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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 577 558 585
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +27
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 51 87 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.17% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 58 37
Median daily rate £325 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £443 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £280 £225
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -

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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -18 46 £323 -0.76% 20
London -9 19 £339 -3.21% 10
South East +35 15 £300 -24.29% 3
Scotland +11 5 £375 +36.36%
Maidenhead - 5 - -
Berkshire - 5 - -
Edinburgh +14 3 £413 +50.00%
East of England +12 3 £300 - 2
West Midlands -22 3 £375 +31.57%
West Sussex - 3 £370 -
Hampshire +22 2 £300 -14.89%
Surrey +15 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +8 2 £300 -
South West +6 2 £363 +3.57% 3
North West -6 2 £175 -31.37% 1
City of London -6 2 £340 -33.65%
Peterborough - 2 £300 -
Brighton - 2 £180 - 1
Southampton - 2 £300 -
Worthing - 2 £370 -
East Sussex - 2 £180 - 1
West Yorkshire +12 1 £263 -
Yorkshire +11 1 £263 -52.27%
Leeds +9 1 £263 -
Devon +5 1 £300 -14.28% 1
Swindon +3 1 £425 +84.78% 1
Glasgow +1 1 £275 +22.22%
Exeter -2 1 £300 -14.28% 1
Wiltshire -2 1 £425 +84.78% 1
Shropshire -3 1 - -

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 105 (100.00%) QA
2 62 (59.05%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (49.52%) Selenium
4 34 (32.38%) JIRA
5 31 (29.52%) Cucumber
6 29 (27.62%) BDD
7 28 (26.67%) Test Scripting
7 28 (26.67%) Test Automation
8 27 (25.71%) SQL
9 24 (22.86%) Performance Testing
10 22 (20.95%) Manual Testing
10 22 (20.95%) Java
11 21 (20.00%) TDD
12 18 (17.14%) Automated Testing
12 18 (17.14%) .NET
12 18 (17.14%) User Stories
13 17 (16.19%) Finance
14 16 (15.24%) ISEB
14 16 (15.24%) Automation Testing
15 15 (14.29%) ISTQB
15 15 (14.29%) C#
15 15 (14.29%) Regression Testing
16 14 (13.33%) Publishing
16 14 (13.33%) Unix
16 14 (13.33%) Degree
17 13 (12.38%) WebDriver
17 13 (12.38%) JavaScript
17 13 (12.38%) Banking
18 12 (11.43%) Scrum
18 12 (11.43%) XML

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 7 (6.67%) Confluence
2 6 (5.71%) CMS
3 3 (2.86%) Drupal
4 2 (1.90%) JBoss
4 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.95%) Apache
5 1 (0.95%) SAS
5 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.90%) Mingle
3 1 (0.95%) HipChat
3 1 (0.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.95%) HTTP
1 1 (0.95%) Internet
1 1 (0.95%) MQTT
1 1 (0.95%) PuTTY
1 1 (0.95%) RTSP
1 1 (0.95%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.90%) GIS
4 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.90%) MySQL
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.95%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.95%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 52 (49.52%) Selenium
2 34 (32.38%) JIRA
3 31 (29.52%) Cucumber
4 13 (12.38%) WebDriver
5 11 (10.48%) SpecFlow
6 8 (7.62%) Jenkins
6 8 (7.62%) JMeter
7 7 (6.67%) Appium
7 7 (6.67%) Gatling
8 5 (4.76%) Git (software)
8 5 (4.76%) LoadRunner
8 5 (4.76%) SoapUI
8 5 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.81%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (2.86%) FitNesse
10 3 (2.86%) JUnit
11 2 (1.90%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.90%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (16.19%) Finance
2 14 (13.33%) Publishing
3 13 (12.38%) Banking
4 7 (6.67%) Marketing
5 5 (4.76%) Back Office
5 5 (4.76%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.90%) Law
6 2 (1.90%) Retail
7 1 (0.95%) Electronics
7 1 (0.95%) French Language
7 1 (0.95%) Legal
7 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.14%) .NET
2 12 (11.43%) XML
3 10 (9.52%) HTML
4 7 (6.67%) HTML5
5 5 (4.76%) Gherkin
6 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.81%) CSS
6 4 (3.81%) Node.js
6 4 (3.81%) RESTful
7 3 (2.86%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.86%) WebSockets
7 3 (2.86%) XML Messaging
8 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.90%) Spring
8 2 (1.90%) Web Services
9 1 (0.95%) Highcharts JS
9 1 (0.95%) JSON
9 1 (0.95%) Mason
9 1 (0.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.76%) Fixed Income
3 5 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.81%) Derivative
4 4 (3.81%) Equities
5 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.90%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.90%) Swaptions
7 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.95%) EPoS
7 1 (0.95%) Fintech
7 1 (0.95%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.95%) iPad
7 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.95%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.33%) Unix
2 8 (7.62%) Linux
2 8 (7.62%) Windows
3 7 (6.67%) Android
3 7 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.95%) Solaris
4 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (59.05%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.62%) BDD
3 28 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 28 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 24 (22.86%) Performance Testing
5 22 (20.95%) Manual Testing
6 21 (20.00%) TDD
7 18 (17.14%) Automated Testing
7 18 (17.14%) User Stories
8 16 (15.24%) Automation Testing
9 15 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 12 (11.43%) Scrum
11 11 (10.48%) API Testing
12 10 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (8.57%) Exploratory Testing
14 8 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (7.62%) Functional Testing
15 7 (6.67%) Open Source
15 7 (6.67%) Validation
16 6 (5.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.71%) SQL
2 22 (20.95%) Java
3 15 (14.29%) C#
4 13 (12.38%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.76%) Python
6 4 (3.81%) Ruby
7 3 (2.86%) Perl
7 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.86%) VBScript
8 1 (0.95%) C
8 1 (0.95%) Groovy
8 1 (0.95%) PHP
8 1 (0.95%) Scala
8 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (15.24%) ISEB
2 15 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 14 (13.33%) Degree
4 6 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.90%) WAI
3 2 (1.90%) WCAG
4 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.95%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (9.52%) Microsoft
1 10 (9.52%) Oracle
2 4 (3.81%) HP
3 3 (2.86%) Sybase
4 2 (1.90%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (1.90%) IBM
5 1 (0.95%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.95%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.95%) Informatica
5 1 (0.95%) OpenText
5 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.95%) SAP
West London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day TBC
Posted: 3 days ago