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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 540 530 547
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 81 114 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.22% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 82 60
Median daily rate £348 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £31.20 £21.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.80% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.20 £21.25 -
% change year-on-year
+46.80% -

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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

QA Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 December 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 -8 71 £343 -2.14% 39
London -14 31 £375 -6.25% 20
South East +47 21 £325 -8.45% 4
Berkshire +19 8 £300 -
Maidenhead - 6 £350 -
Scotland +8 5 £375 +39.53% 2
East of England +8 5 £300 - 7
West Midlands -8 4 £375 +31.57% 1
West Sussex - 4 £291 -
Edinburgh +19 3 £413 +50.00%
City of London -6 3 £506 +30.64% 4
North West -7 3 £175 -30.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £300 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £325 - 1
South West +9 2 £363 +3.57% 2
Nottingham +5 2 £275 -15.38% 1
Lancashire -3 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -6 2 £275 -15.38% 1
East Midlands -10 2 £275 -12.00% 1
North East -30 2 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear -32 2 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 2 £400 -
Worthing - 2 £370 -
Southampton - 2 £300 -
Brighton - 2 £180 - 1
Peterborough - 2 £300 -
Oxford - 2 £384 -
East Sussex - 2 £180 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £384 -
West Yorkshire +14 1 £263 - 2

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 177 (100.00%) QA
2 104 (58.76%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (45.20%) Selenium
4 51 (28.81%) JIRA
5 50 (28.25%) SQL
6 46 (25.99%) Cucumber
7 45 (25.42%) Test Automation
8 44 (24.86%) BDD
9 39 (22.03%) Test Scripting
10 35 (19.77%) Finance
11 33 (18.64%) Performance Testing
12 32 (18.08%) Java
13 31 (17.51%) TDD
14 30 (16.95%) Manual Testing
14 30 (16.95%) User Stories
15 29 (16.38%) Regression Testing
16 28 (15.82%) Automated Testing
17 26 (14.69%) Unix
18 24 (13.56%) ISEB
18 24 (13.56%) ISTQB
18 24 (13.56%) API Testing
19 23 (12.99%) .NET
19 23 (12.99%) Scrum
20 21 (11.86%) Banking
20 21 (11.86%) Automation Testing
20 21 (11.86%) SpecFlow
21 20 (11.30%) Exploratory Testing
21 20 (11.30%) JavaScript
21 20 (11.30%) C#
22 18 (10.17%) Continuous Integration

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 9 (5.08%) Confluence
2 7 (3.95%) CMS
3 4 (2.26%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.69%) Drupal
5 2 (1.13%) JBoss
5 2 (1.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.56%) Apache
6 1 (0.56%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.56%) SAS
6 1 (0.56%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.13%) Mingle
5 1 (0.56%) HipChat
5 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (1.69%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.13%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) MQTT
2 1 (0.56%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.65%) Relational Database
2 9 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.82%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.13%) Big Data
6 2 (1.13%) GIS
6 2 (1.13%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.56%) MS Access
7 1 (0.56%) MySQL
7 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.56%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 80 (45.20%) Selenium
2 51 (28.81%) JIRA
3 46 (25.99%) Cucumber
4 21 (11.86%) SpecFlow
5 16 (9.04%) WebDriver
6 12 (6.78%) Jenkins
7 11 (6.21%) SoapUI
8 10 (5.65%) JMeter
9 8 (4.52%) Appium
9 8 (4.52%) HP UFT
9 8 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (3.95%) Gatling
10 7 (3.95%) Git (software)
10 7 (3.95%) LoadRunner
11 5 (2.82%) FitNesse
11 5 (2.82%) JUnit
12 4 (2.26%) Maven
12 4 (2.26%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (1.69%) Bugzilla
General
1 35 (19.77%) Finance
2 21 (11.86%) Banking
3 18 (10.17%) Publishing
4 8 (4.52%) Back Office
4 8 (4.52%) Marketing
5 7 (3.95%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.82%) Retail
7 2 (1.13%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.13%) Front Office
7 2 (1.13%) Games
7 2 (1.13%) Law
7 2 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.56%) Billing
8 1 (0.56%) Electronics
8 1 (0.56%) French Language
8 1 (0.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.99%) .NET
2 17 (9.60%) HTML
3 15 (8.47%) XML
4 10 (5.65%) Gherkin
5 9 (5.08%) HTML5
6 7 (3.95%) Web Services
7 6 (3.39%) Node.js
7 6 (3.39%) RESTful
8 5 (2.82%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.82%) CSS
9 4 (2.26%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.26%) SOAP
9 4 (2.26%) WebSockets
9 4 (2.26%) XML Messaging
10 2 (1.13%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.13%) JSON
10 2 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.13%) Spring
11 1 (0.56%) CSS3
11 1 (0.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.21%) Equities
3 10 (5.65%) Fixed Income
4 8 (4.52%) Derivative
4 8 (4.52%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.26%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.13%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.13%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.13%) Social Media
7 2 (1.13%) Swaptions
7 2 (1.13%) User Experience
7 2 (1.13%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.13%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.56%) Fintech
8 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.56%) iPad
8 1 (0.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.69%) Unix
2 12 (6.78%) Android
2 12 (6.78%) Apple iOS
2 12 (6.78%) Windows
3 10 (5.65%) Linux
4 1 (0.56%) Solaris
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (58.76%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (25.42%) Test Automation
3 44 (24.86%) BDD
4 39 (22.03%) Test Scripting
5 33 (18.64%) Performance Testing
6 31 (17.51%) TDD
7 30 (16.95%) Manual Testing
7 30 (16.95%) User Stories
8 29 (16.38%) Regression Testing
9 28 (15.82%) Automated Testing
10 24 (13.56%) API Testing
11 23 (12.99%) Scrum
12 21 (11.86%) Automation Testing
13 20 (11.30%) Exploratory Testing
14 18 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (7.34%) Non-Functional Testing
17 12 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
18 11 (6.21%) Defect Management
18 11 (6.21%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (28.25%) SQL
2 32 (18.08%) Java
3 20 (11.30%) C#
3 20 (11.30%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.95%) Python
5 6 (3.39%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.82%) VBScript
7 4 (2.26%) Perl
7 4 (2.26%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.26%) Ruby
8 3 (1.69%) Groovy
8 3 (1.69%) Scala
9 2 (1.13%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.56%) C
10 1 (0.56%) C++
10 1 (0.56%) F#
10 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (13.56%) ISEB
1 24 (13.56%) ISTQB
2 15 (8.47%) Degree
3 9 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.82%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.69%) COBIT
4 2 (1.13%) WAI
4 2 (1.13%) WCAG
5 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.56%) SDET
Systems Management
1 9 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.04%) Oracle
3 4 (2.26%) HP
4 3 (1.69%) Sybase
5 2 (1.13%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.13%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (1.13%) Compuware
5 2 (1.13%) Empirix
5 2 (1.13%) IBM
5 2 (1.13%) Informatica
5 2 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.13%) SAP
6 1 (0.56%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.56%) Apple
6 1 (0.56%) OpenText
6 1 (0.56%) Progress
6 1 (0.56%) webMethods
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Rate: £0.00 - £100.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
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Rate: £26000 per hour + hol and development
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
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