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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 567 544 519
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -25
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 27 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.063% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.068% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 21
Average daily rate
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£356 £463 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% +32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £329 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £517 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £330 £345
% change year-on-year
+9.46% -4.34%
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
49496 48382 42407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.51% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30854 29920 24330
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £240
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 1937 1986 2076
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -6.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 2 June 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 17 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 2 June 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 -16 26 £363 -25.64% 15
London +1 14 £344 -31.25% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £380 -
North East - 6 £380 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £380 -
City of London +8 2 £456 -5.58% 4
South East -15 2 £265 -19.69% 2
North West -18 2 £320 - 1
Devon - 2 £275 -
South West - 2 £275 -
Exeter - 2 £275 -
Bolton - 1 £250 -
Manchester - 1 £250 -
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £265 -
Lancashire - 1 £390 -

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 61 (100.00%) QA
2 34 (55.74%) SQL
3 33 (54.10%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (45.90%) Test Automation
5 25 (40.98%) Selenium
6 22 (36.07%) Finance
7 19 (31.15%) QuickTest Pro
7 19 (31.15%) Automated Testing
8 17 (27.87%) ISEB
9 16 (26.23%) BDD
10 15 (24.59%) ISTQB
10 15 (24.59%) .NET
10 15 (24.59%) Java
10 15 (24.59%) TDD
11 14 (22.95%) XML
11 14 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (21.31%) Web Services
13 11 (18.03%) MongoDB
13 11 (18.03%) NoSQL
13 11 (18.03%) Open Source
13 11 (18.03%) Analytics
14 10 (16.39%) Automation Testing
14 10 (16.39%) RESTful
14 10 (16.39%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (16.39%) Manual Testing
14 10 (16.39%) Banking
14 10 (16.39%) MSMQ
14 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
14 10 (16.39%) Sybase
14 10 (16.39%) ITIL

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 2 (3.28%) Confluence
1 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.64%) CMS
2 1 (1.64%) Drupal
2 1 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.64%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) MongoDB
1 11 (18.03%) NoSQL
2 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.56%) MySQL
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (40.98%) Selenium
2 19 (31.15%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (14.75%) JIRA
3 9 (14.75%) WebDriver
4 5 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.20%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.56%) Sahi
5 4 (6.56%) WATIR
6 3 (4.92%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.64%) Toad
8 1 (1.64%) Subversion
8 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.64%) YouTrack
8 1 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.64%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (36.07%) Finance
2 10 (16.39%) Banking
3 8 (13.11%) Investment Banking
4 6 (9.84%) Marketing
5 2 (3.28%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Games
6 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.64%) Electronics
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.59%) .NET
2 14 (22.95%) XML
3 13 (21.31%) Web Services
4 10 (16.39%) RESTful
4 10 (16.39%) MSMQ
5 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.28%) SOAP
7 1 (1.64%) HTML
7 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.64%) Mustache
7 1 (1.64%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.28%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.28%) Equities
4 1 (1.64%) DTV
4 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.64%) Derivative
4 1 (1.64%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (54.10%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.90%) Test Automation
3 19 (31.15%) Automated Testing
4 16 (26.23%) BDD
5 15 (24.59%) TDD
6 14 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (18.03%) Open Source
7 11 (18.03%) Analytics
8 10 (16.39%) Automation Testing
8 10 (16.39%) Manual Testing
8 10 (16.39%) ITIL
8 10 (16.39%) PRINCE2
9 9 (14.75%) Project Management
9 9 (14.75%) Migration
9 9 (14.75%) Scrum
9 9 (14.75%) Agile Project Management
10 7 (11.48%) Data Migration
11 6 (9.84%) Software Testing
11 6 (9.84%) Asset Management
12 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 34 (55.74%) SQL
2 15 (24.59%) Java
3 7 (11.48%) Ruby
4 3 (4.92%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) Python
5 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.64%) PHP
5 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) ISEB
2 15 (24.59%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.56%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Sybase
2 5 (8.20%) HP
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.64%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.64%) Vertica
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