The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had QA Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 583 582 583
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 51 82 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.14% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.15% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 49 36
Median daily rate £375 £350 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £245 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

QA Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured QA Test Analyst in the job title.

QA Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Test Analyst within the UK.

QA Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

QA Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

QA Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

QA Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Test Analyst within the UK.

QA Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

QA Test 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 Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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 -20 41 £375 +7.14% 23
London -9 22 £415 +3.75% 13
South East +4 8 £350 -3.44% 3
West Sussex - 6 £275 -
Scotland +12 5 £104 -
South Wales - 5 £425 -
Wales - 5 £425 -
North West +12 4 £320 +28.00% 2
Worthing - 4 - -
City of London +29 3 £513 +20.58% 7
East Midlands 0 3 £300 -
Manchester -4 3 - - 1
West Midlands -29 3 £288 +91.66% 1
St Andrews - 3 - -
Fife - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £300 -
Newport - 3 £445 -
Nottingham - 3 £300 -
Cardiff - 2 £375 -
Glasgow +9 1 £104 -
Surrey -3 1 £350 - 1
Tyne and Wear -21 1 - -
North East -23 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £350 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £225 -

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, QA Test 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 112 (100.00%) QA
2 67 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (38.39%) Selenium
4 39 (34.82%) JIRA
5 31 (27.68%) BDD
6 30 (26.79%) Finance
6 30 (26.79%) SQL
7 29 (25.89%) Cucumber
8 27 (24.11%) Test Automation
9 26 (23.21%) Test Scripting
10 23 (20.54%) Java
11 22 (19.64%) ISEB
11 22 (19.64%) Functional Testing
12 21 (18.75%) ISTQB
13 20 (17.86%) Performance Testing
14 19 (16.96%) Regression Testing
15 18 (16.07%) Automated Testing
15 18 (16.07%) User Stories
16 17 (15.18%) TDD
16 17 (15.18%) Scrum
17 16 (14.29%) WebDriver
17 16 (14.29%) Manual Testing
17 16 (14.29%) Computer Science
18 15 (13.39%) Automation Testing
19 14 (12.50%) Confluence
19 14 (12.50%) .NET
20 13 (11.61%) Degree
21 12 (10.71%) C#
22 11 (9.82%) Continuous Improvement
22 11 (9.82%) Continuous Integration

QA Test 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 (12.50%) Confluence
2 6 (5.36%) Apache
2 6 (5.36%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.46%) IIS
4 4 (3.57%) CMS
5 3 (2.68%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.89%) Drupal
7 1 (0.89%) JBoss
7 1 (0.89%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Mingle
1 3 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) OpenCart
1 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) HTTP
2 1 (0.89%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.89%) MQTT
2 1 (0.89%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.89%) RTSP
2 1 (0.89%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 7 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.68%) Data Mart
3 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.79%) MySQL
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.89%) GIS
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (38.39%) Selenium
2 39 (34.82%) JIRA
3 29 (25.89%) Cucumber
4 16 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 10 (8.93%) Jenkins
6 9 (8.04%) JMeter
6 9 (8.04%) SoapUI
7 7 (6.25%) HP UFT
7 7 (6.25%) SpecFlow
8 6 (5.36%) Ant
8 6 (5.36%) JUnit
8 6 (5.36%) Maven
9 5 (4.46%) Gatling
9 5 (4.46%) Gradle
9 5 (4.46%) Hudson
9 5 (4.46%) IntelliJ
9 5 (4.46%) jMock
9 5 (4.46%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.68%) FitNesse
General
1 30 (26.79%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Publishing
3 9 (8.04%) Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Retail
5 2 (1.79%) Back Office
5 2 (1.79%) Front Office
6 1 (0.89%) Electronics
6 1 (0.89%) French Language
6 1 (0.89%) Law
6 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.50%) .NET
2 7 (6.25%) HTML
2 7 (6.25%) Spring Boot
3 6 (5.36%) Java EE
3 6 (5.36%) Web Services
3 6 (5.36%) XML
4 5 (4.46%) Ajax
4 5 (4.46%) Gherkin
4 5 (4.46%) Hibernate
4 5 (4.46%) JMS
4 5 (4.46%) Node.js
4 5 (4.46%) REST
4 5 (4.46%) Spring
4 5 (4.46%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (3.57%) SOAP
6 3 (2.68%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.68%) HTML5
6 3 (2.68%) Murex MxML
6 3 (2.68%) PostGIS
7 2 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.57%) Equities
4 4 (3.57%) Hedge funds
4 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.68%) Derivative
5 3 (2.68%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.79%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.79%) Swaptions
6 2 (1.79%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.89%) EPoS
7 1 (0.89%) NHS
7 1 (0.89%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.89%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.14%) Windows
2 7 (6.25%) Unix
3 3 (2.68%) Linux
4 2 (1.79%) Android
4 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.89%) Solaris
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (27.68%) BDD
3 27 (24.11%) Test Automation
4 26 (23.21%) Test Scripting
5 22 (19.64%) Functional Testing
6 20 (17.86%) Performance Testing
7 19 (16.96%) Regression Testing
8 18 (16.07%) Automated Testing
8 18 (16.07%) User Stories
9 17 (15.18%) Scrum
9 17 (15.18%) TDD
10 16 (14.29%) Manual Testing
11 15 (13.39%) Automation Testing
12 11 (9.82%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (8.93%) Integration Testing
14 9 (8.04%) Non-Functional Testing
15 8 (7.14%) Project Management
15 8 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.79%) SQL
2 23 (20.54%) Java
3 12 (10.71%) C#
4 7 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.46%) Groovy
5 5 (4.46%) Python
6 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.68%) Ruby
6 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.79%) PHP
8 1 (0.89%) C
8 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (19.64%) ISEB
2 21 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 13 (11.61%) Degree
4 6 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.46%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.89%) HL7
3 1 (0.89%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 10 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.14%) Rally
3 7 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 7 (6.25%) HP
4 6 (5.36%) Oracle
5 3 (2.68%) Murex
6 1 (0.89%) CA
6 1 (0.89%) hybris
6 1 (0.89%) Informatica
6 1 (0.89%) SAP
6 1 (0.89%) Sybase
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