The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had QA Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 546 542 536
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 88 122 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 78 78
Median daily rate £375 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £222 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £306 £280
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
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

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Analyst within the UK.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

QA Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Analyst within the UK.

QA Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

QA Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England -29 69 £363 +3.57% 38
London -11 40 £425 +5.26% 20
Wales - 12 £425 -
South Wales - 11 £425 -
South East +1 10 £350 +30.23% 5
West Sussex - 7 £313 - 1
North West +14 6 £320 +28.00% 4
Scotland +10 6 £103 -65.31%
East Midlands +3 6 £250 - 2
Manchester -2 5 - - 3
Newport - 5 £445 -
Nottingham - 5 £250 -
Worthing - 5 £350 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £250 -
City of London +27 4 £494 +14.49% 8
West Midlands -30 3 £288 +91.66% 1
Fife - 3 - -
St Andrews - 3 - -
Glasgow +10 2 £103 -
Devon +6 2 £188 -42.30% 1
South West 0 2 £188 -42.30% 1
Exeter -5 2 £188 -42.30%
Cardiff - 2 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
York +7 1 £350 -
Edinburgh +4 1 - -
North Yorkshire 0 1 £350 -
Surrey -3 1 £350 - 1
Yorkshire -5 1 £350 - 1
Tyne and Wear -21 1 - -

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 183 (100.00%) QA
2 104 (56.83%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (37.16%) Selenium
4 55 (30.05%) JIRA
5 47 (25.68%) Finance
6 46 (25.14%) SQL
6 46 (25.14%) Test Automation
6 46 (25.14%) Cucumber
6 46 (25.14%) BDD
7 33 (18.03%) Java
8 32 (17.49%) ISEB
8 32 (17.49%) Test Scripting
9 31 (16.94%) ISTQB
10 29 (15.85%) User Stories
10 29 (15.85%) Performance Testing
11 28 (15.30%) Scrum
12 27 (14.75%) TDD
13 26 (14.21%) Regression Testing
14 25 (13.66%) Automated Testing
14 25 (13.66%) Manual Testing
15 24 (13.11%) Functional Testing
15 24 (13.11%) WebDriver
15 24 (13.11%) Exploratory Testing
16 23 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (12.02%) Automation Testing
18 20 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (10.38%) Degree
19 19 (10.38%) Microsoft
20 18 (9.84%) .NET
20 18 (9.84%) Jenkins

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 17 (9.29%) Confluence
2 6 (3.28%) Apache
2 6 (3.28%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.73%) CMS
3 5 (2.73%) IIS
4 4 (2.19%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.64%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.09%) Drupal
7 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.55%) JBoss
7 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.28%) MS Office
2 5 (2.73%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.64%) Mingle
3 3 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) HTTP
2 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.55%) LAN
2 1 (0.55%) MQTT
2 1 (0.55%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.55%) RTSP
2 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.55%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.37%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.19%) Big Data
5 3 (1.64%) Data Mart
5 3 (1.64%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.09%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.09%) MySQL
6 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.55%) GIS
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 68 (37.16%) Selenium
2 55 (30.05%) JIRA
3 46 (25.14%) Cucumber
4 24 (13.11%) WebDriver
5 18 (9.84%) Jenkins
6 15 (8.20%) SpecFlow
7 12 (6.56%) SoapUI
8 11 (6.01%) JMeter
9 10 (5.46%) HP UFT
10 9 (4.92%) Maven
11 7 (3.83%) Ant
11 7 (3.83%) JUnit
12 5 (2.73%) Gatling
12 5 (2.73%) Git (software)
12 5 (2.73%) Gradle
12 5 (2.73%) Hudson
12 5 (2.73%) IntelliJ
12 5 (2.73%) jMock
12 5 (2.73%) LoadRunner
12 5 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (25.68%) Finance
2 17 (9.29%) Banking
3 14 (7.65%) Publishing
4 6 (3.28%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.19%) Front Office
5 4 (2.19%) Retail
6 3 (1.64%) Back Office
7 2 (1.09%) Games
7 2 (1.09%) Legal
7 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.55%) Electronics
8 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) French Language
8 1 (0.55%) Law
8 1 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.84%) .NET
2 13 (7.10%) HTML
3 8 (4.37%) Web Services
4 7 (3.83%) Gherkin
4 7 (3.83%) Spring Boot
4 7 (3.83%) XML
5 6 (3.28%) Java EE
5 6 (3.28%) Node.js
5 6 (3.28%) SOAP
5 6 (3.28%) Spring
6 5 (2.73%) Ajax
6 5 (2.73%) Hibernate
6 5 (2.73%) JMS
6 5 (2.73%) REST
6 5 (2.73%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (2.19%) HTML5
8 3 (1.64%) Apache Flex
8 3 (1.64%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.64%) JSON
8 3 (1.64%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.74%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (4.92%) Equities
5 7 (3.83%) Derivative
6 6 (3.28%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.73%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.73%) User Experience
8 4 (2.19%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.64%) Biometrics
9 3 (1.64%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.09%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.09%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.09%) Social Media
10 2 (1.09%) Swaptions
10 2 (1.09%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.09%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.55%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.01%) Unix
2 10 (5.46%) Windows
3 5 (2.73%) Android
3 5 (2.73%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.73%) Linux
4 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.55%) Solaris
5 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (56.83%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (25.14%) BDD
2 46 (25.14%) Test Automation
3 32 (17.49%) Test Scripting
4 29 (15.85%) Performance Testing
4 29 (15.85%) User Stories
5 28 (15.30%) Scrum
6 27 (14.75%) TDD
7 26 (14.21%) Regression Testing
8 25 (13.66%) Automated Testing
8 25 (13.66%) Manual Testing
9 24 (13.11%) Exploratory Testing
9 24 (13.11%) Functional Testing
10 23 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (12.02%) Automation Testing
12 17 (9.29%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (8.74%) API Testing
14 15 (8.20%) Integration Testing
14 15 (8.20%) Software Testing
14 15 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (25.14%) SQL
2 33 (18.03%) Java
3 15 (8.20%) C#
4 11 (6.01%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.28%) Groovy
5 6 (3.28%) Python
6 4 (2.19%) Ruby
7 3 (1.64%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.09%) PHP
9 1 (0.55%) C++
9 1 (0.55%) Korn
9 1 (0.55%) Perl
9 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.55%) Scala
9 1 (0.55%) VB
9 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.55%) VBA
9 1 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (17.49%) ISEB
2 31 (16.94%) ISTQB
3 19 (10.38%) Degree
4 8 (4.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (3.28%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.64%) COBIT
2 3 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.09%) WCAG
4 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.55%) GAMP
4 1 (0.55%) GxP
4 1 (0.55%) HL7
4 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.55%) SDET
4 1 (0.55%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 3 (1.64%) Docker
2 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.64%) Ansible
1 3 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.64%) Puppet
2 1 (0.55%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (10.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.01%) Atlassian
3 8 (4.37%) Rally
4 7 (3.83%) HP
4 7 (3.83%) Oracle
5 3 (1.64%) Hortonworks
5 3 (1.64%) Murex
6 2 (1.09%) hybris
6 2 (1.09%) Informatica
6 2 (1.09%) SAP
7 1 (0.55%) ATG
7 1 (0.55%) CA
7 1 (0.55%) Sybase
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