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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
UK
Rank 515 535 522
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -13
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 80 93 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 71 50
Median daily rate £350 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £298 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 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
England +18 74 £350 -3.44% 47
London -4 28 £349 -17.94% 17
South East +32 19 £375 +27.11% 12
West Midlands +12 8 £239 -20.41% 2
Hampshire +12 7 £350 -5.40% 2
East Midlands +7 6 £363 +13.28% 3
Staffordshire +2 6 - -
Tamworth - 6 - -
Nottinghamshire +10 5 £363 +13.28% 1
Nottingham +8 5 £363 +13.28% 1
East of England +6 5 £275 +22.22% 3
North West +23 4 £364 +32.27% 3
Milton Keynes +6 4 £381 +31.46% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £381 +31.46% 1
City of London -8 4 £345 -8.00% 5
Southampton - 3 £325 -
Belfast - 3 £260 -
Surrey - 3 £525 - 5
Northern Ireland - 3 £260 -
County Antrim - 3 £260 -
Manchester +13 2 £268 +7.00% 2
Lancashire +10 2 £464 +54.58%
South West 0 2 - - 2
Tyne and Wear -9 2 £438 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 2 £438 -
North East -17 2 £438 -
Blackpool - 2 £464 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £275 -

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 165 (100.00%) QA
2 94 (56.97%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (42.42%) Selenium
4 47 (28.48%) SQL
5 46 (27.88%) Java
6 41 (24.85%) Test Scripting
6 41 (24.85%) Cucumber
7 39 (23.64%) JIRA
8 33 (20.00%) BDD
9 31 (18.79%) Manual Testing
10 30 (18.18%) Test Automation
10 30 (18.18%) Finance
11 25 (15.15%) Banking
11 25 (15.15%) Regression Testing
11 25 (15.15%) ISEB
12 23 (13.94%) Scrum
13 22 (13.33%) WebDriver
14 21 (12.73%) Automation Testing
14 21 (12.73%) .NET
14 21 (12.73%) TDD
15 20 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
16 19 (11.52%) Automated Testing
16 19 (11.52%) Performance Testing
17 18 (10.91%) ISTQB
18 17 (10.30%) User Acceptance Testing
18 17 (10.30%) JavaScript
18 17 (10.30%) C#
18 17 (10.30%) Unix
18 17 (10.30%) Defect Management
19 16 (9.70%) Oracle

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 6 (3.64%) Confluence
2 5 (3.03%) CMS
3 3 (1.82%) Drupal
3 3 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.21%) JBoss
5 1 (0.61%) OpenROAD
5 1 (0.61%) SAS
5 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.61%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.21%) HipChat
4 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (1.82%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.61%) GitHub
3 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.45%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 5 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.21%) Big Data
5 2 (1.21%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (1.21%) GIS
5 2 (1.21%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.61%) MS Access
6 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.61%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.61%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 70 (42.42%) Selenium
2 41 (24.85%) Cucumber
3 39 (23.64%) JIRA
4 22 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 15 (9.09%) LoadRunner
6 14 (8.48%) Jenkins
6 14 (8.48%) SoapUI
7 13 (7.88%) Git (software)
8 10 (6.06%) JMeter
9 9 (5.45%) SpecFlow
10 7 (4.24%) Appium
10 7 (4.24%) HP UFT
11 6 (3.64%) Subversion
11 6 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (3.03%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (2.42%) Bugzilla
13 4 (2.42%) NUnit
14 3 (1.82%) Eclipse
14 3 (1.82%) FitNesse
General
1 30 (18.18%) Finance
2 25 (15.15%) Banking
3 9 (5.45%) Marketing
4 7 (4.24%) Back Office
5 5 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.03%) Publishing
6 4 (2.42%) Retail
7 3 (1.82%) Law
7 3 (1.82%) Legal
7 3 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.21%) Billing
8 2 (1.21%) Games
9 1 (0.61%) Electronics
9 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.61%) French Language
9 1 (0.61%) Front Office
9 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.73%) .NET
2 13 (7.88%) XML
3 12 (7.27%) HTML
4 10 (6.06%) Gherkin
5 8 (4.85%) SOAP
6 7 (4.24%) HTML5
6 7 (4.24%) Web Services
7 6 (3.64%) RESTful
8 5 (3.03%) CSS
9 4 (2.42%) WebSockets
9 4 (2.42%) XML Messaging
10 3 (1.82%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.82%) Node.js
11 2 (1.21%) JSON
11 2 (1.21%) REST
11 2 (1.21%) Spring
12 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.61%) Mason
12 1 (0.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.85%) Derivative
3 7 (4.24%) Equities
3 7 (4.24%) Fixed Income
3 7 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.03%) User Experience
5 4 (2.42%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.82%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.82%) NHS
7 2 (1.21%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.21%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.61%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.61%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.61%) iPad
8 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.61%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.30%) Unix
2 13 (7.88%) Windows
3 12 (7.27%) Linux
4 8 (4.85%) Android
4 8 (4.85%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.82%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.21%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (56.97%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (24.85%) Test Scripting
3 33 (20.00%) BDD
4 31 (18.79%) Manual Testing
5 30 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 25 (15.15%) Regression Testing
7 23 (13.94%) Scrum
8 21 (12.73%) Automation Testing
8 21 (12.73%) TDD
9 20 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
10 19 (11.52%) Automated Testing
10 19 (11.52%) Performance Testing
11 17 (10.30%) Defect Management
11 17 (10.30%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (8.48%) API Testing
12 14 (8.48%) SDLC
12 14 (8.48%) User Stories
13 13 (7.88%) Waterfall
14 12 (7.27%) Exploratory Testing
14 12 (7.27%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (28.48%) SQL
2 46 (27.88%) Java
3 17 (10.30%) C#
3 17 (10.30%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.85%) VBScript
5 7 (4.24%) VBA
6 6 (3.64%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.42%) Perl
7 4 (2.42%) Python
7 4 (2.42%) Ruby
8 3 (1.82%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.82%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.21%) Groovy
9 2 (1.21%) Scala
10 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.61%) C++
10 1 (0.61%) F#
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (15.15%) ISEB
2 18 (10.91%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.85%) Degree
3 8 (4.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (4.85%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.24%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.21%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.21%) HL7
2 2 (1.21%) WAI
2 2 (1.21%) WCAG
3 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Firmware
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (9.70%) Oracle
2 13 (7.88%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.64%) HP
4 3 (1.82%) Citrix
4 3 (1.82%) Compaq
4 3 (1.82%) Google
5 2 (1.21%) Compuware
5 2 (1.21%) Empirix
5 2 (1.21%) IBM
5 2 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.21%) SAP
5 2 (1.21%) Sybase
6 1 (0.61%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.61%) Apple
6 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.61%) Informatica
6 1 (0.61%) OpenText
6 1 (0.61%) Progress
6 1 (0.61%) webMethods
Central London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 20 days ago