The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had QA Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 250 257 224
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -33
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 21 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 20
Median daily rate £350 £331 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £346 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
QA Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8661 9039 8527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.06% 94.63% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5213 5053 4667
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 437 468
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Analyst across the South East region.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the South East

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

QA Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Analyst across the South East region.

QA Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Surrey -2 7 £300 - 1
East Sussex - 5 £350 - 4
Oxfordshire +10 4 £380 -
West Sussex - 3 £325 -
Hampshire +1 1 £350 +3.70%
Sussex - 1 - -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, QA 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 South East region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (37.93%) Jenkins
4 11 (37.93%) Confluence
4 11 (37.93%) JIRA
5 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
5 10 (34.48%) Finance
5 10 (34.48%) Java
5 10 (34.48%) ISEB
6 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
7 8 (27.59%) BDD
7 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
7 8 (27.59%) Atlassian
8 7 (24.14%) Selenium
8 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (20.69%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (20.69%) SDLC
9 6 (20.69%) Rally
9 6 (20.69%) WebDriver
9 6 (20.69%) Hudson
9 6 (20.69%) SoapUI
9 6 (20.69%) REST
9 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (20.69%) Gradle
9 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
9 6 (20.69%) User Stories
9 6 (20.69%) Java EE
9 6 (20.69%) Ajax
9 6 (20.69%) TDD

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (37.93%) Confluence
2 6 (20.69%) IIS
3 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
4 3 (10.34%) Apache Solr
4 3 (10.34%) Node.js
5 2 (6.90%) Apache
6 1 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
1 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
1 4 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.34%) Data Mining
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.34%) SAP BI
2 3 (10.34%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Jenkins
1 11 (37.93%) JIRA
2 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
3 7 (24.14%) Selenium
4 6 (20.69%) Ant
4 6 (20.69%) Gradle
4 6 (20.69%) Hudson
4 6 (20.69%) JMeter
4 6 (20.69%) jMock
4 6 (20.69%) JUnit
4 6 (20.69%) Maven
4 6 (20.69%) SoapUI
4 6 (20.69%) WebDriver
5 4 (13.79%) IntelliJ
6 3 (10.34%) Toad
7 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
7 2 (6.90%) WATIR
8 1 (3.45%) Gatling
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Electronics
2 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
2 4 (13.79%) Marketing
2 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) Ajax
1 6 (20.69%) Hibernate
1 6 (20.69%) Java EE
1 6 (20.69%) JMS
1 6 (20.69%) REST
1 6 (20.69%) Spring
1 6 (20.69%) Web Services
1 6 (20.69%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (13.79%) Spring Boot
3 3 (10.34%) PostGIS
4 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
4 2 (6.90%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) HTML5
5 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Unix
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (27.59%) BDD
4 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.69%) Compatibility Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Domain-Driven Design
5 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Performance Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (20.69%) SDLC
5 6 (20.69%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (20.69%) TDD
5 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
5 6 (20.69%) User Stories
6 5 (17.24%) QA Automation
6 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.79%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Java
2 6 (20.69%) Groovy
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.90%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) ISEB
1 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
2 5 (17.24%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) GAMP
2 1 (3.45%) GxP
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Atlassian
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) Rally
3 4 (13.79%) SAP
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.45%) hybris