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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 503 467 443
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -24
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 86 96 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 71 86
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£338 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.43% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £330 £313
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.75
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -17 82 £338 -15.43% 32
London -20 50 £410 -3.52% 17
South East -1 17 £210 -35.38% 6
City of London +18 11 £450 +5.88% 7
Buckinghamshire - 8 £208 - 1
Yorkshire - 7 £280 - 3
West Yorkshire - 6 £285 - 3
Hampshire - 6 £335 -
Wales -14 3 £345 -1.50% 1
East of England -34 3 £368 +11.36% 1
Leeds - 3 £285 - 3
North West -2 2 - - 3
South Wales -14 2 £345 -1.50%
South West - 2 £263 - 1
Docklands, London - 2 £384 -
Suffolk - 2 £368 -
Ipswich - 2 £368 -
Berkshire +5 1 £275 - 2
Brighton +3 1 £185 -38.33%
Surrey 0 1 £360 - 3
Essex 0 1 £300 +14.28%
East Sussex -2 1 £185 -38.33%
East Midlands -5 1 - - 1
West Wales - 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 £250 -
Swansea - 1 - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Warrington - - - -
York - - - -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 184 (100.00%) QA
2 72 (39.13%) SQL
3 70 (38.04%) Selenium
4 65 (35.33%) C#
5 58 (31.52%) Finance
6 48 (26.09%) Test Scripting
7 46 (25.00%) .NET
7 46 (25.00%) ISEB
8 45 (24.46%) Automated Testing
8 45 (24.46%) Automation Testing
9 44 (23.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 43 (23.37%) Test Automation
10 43 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (23.37%) XML
11 40 (21.74%) Visual Studio
11 40 (21.74%) FitNesse
12 38 (20.65%) Web Services
12 38 (20.65%) BDD
13 37 (20.11%) Software Testing
14 35 (19.02%) Microsoft
15 33 (17.93%) Scrum
16 23 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
17 22 (11.96%) TDD
17 22 (11.96%) QuickTest Pro
17 22 (11.96%) Java
18 21 (11.41%) HP
18 21 (11.41%) Manual Testing
19 20 (10.87%) SOAP
19 20 (10.87%) REST
20 19 (10.33%) ISTQB

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (4.35%) Node.js
2 7 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.09%) CMS
4 1 (0.54%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.54%) DNN
4 1 (0.54%) Drupal
4 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.54%) Confluence
4 1 (0.54%) Content Management Server
4 1 (0.54%) Orchard CMS
4 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.35%) MS Office
3 3 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.54%) MS Project
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) IntelliMatch
2 3 (1.63%) SunGard GMI
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.09%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.09%) Summit
4 1 (0.54%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.54%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.26%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.54%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) HTTP
2 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.54%) IPv4
2 1 (0.54%) IPv6
2 1 (0.54%) SAN
2 1 (0.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.54%) Firewall
2 1 (0.54%) NAS
2 1 (0.54%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.26%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.17%) QlikView
4 4 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.63%) MySQL
6 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.54%) Big Data
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 70 (38.04%) Selenium
2 44 (23.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (21.74%) FitNesse
3 40 (21.74%) Visual Studio
4 22 (11.96%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (8.15%) Cucumber
6 10 (5.43%) WATIR
7 9 (4.89%) JIRA
7 9 (4.89%) Sahi
8 8 (4.35%) SoapUI
8 8 (4.35%) SpecFlow
9 6 (3.26%) Jenkins
9 6 (3.26%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.17%) RIATest
10 4 (2.17%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.17%) TestComplete
11 3 (1.63%) JMeter
11 3 (1.63%) JUnit
12 2 (1.09%) WinRunner
12 2 (1.09%) Bugzilla
General
1 58 (31.52%) Finance
2 14 (7.61%) Banking
3 8 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.72%) Front Office
5 4 (2.17%) Retail
5 4 (2.17%) Publishing
6 2 (1.09%) Games
7 1 (0.54%) Back Office
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (25.00%) .NET
2 43 (23.37%) XML
3 38 (20.65%) Web Services
4 20 (10.87%) REST
4 20 (10.87%) SOAP
5 18 (9.78%) WCF
6 14 (7.61%) WPF
7 9 (4.89%) ASP.NET
8 8 (4.35%) HTML
8 8 (4.35%) Mustache
8 8 (4.35%) Sass
9 5 (2.72%) MDX
10 3 (1.63%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.63%) CSS
11 2 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (1.09%) Middleware
11 2 (1.09%) Spring
12 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.54%) FpML
12 1 (0.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.15%) Client/Server
2 13 (7.07%) Derivative
3 11 (5.98%) Open Source
4 4 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.63%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.63%) Equities
6 2 (1.09%) AS400
6 2 (1.09%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.09%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.09%) Statistics
6 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.09%) Wiki
6 2 (1.09%) Online Games
6 2 (1.09%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.09%) iSeries
7 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.54%) Social Network
7 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.98%) UNIX
2 8 (4.35%) Windows
3 6 (3.26%) Linux
4 2 (1.09%) Android
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.09%) Test Scripting
2 45 (24.46%) Automated Testing
2 45 (24.46%) Automation Testing
3 43 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (23.37%) Test Automation
4 38 (20.65%) BDD
5 37 (20.11%) Software Testing
6 33 (17.93%) Scrum
7 22 (11.96%) TDD
8 21 (11.41%) Manual Testing
9 16 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (8.70%) Test Strategy
10 15 (8.15%) Performance Testing
10 15 (8.15%) Test Management
11 11 (5.98%) Integration Testing
12 10 (5.43%) Web Development
13 9 (4.89%) Functional Testing
14 8 (4.35%) ETL
15 7 (3.80%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 72 (39.13%) SQL
2 65 (35.33%) C#
3 22 (11.96%) Java
4 14 (7.61%) Ruby
5 9 (4.89%) VBA
6 6 (3.26%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.63%) Delphi
8 2 (1.09%) Perl
8 2 (1.09%) PHP
8 2 (1.09%) Python
8 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.09%) VBScript
8 2 (1.09%) VB
8 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.54%) Groovy
9 1 (0.54%) Jython
9 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (25.00%) ISEB
2 19 (10.33%) ISTQB
3 13 (7.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (5.43%) Degree
5 8 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (2.72%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.17%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.17%) MOS
8 2 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.54%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.54%) CEH
9 1 (0.54%) MCITP
9 1 (0.54%) CISSP
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) EMIR
2 2 (1.09%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.54%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 35 (19.02%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.41%) HP
3 17 (9.24%) Oracle
4 4 (2.17%) Sybase
4 4 (2.17%) Business Objects
4 4 (2.17%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (1.63%) SAP
5 3 (1.63%) SunGard
6 2 (1.09%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.09%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.09%) IBM
7 1 (0.54%) Progress
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco
7 1 (0.54%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.54%) Mercator
7 1 (0.54%) VMware
7 1 (0.54%) Sophis
7 1 (0.54%) Google
7 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago