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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 588 546 562
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +16
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 36 77 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 44 41
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
+76.00% -
QA Test Analyst
UK

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
46856 50029 49209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30915 32483 30579
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1539 1928 1999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 17 £375 -6.25% 16
South East +4 7 £350 -2.09% 4
North West +12 6 £175 -36.36% 1
West Midlands -26 3 £288 +91.66% 2
North East - 2 - -
QA Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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.

1 102 (100.00%) QA
2 62 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (41.18%) Selenium
4 36 (35.29%) JIRA
5 30 (29.41%) SQL
6 29 (28.43%) Finance
7 27 (26.47%) Test Scripting
8 26 (25.49%) Cucumber
9 24 (23.53%) Java
10 23 (22.55%) BDD
11 22 (21.57%) Manual Testing
12 21 (20.59%) Automated Testing
13 20 (19.61%) Regression Testing
13 20 (19.61%) Test Automation
14 19 (18.63%) Functional Testing
14 19 (18.63%) Automation Testing
15 15 (14.71%) WebDriver
15 15 (14.71%) Confluence
15 15 (14.71%) Scrum
15 15 (14.71%) .NET
16 14 (13.73%) C#
16 14 (13.73%) ISEB
16 14 (13.73%) TDD
16 14 (13.73%) Performance Testing
16 14 (13.73%) Computer Science
16 14 (13.73%) ISTQB
17 13 (12.75%) User Acceptance Testing
18 12 (11.76%) Integration Testing
18 12 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
18 12 (11.76%) Microsoft

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 15 (14.71%) Confluence
2 6 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.90%) IIS
4 4 (3.92%) Apache
4 4 (3.92%) CMS
5 3 (2.94%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.98%) Drupal
7 1 (0.98%) JBoss
7 1 (0.98%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Mingle
1 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) OpenCart
1 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.98%) MQTT
2 1 (0.98%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.98%) RTSP
2 1 (0.98%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.94%) Data Mart
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.96%) MySQL
6 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.98%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.98%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 42 (41.18%) Selenium
2 36 (35.29%) JIRA
3 26 (25.49%) Cucumber
4 15 (14.71%) WebDriver
5 10 (9.80%) Jenkins
5 10 (9.80%) JMeter
6 9 (8.82%) SoapUI
7 6 (5.88%) Ant
7 6 (5.88%) JUnit
7 6 (5.88%) Maven
8 5 (4.90%) Appium
8 5 (4.90%) Gatling
8 5 (4.90%) Gradle
8 5 (4.90%) HP UFT
8 5 (4.90%) Hudson
8 5 (4.90%) IntelliJ
8 5 (4.90%) jMock
8 5 (4.90%) SpecFlow
8 5 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (28.43%) Finance
2 11 (10.78%) Banking
3 7 (6.86%) Publishing
4 5 (4.90%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.94%) Back Office
5 3 (2.94%) Retail
6 2 (1.96%) Front Office
6 2 (1.96%) Marketing
7 1 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.98%) French Language
7 1 (0.98%) Law
7 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.71%) .NET
2 8 (7.84%) XML
3 7 (6.86%) HTML
3 7 (6.86%) Web Services
4 6 (5.88%) Gherkin
4 6 (5.88%) Java EE
4 6 (5.88%) Spring
5 5 (4.90%) Ajax
5 5 (4.90%) Hibernate
5 5 (4.90%) HTML5
5 5 (4.90%) JMS
5 5 (4.90%) Node.js
5 5 (4.90%) REST
5 5 (4.90%) Spring Boot
5 5 (4.90%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.94%) Murex MxML
7 3 (2.94%) PostGIS
8 2 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.96%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.90%) Equities
5 5 (4.90%) Hedge funds
6 4 (3.92%) Derivative
6 4 (3.92%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.96%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.96%) Swaptions
7 2 (1.96%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.98%) EPoS
8 1 (0.98%) iPad
8 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.98%) NHS
8 1 (0.98%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.98%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.82%) Unix
1 9 (8.82%) Windows
2 5 (4.90%) Android
2 5 (4.90%) Apple iOS
2 5 (4.90%) Linux
3 1 (0.98%) Solaris
3 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (26.47%) Test Scripting
3 23 (22.55%) BDD
4 22 (21.57%) Manual Testing
5 21 (20.59%) Automated Testing
6 20 (19.61%) Regression Testing
6 20 (19.61%) Test Automation
7 19 (18.63%) Automation Testing
7 19 (18.63%) Functional Testing
8 15 (14.71%) Scrum
9 14 (13.73%) Performance Testing
9 14 (13.73%) TDD
10 13 (12.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (11.76%) Integration Testing
11 12 (11.76%) User Stories
12 9 (8.82%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (7.84%) Defect Management
13 8 (7.84%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (7.84%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.41%) SQL
2 24 (23.53%) Java
3 14 (13.73%) C#
4 6 (5.88%) Groovy
4 6 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.88%) Python
5 5 (4.90%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.94%) Ruby
8 2 (1.96%) Perl
8 2 (1.96%) PHP
8 2 (1.96%) VBScript
9 1 (0.98%) C
9 1 (0.98%) Scala
9 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (13.73%) ISEB
1 14 (13.73%) ISTQB
2 9 (8.82%) Degree
3 4 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.98%) HL7
2 1 (0.98%) SDET
2 1 (0.98%) WAI
2 1 (0.98%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.84%) Atlassian
2 8 (7.84%) Rally
3 6 (5.88%) Oracle
4 5 (4.90%) HP
5 3 (2.94%) Murex
6 1 (0.98%) CA
6 1 (0.98%) hybris
6 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.98%) SAP
6 1 (0.98%) Sybase