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 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 560 521 486
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -35
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 91 103 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 73 94
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £252 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £339 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.05% +2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.84 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -

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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -16 91 £350 - 47
London -3 51 £364 -9.06% 28
South East +1 21 £350 +5.66% 5
City of London +33 9 £360 -24.21% 7
Yorkshire +10 7 £350 -6.66% 2
Surrey -6 7 £300 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -51 5 £295 -22.36%
Tyne and Wear -51 5 £295 -22.36%
North East -54 5 £295 -22.36%
East Sussex - 5 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire +8 4 £380 -
West Yorkshire -4 4 £325 -13.33% 1
Leeds -12 4 £325 -13.33% 1
Staines - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
Sheffield - 3 £350 -
Woking - 3 £300 -
West Sussex - 3 £325 -
East Midlands +16 2 £313 -13.79% 1
East of England +3 2 £250 -3.84% 3
Essex +1 2 £250 -3.84%
Nottingham +1 2 £313 - 1
Nottinghamshire 0 2 £313 - 1
West Midlands -6 2 £375 +30.43% 5
Oxford - 2 £415 -
Hampshire +3 1 £350 +3.70%
Coventry -9 1 £375 +15.38% 1
North West -16 1 £325 -4.41% 3
Birmingham - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 186 (100.00%) QA
2 92 (49.46%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (33.33%) Selenium
4 59 (31.72%) SQL
5 58 (31.18%) Finance
6 50 (26.88%) JIRA
7 46 (24.73%) Java
8 41 (22.04%) BDD
9 38 (20.43%) ISEB
10 36 (19.35%) Scrum
10 36 (19.35%) Test Automation
11 35 (18.82%) Test Scripting
12 34 (18.28%) ISTQB
13 31 (16.67%) Cucumber
14 28 (15.05%) Functional Testing
15 27 (14.52%) .NET
16 25 (13.44%) Automation Testing
16 25 (13.44%) WebDriver
16 25 (13.44%) Banking
17 23 (12.37%) SoapUI
18 22 (11.83%) Jenkins
19 21 (11.29%) Degree
20 20 (10.75%) Automated Testing
20 20 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
21 19 (10.22%) Manual Testing
21 19 (10.22%) TDD
21 19 (10.22%) Oracle
22 18 (9.68%) Regression Testing
22 18 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
22 18 (9.68%) Integration 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 14 (7.53%) Confluence
2 9 (4.84%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.23%) Apache
3 6 (3.23%) IIS
4 4 (2.15%) Apache Solr
4 4 (2.15%) Node.js
5 3 (1.61%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.08%) CMS
6 2 (1.08%) nginx
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.54%) Drupal
7 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.23%) MS Office
2 3 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) Mingle
3 1 (0.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.08%) FTP
2 1 (0.54%) Firewall
2 1 (0.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.54%) LAN
2 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.45%) MongoDB
2 11 (5.91%) Oracle Database
2 11 (5.91%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.30%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.69%) Data Mining
5 4 (2.15%) Big Data
6 3 (1.61%) Data Mart
6 3 (1.61%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (1.61%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.61%) SAP BI
6 3 (1.61%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 62 (33.33%) Selenium
2 50 (26.88%) JIRA
3 31 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 25 (13.44%) WebDriver
5 23 (12.37%) SoapUI
6 22 (11.83%) Jenkins
7 15 (8.06%) HP UFT
7 15 (8.06%) JMeter
8 14 (7.53%) Maven
9 9 (4.84%) Git (software)
9 9 (4.84%) LoadRunner
10 8 (4.30%) Visual Studio
11 7 (3.76%) Ant
11 7 (3.76%) SpecFlow
12 6 (3.23%) Gatling
12 6 (3.23%) Gradle
12 6 (3.23%) Hudson
12 6 (3.23%) IntelliJ
12 6 (3.23%) jMock
12 6 (3.23%) JUnit
General
1 58 (31.18%) Finance
2 25 (13.44%) Banking
3 12 (6.45%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.76%) Front Office
4 7 (3.76%) Retail
5 5 (2.69%) Electronics
5 5 (2.69%) Games
5 5 (2.69%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.69%) Marketing
5 5 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.15%) Law
7 3 (1.61%) Back Office
7 3 (1.61%) Legal
7 3 (1.61%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Advertising
8 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.54%) Publishing
8 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.52%) .NET
2 14 (7.53%) HTML
3 13 (6.99%) SOAP
4 12 (6.45%) Spring
4 12 (6.45%) Web Services
5 11 (5.91%) Hibernate
5 11 (5.91%) XML
6 10 (5.38%) Gherkin
7 9 (4.84%) Spring Boot
8 7 (3.76%) AngularJS
8 7 (3.76%) Java EE
8 7 (3.76%) REST
9 6 (3.23%) Ajax
9 6 (3.23%) JMS
9 6 (3.23%) MSMQ
9 6 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (2.15%) PostGIS
11 3 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (1.61%) HTML5
11 3 (1.61%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (6.99%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.99%) Equities
4 9 (4.84%) Derivative
5 7 (3.76%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.69%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.69%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.69%) Physics
6 5 (2.69%) User Experience
7 4 (2.15%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.15%) NHS
8 3 (1.61%) Animation
8 3 (1.61%) Biometrics
9 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.08%) EPoS
9 2 (1.08%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.08%) VWAP
10 1 (0.54%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.54%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.45%) Linux
2 11 (5.91%) Windows
3 8 (4.30%) Unix
4 5 (2.69%) Android
5 4 (2.15%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.61%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.08%) CentOS
7 2 (1.08%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (49.46%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (22.04%) BDD
3 36 (19.35%) Scrum
3 36 (19.35%) Test Automation
4 35 (18.82%) Test Scripting
5 28 (15.05%) Functional Testing
6 25 (13.44%) Automation Testing
7 20 (10.75%) Automated Testing
8 19 (10.22%) Manual Testing
8 19 (10.22%) TDD
9 18 (9.68%) Integration Testing
9 18 (9.68%) Regression Testing
9 18 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (9.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (9.14%) Non-Functional Testing
11 15 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (8.06%) ETL
12 14 (7.53%) SDLC
12 14 (7.53%) Test Management
12 14 (7.53%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 59 (31.72%) SQL
2 46 (24.73%) Java
3 17 (9.14%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.91%) C#
4 11 (5.91%) Ruby
5 6 (3.23%) Groovy
5 6 (3.23%) Python
5 6 (3.23%) Scala
5 6 (3.23%) VBA
6 5 (2.69%) CoffeeScript
6 5 (2.69%) VBScript
7 4 (2.15%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.61%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.54%) VB
9 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 38 (20.43%) ISEB
2 34 (18.28%) ISTQB
3 21 (11.29%) Degree
4 8 (4.30%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.08%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.54%) AAT
8 1 (0.54%) ACCA
8 1 (0.54%) CIMA
8 1 (0.54%) CIPFA
8 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (2.15%) WCAG
3 2 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.08%) WAI
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.54%) EMIR
4 1 (0.54%) GAMP
4 1 (0.54%) GPG13
4 1 (0.54%) GxP
4 1 (0.54%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (1.61%) Docker
3 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.61%) Ansible
2 3 (1.61%) Puppet
3 2 (1.08%) Nagios
3 2 (1.08%) Opsview
4 1 (0.54%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 19 (10.22%) Oracle
2 14 (7.53%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.91%) Atlassian
4 7 (3.76%) Rally
5 5 (2.69%) AppDynamics
5 5 (2.69%) Dynatrace
5 5 (2.69%) HP
5 5 (2.69%) IBM
5 5 (2.69%) New Relic
5 5 (2.69%) SAP
6 3 (1.61%) Hortonworks
6 3 (1.61%) Murex
7 2 (1.08%) Fidessa
7 2 (1.08%) hybris
8 1 (0.54%) ATG
8 1 (0.54%) CA
8 1 (0.54%) Citrix
8 1 (0.54%) Informatica
8 1 (0.54%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.54%) Sybase
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