The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had QA Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
UK
Rank 515 505 544
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +39
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 78 107 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 81 36
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £280 £313
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £18.39 £21.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.45% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £21.25 -
% change year-on-year
-13.45% -

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
42518 47379 47264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.78% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27667 30205 29656
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1737 1864
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 72 £350 - 42
London -9 32 £350 -17.64% 23
South East +21 15 £338 +14.40% 4
West Midlands +2 9 £299 -0.41% 2
Berkshire +21 6 £350 -
Hampshire +13 6 £325 -12.16%
Maidenhead - 6 £350 -
Staffordshire +5 5 - - 1
East of England +5 5 £275 +22.22% 1
Tamworth - 5 - -
Scotland +25 4 £375 +36.36%
City of London +4 4 £345 -8.00% 5
East Midlands +1 4 £350 +9.37% 1
Southampton - 4 £300 -
Nottingham +3 3 £350 +8.52% 1
Nottinghamshire +1 3 £350 +8.52% 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £275 -
Edinburgh +21 2 £413 +50.00%
Blackpool +6 2 £464 +113.70%
South West +4 2 £300 -4.00% 6
North West +3 2 £464 +85.50% 4
Lancashire +3 2 £464 +113.70% 1
North East -15 2 £438 -
Tyne and Wear -20 2 £438 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 2 £438 -
West Sussex - 2 £291 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Glasgow +11 1 £275 +7.84%
Yorkshire +7 1 £263 -52.27% 1
West Yorkshire +7 1 £263 -

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, QA Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 168 (100.00%) QA
2 101 (60.12%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (45.83%) Selenium
4 48 (28.57%) BDD
5 47 (27.98%) SQL
6 45 (26.79%) JIRA
6 45 (26.79%) Test Automation
7 44 (26.19%) Cucumber
8 43 (25.60%) Test Scripting
9 37 (22.02%) Java
10 35 (20.83%) TDD
11 30 (17.86%) User Stories
12 29 (17.26%) Manual Testing
13 28 (16.67%) Performance Testing
13 28 (16.67%) Finance
14 25 (14.88%) ISEB
14 25 (14.88%) API Testing
15 24 (14.29%) Regression Testing
15 24 (14.29%) ISTQB
15 24 (14.29%) Automated Testing
16 23 (13.69%) Scrum
16 23 (13.69%) .NET
17 22 (13.10%) Unix
17 22 (13.10%) Banking
17 22 (13.10%) Exploratory Testing
18 21 (12.50%) WebDriver
19 20 (11.90%) SpecFlow
20 18 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
20 18 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
20 18 (10.71%) Automation Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.17%) Confluence
2 5 (2.98%) CMS
3 4 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.79%) Drupal
5 2 (1.19%) JBoss
6 1 (0.60%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.60%) SAS
6 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.60%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) HipChat
4 1 (0.60%) Mingle
4 1 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (1.79%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) GitHub
2 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.19%) Internet
2 1 (0.60%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) MQTT
2 1 (0.60%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.36%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.98%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.19%) Big Data
6 2 (1.19%) GIS
6 2 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.60%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.60%) MS Access
7 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.60%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 77 (45.83%) Selenium
2 45 (26.79%) JIRA
3 44 (26.19%) Cucumber
4 21 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 20 (11.90%) SpecFlow
6 15 (8.93%) Jenkins
7 13 (7.74%) Git (software)
8 12 (7.14%) SoapUI
9 10 (5.95%) JMeter
10 9 (5.36%) HP UFT
10 9 (5.36%) LoadRunner
11 7 (4.17%) Appium
11 7 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (3.57%) Subversion
13 5 (2.98%) TeamCity
14 4 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (2.38%) FitNesse
14 4 (2.38%) NUnit
15 3 (1.79%) Bugzilla
15 3 (1.79%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (16.67%) Finance
2 22 (13.10%) Banking
3 13 (7.74%) Publishing
4 9 (5.36%) Marketing
5 8 (4.76%) Back Office
6 5 (2.98%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.98%) Retail
7 3 (1.79%) Legal
8 2 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.19%) Front Office
8 2 (1.19%) Games
8 2 (1.19%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.60%) Billing
9 1 (0.60%) Electronics
9 1 (0.60%) Law
9 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.69%) .NET
2 13 (7.74%) XML
3 12 (7.14%) HTML
4 11 (6.55%) Gherkin
5 7 (4.17%) HTML5
5 7 (4.17%) RESTful
6 6 (3.57%) Web Services
7 5 (2.98%) CSS
7 5 (2.98%) SOAP
8 4 (2.38%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.38%) WebSockets
8 4 (2.38%) XML Messaging
9 3 (1.79%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.79%) JSON
9 3 (1.79%) Node.js
10 2 (1.19%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.19%) Spring
11 1 (0.60%) CSS3
11 1 (0.60%) Mason
11 1 (0.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.55%) Equities
2 9 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.36%) Derivative
2 9 (5.36%) Fixed Income
3 8 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.57%) User Experience
5 5 (2.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.38%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.79%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.19%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (1.19%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.19%) NHS
8 2 (1.19%) Social Media
8 2 (1.19%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.19%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.60%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.60%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.60%) iPad
9 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.10%) Unix
2 12 (7.14%) Windows
3 11 (6.55%) Android
3 11 (6.55%) Apple iOS
4 10 (5.95%) Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (60.12%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.57%) BDD
3 45 (26.79%) Test Automation
4 43 (25.60%) Test Scripting
5 35 (20.83%) TDD
6 30 (17.86%) User Stories
7 29 (17.26%) Manual Testing
8 28 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 25 (14.88%) API Testing
10 24 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 24 (14.29%) Regression Testing
11 23 (13.69%) Scrum
12 22 (13.10%) Exploratory Testing
13 18 (10.71%) Automation Testing
13 18 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
14 13 (7.74%) Waterfall
15 12 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (7.14%) Defect Management
15 12 (7.14%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (27.98%) SQL
2 37 (22.02%) Java
3 17 (10.12%) JavaScript
4 16 (9.52%) C#
5 6 (3.57%) Python
5 6 (3.57%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.98%) VBScript
7 4 (2.38%) Perl
7 4 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.38%) Ruby
7 4 (2.38%) VBA
8 3 (1.79%) Groovy
8 3 (1.79%) Scala
8 3 (1.79%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.60%) C
9 1 (0.60%) C++
9 1 (0.60%) F#
9 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (14.88%) ISEB
2 24 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.36%) Degree
4 7 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.19%) WAI
3 2 (1.19%) WCAG
4 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.60%) HL7
4 1 (0.60%) SDET
Systems Management
1 9 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 14 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (1.19%) Atlassian
2 2 (1.19%) Compuware
2 2 (1.19%) Empirix
2 2 (1.19%) HP
2 2 (1.19%) IBM
2 2 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (1.19%) Sybase
3 1 (0.60%) Ab Initio
3 1 (0.60%) Apple
3 1 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (0.60%) Google
3 1 (0.60%) Informatica
3 1 (0.60%) OpenText
3 1 (0.60%) Progress
3 1 (0.60%) SAP
3 1 (0.60%) webMethods
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