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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 545 525 518
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -7
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 98 111 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 84 73
Median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.58% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -
UK excluding London median 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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -16 97 £350 -1.75% 34
London +3 54 £375 -6.25% 20
South East +8 24 £350 +7.69% 7
Oxfordshire +14 6 £390 -
West Sussex - 6 £320 -
City of London +45 5 £400 - 5
Surrey -4 5 £300 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 5 £275 - 1
East Sussex - 5 £350 - 3
Nottingham - 5 £275 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £275 - 1
Yorkshire +5 4 £350 - 1
North West -14 4 £320 -5.88% 1
Staines - 4 - -
North East -59 3 £290 -22.14%
Newcastle upon Tyne -65 3 £290 -22.14%
Tyne and Wear -69 3 £290 -22.14%
Oxford - 3 £400 -
Leeds -2 2 £350 -
West Yorkshire -12 2 £350 -
West Midlands -27 2 £375 +15.38% 3
Worthing - 2 - -
East of England +10 1 £250 -24.24% 1
Hampshire +6 1 £350 -
Essex +4 1 £250 -1.96%
Lancashire -1 1 £188 -39.02%
Woking -3 1 £300 -
Coventry -8 1 £375 +15.38%
Manchester -10 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 -

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 175 (100.00%) QA
2 93 (53.14%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (34.86%) Selenium
4 57 (32.57%) SQL
5 53 (30.29%) Finance
6 49 (28.00%) JIRA
7 38 (21.71%) Java
8 36 (20.57%) ISEB
8 36 (20.57%) Test Automation
8 36 (20.57%) BDD
9 35 (20.00%) Scrum
10 33 (18.86%) ISTQB
11 32 (18.29%) Test Scripting
12 31 (17.71%) Cucumber
13 28 (16.00%) Functional Testing
14 24 (13.71%) WebDriver
14 24 (13.71%) Banking
14 24 (13.71%) .NET
15 23 (13.14%) Degree
16 22 (12.57%) Automation Testing
16 22 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (10.86%) Automated Testing
17 19 (10.86%) User Acceptance Testing
17 19 (10.86%) Jenkins
18 18 (10.29%) Manual Testing
18 18 (10.29%) Computer Science
18 18 (10.29%) TDD
18 18 (10.29%) Microsoft
19 17 (9.71%) Regression Testing
19 17 (9.71%) Integration Testing

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 (9.71%) Confluence
2 7 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.43%) Apache
3 6 (3.43%) IIS
4 5 (2.86%) CMS
5 4 (2.29%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.29%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.14%) Drupal
7 1 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.57%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) MS Office
2 3 (1.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.14%) Mingle
4 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.57%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.57%) HTTP
1 1 (0.57%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.57%) LAN
1 1 (0.57%) PuTTY
1 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.57%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.71%) MongoDB
2 9 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.43%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.29%) Big Data
4 4 (2.29%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.29%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.71%) Data Mart
5 3 (1.71%) Electronic Patient Records
5 3 (1.71%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.14%) SAP BI
6 2 (1.14%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.57%) MySQL
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 61 (34.86%) Selenium
2 49 (28.00%) JIRA
3 31 (17.71%) Cucumber
4 24 (13.71%) WebDriver
5 19 (10.86%) Jenkins
6 16 (9.14%) SoapUI
7 13 (7.43%) HP UFT
8 11 (6.29%) JMeter
9 9 (5.14%) Maven
10 8 (4.57%) Ant
10 8 (4.57%) JUnit
11 6 (3.43%) Gradle
11 6 (3.43%) Hudson
11 6 (3.43%) IntelliJ
11 6 (3.43%) jMock
12 5 (2.86%) Git (software)
13 4 (2.29%) FitNesse
13 4 (2.29%) LoadRunner
13 4 (2.29%) SpecFlow
13 4 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 53 (30.29%) Finance
2 24 (13.71%) Banking
3 13 (7.43%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.43%) Front Office
5 5 (2.86%) Games
5 5 (2.86%) Retail
6 4 (2.29%) Electronics
6 4 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.29%) Marketing
6 4 (2.29%) Publishing
6 4 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.71%) Back Office
7 3 (1.71%) Legal
8 2 (1.14%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.57%) French Language
9 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.57%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.71%) .NET
2 13 (7.43%) HTML
3 10 (5.71%) SOAP
3 10 (5.71%) XML
4 9 (5.14%) Spring Boot
5 8 (4.57%) Web Services
6 7 (4.00%) Java EE
6 7 (4.00%) Spring
7 6 (3.43%) Ajax
7 6 (3.43%) Gherkin
7 6 (3.43%) Hibernate
7 6 (3.43%) JMS
7 6 (3.43%) REST
7 6 (3.43%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (2.86%) MSMQ
8 5 (2.86%) Node.js
9 4 (2.29%) PostGIS
10 3 (1.71%) Apache Flex
10 3 (1.71%) HTML5
10 3 (1.71%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.29%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (6.29%) Derivative
5 7 (4.00%) Equities
6 6 (3.43%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.86%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.86%) Physics
7 5 (2.86%) User Experience
8 4 (2.29%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.29%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.29%) NHS
9 3 (1.71%) Animation
9 3 (1.71%) Biometrics
10 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.14%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.14%) EPoS
10 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.14%) Swaptions
10 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.29%) Windows
2 6 (3.43%) Linux
3 5 (2.86%) Android
3 5 (2.86%) Unix
4 4 (2.29%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.71%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (53.14%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (20.57%) BDD
2 36 (20.57%) Test Automation
3 35 (20.00%) Scrum
4 32 (18.29%) Test Scripting
5 28 (16.00%) Functional Testing
6 22 (12.57%) Automation Testing
7 19 (10.86%) Automated Testing
7 19 (10.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (10.29%) Manual Testing
8 18 (10.29%) TDD
9 17 (9.71%) Integration Testing
9 17 (9.71%) Regression Testing
10 16 (9.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (8.57%) Performance Testing
12 14 (8.00%) User Stories
13 13 (7.43%) Defect Management
13 13 (7.43%) ETL
13 13 (7.43%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (32.57%) SQL
2 38 (21.71%) Java
3 11 (6.29%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.14%) C#
5 6 (3.43%) Groovy
6 4 (2.29%) Ruby
7 3 (1.71%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.71%) Python
7 3 (1.71%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.14%) PHP
8 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.57%) Korn
9 1 (0.57%) Perl
9 1 (0.57%) Scala
9 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.57%) VB
9 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.57%) VBA
9 1 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 36 (20.57%) ISEB
2 33 (18.86%) ISTQB
3 23 (13.14%) Degree
4 9 (5.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.43%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.57%) AAT
7 1 (0.57%) ACCA
7 1 (0.57%) CIMA
7 1 (0.57%) CIPFA
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.57%) PhD
7 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.29%) WCAG
3 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.14%) WAI
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.57%) GAMP
4 1 (0.57%) GPG13
4 1 (0.57%) GxP
4 1 (0.57%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (1.71%) Docker
3 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.71%) Ansible
1 3 (1.71%) Puppet
2 2 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.57%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 18 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.29%) Atlassian
3 10 (5.71%) Oracle
4 8 (4.57%) HP
4 8 (4.57%) Rally
5 5 (2.86%) SAP
6 3 (1.71%) Hortonworks
6 3 (1.71%) Murex
7 2 (1.14%) hybris
7 2 (1.14%) Informatica
8 1 (0.57%) ATG
8 1 (0.57%) CA
8 1 (0.57%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.57%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.57%) Sybase
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