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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
England / South East
Rank 217 250 247
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -3
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 17 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.072% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.076% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 9
Median daily rate £338 £295 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.40% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £276 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £370 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £278 £306
% change year-on-year
+26.12% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £21.25 -
% change year-on-year
-13.45% -

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
6821 7896 8507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.22% 94.22% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3941 4626 4618
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 412 416
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £11.48 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £39.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +13 6 £350 -
Hampshire +13 6 £325 -12.16% 1
West Sussex - 2 £291 -
East Sussex - 1 £180 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £430 -
Surrey - 1 - -
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 30 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (76.67%) Selenium
3 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (46.67%) Java
5 12 (40.00%) BDD
6 11 (36.67%) WebDriver
6 11 (36.67%) JIRA
7 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 9 (30.00%) Cucumber
8 9 (30.00%) C#
9 8 (26.67%) TDD
9 8 (26.67%) Scrum
10 7 (23.33%) SQL
10 7 (23.33%) .NET
10 7 (23.33%) QA Automation
11 6 (20.00%) Defect Management
11 6 (20.00%) SoapUI
12 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
12 5 (16.67%) User Stories
12 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
12 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
12 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
13 4 (13.33%) Subversion
13 4 (13.33%) Quality Management
13 4 (13.33%) Finance
13 4 (13.33%) Oracle
13 4 (13.33%) XML
13 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
13 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting

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 3 (10.00%) Confluence
2 2 (6.67%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (76.67%) Selenium
2 11 (36.67%) JIRA
2 11 (36.67%) WebDriver
3 9 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (13.33%) Subversion
7 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
8 2 (6.67%) Bugzilla
8 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
9 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (3.33%) Burp Suite
9 1 (3.33%) Gatling
9 1 (3.33%) JMeter
9 1 (3.33%) NUnit
9 1 (3.33%) Protractor
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Billing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) Gherkin
2 4 (13.33%) XML
3 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (10.00%) RESTful
3 3 (10.00%) Web Services
4 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Android
1 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) BDD
3 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 8 (26.67%) Scrum
4 8 (26.67%) TDD
5 7 (23.33%) QA Automation
6 6 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 5 (16.67%) User Stories
8 4 (13.33%) API Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Quality Management
8 4 (13.33%) SDLC
8 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
9 3 (10.00%) Automation Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) C#
3 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) Groovy
4 3 (10.00%) Scala
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.67%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.33%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) F#
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
6 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.33%) WAI
2 1 (3.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Atlassian
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Progress
3 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com