The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales region that had QA Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 40 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 11 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.15% - 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% - 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £345
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 - £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £318 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.23% +15.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -
QA Analyst
Wales

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 Wales 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 Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
506 652 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 98.83% 97.02% 97.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 484 415
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 16
Median hourly rate £12.35 £13.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £9.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.56 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South Wales region that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Analyst across the South Wales region.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Newport - 5 £445 -
Cardiff - 2 £375 -
Gwent - 1 £423 -
QA Analyst
Wales

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 Wales region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) QA
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) User Stories
2 10 (90.91%) BDD
2 10 (90.91%) API Testing
2 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 10 (90.91%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (90.91%) TDD
3 9 (81.82%) SpecFlow
3 9 (81.82%) Cucumber
4 8 (72.73%) Exploratory Testing
4 8 (72.73%) Performance Testing
5 7 (63.64%) Publishing
6 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Finance
7 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
7 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 1 (9.09%) User Experience
7 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 9 (81.82%) Cucumber
2 9 (81.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (63.64%) Publishing
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) API Testing
2 10 (90.91%) BDD
2 10 (90.91%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (90.91%) TDD
2 10 (90.91%) User Stories
3 8 (72.73%) Exploratory Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland