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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 530 472 446
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -26
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 53 81 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 63 62
Average daily rate
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£338 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 -

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -47 49 £350 -12.50% 44
London -29 28 £375 -11.24% 18
South East +1 9 £275 +22.22% 10
City of London +7 7 £475 +19.57% 6
East of England 0 6 £303 -32.85% 6
Cambridgeshire - 6 £303 - 2
Berkshire +7 5 £275 -8.33% 4
West Yorkshire -4 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -5 3 - - 2
North West -20 3 £350 +2.94% 2
Surrey - 3 £225 - 2
Scotland -8 2 £280 +17.89%
Wales - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £288 -
Walton-on-Thames - 2 - - 1
Slough - 2 £274 -
Edinburgh - 2 £280 -
Bradford - 2 - -
Newbury 0 1 - -
Cheshire -3 1 - -
Manchester -6 1 £350 +2.94% 1
Warrington -7 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £313 -
Royston - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 127 (100.00%) QA
2 57 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (37.80%) Selenium
4 37 (29.13%) SQL
5 30 (23.62%) BDD
6 29 (22.83%) Finance
7 28 (22.05%) ISEB
7 28 (22.05%) Test Automation
8 27 (21.26%) Java
8 27 (21.26%) TDD
9 23 (18.11%) C#
9 23 (18.11%) .NET
10 21 (16.54%) WebDriver
11 20 (15.75%) JIRA
12 19 (14.96%) Software Testing
12 19 (14.96%) Automation Testing
12 19 (14.96%) Scrum
13 18 (14.17%) HP Quality Center
13 18 (14.17%) Manual Testing
14 17 (13.39%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (13.39%) Automated Testing
15 16 (12.60%) Web Services
15 16 (12.60%) E-Commerce
16 14 (11.02%) Microsoft
17 13 (10.24%) Banking
17 13 (10.24%) XML
17 13 (10.24%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (10.24%) ISTQB
18 12 (9.45%) Test Strategy
18 12 (9.45%) SpecFlow

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.51%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.94%) CMS
3 4 (3.15%) Confluence
4 2 (1.57%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.57%) Drupal
5 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.09%) MS Office
3 5 (3.94%) Mingle
4 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.57%) Summit
2 1 (0.79%) Agresso
2 1 (0.79%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.15%) Force.com
2 1 (0.79%) SaaS
2 1 (0.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.57%) Intranet
2 1 (0.79%) HTTP
2 1 (0.79%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.36%) MySQL
3 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 48 (37.80%) Selenium
2 21 (16.54%) WebDriver
3 20 (15.75%) JIRA
4 17 (13.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (9.45%) SpecFlow
6 11 (8.66%) Cucumber
7 9 (7.09%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (5.51%) SoapUI
9 6 (4.72%) NUnit
9 6 (4.72%) JMeter
10 5 (3.94%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.94%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.94%) Git (software)
11 4 (3.15%) FitNesse
11 4 (3.15%) WATIR
11 4 (3.15%) Jenkins
11 4 (3.15%) Subversion
11 4 (3.15%) JUnit
12 3 (2.36%) Toad
12 3 (2.36%) Sahi
General
1 29 (22.83%) Finance
2 13 (10.24%) Banking
3 5 (3.94%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.36%) Legal
4 3 (2.36%) Retail
5 2 (1.57%) Marketing
5 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.57%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.11%) .NET
2 16 (12.60%) Web Services
3 13 (10.24%) XML
4 8 (6.30%) WCF
5 7 (5.51%) SOAP
6 5 (3.94%) Gherkin
6 5 (3.94%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.15%) REST
8 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.57%) JSON
9 2 (1.57%) WF
9 2 (1.57%) Unity DI Container
9 2 (1.57%) MSMQ
9 2 (1.57%) Middleware
10 1 (0.79%) J2EE
10 1 (0.79%) HTML
10 1 (0.79%) WinForms
10 1 (0.79%) HTML5
10 1 (0.79%) Visualforce
10 1 (0.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.30%) Open Source
2 7 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.15%) iPhone
3 4 (3.15%) iPad
4 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.57%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.57%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.57%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.57%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) DTV
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) Replication
6 1 (0.79%) Handset
6 1 (0.79%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.79%) Spread Betting
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.09%) Windows
2 2 (1.57%) UNIX
2 2 (1.57%) Linux
3 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.62%) BDD
3 28 (22.05%) Test Automation
4 27 (21.26%) TDD
5 19 (14.96%) Software Testing
5 19 (14.96%) Automation Testing
5 19 (14.96%) Scrum
6 18 (14.17%) Manual Testing
7 17 (13.39%) Automated Testing
8 16 (12.60%) E-Commerce
9 13 (10.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (9.45%) Test Strategy
11 11 (8.66%) Test Scripting
12 10 (7.87%) User Stories
13 9 (7.09%) Asset Management
13 9 (7.09%) Regression Testing
14 8 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (5.51%) Test Management
15 7 (5.51%) Agile Testing
15 7 (5.51%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 37 (29.13%) SQL
2 27 (21.26%) Java
3 23 (18.11%) C#
4 10 (7.87%) Ruby
5 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.94%) Python
6 4 (3.15%) Perl
7 3 (2.36%) Scala
8 2 (1.57%) VBA
9 1 (0.79%) C
9 1 (0.79%) PHP
9 1 (0.79%) C++
9 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.79%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.79%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 28 (22.05%) ISEB
2 13 (10.24%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.36%) Degree
4 3 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.57%) MOS
6 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.79%) Basel II
2 1 (0.79%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.79%) EMIR
2 1 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (14.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (11.02%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.66%) HP
3 8 (6.30%) Oracle
4 7 (5.51%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.57%) Vermilion
5 2 (1.57%) SAP
5 2 (1.57%) Sybase
6 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.79%) Informatica
6 1 (0.79%) Cognos
6 1 (0.79%) Siebel
6 1 (0.79%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.79%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.79%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
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