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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 557 555 549
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 92 115 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 69 77
Median daily rate £400 £325 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £223 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.67 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 -

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -6 72 £375 +7.14% 41
London -9 39 £450 +12.50% 23
Wales - 13 £424 -
South Wales - 12 £424 -
South East +9 11 £350 +16.66% 6
North West +21 8 £175 -36.36% 2
Manchester +1 8 £175 - 1
West Sussex - 8 £313 -
Scotland +16 7 £103 -63.01% 1
City of London +11 7 £488 -2.50% 7
Newport - 5 £445 -
Worthing - 5 £350 -
Fife - 4 - -
St Andrews - 4 - -
East Midlands -5 3 £225 -40.00% 2
West Midlands -17 3 £288 +91.66% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £400 -
Cardiff - 3 £375 -
North East - 3 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £400 -
South West +11 2 £188 -46.42% 1
Glasgow +9 2 £103 -54.22%
Surrey +8 2 £350 -20.45% 3
Devon -1 2 £188 -46.42% 1
Exeter -5 2 £188 -46.42%
Nottinghamshire -9 2 £250 - 2
Nottingham -12 2 £250 - 2
Burgess Hill - 2 - -
Edinburgh +8 1 - - 1
East of England +8 1 £400 +10.34% 2

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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.

1 187 (100.00%) QA
2 115 (61.50%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (39.04%) Selenium
4 57 (30.48%) JIRA
5 52 (27.81%) Finance
6 51 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 49 (26.20%) SQL
8 47 (25.13%) BDD
9 45 (24.06%) Cucumber
10 36 (19.25%) Test Scripting
11 34 (18.18%) Java
12 33 (17.65%) Performance Testing
12 33 (17.65%) User Stories
13 31 (16.58%) ISTQB
13 31 (16.58%) ISEB
14 29 (15.51%) Manual Testing
14 29 (15.51%) TDD
15 27 (14.44%) Automated Testing
15 27 (14.44%) Automation Testing
16 26 (13.90%) Scrum
16 26 (13.90%) Regression Testing
17 24 (12.83%) Exploratory Testing
18 23 (12.30%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (11.76%) Functional Testing
20 21 (11.23%) WebDriver
20 21 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
20 21 (11.23%) Microsoft
21 20 (10.70%) Continuous Improvement
22 19 (10.16%) .NET
22 19 (10.16%) Degree

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 17 (9.09%) Confluence
2 7 (3.74%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.67%) IIS
3 5 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.14%) Apache
4 4 (2.14%) CMS
5 3 (1.60%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.07%) Drupal
7 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.53%) JBoss
7 1 (0.53%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.53%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.53%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.21%) MS Office
2 5 (2.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.60%) Mingle
3 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.07%) HTTP
2 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.53%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) LAN
2 1 (0.53%) MQTT
2 1 (0.53%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.53%) RTSP
2 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.53%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.21%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.14%) Big Data
5 3 (1.60%) Data Mart
5 3 (1.60%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.07%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.07%) GIS
6 2 (1.07%) MySQL
6 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.07%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 73 (39.04%) Selenium
2 57 (30.48%) JIRA
3 45 (24.06%) Cucumber
4 21 (11.23%) WebDriver
5 18 (9.63%) SpecFlow
6 17 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 14 (7.49%) SoapUI
8 12 (6.42%) JMeter
9 11 (5.88%) HP UFT
10 9 (4.81%) Maven
11 8 (4.28%) JUnit
12 7 (3.74%) Ant
12 7 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (3.21%) LoadRunner
13 6 (3.21%) Visual Studio
14 5 (2.67%) FitNesse
14 5 (2.67%) Git (software)
14 5 (2.67%) Hudson
14 5 (2.67%) IntelliJ
14 5 (2.67%) jMock
General
1 52 (27.81%) Finance
2 19 (10.16%) Banking
3 14 (7.49%) Publishing
4 8 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.14%) Back Office
5 4 (2.14%) Front Office
6 3 (1.60%) Retail
7 2 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.07%) Legal
7 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.07%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.16%) .NET
2 13 (6.95%) HTML
3 10 (5.35%) Web Services
4 9 (4.81%) Gherkin
4 9 (4.81%) XML
5 6 (3.21%) HTML5
5 6 (3.21%) Java EE
5 6 (3.21%) Node.js
5 6 (3.21%) Spring
6 5 (2.67%) Ajax
6 5 (2.67%) Hibernate
6 5 (2.67%) JMS
6 5 (2.67%) REST
6 5 (2.67%) Spring Boot
6 5 (2.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (2.14%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.14%) RESTful
7 4 (2.14%) SOAP
8 3 (1.60%) Apache Flex
8 3 (1.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.49%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.95%) Equities
4 10 (5.35%) Derivative
5 9 (4.81%) Fixed Income
5 9 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (4.28%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.21%) User Experience
8 5 (2.67%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.60%) Biometrics
9 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.60%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.07%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.07%) Social Media
10 2 (1.07%) Swaptions
10 2 (1.07%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.07%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.53%) Fintech
11 1 (0.53%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.09%) Unix
2 10 (5.35%) Windows
3 8 (4.28%) Android
3 8 (4.28%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.21%) Linux
5 2 (1.07%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.53%) Solaris
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (61.50%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 47 (25.13%) BDD
4 36 (19.25%) Test Scripting
5 33 (17.65%) Performance Testing
5 33 (17.65%) User Stories
6 29 (15.51%) Manual Testing
6 29 (15.51%) TDD
7 27 (14.44%) Automated Testing
7 27 (14.44%) Automation Testing
8 26 (13.90%) Regression Testing
8 26 (13.90%) Scrum
9 24 (12.83%) Exploratory Testing
10 23 (12.30%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (11.76%) Functional Testing
12 20 (10.70%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (9.63%) API Testing
14 16 (8.56%) Integration Testing
14 16 (8.56%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (8.02%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (26.20%) SQL
2 34 (18.18%) Java
3 17 (9.09%) C#
4 11 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.28%) Groovy
5 8 (4.28%) Python
6 5 (2.67%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.67%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.14%) Ruby
8 3 (1.60%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.60%) Perl
8 3 (1.60%) Scala
8 3 (1.60%) VBScript
9 2 (1.07%) PHP
10 1 (0.53%) C
10 1 (0.53%) C++
10 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.53%) VB
10 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (16.58%) ISEB
1 31 (16.58%) ISTQB
2 19 (10.16%) Degree
3 7 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.07%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) COBIT
2 3 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) GAMP
3 1 (0.53%) GxP
3 1 (0.53%) HL7
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.53%) SDET
3 1 (0.53%) WAI
3 1 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 3 (1.60%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.60%) Ansible
2 3 (1.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.53%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (11.23%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.42%) Atlassian
3 8 (4.28%) Rally
4 6 (3.21%) HP
4 6 (3.21%) Oracle
5 3 (1.60%) Hortonworks
5 3 (1.60%) Murex
6 2 (1.07%) SAP
7 1 (0.53%) CA
7 1 (0.53%) hybris
7 1 (0.53%) Informatica
7 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.53%) Sybase
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