The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 540 528 494
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -34
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 93 82 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 62 64
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.47% -15.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £186 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - £162.50

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 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
England +5 86 £350 +3.24% 32
London +10 46 £425 +13.33% 11
South East -36 13 £190 -9.52% 7
City of London +12 12 £475 +18.75% 3
East of England +11 7 £400 +8.84% 3
Scotland -5 7 £299 +4.73% 2
Yorkshire -27 6 £350 +27.85% 1
South West -1 5 £310 +12.72%
Glasgow - 5 - -
North West - 5 £200 - 5
Berkshire -2 4 £188 +7.14% 1
Buckinghamshire -17 4 £300 +44.57%
Leeds -25 4 £350 +27.27% 1
West Yorkshire -26 4 £350 +27.27% 1
Suffolk +6 3 £400 +8.84%
Ipswich +3 3 £400 +8.84%
Surrey -1 3 - - 2
Reading -7 3 £190 +8.57% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £300 -
Exeter - 3 £318 -
Devon - 3 £318 -
Manchester - 3 £175 - 1
East Sussex +1 2 - - 1
Brighton -4 2 - - 1
East Midlands -8 2 - - 2
Edinburgh -13 2 £299 +4.73% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £325 - 2
Epsom - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £250 - 4
Preston - 2 £250 - 1

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 177 (100.00%) QA
2 72 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (33.90%) Finance
3 60 (33.90%) SQL
4 57 (32.20%) Selenium
5 46 (25.99%) C#
6 37 (20.90%) Test Automation
7 36 (20.34%) BDD
8 35 (19.77%) Test Scripting
9 33 (18.64%) .NET
10 32 (18.08%) Java
11 29 (16.38%) Microsoft
11 29 (16.38%) SDLC
12 27 (15.25%) Web Services
13 26 (14.69%) Software Testing
14 25 (14.12%) SpecFlow
15 23 (12.99%) TDD
15 23 (12.99%) ISEB
15 23 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
16 22 (12.43%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (12.43%) WebDriver
16 22 (12.43%) Banking
16 22 (12.43%) Scrum
17 20 (11.30%) Windows
17 20 (11.30%) HP Quality Center
17 20 (11.30%) Cucumber
17 20 (11.30%) ISTQB
17 20 (11.30%) JIRA
18 19 (10.73%) XML
19 18 (10.17%) Automated Testing

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 7 (3.95%) CMS
2 4 (2.26%) Confluence
3 2 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.13%) SAS
4 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (6.21%) MS Office
1 11 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.56%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.13%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (6.21%) MongoDB
2 10 (5.65%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.08%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.13%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.13%) MySQL
6 1 (0.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 57 (32.20%) Selenium
2 25 (14.12%) SpecFlow
3 22 (12.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (12.43%) WebDriver
4 20 (11.30%) Cucumber
4 20 (11.30%) JIRA
5 17 (9.60%) FitNesse
6 13 (7.34%) HP UFT
6 13 (7.34%) SoapUI
7 8 (4.52%) LoadRunner
8 7 (3.95%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.39%) Sahi
9 6 (3.39%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.26%) JUnit
10 4 (2.26%) WATIR
11 3 (1.69%) JMeter
11 3 (1.69%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.13%) Subversion
12 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (1.13%) Appium
General
1 60 (33.90%) Finance
2 22 (12.43%) Banking
3 8 (4.52%) Retail
3 8 (4.52%) Marketing
4 7 (3.95%) Games
5 6 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.82%) Back Office
6 5 (2.82%) Legal
7 3 (1.69%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.13%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (1.13%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
9 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.64%) .NET
2 27 (15.25%) Web Services
3 19 (10.73%) XML
4 10 (5.65%) RESTful
5 9 (5.08%) Gherkin
5 9 (5.08%) HTML
6 8 (4.52%) SOAP
7 7 (3.95%) ASP.NET
8 6 (3.39%) CSS
9 3 (1.69%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.69%) JSON
10 2 (1.13%) Ajax
10 2 (1.13%) YAML
10 2 (1.13%) XML Schema
10 2 (1.13%) HTML5
11 1 (0.56%) LAMP
11 1 (0.56%) WPF
11 1 (0.56%) J2EE
11 1 (0.56%) DOM
11 1 (0.56%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.78%) Derivative
2 11 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (4.52%) EFT
3 8 (4.52%) Equities
4 7 (3.95%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.39%) Fixed Income
5 6 (3.39%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.26%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.69%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (1.69%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.13%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (1.13%) Online Games
9 1 (0.56%) Online Gambling
9 1 (0.56%) User Experience
9 1 (0.56%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.56%) NHS
9 1 (0.56%) DTV
9 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.30%) Windows
2 7 (3.95%) Linux
2 7 (3.95%) UNIX
3 6 (3.39%) Android
4 5 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.56%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (20.90%) Test Automation
3 36 (20.34%) BDD
4 35 (19.77%) Test Scripting
5 29 (16.38%) SDLC
6 26 (14.69%) Software Testing
7 23 (12.99%) TDD
7 23 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (12.43%) Scrum
9 18 (10.17%) Automated Testing
9 18 (10.17%) Integration Testing
9 18 (10.17%) Automation Testing
10 17 (9.60%) Test Management
10 17 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (9.60%) Regression Testing
11 16 (9.04%) Manual Testing
12 14 (7.91%) Waterfall
13 13 (7.34%) Open Source
14 12 (6.78%) Project Management
15 11 (6.21%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 60 (33.90%) SQL
2 46 (25.99%) C#
3 32 (18.08%) Java
4 10 (5.65%) Ruby
5 7 (3.95%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.69%) C++
6 3 (1.69%) Groovy
6 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.13%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.13%) PHP
7 2 (1.13%) VBScript
8 1 (0.56%) VB
8 1 (0.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (12.99%) ISEB
2 20 (11.30%) ISTQB
3 12 (6.78%) Degree
4 10 (5.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.13%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) HL7
2 1 (0.56%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.56%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (11.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 29 (16.38%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.60%) HP
3 10 (5.65%) Atlassian
4 8 (4.52%) PeopleSoft
5 7 (3.95%) Oracle
6 6 (3.39%) Sybase
7 3 (1.69%) hybris
8 2 (1.13%) MKS
8 2 (1.13%) Telerik
9 1 (0.56%) DataFlux
9 1 (0.56%) VMware
9 1 (0.56%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.56%) Vertica
9 1 (0.56%) ExactTarget
9 1 (0.56%) SAP
9 1 (0.56%) Siebel
9 1 (0.56%) Citrix
9 1 (0.56%) Apple
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