 (1.23%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.17%) EFT
3 3 (3.70%) Derivative
3 3 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.47%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.47%) Equities
4 2 (2.47%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.23%) DTV
5 1 (1.23%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) Windows
2 3 (3.70%) UNIX
3 2 (2.47%) Android
3 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (35.80%) Test Automation
3 24 (29.63%) BDD
4 19 (23.46%) TDD
4 19 (23.46%) Automated Testing
5 16 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (16.05%) Open Source
7 11 (13.58%) Scrum
8 10 (12.35%) Test Scripting
9 9 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
9 9 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 9 (11.11%) Project Management
9 9 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (9.88%) Performance Testing
10 8 (9.88%) Integration Testing
10 8 (9.88%) Software Testing
10 8 (9.88%) ITIL
10 8 (9.88%) PRINCE2
10 8 (9.88%) Analytics
10 8 (9.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (45.68%) SQL
2 22 (27.16%) Java
3 11 (13.58%) C#
4 9 (11.11%) Ruby
5 4 (4.94%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.23%) PHP
7 1 (1.23%) VBScript
7 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (22.22%) ISEB
2 14 (17.28%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.70%) Degree
5 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.35%) Sybase
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.11%) HP
3 5 (6.17%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (2.47%) Telerik
4 2 (2.47%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.23%) Vertica
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle
5 1 (1.23%) SAP
5 1 (1.23%) VMware