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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 526 490 489
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -1
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 80 102 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 68 75
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £254 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +712.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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
England -22 75 £350 -12.50% 33
London -9 42 £375 -11.76% 16
South East +11 27 £210 -30.00% 5
City of London +11 9 £400 -5.88% 9
Buckinghamshire - 9 £208 -
Hampshire - 6 £318 - 1
Brighton -7 5 £350 +16.66%
East Sussex -11 5 £350 +16.66% 1
Berkshire +10 3 £175 -33.33% 1
Reading +9 3 £175 -33.33%
Surrey +3 3 £355 -6.57% 1
East of England -42 3 £368 +4.92% 1
Wales - 3 £351 -
West Wales - 3 £351 -
Swansea - 3 £351 -
Yorkshire -1 2 - - 3
Suffolk -1 2 £368 +4.85%
Ipswich -7 2 £368 +4.92%
Woking +1 1 £355 -6.57%
West Yorkshire 0 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire -17 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £275 - 1
Scotland - 1 £285 -
Edinburgh - 1 £285 -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Birkenhead - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 165 (100.00%) QA
2 62 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (34.55%) SQL
3 57 (34.55%) Selenium
4 48 (29.09%) C#
5 45 (27.27%) Finance
6 37 (22.42%) Automated Testing
7 36 (21.82%) BDD
7 36 (21.82%) ISEB
8 35 (21.21%) Test Automation
9 33 (20.00%) .NET
9 33 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 32 (19.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (19.39%) Automation Testing
11 30 (18.18%) XML
12 29 (17.58%) Web Services
12 29 (17.58%) Software Testing
13 28 (16.97%) Microsoft
14 27 (16.36%) Scrum
14 27 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (15.76%) FitNesse
16 25 (15.15%) Visual Studio
16 25 (15.15%) Java
17 22 (13.33%) TDD
18 21 (12.73%) HP
18 21 (12.73%) HP Quality Center
19 19 (11.52%) QuickTest Pro
20 18 (10.91%) Test Management
20 18 (10.91%) ISTQB
21 17 (10.30%) User Acceptance Testing

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 5 (3.03%) SharePoint
1 5 (3.03%) Node.js
2 4 (2.42%) CMS
3 3 (1.82%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.61%) Orchard CMS
4 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.61%) DNN
4 1 (0.61%) Drupal
4 1 (0.61%) Content Management Server
4 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.45%) MS Office
3 2 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) IntelliMatch
2 3 (1.82%) SunGard GMI
2 3 (1.82%) Summit
3 2 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.61%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.61%) IaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.82%) HTTP
2 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.61%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.42%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.42%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.82%) MySQL
4 3 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.82%) QlikView
5 2 (1.21%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.21%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 57 (34.55%) Selenium
2 32 (19.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (15.76%) FitNesse
4 25 (15.15%) Visual Studio
5 19 (11.52%) QuickTest Pro
6 12 (7.27%) Cucumber
6 12 (7.27%) SpecFlow
7 10 (6.06%) JIRA
8 8 (4.85%) WATIR
9 7 (4.24%) Sahi
9 7 (4.24%) Jenkins
10 6 (3.64%) Git (software)
11 5 (3.03%) WebDriver
12 4 (2.42%) TestComplete
12 4 (2.42%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.42%) Maven
12 4 (2.42%) JUnit
13 3 (1.82%) RIATest
14 2 (1.21%) TestNG
14 2 (1.21%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (27.27%) Finance
2 12 (7.27%) Banking
3 5 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.42%) Retail
5 3 (1.82%) Front Office
6 2 (1.21%) Publishing
6 2 (1.21%) Games
7 1 (0.61%) Billing
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.00%) .NET
2 30 (18.18%) XML
3 29 (17.58%) Web Services
4 13 (7.88%) REST
4 13 (7.88%) SOAP
4 13 (7.88%) WCF
5 9 (5.45%) WPF
6 7 (4.24%) HTML
6 7 (4.24%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.03%) Mustache
7 5 (3.03%) Sass
8 3 (1.82%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.21%) MDX
9 2 (1.21%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.21%) HTML5
9 2 (1.21%) CSS
9 2 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.21%) Middleware
9 2 (1.21%) Spring
9 2 (1.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.27%) Open Source
3 11 (6.67%) Derivative
4 10 (6.06%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.42%) iPhone
5 4 (2.42%) iPad
6 3 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.21%) User Experience
7 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.21%) iSeries
7 2 (1.21%) Wiki
7 2 (1.21%) Online Games
7 2 (1.21%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.21%) Statistics
7 2 (1.21%) AS400
7 2 (1.21%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.21%) Equities
8 1 (0.61%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.45%) UNIX
2 6 (3.64%) Windows
3 5 (3.03%) Linux
4 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (22.42%) Automated Testing
3 36 (21.82%) BDD
4 35 (21.21%) Test Automation
5 33 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 32 (19.39%) Automation Testing
7 29 (17.58%) Software Testing
8 27 (16.36%) Scrum
9 22 (13.33%) TDD
10 18 (10.91%) Test Management
11 17 (10.30%) Test Strategy
11 17 (10.30%) Manual Testing
11 17 (10.30%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (7.88%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (6.67%) Performance Testing
14 10 (6.06%) Security Testing
14 10 (6.06%) User Stories
14 10 (6.06%) Regression Testing
15 9 (5.45%) E-Commerce
15 9 (5.45%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (34.55%) SQL
2 48 (29.09%) C#
3 25 (15.15%) Java
4 11 (6.67%) VBA
5 10 (6.06%) Ruby
6 7 (4.24%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.82%) Scala
8 2 (1.21%) Perl
8 2 (1.21%) Python
9 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.61%) Jython
9 1 (0.61%) Groovy
9 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.61%) Delphi
9 1 (0.61%) PHP
9 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.61%) VBScript
9 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (21.82%) ISEB
2 18 (10.91%) ISTQB
3 10 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (5.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (4.85%) Security Cleared
6 7 (4.24%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.64%) MOS
8 5 (3.03%) Degree
9 2 (1.21%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.61%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.61%) CEH
10 1 (0.61%) MCITP
10 1 (0.61%) CISSP
10 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.61%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) EMIR
2 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) KVM
Systems Management
1 21 (12.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 28 (16.97%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.73%) HP
3 14 (8.48%) Oracle
4 4 (2.42%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (1.82%) SAP
5 3 (1.82%) Sybase
5 3 (1.82%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.82%) SunGard
6 2 (1.21%) IBM
7 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.61%) Sophis
7 1 (0.61%) Google
7 1 (0.61%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.61%) Progress
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco
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