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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 505 494 472
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -22
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 88 105 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 83 50
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
-21.67% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.00

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 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 17 April 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 -24 83 £356 -12.14% 29
London -16 48 £400 -13.97% 12
City of London +28 17 £438 +16.66% 3
East of England +17 7 £270 -24.47% 4
South East -32 7 £320 -6.56% 6
West Yorkshire - 7 £375 -
Yorkshire - 7 £375 -
Leeds - 7 £375 -
Cambridgeshire +5 6 - - 1
East Midlands - 6 £363 - 3
North West - 5 £340 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 5 £320 -
West Midlands -14 3 £250 +42.85% 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 - - 2
Staffordshire - 3 £250 -
Manchester - 3 £340 - 1
Nottingham - 3 - - 2
Berkshire +7 2 - - 1
South West +3 2 £200 -46.66% 1
Scotland - 2 £280 - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £363 -
Devon - 2 £200 -
Edinburgh - 2 £280 -
Exeter - 2 £200 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £270 -
Liverpool - 1 £375 -
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
North East - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 145 (100.00%) QA
2 67 (46.21%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (42.76%) SQL
4 59 (40.69%) Selenium
5 43 (29.66%) Finance
6 41 (28.28%) .NET
7 40 (27.59%) Test Automation
8 36 (24.83%) BDD
9 29 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 29 (20.00%) WebDriver
10 28 (19.31%) ISEB
11 27 (18.62%) Microsoft
12 26 (17.93%) C#
13 25 (17.24%) TDD
14 23 (15.86%) Scrum
14 23 (15.86%) Ruby
15 22 (15.17%) Java
15 22 (15.17%) Web Services
16 20 (13.79%) Automated Testing
17 19 (13.10%) Software Testing
17 19 (13.10%) XML
18 18 (12.41%) ISTQB
18 18 (12.41%) Banking
18 18 (12.41%) Manual Testing
19 17 (11.72%) Cucumber
19 17 (11.72%) SpecFlow
19 17 (11.72%) Automation Testing
20 16 (11.03%) HP Quality Center
21 15 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
21 15 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.14%) CMS
3 3 (2.07%) Confluence
4 2 (1.38%) Node.js
4 2 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.69%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.69%) Drupal
5 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.52%) MS Office
3 2 (1.38%) MS Project
3 2 (1.38%) Mingle
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.69%) Agresso
3 1 (0.69%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.69%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.69%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.69%) HTTP
1 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.69%) Intranet
1 1 (0.69%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.52%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.14%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.07%) MySQL
5 3 (2.07%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.38%) KDB
6 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.69%) Big Data
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 59 (40.69%) Selenium
2 29 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 29 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 17 (11.72%) SpecFlow
3 17 (11.72%) Cucumber
4 15 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (8.97%) JIRA
6 11 (7.59%) SoapUI
7 7 (4.83%) Sahi
7 7 (4.83%) WATIR
8 5 (3.45%) Subversion
8 5 (3.45%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.45%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.76%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.76%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.76%) JMeter
9 4 (2.76%) NUnit
10 3 (2.07%) Toad
10 3 (2.07%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.38%) TestComplete
General
1 43 (29.66%) Finance
2 18 (12.41%) Banking
3 12 (8.28%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.83%) Retail
5 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.07%) Legal
5 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.38%) Front Office
6 2 (1.38%) Electronics
6 2 (1.38%) Games
6 2 (1.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) Automotive
7 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.69%) Back Office
7 1 (0.69%) Advertising
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (28.28%) .NET
2 22 (15.17%) Web Services
3 19 (13.10%) XML
4 13 (8.97%) .NET Framework
5 12 (8.28%) MSMQ
6 9 (6.21%) SOAP
7 5 (3.45%) JSON
7 5 (3.45%) WCF
7 5 (3.45%) Gherkin
7 5 (3.45%) RESTful
8 4 (2.76%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.07%) Middleware
10 2 (1.38%) J2EE
10 2 (1.38%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (1.38%) WF
10 2 (1.38%) YAML
10 2 (1.38%) Mustache
10 2 (1.38%) Sass
10 2 (1.38%) Unity DI Container
11 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.28%) Open Source
2 10 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.45%) Fixed Income
4 5 (3.45%) Equities
4 5 (3.45%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.76%) Derivative
6 2 (1.38%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.38%) Physics
6 2 (1.38%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.38%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.69%) Online Games
7 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.69%) DTV
7 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.69%) Handset
7 1 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.14%) Windows
2 5 (3.45%) UNIX
3 2 (1.38%) Linux
4 1 (0.69%) Android
4 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (46.21%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (27.59%) Test Automation
3 36 (24.83%) BDD
4 25 (17.24%) TDD
5 23 (15.86%) Scrum
6 20 (13.79%) Automated Testing
7 19 (13.10%) Software Testing
8 18 (12.41%) Manual Testing
9 17 (11.72%) Automation Testing
10 15 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (9.66%) Analytics
12 12 (8.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (8.28%) Test Scripting
12 12 (8.28%) Migration
12 12 (8.28%) E-Commerce
13 11 (7.59%) ITIL
14 10 (6.90%) PRINCE2
14 10 (6.90%) Project Management
15 8 (5.52%) Asset Management
15 8 (5.52%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (42.76%) SQL
2 26 (17.93%) C#
3 23 (15.86%) Ruby
4 22 (15.17%) Java
5 5 (3.45%) Groovy
5 5 (3.45%) Python
6 4 (2.76%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.38%) Perl
7 2 (1.38%) C++
7 2 (1.38%) C
7 2 (1.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.69%) PHP
8 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (19.31%) ISEB
2 18 (12.41%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.83%) Degree
4 3 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.07%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.38%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.69%) EMIR
3 1 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.69%) HL7
3 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.69%) Basel II
3 1 (0.69%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 16 (11.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (18.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.90%) Sybase
3 8 (5.52%) HP
3 8 (5.52%) Oracle
4 2 (1.38%) Siebel
4 2 (1.38%) hybris
4 2 (1.38%) MKS
4 2 (1.38%) SAP
5 1 (0.69%) Cognos
5 1 (0.69%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.69%) Citrix
5 1 (0.69%) Informatica
5 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.69%) Telerik
5 1 (0.69%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
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