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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 238 234 241
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 21 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.059% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.064% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £323 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £263 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £360 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%
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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
8923 7854 8537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.05% 92.81% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5047 4183 4044
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 496 606
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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
Hampshire - 5 £300 - 1
Berkshire +10 4 £175 -33.33%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £280 - 1
East Sussex - 4 £350 -
Surrey -4 3 £355 - 2
Kent - - - -
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England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 37 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
3 12 (32.43%) ISTQB
4 10 (27.03%) C#
4 10 (27.03%) ISEB
4 10 (27.03%) Test Management
5 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
5 9 (24.32%) HP
6 7 (18.92%) Finance
6 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (18.92%) .NET
6 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
6 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
6 7 (18.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
7 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
8 5 (13.51%) VBA
8 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.81%) BDD
9 4 (10.81%) REST
9 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (10.81%) WCF
9 4 (10.81%) MS Office
9 4 (10.81%) SOAP
9 4 (10.81%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (8.11%) CMS
2 2 (5.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
1 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Billing
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) REST
2 4 (10.81%) WCF
2 4 (10.81%) SOAP
2 4 (10.81%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) XML
3 2 (5.41%) WPF
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.70%) JSP
4 1 (2.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Open Source
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Test Management
2 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
3 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing
6 4 (10.81%) BDD
6 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
6 4 (10.81%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Document Management
6 4 (10.81%) Project Management
6 4 (10.81%) Scrum
7 3 (8.11%) Quality Management
7 3 (8.11%) SOA
8 2 (5.41%) User Stories
8 2 (5.41%) Manual Testing
9 1 (2.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 10 (27.03%) C#
3 5 (13.51%) VBA
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) ISTQB
2 10 (27.03%) ISEB
3 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (10.81%) MOS
5 1 (2.70%) MCITP
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) HP
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco