The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 481 466 502
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +36
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 107 90 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 49 49
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £454 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +68.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- +68.18%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -18 105 £400 +14.28% 35
London -22 70 £458 +30.71% 12
South East -6 20 £343 +3.78% 12
Surrey +3 15 £360 -2.70% 7
City of London -20 10 £375 -11.76% 5
East of England -30 9 £358 +2.14% 2
Cambridgeshire -12 4 £313 -16.66% 1
Peterborough - 4 £313 -
Suffolk -6 3 £360 +2.85%
Ipswich -13 3 £360 +2.85%
South West -23 3 £375 -9.63% 3
Bristol - 3 £375 - 1
Birmingham -9 2 £175 -
Berkshire -12 2 - - 1
West Midlands -20 2 £175 -
Brighton - 2 £330 -
East Sussex - 2 £330 -
Hampshire -5 1 £215 -
North West -18 1 - - 1
Guildford - 1 £330 -
Southampton - 1 £215 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Wymondham - - - - 1

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 180 (100.00%) QA
2 70 (38.89%) Selenium
3 65 (36.11%) C#
4 54 (30.00%) SQL
5 51 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (26.11%) Visual Studio
6 47 (26.11%) Automation Testing
7 46 (25.56%) Finance
8 45 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 43 (23.89%) FitNesse
10 42 (23.33%) ISEB
11 41 (22.78%) Test Automation
12 40 (22.22%) Test Scripting
13 38 (21.11%) .NET
14 37 (20.56%) Automated Testing
15 36 (20.00%) BDD
15 36 (20.00%) Microsoft
16 33 (18.33%) Software Testing
17 29 (16.11%) Web Services
17 29 (16.11%) XML
18 27 (15.00%) Scrum
19 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
19 22 (12.22%) Java
20 20 (11.11%) Cucumber
21 19 (10.56%) Manual Testing
21 19 (10.56%) Ruby
22 18 (10.00%) REST
22 18 (10.00%) SOAP
23 16 (8.89%) SharePoint
24 15 (8.33%) WCF

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 16 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (2.22%) Node.js
3 2 (1.11%) CMS
3 2 (1.11%) Drupal
3 2 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.56%) Confluence
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (5.56%) MS Office
1 10 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.33%) MS Project
3 2 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.56%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.11%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) IPv4
2 1 (0.56%) IPv6
2 1 (0.56%) SAN
2 1 (0.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) Firewall
2 1 (0.56%) NAS
2 1 (0.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.22%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.67%) MySQL
5 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.11%) QlikView
6 1 (0.56%) Big Data
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 70 (38.89%) Selenium
2 47 (26.11%) Visual Studio
3 45 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (23.89%) FitNesse
5 20 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 11 (6.11%) WebDriver
7 9 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (3.89%) WATIR
9 6 (3.33%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.33%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.78%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.78%) Sahi
10 5 (2.78%) JIRA
11 4 (2.22%) JMeter
11 4 (2.22%) Calabash
12 3 (1.67%) Git (software)
12 3 (1.67%) JUnit
13 2 (1.11%) ClearQuest
13 2 (1.11%) Maven
13 2 (1.11%) RIATest
General
1 46 (25.56%) Finance
2 14 (7.78%) Banking
3 6 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.67%) Publishing
4 3 (1.67%) Front Office
5 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (21.11%) .NET
2 29 (16.11%) Web Services
2 29 (16.11%) XML
3 18 (10.00%) SOAP
3 18 (10.00%) REST
4 15 (8.33%) WCF
5 13 (7.22%) WPF
6 5 (2.78%) HTML
6 5 (2.78%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.22%) Mustache
7 4 (2.22%) Sass
8 3 (1.67%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.67%) MDX
9 2 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.11%) Spring
9 2 (1.11%) CSS
10 1 (0.56%) MSMQ
10 1 (0.56%) FpML
10 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.56%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 10 (5.56%) NHS
3 7 (3.89%) Open Source
4 5 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.22%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.67%) Derivative
6 3 (1.67%) Equities
7 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.11%) Wiki
7 2 (1.11%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.56%) New Media
8 1 (0.56%) Social Network
8 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.56%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.56%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.56%) Windows
2 5 (2.78%) Linux
2 5 (2.78%) UNIX
3 2 (1.11%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.56%) Android
4 1 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (26.11%) Automation Testing
3 41 (22.78%) Test Automation
4 40 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 37 (20.56%) Automated Testing
6 36 (20.00%) BDD
7 33 (18.33%) Software Testing
8 27 (15.00%) Scrum
9 19 (10.56%) Manual Testing
10 14 (7.78%) TDD
11 12 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (6.67%) Performance Testing
12 10 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (5.56%) E-Commerce
12 10 (5.56%) Quality Management
13 9 (5.00%) Test Strategy
14 8 (4.44%) Workflow
15 7 (3.89%) Risk Management
15 7 (3.89%) PRINCE2
15 7 (3.89%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 65 (36.11%) C#
2 54 (30.00%) SQL
3 22 (12.22%) Java
4 19 (10.56%) Ruby
5 6 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.78%) Python
7 4 (2.22%) PHP
7 4 (2.22%) C
8 3 (1.67%) Delphi
8 3 (1.67%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.11%) VB
9 2 (1.11%) C++
9 2 (1.11%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.56%) Perl
10 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (23.33%) ISEB
2 9 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (5.00%) Degree
3 4 (2.22%) APMP
4 2 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (3.33%) ISO 9000
3 5 (2.78%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.56%) EMIR
5 1 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.56%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (6.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.44%) HP
3 7 (3.89%) Oracle
4 2 (1.11%) Sybase
4 2 (1.11%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.11%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.11%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.56%) SAP
5 1 (0.56%) IBM
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.56%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.56%) Mercator
5 1 (0.56%) VMware
5 1 (0.56%) Sophis
5 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
South East London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £201 per day
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Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: From £0 to £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
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Rate: 250-300 Per Day
Posted: 9 days ago