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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 504 471 459
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -12
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 89 97 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 72 85
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£338 £394 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £251 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
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 25 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 25 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -35 84 £338 -15.62% 34
London -12 51 £400 -5.88% 17
South East 0 18 £210 -35.38% 6
City of London +9 11 £450 +5.88% 6
Buckinghamshire - 8 £208 - 2
Yorkshire - 7 £280 - 4
Hampshire - 6 £335 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £285 - 3
Wales -14 3 £345 -1.50% 1
East of England -31 3 £368 +11.36% 1
Docklands, London - 3 £393 -
Leeds - 3 £285 - 3
North West -1 2 - - 3
South Wales -15 2 £345 -1.50%
South West - 2 £263 - 1
Suffolk - 2 £368 -
Ipswich - 2 £368 -
Berkshire +2 1 £275 - 2
Brighton +1 1 £185 -38.33%
Essex +1 1 £300 +14.28%
East Midlands -2 1 - - 2
Surrey -3 1 £360 - 2
East Sussex -7 1 £185 -38.33%
Dorset - 1 £250 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 -
West Wales - 1 - - 1
Swansea - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 £300 -
Reading - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 187 (100.00%) QA
2 72 (38.50%) Selenium
3 71 (37.97%) SQL
4 67 (35.83%) C#
5 58 (31.02%) Finance
6 48 (25.67%) Test Scripting
7 47 (25.13%) .NET
8 46 (24.60%) ISEB
8 46 (24.60%) Automation Testing
9 45 (24.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 44 (23.53%) Test Automation
10 44 (23.53%) Automated Testing
11 43 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (22.99%) XML
12 41 (21.93%) Visual Studio
12 41 (21.93%) FitNesse
13 38 (20.32%) Web Services
13 38 (20.32%) BDD
14 37 (19.79%) Microsoft
14 37 (19.79%) Software Testing
15 33 (17.65%) Scrum
16 23 (12.30%) TDD
16 23 (12.30%) HP Quality Center
16 23 (12.30%) Java
17 22 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
17 22 (11.76%) Manual Testing
18 21 (11.23%) HP
19 20 (10.70%) SOAP
19 20 (10.70%) REST
20 19 (10.16%) SQL Server

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (4.28%) Node.js
2 7 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.07%) CMS
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.53%) DNN
4 1 (0.53%) Drupal
4 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.53%) Confluence
4 1 (0.53%) Content Management Server
4 1 (0.53%) Orchard CMS
4 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.28%) MS Office
3 3 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) IntelliMatch
2 3 (1.60%) SunGard GMI
3 2 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.07%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.07%) Summit
4 1 (0.53%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.53%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.53%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.07%) HTTP
2 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.53%) IPv4
2 1 (0.53%) IPv6
2 1 (0.53%) SAN
2 1 (0.53%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) Firewall
2 1 (0.53%) NAS
2 1 (0.53%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.21%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.14%) QlikView
4 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.14%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.60%) MySQL
6 2 (1.07%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.07%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.53%) Big Data
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 72 (38.50%) Selenium
2 45 (24.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (21.93%) FitNesse
3 41 (21.93%) Visual Studio
4 22 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (8.02%) Cucumber
6 10 (5.35%) WATIR
7 9 (4.81%) JIRA
7 9 (4.81%) Sahi
7 9 (4.81%) SoapUI
8 8 (4.28%) SpecFlow
9 7 (3.74%) WebDriver
10 6 (3.21%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.14%) RIATest
11 4 (2.14%) Git (software)
11 4 (2.14%) TestComplete
11 4 (2.14%) JMeter
11 4 (2.14%) JUnit
12 2 (1.07%) WinRunner
12 2 (1.07%) Bugzilla
General
1 58 (31.02%) Finance
2 13 (6.95%) Banking
3 8 (4.28%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.67%) Front Office
5 4 (2.14%) Retail
5 4 (2.14%) Publishing
6 2 (1.07%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Back Office
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (25.13%) .NET
2 43 (22.99%) XML
3 38 (20.32%) Web Services
4 20 (10.70%) REST
4 20 (10.70%) SOAP
5 18 (9.63%) WCF
6 14 (7.49%) WPF
7 10 (5.35%) ASP.NET
8 8 (4.28%) HTML
8 8 (4.28%) Mustache
8 8 (4.28%) Sass
9 5 (2.67%) MDX
10 3 (1.60%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.60%) CSS
11 2 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (1.07%) Middleware
11 2 (1.07%) Spring
12 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.53%) FpML
12 1 (0.53%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.02%) Client/Server
2 13 (6.95%) Derivative
3 11 (5.88%) Open Source
4 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.60%) Equities
6 2 (1.07%) AS400
6 2 (1.07%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.07%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.07%) Statistics
6 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.07%) Wiki
6 2 (1.07%) Online Games
6 2 (1.07%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.07%) iSeries
7 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.53%) Social Network
7 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.35%) UNIX
2 8 (4.28%) Windows
3 6 (3.21%) Linux
4 2 (1.07%) Android
4 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (25.67%) Test Scripting
2 46 (24.60%) Automation Testing
3 44 (23.53%) Test Automation
3 44 (23.53%) Automated Testing
4 43 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (20.32%) BDD
6 37 (19.79%) Software Testing
7 33 (17.65%) Scrum
8 23 (12.30%) TDD
9 22 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 17 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (8.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (8.56%) Performance Testing
11 16 (8.56%) Test Strategy
12 15 (8.02%) Test Management
13 11 (5.88%) Integration Testing
14 10 (5.35%) Web Development
15 9 (4.81%) Functional Testing
16 8 (4.28%) E-Commerce
16 8 (4.28%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 71 (37.97%) SQL
2 67 (35.83%) C#
3 23 (12.30%) Java
4 15 (8.02%) Ruby
5 9 (4.81%) VBA
6 6 (3.21%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.60%) Delphi
8 2 (1.07%) VBScript
8 2 (1.07%) VB
8 2 (1.07%) Python
8 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.07%) PHP
8 2 (1.07%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.53%) Groovy
9 1 (0.53%) Jython
9 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (24.60%) ISEB
2 19 (10.16%) ISTQB
3 13 (6.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (5.35%) Degree
5 8 (4.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (2.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.14%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.14%) MOS
8 2 (1.07%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.53%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.53%) CEH
9 1 (0.53%) MCITP
9 1 (0.53%) CISSP
9 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.53%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.07%) EMIR
2 2 (1.07%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (12.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.53%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 37 (19.79%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.23%) HP
3 17 (9.09%) Oracle
4 4 (2.14%) Sybase
4 4 (2.14%) Business Objects
4 4 (2.14%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (1.60%) SAP
5 3 (1.60%) SunGard
6 2 (1.07%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.07%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.07%) IBM
7 1 (0.53%) Progress
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco
7 1 (0.53%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.53%) Mercator
7 1 (0.53%) VMware
7 1 (0.53%) Sophis
7 1 (0.53%) Google
7 1 (0.53%) Atlassian
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