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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 577 580 566
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 67 64 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 52 37
Median daily rate £350 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £448 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
51265 53978 50296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33271 34120 30516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1545 2017 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -23 64 £350 -4.10% 32
London +1 35 £413 +3.12% 18
South East +6 15 £350 -4.10% 4
West Sussex - 8 £320 -
North West -15 5 £254 -7.72%
East Sussex - 5 £350 - 3
East Midlands - 4 £300 - 3
Nottingham - 4 £300 - 2
Worthing - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £300 - 2
City of London +38 3 £415 -2.35% 4
Manchester -12 3 - -
Scotland +7 2 £104 -
West Midlands -21 2 £300 +100.00% 4
East of England +17 1 £250 -37.50% 1
Essex +8 1 £250 -
Glasgow +6 1 £104 -
Woking +2 1 £300 -
Yorkshire 0 1 £350 -9.09% 1
Surrey -6 1 £300 -
Lancashire -10 1 £188 -31.81%
North East -49 1 £325 -12.75%
Tyne and Wear -53 1 £325 -12.75%
Newcastle upon Tyne -54 1 £325 -12.75%
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Birmingham - 1 £225 - 1
Coventry - 1 £375 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £375 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £500 -

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 111 (100.00%) QA
2 64 (57.66%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (35.14%) Selenium
4 37 (33.33%) JIRA
5 34 (30.63%) Finance
6 32 (28.83%) SQL
7 26 (23.42%) Test Scripting
8 25 (22.52%) Functional Testing
9 24 (21.62%) Java
10 23 (20.72%) Test Automation
10 23 (20.72%) BDD
11 22 (19.82%) Cucumber
12 21 (18.92%) ISEB
12 21 (18.92%) Regression Testing
12 21 (18.92%) Scrum
13 19 (17.12%) ISTQB
14 18 (16.22%) Computer Science
15 16 (14.41%) WebDriver
15 16 (14.41%) Automated Testing
16 15 (13.51%) Automation Testing
17 14 (12.61%) Confluence
17 14 (12.61%) User Acceptance Testing
18 13 (11.71%) Performance Testing
19 12 (10.81%) Manual Testing
19 12 (10.81%) ETL
19 12 (10.81%) .NET
20 11 (9.91%) TDD
20 11 (9.91%) Integration Testing
20 11 (9.91%) Degree
20 11 (9.91%) SoapUI

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 (12.61%) Confluence
2 7 (6.31%) Apache
2 7 (6.31%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.50%) IIS
4 4 (3.60%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.60%) CMS
5 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.90%) Drupal
6 1 (0.90%) JBoss
6 1 (0.90%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Mingle
1 2 (1.80%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.90%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.90%) HTTP
1 1 (0.90%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.90%) PuTTY
1 1 (0.90%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.11%) MongoDB
1 9 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (7.21%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.70%) Data Mart
3 3 (2.70%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.80%) MySQL
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (35.14%) Selenium
2 37 (33.33%) JIRA
3 22 (19.82%) Cucumber
4 16 (14.41%) WebDriver
5 11 (9.91%) SoapUI
6 10 (9.01%) Jenkins
7 9 (8.11%) JMeter
8 7 (6.31%) HP UFT
9 6 (5.41%) Ant
9 6 (5.41%) IntelliJ
9 6 (5.41%) JUnit
9 6 (5.41%) Maven
10 5 (4.50%) Gatling
10 5 (4.50%) Gradle
10 5 (4.50%) Hudson
10 5 (4.50%) jMock
10 5 (4.50%) LoadRunner
11 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.70%) Git (software)
12 3 (2.70%) Zephyr
General
1 34 (30.63%) Finance
2 10 (9.01%) Banking
3 6 (5.41%) Publishing
4 4 (3.60%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Back Office
5 2 (1.80%) Electronics
5 2 (1.80%) Front Office
5 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.80%) Marketing
5 2 (1.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.90%) French Language
6 1 (0.90%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.90%) Law
6 1 (0.90%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.81%) .NET
2 9 (8.11%) HTML
2 9 (8.11%) Spring Boot
3 8 (7.21%) XML
4 6 (5.41%) Java EE
4 6 (5.41%) Node.js
4 6 (5.41%) SOAP
4 6 (5.41%) Web Services
5 5 (4.50%) Ajax
5 5 (4.50%) Hibernate
5 5 (4.50%) JMS
5 5 (4.50%) REST
5 5 (4.50%) Spring
5 5 (4.50%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (3.60%) Gherkin
6 4 (3.60%) PostGIS
7 3 (2.70%) HTML5
7 3 (2.70%) Murex MxML
8 2 (1.80%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.22%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.60%) Hedge funds
4 4 (3.60%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.60%) NHS
5 3 (2.70%) Derivative
5 3 (2.70%) Equities
5 3 (2.70%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.80%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.80%) Swaptions
6 2 (1.80%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.90%) CESG
7 1 (0.90%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.21%) Windows
2 6 (5.41%) Unix
3 4 (3.60%) Android
4 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.80%) Linux
5 1 (0.90%) Solaris
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (57.66%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (23.42%) Test Scripting
3 25 (22.52%) Functional Testing
4 23 (20.72%) BDD
4 23 (20.72%) Test Automation
5 21 (18.92%) Regression Testing
5 21 (18.92%) Scrum
6 16 (14.41%) Automated Testing
7 15 (13.51%) Automation Testing
8 14 (12.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (11.71%) Performance Testing
10 12 (10.81%) ETL
10 12 (10.81%) Manual Testing
11 11 (9.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (9.91%) Integration Testing
11 11 (9.91%) TDD
12 10 (9.01%) User Stories
13 9 (8.11%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (8.11%) Process Improvement
13 9 (8.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.83%) SQL
2 24 (21.62%) Java
3 9 (8.11%) C#
3 9 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.50%) Groovy
5 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.80%) PHP
6 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.80%) Python
6 2 (1.80%) Ruby
7 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.90%) Scala
7 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (18.92%) ISEB
2 19 (17.12%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.91%) Degree
4 6 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.90%) AAT
6 1 (0.90%) ACCA
6 1 (0.90%) CIMA
6 1 (0.90%) CIPFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.90%) GPG13
2 1 (0.90%) HL7
2 1 (0.90%) WAI
2 1 (0.90%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (9.01%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.21%) Oracle
3 7 (6.31%) Atlassian
3 7 (6.31%) HP
3 7 (6.31%) Rally
4 3 (2.70%) Murex
5 2 (1.80%) SAP
6 1 (0.90%) CA
6 1 (0.90%) hybris
6 1 (0.90%) Informatica
6 1 (0.90%) Sybase