The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 571 553 506
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -47
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 38 35 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.064% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.070% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £500 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £329 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £524 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £330 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.46% +14.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

QA Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Test Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 4 May 2015.

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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 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 -10 37 £361 -27.75% 16
London +2 20 £325 -35.00% 9
City of London +22 8 £438 +16.66% 2
North East - 5 £388 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £375 -
Yorkshire - 5 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £388 - 1
Leeds - 5 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £388 - 1
South East -13 3 £265 -19.69% 2
South West +9 2 £200 -
North West -22 2 £320 - 1
Devon - 2 £200 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Exeter - 2 £200 -
Bolton - 1 £250 -
Manchester - 1 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £265 -
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
Lancashire - 1 £390 - 1

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title.

1 62 (100.00%) QA
2 33 (53.23%) SQL
3 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (46.77%) Test Automation
5 26 (41.94%) Selenium
6 24 (38.71%) Finance
7 19 (30.65%) QuickTest Pro
8 18 (29.03%) .NET
9 17 (27.42%) Automated Testing
9 17 (27.42%) BDD
10 16 (25.81%) ISEB
10 16 (25.81%) TDD
11 15 (24.19%) Java
11 15 (24.19%) XML
11 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (22.58%) ISTQB
13 12 (19.35%) Banking
13 12 (19.35%) Web Services
13 12 (19.35%) Manual Testing
13 12 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (17.74%) Open Source
14 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
14 11 (17.74%) Analytics
14 11 (17.74%) Automation Testing
15 10 (16.13%) MongoDB
15 10 (16.13%) NoSQL
15 10 (16.13%) Sybase
15 10 (16.13%) ITIL
15 10 (16.13%) PRINCE2
15 10 (16.13%) MSMQ

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited QA Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.23%) CMS
2 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.23%) Confluence
3 1 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.61%) Drupal
3 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Intranet
1 1 (1.61%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.13%) MongoDB
2 10 (16.13%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.84%) MySQL
5 1 (1.61%) Big Data
5 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (41.94%) Selenium
2 19 (30.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (16.13%) WebDriver
4 8 (12.90%) JIRA
4 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
5 7 (11.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (6.45%) WATIR
6 4 (6.45%) TeamCity
6 4 (6.45%) Sahi
7 3 (4.84%) NUnit
7 3 (4.84%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.23%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.23%) Subversion
8 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.23%) Moq
9 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.61%) Toad
9 1 (1.61%) JMeter
9 1 (1.61%) YouTrack
9 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (38.71%) Finance
2 12 (19.35%) Banking
3 10 (16.13%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Legal
4 2 (3.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Electronics
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (29.03%) .NET
2 15 (24.19%) XML
3 12 (19.35%) Web Services
4 10 (16.13%) MSMQ
5 9 (14.52%) RESTful
6 2 (3.23%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (3.23%) SOAP
6 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.23%) WCF
6 2 (3.23%) WF
7 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.61%) Mustache
7 1 (1.61%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Open Source
2 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.23%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.23%) Equities
4 2 (3.23%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.61%) Derivative
5 1 (1.61%) DTV
5 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Android
2 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.77%) Test Automation
3 17 (27.42%) Automated Testing
3 17 (27.42%) BDD
4 16 (25.81%) TDD
5 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (19.35%) Manual Testing
7 11 (17.74%) Analytics
7 11 (17.74%) Automation Testing
8 10 (16.13%) ITIL
8 10 (16.13%) PRINCE2
9 9 (14.52%) Migration
10 8 (12.90%) Project Management
10 8 (12.90%) Agile Project Management
11 7 (11.29%) Data Migration
11 7 (11.29%) Asset Management
12 6 (9.68%) Software Testing
13 5 (8.06%) Scrum
14 4 (6.45%) Test Strategy
14 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (53.23%) SQL
2 15 (24.19%) Java
3 7 (11.29%) Ruby
4 6 (9.68%) C#
5 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.61%) Python
5 1 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) ISEB
2 14 (22.58%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.84%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Sybase
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.68%) HP
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.61%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.61%) SAP
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