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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 246 228 207
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -21
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 9 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.097% 0.059% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.065% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £311 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-9.92% +9.67%
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
8448 7688 7065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.49% 91.46% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4577 4024 3406
Average daily rate £375 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 459 609
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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
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 26 January 2015. 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 +4 5 £275 -8.33% 4
Surrey - 3 £225 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £313 - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
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QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 30 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) C#
4 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (23.33%) SQL
6 6 (20.00%) .NET
6 6 (20.00%) XML
6 6 (20.00%) ISEB
6 6 (20.00%) Selenium
6 6 (20.00%) BDD
6 6 (20.00%) WebDriver
7 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 5 (16.67%) JIRA
7 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 5 (16.67%) HP
7 5 (16.67%) Java
8 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
8 4 (13.33%) Web Services
8 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (13.33%) TDD
8 4 (13.33%) Scrum
8 4 (13.33%) WCF
8 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
9 3 (10.00%) REST
9 3 (10.00%) Time Management
9 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (10.00%) CMS
2 2 (6.67%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Summit
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Selenium
1 6 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 5 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.67%) InstallShield
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Billing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) .NET
1 6 (20.00%) XML
2 4 (13.33%) Web Services
2 4 (13.33%) WCF
3 3 (10.00%) REST
3 3 (10.00%) SOAP
4 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.33%) WinForms
5 1 (3.33%) HTML
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.33%) WPF
5 1 (3.33%) LINQ
5 1 (3.33%) HTML5
5 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Open Source
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) DTV
2 1 (3.33%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (20.00%) BDD
4 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 4 (13.33%) TDD
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
5 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Project Management
6 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Time Management
6 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (6.67%) Test Management
7 2 (6.67%) User Stories
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) C#
2 7 (23.33%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (10.00%) Perl
4 3 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (6.67%) VBA
6 1 (3.33%) C
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) ISEB
2 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) MOS
5 1 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) HP
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Informatica
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) SAP