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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 535 547 526
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -21
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 61 46 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.098% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 25 38
Average daily rate £313 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £255 £270
% change year-on-year
+10.78% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
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
44626 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29076 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 -3 18 £415 +10.66% 10
North West -10 10 £275 -19.11% 2
Yorkshire -14 10 £600 - 5
South West - 10 £305 - 2
South East +16 6 £295 +17.52% 5
North East - 3 - -
East of England 0 2 £225 -23.40% 2
West Midlands -11 2 £300 - 1
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QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 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.

1 136 (100.00%) QA
2 62 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (31.62%) SQL
4 35 (25.74%) Test Scripting
5 33 (24.26%) Selenium
6 31 (22.79%) Java
6 31 (22.79%) Finance
7 27 (19.85%) JIRA
7 27 (19.85%) Manual Testing
8 25 (18.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (18.38%) ISEB
9 23 (16.91%) Scrum
10 22 (16.18%) Automated Testing
10 22 (16.18%) SoapUI
11 21 (15.44%) Test Automation
12 20 (14.71%) .NET
13 19 (13.97%) JavaScript
13 19 (13.97%) ISTQB
14 18 (13.24%) Oracle
15 17 (12.50%) Test Management
16 16 (11.76%) BDD
16 16 (11.76%) Retail
17 15 (11.03%) C#
17 15 (11.03%) SOAP
17 15 (11.03%) Cucumber
17 15 (11.03%) Non-Functional Testing
18 14 (10.29%) SQL Server
19 13 (9.56%) Visual Studio
19 13 (9.56%) Microsoft
19 13 (9.56%) Banking

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 5 (3.68%) Confluence
2 2 (1.47%) CMS
2 2 (1.47%) nginx
2 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.74%) JBoss
3 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.74%) Magento
3 1 (0.74%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.74%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) GitHub
1 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) FTP
2 1 (0.74%) SNMP
2 1 (0.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.56%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.21%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.21%) SAP BI
4 3 (2.21%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.47%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.74%) DB2
6 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.74%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (24.26%) Selenium
2 27 (19.85%) JIRA
3 22 (16.18%) SoapUI
4 15 (11.03%) Cucumber
5 13 (9.56%) Visual Studio
6 11 (8.09%) HP UFT
7 10 (7.35%) LoadRunner
8 9 (6.62%) Maven
9 8 (5.88%) Git (software)
9 8 (5.88%) JMeter
9 8 (5.88%) WebDriver
10 7 (5.15%) SpecFlow
10 7 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (5.15%) Toad
11 6 (4.41%) Gatling
11 6 (4.41%) Jenkins
11 6 (4.41%) SilkPerformer
11 6 (4.41%) The Grinder
11 6 (4.41%) VisualVM
11 6 (4.41%) YourKit
General
1 31 (22.79%) Finance
2 16 (11.76%) Retail
3 13 (9.56%) Banking
4 7 (5.15%) Marketing
5 6 (4.41%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.68%) Electronics
6 5 (3.68%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.94%) Law
8 3 (2.21%) Back Office
9 2 (1.47%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.47%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.74%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.74%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.71%) .NET
2 15 (11.03%) SOAP
3 12 (8.82%) XML
4 11 (8.09%) HTML
5 9 (6.62%) Web Services
6 7 (5.15%) Gherkin
6 7 (5.15%) Spring
7 6 (4.41%) AngularJS
7 6 (4.41%) Hibernate
8 5 (3.68%) EDI
9 4 (2.94%) CSS
10 3 (2.21%) HTML5
11 2 (1.47%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.47%) FIXML
11 2 (1.47%) FpML
11 2 (1.47%) REST
11 2 (1.47%) RESTful
12 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 1 (0.74%) Spring Boot
12 1 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.15%) EPoS
2 6 (4.41%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.94%) Equities
4 4 (2.94%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.21%) NHS
6 2 (1.47%) Derivative
6 2 (1.47%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.47%) Wiki
7 1 (0.74%) AS400
7 1 (0.74%) CESG
7 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.74%) iSeries
7 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.74%) PKI
7 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.09%) Windows
2 6 (4.41%) Linux
3 5 (3.68%) Android
3 5 (3.68%) Unix
4 3 (2.21%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.47%) CentOS
6 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.74%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (25.74%) Test Scripting
3 27 (19.85%) Manual Testing
4 25 (18.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (16.91%) Scrum
6 22 (16.18%) Automated Testing
7 21 (15.44%) Test Automation
8 17 (12.50%) Test Management
9 16 (11.76%) BDD
10 15 (11.03%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (9.56%) TDD
12 12 (8.82%) Regression Testing
12 12 (8.82%) Software Testing
13 11 (8.09%) Automation Testing
13 11 (8.09%) Defect Management
13 11 (8.09%) Functional Testing
13 11 (8.09%) Waterfall
14 10 (7.35%) SDLC
15 9 (6.62%) Test Strategy
16 8 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (31.62%) SQL
2 31 (22.79%) Java
3 19 (13.97%) JavaScript
4 15 (11.03%) C#
5 11 (8.09%) Ruby
6 8 (5.88%) VBScript
7 6 (4.41%) CoffeeScript
7 6 (4.41%) Python
7 6 (4.41%) Scala
7 6 (4.41%) VBA
8 4 (2.94%) C++
9 3 (2.21%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (18.38%) ISEB
2 19 (13.97%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.35%) Degree
4 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.21%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.47%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.94%) SEPA
3 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.74%) GPG13
3 1 (0.74%) HL7
3 1 (0.74%) WAI
3 1 (0.74%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 13 (9.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.47%) Nagios
2 2 (1.47%) Opsview
3 1 (0.74%) SCCM
3 1 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (13.24%) Oracle
2 13 (9.56%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.09%) HP
4 7 (5.15%) IBM
5 6 (4.41%) AppDynamics
5 6 (4.41%) Dynatrace
5 6 (4.41%) New Relic
6 5 (3.68%) SAP
7 4 (2.94%) Citrix
8 2 (1.47%) Murex
8 2 (1.47%) Sybase
9 1 (0.74%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.74%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.74%) Coremetrics
9 1 (0.74%) Endeca
9 1 (0.74%) Google
9 1 (0.74%) MKS
9 1 (0.74%) Telerik
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £345 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West London
PCR
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago