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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 527 500 482
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -18
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 65 70 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 50 56
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £235 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 -33 63 £375 +7.14% 28
London +18 38 £413 -2.94% 6
South East -24 11 £249 -19.18% 6
East of England -9 9 £380 +8.57% 1
Cambridgeshire -7 8 £380 +8.57%
City of London +6 7 £475 +18.75% 4
Berkshire +1 5 £250 -16.66% 2
Surrey -2 3 £225 -31.81% 2
North West -24 3 £300 -11.76% 3
Buckinghamshire - 2 £261 - 2
Reading - 2 £288 - 1
Slough - 2 £274 -
Walton-on-Thames - 2 - - 1
West Midlands -5 1 £145 -67.77%
Birmingham -6 1 £145 -67.77%
Cheshire -6 1 - -
Yorkshire -12 1 - - 8
West Yorkshire -15 1 - - 5
Manchester -15 1 £300 -11.76% 2
Warrington -18 1 - -
Hampshire -19 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - - 1
Bradford - 1 - - 1
Liverpool - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Exeter - - - -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 144 (100.00%) QA
2 52 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (30.56%) SQL
3 44 (30.56%) Selenium
4 37 (25.69%) Finance
5 32 (22.22%) ISEB
6 27 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
7 26 (18.06%) BDD
7 26 (18.06%) C#
8 25 (17.36%) Java
9 24 (16.67%) TDD
10 23 (15.97%) Test Scripting
10 23 (15.97%) Test Automation
10 23 (15.97%) Automation Testing
11 22 (15.28%) Manual Testing
12 21 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (14.58%) Software Testing
12 21 (14.58%) JIRA
12 21 (14.58%) .NET
13 20 (13.89%) Microsoft
13 20 (13.89%) HP
13 20 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (13.19%) Test Strategy
15 18 (12.50%) Scrum
16 17 (11.81%) XML
16 17 (11.81%) ISTQB
17 16 (11.11%) MS Excel
18 15 (10.42%) E-Commerce
18 15 (10.42%) Web Services
18 15 (10.42%) Automated Testing

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.17%) CMS
3 3 (2.08%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.39%) Confluence
4 2 (1.39%) Drupal
5 1 (0.69%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.69%) DNN
5 1 (0.69%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 16 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.94%) MS Office
3 5 (3.47%) Mingle
4 1 (0.69%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Summit
1 4 (2.78%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.69%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.69%) Agresso
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.69%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.78%) Force.com
2 1 (0.69%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.69%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.39%) Intranet
2 1 (0.69%) iBeacon
2 1 (0.69%) HTTP
2 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.69%) MySQL
4 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.69%) Big Data
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (30.56%) Selenium
2 21 (14.58%) JIRA
2 21 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (10.42%) WebDriver
4 11 (7.64%) SpecFlow
5 10 (6.94%) Visual Studio
6 9 (6.25%) FitNesse
7 8 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (5.56%) Cucumber
8 7 (4.86%) SoapUI
9 6 (4.17%) NUnit
10 5 (3.47%) JMeter
10 5 (3.47%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.78%) Git (software)
11 4 (2.78%) WATIR
12 3 (2.08%) Sahi
12 3 (2.08%) Subversion
12 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (2.08%) TestNG
12 3 (2.08%) JUnit
General
1 37 (25.69%) Finance
2 13 (9.03%) Banking
3 3 (2.08%) Legal
3 3 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.39%) Marketing
4 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.39%) Advertising
4 2 (1.39%) Publishing
5 1 (0.69%) Games
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
5 1 (0.69%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.69%) Back Office
5 1 (0.69%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.58%) .NET
2 17 (11.81%) XML
3 15 (10.42%) Web Services
4 8 (5.56%) WCF
5 6 (4.17%) SOAP
6 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.47%) REST
7 4 (2.78%) Gherkin
7 4 (2.78%) HTML
8 3 (2.08%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.39%) MDX
9 2 (1.39%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.39%) Unity DI Container
9 2 (1.39%) WF
10 1 (0.69%) LINQ
10 1 (0.69%) RESTful
10 1 (0.69%) Visualforce
10 1 (0.69%) HTML5
10 1 (0.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.56%) Open Source
3 5 (3.47%) Derivative
4 4 (2.78%) iPad
4 4 (2.78%) iPhone
5 3 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.39%) User Experience
6 2 (1.39%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.39%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.39%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.69%) Handset
7 1 (0.69%) Replication
7 1 (0.69%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.69%) Equities
7 1 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.69%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.64%) Windows
2 8 (5.56%) UNIX
3 3 (2.08%) Linux
4 2 (1.39%) Android
4 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.06%) BDD
3 24 (16.67%) TDD
4 23 (15.97%) Test Automation
4 23 (15.97%) Test Scripting
4 23 (15.97%) Automation Testing
5 22 (15.28%) Manual Testing
6 21 (14.58%) Software Testing
7 20 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (13.19%) Test Strategy
9 18 (12.50%) Scrum
10 15 (10.42%) Automated Testing
10 15 (10.42%) E-Commerce
11 13 (9.03%) Test Management
12 12 (8.33%) Regression Testing
13 10 (6.94%) Integration Testing
14 9 (6.25%) Asset Management
14 9 (6.25%) User Stories
15 7 (4.86%) CRM
15 7 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.56%) SQL
2 26 (18.06%) C#
3 25 (17.36%) Java
4 7 (4.86%) VBA
5 6 (4.17%) Ruby
5 6 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.47%) Perl
7 4 (2.78%) Python
8 3 (2.08%) Scala
9 1 (0.69%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.69%) C
9 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.69%) PHP
9 1 (0.69%) C++
9 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (22.22%) ISEB
2 17 (11.81%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.08%) Degree
6 3 (2.08%) MOS
7 1 (0.69%) MCITP
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.69%) EMIR
2 1 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.69%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (13.89%) Microsoft
1 20 (13.89%) HP
2 7 (4.86%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (3.47%) Oracle
4 2 (1.39%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.39%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.39%) Vermilion
4 2 (1.39%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.69%) SAP
5 1 (0.69%) Cognos
5 1 (0.69%) Siebel
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco
5 1 (0.69%) Informatica
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.69%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.69%) Google
5 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
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