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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 515 462 448
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -14
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 84 108 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 82 51
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£350 £406 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% +17.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £289 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £343 £333
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +3.00%
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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 -33 81 £350 -14.84% 41
London -27 45 £390 -13.33% 22
City of London +19 18 £456 +21.66% 6
East of England +3 8 £270 -24.47% 3
West Yorkshire - 8 £375 - 1
Yorkshire - 8 £375 - 1
Cambridgeshire +4 7 - - 1
South East -36 7 £375 +13.63% 6
Leeds - 7 £375 -
East Midlands -1 6 £363 - 3
North West -9 6 £340 +70.00% 2
Manchester - 4 £340 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £375 -
Nottinghamshire -6 3 - - 1
Nottingham -7 3 - - 1
Berkshire -8 3 - - 2
South West -6 2 £200 -46.66% 1
West Midlands -6 2 £225 +28.57% 3
Leicestershire - 2 £363 -
Staffordshire - 2 £225 - 2
Devon - 2 £200 -
Exeter - 2 £200 -
Scotland -7 1 £280 +17.89% 1
Derbyshire - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
Edinburgh - 1 £280 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £270 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £375 -
Livingston - - - - 1

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 147 (100.00%) QA
2 69 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (41.50%) Selenium
4 57 (38.78%) SQL
5 46 (31.29%) Finance
6 37 (25.17%) .NET
6 37 (25.17%) Test Automation
7 33 (22.45%) BDD
8 30 (20.41%) ISEB
8 30 (20.41%) WebDriver
9 26 (17.69%) TDD
10 25 (17.01%) QuickTest Pro
11 24 (16.33%) Microsoft
11 24 (16.33%) C#
12 23 (15.65%) Java
13 21 (14.29%) Ruby
13 21 (14.29%) Automation Testing
14 20 (13.61%) Manual Testing
15 19 (12.93%) Automated Testing
15 19 (12.93%) Banking
15 19 (12.93%) Scrum
16 18 (12.24%) Web Services
16 18 (12.24%) Software Testing
17 17 (11.56%) ISTQB
17 17 (11.56%) HP Quality Center
17 17 (11.56%) XML
18 16 (10.88%) MS Excel
18 16 (10.88%) E-Commerce
18 16 (10.88%) SpecFlow
19 15 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.72%) CMS
3 3 (2.04%) Confluence
4 2 (1.36%) Node.js
4 2 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.68%) Drupal
5 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (10.88%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.12%) MS Office
3 4 (2.72%) Mingle
4 2 (1.36%) MS Project
5 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.68%) Agresso
3 1 (0.68%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Force.com
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) Intranet
1 1 (0.68%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.08%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.08%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.04%) MySQL
4 3 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.36%) KDB
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.68%) Big Data
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 61 (41.50%) Selenium
2 30 (20.41%) WebDriver
3 25 (17.01%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (10.88%) SpecFlow
5 15 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (10.20%) JIRA
6 13 (8.84%) Cucumber
7 11 (7.48%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.40%) Sahi
8 5 (3.40%) WATIR
8 5 (3.40%) NUnit
8 5 (3.40%) Subversion
9 4 (2.72%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.72%) JMeter
9 4 (2.72%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.04%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.04%) Toad
11 2 (1.36%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.36%) JUnit
General
1 46 (31.29%) Finance
2 19 (12.93%) Banking
3 13 (8.84%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.76%) Retail
5 4 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.04%) Legal
6 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.36%) Front Office
7 2 (1.36%) Electronics
7 2 (1.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.68%) Automotive
8 1 (0.68%) Advertising
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
8 1 (0.68%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (25.17%) .NET
2 18 (12.24%) Web Services
3 17 (11.56%) XML
4 13 (8.84%) .NET Framework
5 12 (8.16%) MSMQ
6 9 (6.12%) SOAP
7 5 (3.40%) WCF
7 5 (3.40%) RESTful
8 4 (2.72%) Middleware
8 4 (2.72%) Gherkin
9 3 (2.04%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.04%) JSON
10 2 (1.36%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (1.36%) WF
10 2 (1.36%) Mustache
10 2 (1.36%) Sass
10 2 (1.36%) Unity DI Container
11 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.68%) LINQ
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.80%) Open Source
2 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.40%) Algorithms
3 5 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.72%) Fixed Income
4 4 (2.72%) Equities
5 3 (2.04%) Derivative
6 2 (1.36%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.36%) Physics
6 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.36%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) DTV
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) Handset
7 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.76%) Windows
2 6 (4.08%) UNIX
3 2 (1.36%) Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Android
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.17%) Test Automation
3 33 (22.45%) BDD
4 26 (17.69%) TDD
5 21 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 20 (13.61%) Manual Testing
7 19 (12.93%) Automated Testing
7 19 (12.93%) Scrum
8 18 (12.24%) Software Testing
9 16 (10.88%) E-Commerce
10 14 (9.52%) Analytics
11 13 (8.84%) Test Scripting
12 12 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (7.48%) ITIL
13 11 (7.48%) Migration
14 10 (6.80%) PRINCE2
15 9 (6.12%) Project Management
15 9 (6.12%) Asset Management
15 9 (6.12%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 57 (38.78%) SQL
2 24 (16.33%) C#
3 23 (15.65%) Java
4 21 (14.29%) Ruby
5 4 (2.72%) Python
6 3 (2.04%) Groovy
6 3 (2.04%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.36%) Perl
7 2 (1.36%) C++
7 2 (1.36%) C
7 2 (1.36%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
8 1 (0.68%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (20.41%) ISEB
2 17 (11.56%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.76%) Degree
4 4 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.72%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.36%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.68%) EMIR
3 1 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) Basel II
3 1 (0.68%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 17 (11.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.80%) Sybase
3 8 (5.44%) HP
4 7 (4.76%) Oracle
5 5 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.36%) SAP
7 1 (0.68%) Cognos
7 1 (0.68%) Siebel
7 1 (0.68%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.68%) MKS
7 1 (0.68%) Telerik
7 1 (0.68%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.68%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.68%) Informatica
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