The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 247 223 233
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +10
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 11 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.059% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.064% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 5
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£249 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.18% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £195 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £326 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 -
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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 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
8981 7849 7624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.31% 91.97% 92.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 4174 3698
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 442 656
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Analyst in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
Berkshire +1 5 £250 -16.66% 2
Surrey -2 3 £225 -31.81% 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £261 - 1
Hampshire -19 1 - -
Kent - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited QA 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 Analyst in their job title.

1 38 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (34.21%) SQL
3 9 (23.68%) C#
3 9 (23.68%) ISEB
3 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.68%) ISTQB
3 9 (23.68%) Test Management
3 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
4 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (18.42%) Finance
4 7 (18.42%) HP
4 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
4 7 (18.42%) .NET
5 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Selenium
6 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
6 5 (13.16%) BDD
6 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.16%) XML
6 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
7 4 (10.53%) Web Services
7 4 (10.53%) Java
7 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
7 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (10.53%) WCF

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited QA 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 Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.89%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Summit
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Selenium
1 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
2 4 (10.53%) JIRA
3 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.26%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
2 5 (13.16%) XML
3 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 4 (10.53%) WCF
4 3 (7.89%) REST
4 3 (7.89%) SOAP
5 2 (5.26%) HTML
5 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.63%) WinForms
6 1 (2.63%) JSP
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.63%) WPF
6 1 (2.63%) LINQ
6 1 (2.63%) HTML5
6 1 (2.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Open Source
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) UNIX
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
1 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
1 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
1 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (23.68%) Test Management
1 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
2 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
3 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
3 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
3 5 (13.16%) BDD
3 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
4 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
4 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 3 (7.89%) Time Management
5 3 (7.89%) TDD
5 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Scrum
5 3 (7.89%) SOA
5 3 (7.89%) Project Management
6 2 (5.26%) Code Coverage
6 2 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (5.26%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) Java
4 3 (7.89%) Perl
4 3 (7.89%) Python
5 2 (5.26%) VBA
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.63%) C
6 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) ISEB
1 9 (23.68%) ISTQB
2 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.26%) MOS
5 1 (2.63%) MCITP
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) HP
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco
3 1 (2.63%) Informatica
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