The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 228 226 243
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 16 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.12% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 2
Average daily rate
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£210 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £325 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £328 £313
% change year-on-year
-16.03% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.50
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8451 7861 9051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.79% 92.73% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4612 4106 4135
Average daily rate £350 £355 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 530 637
Average hourly rate £16.48 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.05% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
QA Analyst
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Buckinghamshire - 8 £208 - 1
Hampshire - 5 £335 -
Berkshire +2 1 £275 - 1
Surrey -6 1 £360 - 2
East Sussex -6 1 £185 -38.33%
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 26 (68.42%) SQL
3 21 (55.26%) C#
4 20 (52.63%) .NET
5 19 (50.00%) ISEB
5 19 (50.00%) Scrum
6 18 (47.37%) Software Testing
6 18 (47.37%) BDD
7 17 (44.74%) Web Services
8 16 (42.11%) XML
8 16 (42.11%) SOAP
8 16 (42.11%) WCF
8 16 (42.11%) REST
8 16 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (39.47%) Automated Testing
9 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
9 15 (39.47%) Visual Studio
10 14 (36.84%) WPF
11 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
12 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
13 8 (21.05%) Test Management
14 7 (18.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 7 (18.42%) Finance
15 6 (15.79%) HP
15 6 (15.79%) DevOps
15 6 (15.79%) SpecFlow
15 6 (15.79%) Office 365
16 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
16 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
16 5 (13.16%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (39.47%) Visual Studio
3 6 (15.79%) SpecFlow
4 4 (10.53%) Selenium
5 1 (2.63%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (52.63%) .NET
2 17 (44.74%) Web Services
3 16 (42.11%) XML
3 16 (42.11%) WCF
3 16 (42.11%) SOAP
3 16 (42.11%) REST
4 14 (36.84%) WPF
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.63%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Scrum
2 18 (47.37%) Software Testing
2 18 (47.37%) BDD
3 15 (39.47%) Automated Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
5 8 (21.05%) Test Management
6 6 (15.79%) DevOps
7 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
7 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.89%) Document Management
9 3 (7.89%) Project Management
9 3 (7.89%) Quality Management
9 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
10 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (5.26%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (68.42%) SQL
2 21 (55.26%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) VBA
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) ISEB
2 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
3 7 (18.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) MOS
6 1 (2.63%) MCITP
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) HP
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco
3 1 (2.63%) Mercator