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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 532 538 492
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -46
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 94 74 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 39 77
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.20% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 91 £350 - 50
London +10 41 £438 +20.68% 30
South West - 12 £310 - 4
North West -10 11 £275 -20.28% 1
Yorkshire -14 10 £600 - 3
Manchester -8 9 £275 -20.28%
South East +11 8 £295 -1.66% 7
West Yorkshire -5 8 - - 1
Leeds - 8 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £290 -7.20% 1
Milton Keynes +6 4 £290 -22.66% 1
City of London +28 3 £375 -14.28% 3
Scotland -3 3 £275 -1.78%
West Midlands -10 3 £300 - 2
North East - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Gloucester - 3 £130 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £130 - 1
Somerset - 3 £293 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
East of England -6 2 £225 -37.93% 1
Luton - 2 £225 -
Portsmouth - 2 £370 -
Sheffield - 2 £600 - 1
Glasgow - 2 £255 -
Bournemouth - 2 £313 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £300 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £600 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £300 -
Hampshire - 2 £370 -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 211 (100.00%) QA
2 84 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (35.55%) SQL
4 67 (31.75%) Finance
5 59 (27.96%) Selenium
6 41 (19.43%) Test Scripting
7 40 (18.96%) JIRA
8 38 (18.01%) Java
9 35 (16.59%) Manual Testing
10 34 (16.11%) Test Automation
11 31 (14.69%) .NET
12 30 (14.22%) Automated Testing
13 29 (13.74%) Scrum
13 29 (13.74%) ISEB
14 27 (12.80%) Non-Functional Testing
14 27 (12.80%) User Acceptance Testing
15 26 (12.32%) HP UFT
16 25 (11.85%) ISTQB
17 24 (11.37%) Banking
17 24 (11.37%) C#
17 24 (11.37%) SoapUI
18 23 (10.90%) Functional Testing
18 23 (10.90%) Microsoft
19 22 (10.43%) Equities
19 22 (10.43%) Unix
19 22 (10.43%) Linux
20 21 (9.95%) Cucumber
20 21 (9.95%) SQL Server
21 20 (9.48%) JavaScript
21 20 (9.48%) Oracle

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (5.21%) Confluence
2 3 (1.42%) CMS
3 2 (0.95%) nginx
3 2 (0.95%) SAS
3 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.47%) IIS
4 1 (0.47%) JBoss
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.79%) MS Office
3 2 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.95%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.47%) Magento
3 1 (0.47%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.47%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.95%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.95%) SaaS
3 1 (0.47%) GitHub
3 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.37%) SNMP
2 2 (0.95%) FTP
3 1 (0.47%) 3G
3 1 (0.47%) Firewall
3 1 (0.47%) Internet
3 1 (0.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.16%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.37%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.42%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.42%) SAP BI
5 3 (1.42%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (0.95%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.47%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.47%) DB2
7 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.47%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 59 (27.96%) Selenium
2 40 (18.96%) JIRA
3 26 (12.32%) HP UFT
4 24 (11.37%) SoapUI
5 21 (9.95%) Cucumber
6 17 (8.06%) WebDriver
7 15 (7.11%) JMeter
7 15 (7.11%) LoadRunner
8 13 (6.16%) Visual Studio
9 12 (5.69%) Jenkins
10 10 (4.74%) Maven
10 10 (4.74%) SpecFlow
11 8 (3.79%) Git (software)
12 7 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (3.32%) Toad
13 6 (2.84%) Gatling
13 6 (2.84%) SilkPerformer
13 6 (2.84%) The Grinder
13 6 (2.84%) VisualVM
13 6 (2.84%) YourKit
General
1 67 (31.75%) Finance
2 24 (11.37%) Banking
3 19 (9.00%) Retail
4 8 (3.79%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.79%) Marketing
5 7 (3.32%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.84%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.37%) Electronics
7 5 (2.37%) Front Office
8 4 (1.90%) Law
8 4 (1.90%) Legal
9 3 (1.42%) Back Office
10 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.95%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.47%) Advertising
11 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.47%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.69%) .NET
2 15 (7.11%) HTML
2 15 (7.11%) SOAP
3 14 (6.64%) XML
4 11 (5.21%) Web Services
5 8 (3.79%) CSS
5 8 (3.79%) Gherkin
5 8 (3.79%) Spring
6 7 (3.32%) Hibernate
7 6 (2.84%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.84%) EDI
8 5 (2.37%) FIX Protocol
8 5 (2.37%) MSMQ
9 4 (1.90%) REST
10 3 (1.42%) HTML5
11 2 (0.95%) Ajax
11 2 (0.95%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.95%) Java EE
11 2 (0.95%) JSON
11 2 (0.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.43%) Equities
2 17 (8.06%) Fixed Income
3 16 (7.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.27%) Derivative
6 8 (3.79%) EPoS
7 7 (3.32%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.84%) Mathematics
9 5 (2.37%) NHS
10 4 (1.90%) Physics
10 4 (1.90%) VLE
11 3 (1.42%) VWAP
12 2 (0.95%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (0.95%) Informatics
12 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.95%) PKI
12 2 (0.95%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.43%) Linux
1 22 (10.43%) Unix
2 18 (8.53%) Windows
3 9 (4.27%) Android
4 4 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.42%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.95%) CentOS
6 2 (0.95%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.47%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (19.43%) Test Scripting
3 35 (16.59%) Manual Testing
4 34 (16.11%) Test Automation
5 30 (14.22%) Automated Testing
6 29 (13.74%) Scrum
7 27 (12.80%) Non-Functional Testing
7 27 (12.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (10.90%) Functional Testing
9 20 (9.48%) BDD
9 20 (9.48%) Test Management
10 17 (8.06%) SDLC
11 16 (7.58%) Software Testing
12 15 (7.11%) Regression Testing
12 15 (7.11%) TDD
13 14 (6.64%) Automation Testing
13 14 (6.64%) Waterfall
14 12 (5.69%) Integration Testing
15 11 (5.21%) Defect Management
15 11 (5.21%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 75 (35.55%) SQL
2 38 (18.01%) Java
3 24 (11.37%) C#
4 20 (9.48%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.21%) Ruby
6 8 (3.79%) Python
6 8 (3.79%) VBScript
7 7 (3.32%) C++
8 6 (2.84%) CoffeeScript
8 6 (2.84%) Scala
8 6 (2.84%) VBA
9 3 (1.42%) Perl
9 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.47%) Groovy
10 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (13.74%) ISEB
2 25 (11.85%) ISTQB
3 16 (7.58%) Degree
4 5 (2.37%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.42%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (1.90%) SEPA
3 3 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.47%) EMIR
4 1 (0.47%) GPG13
4 1 (0.47%) GxP
4 1 (0.47%) HL7
4 1 (0.47%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.47%) WAI
4 1 (0.47%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 15 (7.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.95%) Nagios
2 2 (0.95%) Opsview
3 1 (0.47%) SCCM
3 1 (0.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (10.90%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.48%) Oracle
3 15 (7.11%) HP
4 7 (3.32%) IBM
5 6 (2.84%) AppDynamics
5 6 (2.84%) Dynatrace
5 6 (2.84%) New Relic
6 5 (2.37%) SAP
6 5 (2.37%) Sybase
7 4 (1.90%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.90%) Citrix
8 3 (1.42%) Fidessa
9 2 (0.95%) Apple
9 2 (0.95%) DataFlux
9 2 (0.95%) Google
9 2 (0.95%) Murex
10 1 (0.47%) Cisco
10 1 (0.47%) Coremetrics
10 1 (0.47%) Endeca
10 1 (0.47%) Telerik
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