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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 575 521 492
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -29
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 83 110 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 70 97
Average daily rate £350 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -52 83 £350 - 48
London -18 45 £363 -7.05% 25
South East -15 15 £350 +5.66% 8
City of London +37 11 £360 -17.71% 7
South West +12 5 £299 +49.37%
Yorkshire -1 5 £350 -6.66% 2
North East -29 5 £290 -28.61%
Tyne and Wear -32 5 £290 -28.61%
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 5 £290 -28.61%
East Sussex - 4 £350 - 3
Oxfordshire - 4 £380 - 2
Surrey - 4 £300 - 3
Essex +6 3 £250 -3.84% 1
East of England -4 3 £250 -5.66% 4
West Yorkshire -4 3 £325 -13.33% 2
Leeds -10 3 £325 -13.33% 2
Somerset - 3 £281 -
West Midlands -8 2 - - 3
North West -12 2 £313 -8.08% 4
Wiltshire - 2 £310 -
West Sussex - 2 £315 -
Corsham - 2 £310 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
Taunton - 2 £275 -
Sheffield - 2 £350 -
Staines - 2 - - 1
Woking - 2 £300 -
Oxford - 2 £415 - 2
East Midlands +1 1 £313 -13.79% 2
Nottinghamshire -2 1 £313 -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 180 (100.00%) QA
2 77 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (35.00%) SQL
4 54 (30.00%) Finance
5 53 (29.44%) Selenium
6 47 (26.11%) JIRA
7 43 (23.89%) Java
8 35 (19.44%) Test Scripting
8 35 (19.44%) BDD
9 32 (17.78%) ISEB
10 30 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 29 (16.11%) ISTQB
12 28 (15.56%) Scrum
12 28 (15.56%) Cucumber
13 26 (14.44%) Banking
13 26 (14.44%) .NET
14 24 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 24 (13.33%) Functional Testing
15 22 (12.22%) WebDriver
16 21 (11.67%) SoapUI
16 21 (11.67%) Automated Testing
16 21 (11.67%) Oracle
17 20 (11.11%) JavaScript
17 20 (11.11%) Degree
18 19 (10.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 18 (10.00%) HP UFT
19 18 (10.00%) Manual Testing
19 18 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
19 18 (10.00%) Automation Testing
20 17 (9.44%) Jenkins

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 9 (5.00%) Confluence
1 9 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.33%) Apache
3 4 (2.22%) Apache Solr
3 4 (2.22%) IIS
3 4 (2.22%) Node.js
4 2 (1.11%) CMS
4 2 (1.11%) nginx
4 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.56%) Drupal
5 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.22%) MS Office
2 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Mingle
3 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.11%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.11%) FTP
2 1 (0.56%) Firewall
2 1 (0.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) LAN
2 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.22%) Oracle Database
2 12 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 12 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.78%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.67%) Electronic Patient Records
5 3 (1.67%) SAP BI
5 3 (1.67%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.56%) Big Data
7 1 (0.56%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 53 (29.44%) Selenium
2 47 (26.11%) JIRA
3 28 (15.56%) Cucumber
4 22 (12.22%) WebDriver
5 21 (11.67%) SoapUI
6 18 (10.00%) HP UFT
7 17 (9.44%) Jenkins
8 12 (6.67%) JMeter
8 12 (6.67%) Maven
9 10 (5.56%) Git (software)
10 9 (5.00%) LoadRunner
10 9 (5.00%) Visual Studio
11 7 (3.89%) Gatling
11 7 (3.89%) SpecFlow
12 6 (3.33%) IntelliJ
12 6 (3.33%) SilkPerformer
12 6 (3.33%) The Grinder
12 6 (3.33%) Toad
12 6 (3.33%) VisualVM
12 6 (3.33%) YourKit
General
1 54 (30.00%) Finance
2 26 (14.44%) Banking
3 10 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 10 (5.56%) Retail
4 6 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.78%) Electronics
5 5 (2.78%) Front Office
5 5 (2.78%) Games
5 5 (2.78%) Marketing
5 5 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.22%) Law
7 3 (1.67%) Private Banking
8 2 (1.11%) Back Office
8 2 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.11%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) Advertising
9 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.44%) .NET
2 12 (6.67%) SOAP
2 12 (6.67%) XML
3 11 (6.11%) HTML
3 11 (6.11%) Spring
4 10 (5.56%) Hibernate
4 10 (5.56%) Web Services
5 9 (5.00%) Gherkin
5 9 (5.00%) Spring Boot
6 8 (4.44%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.33%) MSMQ
8 5 (2.78%) Java EE
8 5 (2.78%) REST
9 4 (2.22%) Ajax
9 4 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (2.22%) JMS
9 4 (2.22%) PostGIS
9 4 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (1.11%) FIXML
10 2 (1.11%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (8.33%) Equities
3 14 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.11%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.11%) Fixed Income
5 6 (3.33%) Derivative
5 6 (3.33%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.78%) Physics
7 4 (2.22%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.67%) Animation
8 3 (1.67%) NHS
8 3 (1.67%) VWAP
9 2 (1.11%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.11%) EPoS
9 2 (1.11%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.56%) Fintech
10 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.56%) Social Media
10 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.22%) Linux
2 12 (6.67%) Unix
3 11 (6.11%) Windows
4 5 (2.78%) Android
5 4 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.11%) CentOS
7 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.44%) BDD
2 35 (19.44%) Test Scripting
3 30 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 28 (15.56%) Scrum
5 24 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 24 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (11.67%) Automated Testing
7 18 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 18 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 18 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 16 (8.89%) ETL
8 16 (8.89%) Regression Testing
9 15 (8.33%) TDD
9 15 (8.33%) Test Management
10 13 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (7.22%) Software Testing
11 12 (6.67%) Integration Testing
11 12 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 63 (35.00%) SQL
2 43 (23.89%) Java
3 20 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.67%) C#
5 11 (6.11%) Ruby
6 7 (3.89%) Python
6 7 (3.89%) Scala
6 7 (3.89%) VBA
7 6 (3.33%) CoffeeScript
7 6 (3.33%) VBScript
8 4 (2.22%) Groovy
8 4 (2.22%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.11%) C++
10 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (17.78%) ISEB
2 29 (16.11%) ISTQB
3 20 (11.11%) Degree
4 6 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.56%) AAT
6 1 (0.56%) ACCA
6 1 (0.56%) CIMA
6 1 (0.56%) CIPFA
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.56%) PhD
6 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.22%) SEPA
2 4 (2.22%) WCAG
3 2 (1.11%) GxP
3 2 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.11%) WAI
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.56%) EMIR
4 1 (0.56%) GAMP
4 1 (0.56%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (2.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.11%) Nagios
2 2 (1.11%) Opsview
Vendors
1 21 (11.67%) Oracle
2 13 (7.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.33%) AppDynamics
3 6 (3.33%) Dynatrace
3 6 (3.33%) IBM
3 6 (3.33%) New Relic
4 5 (2.78%) HP
4 5 (2.78%) Rally
4 5 (2.78%) SAP
5 4 (2.22%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.67%) Citrix
6 3 (1.67%) Fidessa
6 3 (1.67%) Murex
7 2 (1.11%) hybris
8 1 (0.56%) ATG
8 1 (0.56%) Informatica
8 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.56%) Sybase
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