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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 511 520 476
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -44
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 97 83 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 55 58
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£373 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £246 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £328
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 - -

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
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 94 £373 -5.21% 39
London -5 50 £425 -10.52% 23
South West +10 12 £325 +30.00% 1
Devon - 12 £325 -
Exeter - 12 £325 -
South East -22 10 £190 -42.42% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £373 -
Tyne and Wear - 9 £373 -
North East - 9 £373 -
City of London -5 7 £400 -11.11% 12
East of England +2 4 £400 +33.33% 2
Surrey -6 4 - - 2
North West -19 4 £295 - 1
Oxfordshire -21 3 - -
Suffolk - 3 £400 -
Ipswich - 3 £400 -
Berkshire +1 2 £183 -33.63% 1
Guildford 0 2 - -
Yorkshire -18 2 £368 +31.25% 1
Leeds -20 2 £368 +28.94%
West Yorkshire -22 2 £368 +28.94%
Lancashire - 2 £308 -
West Midlands - 2 £325 - 1
Manchester - 2 £295 - 1
Scotland - 2 £280 - 1
Woking +18 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £265 +10.41%
Staffordshire - 1 - -
East Anglia - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £225 -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 183 (100.00%) QA
2 83 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (40.44%) Selenium
4 71 (38.80%) SQL
5 65 (35.52%) Finance
6 52 (28.42%) Test Automation
7 46 (25.14%) BDD
8 43 (23.50%) .NET
9 40 (21.86%) C#
10 35 (19.13%) Java
11 34 (18.58%) Web Services
12 33 (18.03%) WebDriver
13 30 (16.39%) Automated Testing
13 30 (16.39%) SpecFlow
14 29 (15.85%) Microsoft
14 29 (15.85%) HP UFT
15 28 (15.30%) Banking
15 28 (15.30%) ISTQB
16 27 (14.75%) TDD
17 26 (14.21%) Scrum
17 26 (14.21%) ISEB
17 26 (14.21%) XML
17 26 (14.21%) Software Testing
17 26 (14.21%) SDLC
18 24 (13.11%) Ruby
18 24 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
19 23 (12.57%) Team Foundation Server
20 22 (12.02%) Cucumber
20 22 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
21 21 (11.48%) Test Scripting

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 6 (3.28%) CMS
2 4 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.64%) Confluence
4 2 (1.09%) Node.js
4 2 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.55%) SAS
5 1 (0.55%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 11 (6.01%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.73%) MS Office
3 3 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.55%) MS Project
4 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.55%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.55%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) HTTP
2 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.29%) MongoDB
2 15 (8.20%) NoSQL
3 13 (7.10%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.09%) KDB
6 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.09%) MySQL
6 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 74 (40.44%) Selenium
2 33 (18.03%) WebDriver
3 30 (16.39%) SpecFlow
4 29 (15.85%) HP UFT
5 23 (12.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (12.02%) Cucumber
7 17 (9.29%) JIRA
8 15 (8.20%) SoapUI
9 14 (7.65%) FitNesse
10 10 (5.46%) Sahi
11 9 (4.92%) Jenkins
12 8 (4.37%) WATIR
13 6 (3.28%) LoadRunner
13 6 (3.28%) Visual Studio
14 5 (2.73%) Subversion
15 4 (2.19%) JUnit
16 3 (1.64%) JMeter
16 3 (1.64%) Git (software)
17 2 (1.09%) Geb
17 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 65 (35.52%) Finance
2 28 (15.30%) Banking
3 12 (6.56%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.46%) Marketing
5 9 (4.92%) Retail
6 6 (3.28%) Games
7 5 (2.73%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.64%) Back Office
9 2 (1.09%) Electronics
9 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.09%) Front Office
10 1 (0.55%) Automotive
10 1 (0.55%) Legal
10 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.50%) .NET
2 34 (18.58%) Web Services
3 26 (14.21%) XML
4 14 (7.65%) RESTful
5 13 (7.10%) .NET Framework
6 12 (6.56%) MSMQ
7 11 (6.01%) SOAP
8 7 (3.83%) Gherkin
9 6 (3.28%) JSON
9 6 (3.28%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.64%) HTML
10 3 (1.64%) Middleware
11 2 (1.09%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (1.09%) Mustache
11 2 (1.09%) Sass
11 2 (1.09%) YAML
11 2 (1.09%) Ajax
12 1 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.55%) WPF
12 1 (0.55%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 11 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.37%) EFT
2 8 (4.37%) Fixed Income
2 8 (4.37%) Equities
2 8 (4.37%) Derivative
3 7 (3.83%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.28%) SWIFT
5 5 (2.73%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.64%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.09%) Physics
7 2 (1.09%) Online Games
7 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.09%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.09%) DTV
8 1 (0.55%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.65%) Windows
2 7 (3.83%) UNIX
3 4 (2.19%) Linux
4 3 (1.64%) Android
4 3 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (28.42%) Test Automation
3 46 (25.14%) BDD
4 30 (16.39%) Automated Testing
5 27 (14.75%) TDD
6 26 (14.21%) Scrum
6 26 (14.21%) Software Testing
6 26 (14.21%) SDLC
7 24 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (11.48%) Test Scripting
10 20 (10.93%) Automation Testing
11 18 (9.84%) Open Source
12 17 (9.29%) Project Management
13 16 (8.74%) Integration Testing
14 14 (7.65%) Analytics
15 13 (7.10%) Test Management
16 12 (6.56%) Manual Testing
16 12 (6.56%) Test Strategy
16 12 (6.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (38.80%) SQL
2 40 (21.86%) C#
3 35 (19.13%) Java
4 24 (13.11%) Ruby
5 6 (3.28%) Groovy
5 6 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.64%) C++
6 3 (1.64%) Python
6 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.09%) C
7 2 (1.09%) PHP
7 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (15.30%) ISTQB
2 26 (14.21%) ISEB
3 13 (7.10%) Degree
4 8 (4.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.64%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) HL7
2 1 (0.55%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.55%) GAAP
System Software
1 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.55%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 29 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.74%) HP
3 12 (6.56%) Sybase
4 10 (5.46%) Atlassian
5 9 (4.92%) Oracle
6 8 (4.37%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.64%) hybris
8 2 (1.09%) MKS
8 2 (1.09%) SAP
9 1 (0.55%) Cognos
9 1 (0.55%) Siebel
9 1 (0.55%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.55%) Citrix
9 1 (0.55%) VMware
9 1 (0.55%) Telerik
9 1 (0.55%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.55%) Vertica
9 1 (0.55%) ExactTarget
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