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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 519 529 484
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -45
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 101 82 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 55 70
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £202 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 - -

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -3 100 £350 +4.47% 36
London +2 51 £425 +4.93% 19
South East -13 13 £188 -10.71% 3
South West +2 12 £325 +23.80%
City of London -8 12 £431 -4.16% 5
Exeter - 12 £325 -
Devon - 12 £325 -
Surrey +2 5 - - 1
East of England +2 5 £400 +8.84% 5
North West -23 5 £225 - 5
Yorkshire -25 5 £350 +25.00%
North East - 5 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £350 -
Berkshire +8 4 £188 -31.81% 1
Leeds -23 4 £350 +22.80%
West Yorkshire -26 4 £350 +22.80%
Suffolk +6 3 £400 +8.84%
Ipswich +4 3 £400 +8.84%
Reading - 3 £190 -
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 1
Manchester - 3 £175 - 3
West Midlands - 3 £238 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £250 - 2
Preston - 2 £250 - 1
Guildford - 2 - -
East Midlands 0 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £325 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £150 -

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 199 (100.00%) QA
2 89 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (39.70%) Selenium
4 75 (37.69%) SQL
5 67 (33.67%) Finance
6 51 (25.63%) Test Automation
6 51 (25.63%) BDD
7 47 (23.62%) C#
8 45 (22.61%) .NET
9 37 (18.59%) Java
10 34 (17.09%) Web Services
10 34 (17.09%) Microsoft
10 34 (17.09%) WebDriver
11 31 (15.58%) SpecFlow
12 29 (14.57%) Automated Testing
12 29 (14.57%) Test Scripting
12 29 (14.57%) ISEB
13 28 (14.07%) TDD
13 28 (14.07%) Banking
13 28 (14.07%) ISTQB
13 28 (14.07%) SDLC
14 27 (13.57%) Software Testing
14 27 (13.57%) HP UFT
15 25 (12.56%) XML
15 25 (12.56%) Scrum
15 25 (12.56%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (12.56%) Cucumber
16 24 (12.06%) Team Foundation Server
16 24 (12.06%) Ruby
17 23 (11.56%) Continuous Integration

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (3.52%) CMS
2 4 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.51%) Confluence
4 2 (1.01%) Node.js
4 2 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.50%) SAS
5 1 (0.50%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 13 (6.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.52%) MS Office
3 3 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.50%) MS Project
5 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.50%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.50%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.01%) HTTP
2 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.04%) MongoDB
2 14 (7.04%) NoSQL
3 13 (6.53%) SQL Server
4 9 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.01%) KDB
6 2 (1.01%) MySQL
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.50%) MS Access
7 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 79 (39.70%) Selenium
2 34 (17.09%) WebDriver
3 31 (15.58%) SpecFlow
4 27 (13.57%) HP UFT
5 25 (12.56%) Cucumber
6 24 (12.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (9.55%) JIRA
8 17 (8.54%) FitNesse
9 15 (7.54%) SoapUI
10 10 (5.03%) Sahi
11 8 (4.02%) Jenkins
11 8 (4.02%) WATIR
11 8 (4.02%) Visual Studio
12 7 (3.52%) LoadRunner
13 4 (2.01%) Subversion
14 3 (1.51%) Git (software)
14 3 (1.51%) JUnit
15 2 (1.01%) JMeter
15 2 (1.01%) TestComplete
15 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 67 (33.67%) Finance
2 28 (14.07%) Banking
3 10 (5.03%) Retail
3 10 (5.03%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.52%) Marketing
5 7 (3.52%) Games
6 5 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.01%) Back Office
8 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.01%) Front Office
8 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.01%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.50%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Automotive
9 1 (0.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (22.61%) .NET
2 34 (17.09%) Web Services
3 25 (12.56%) XML
4 14 (7.04%) RESTful
5 12 (6.03%) .NET Framework
6 11 (5.53%) SOAP
7 10 (5.03%) MSMQ
8 8 (4.02%) Gherkin
9 7 (3.52%) ASP.NET
9 7 (3.52%) HTML
10 5 (2.51%) JSON
10 5 (2.51%) CSS
11 2 (1.01%) XML Schema
11 2 (1.01%) Middleware
11 2 (1.01%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (1.01%) Ajax
11 2 (1.01%) YAML
11 2 (1.01%) Mustache
11 2 (1.01%) Sass
12 1 (0.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (5.03%) Equities
3 10 (5.03%) Derivative
4 8 (4.02%) EFT
4 8 (4.02%) Client/Server
4 8 (4.02%) Fixed Income
5 6 (3.02%) SWIFT
6 5 (2.51%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.01%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.01%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.01%) Physics
8 2 (1.01%) Online Games
8 2 (1.01%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.01%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (1.01%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.50%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.50%) DTV
9 1 (0.50%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.04%) Windows
2 9 (4.52%) UNIX
3 7 (3.52%) Linux
4 4 (2.01%) Android
4 4 (2.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (25.63%) Test Automation
2 51 (25.63%) BDD
3 29 (14.57%) Test Scripting
3 29 (14.57%) Automated Testing
4 28 (14.07%) TDD
4 28 (14.07%) SDLC
5 27 (13.57%) Software Testing
6 25 (12.56%) Scrum
6 25 (12.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (10.55%) Automation Testing
9 19 (9.55%) Open Source
10 17 (8.54%) Project Management
11 16 (8.04%) Integration Testing
12 15 (7.54%) Manual Testing
12 15 (7.54%) Regression Testing
13 14 (7.04%) Test Management
14 12 (6.03%) Test Strategy
15 11 (5.53%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (37.69%) SQL
2 47 (23.62%) C#
3 37 (18.59%) Java
4 24 (12.06%) Ruby
5 8 (4.02%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.51%) Groovy
7 3 (1.51%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.51%) C++
8 2 (1.01%) PHP
8 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.01%) C
8 2 (1.01%) Python
9 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (14.57%) ISEB
2 28 (14.07%) ISTQB
3 13 (6.53%) Degree
4 11 (5.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.51%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.51%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) HL7
2 1 (0.50%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.50%) FATCA
2 1 (0.50%) GAAP
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (10.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 34 (17.09%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.54%) HP
3 11 (5.53%) Sybase
4 10 (5.03%) Atlassian
5 8 (4.02%) PeopleSoft
6 6 (3.02%) Oracle
7 3 (1.51%) Telerik
7 3 (1.51%) hybris
8 2 (1.01%) MKS
9 1 (0.50%) VMware
9 1 (0.50%) Citrix
9 1 (0.50%) SAP
9 1 (0.50%) Cognos
9 1 (0.50%) Siebel
9 1 (0.50%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.50%) Vertica
9 1 (0.50%) ExactTarget
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