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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 585 547 553
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +6
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 28 37 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.071% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.077% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 33
Average daily rate
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£349 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £261 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.00% -12.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +712.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%

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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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 -39 26 £363 +20.83% 10
London -8 19 £363 +11.53% 1
South East -3 5 £335 +27.61% 3
City of London +18 4 £450 +12.50% 1
Wales - 2 £290 -
Reading +9 1 £163 -38.09%
Yorkshire +3 1 - - 1
Berkshire +3 1 £163 -38.09%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £363 -
South West - 1 £275 - 1
South Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Loughborough - - - -

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 26 (42.62%) Selenium
3 22 (36.07%) SQL
4 20 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
6 17 (27.87%) TDD
7 16 (26.23%) Java
7 16 (26.23%) BDD
8 15 (24.59%) ISEB
9 14 (22.95%) Automated Testing
10 13 (21.31%) Finance
10 13 (21.31%) QuickTest Pro
10 13 (21.31%) .NET
10 13 (21.31%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (21.31%) Automation Testing
11 12 (19.67%) HP
11 12 (19.67%) Software Testing
12 11 (18.03%) Test Scripting
12 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
12 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (16.39%) Open Source
13 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (16.39%) ISTQB
13 10 (16.39%) Web Services
14 9 (14.75%) XML
14 9 (14.75%) Scrum
15 8 (13.11%) Security Testing
15 8 (13.11%) C#
15 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
16 7 (11.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 5 (8.20%) Node.js
2 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) CMS
3 1 (1.64%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
1 1 (1.64%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
1 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.28%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.28%) QlikView
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (42.62%) Selenium
2 13 (21.31%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.48%) WATIR
4 7 (11.48%) Sahi
5 6 (9.84%) JIRA
5 6 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (8.20%) FitNesse
7 4 (6.56%) TestComplete
7 4 (6.56%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.92%) JUnit
9 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.28%) Ant
9 2 (3.28%) Maven
9 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.28%) RIATest
9 2 (3.28%) Hudson
10 1 (1.64%) Concordion
10 1 (1.64%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Retail
3 3 (4.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Publishing
4 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.64%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) .NET
2 10 (16.39%) Web Services
3 9 (14.75%) XML
4 5 (8.20%) Mustache
4 5 (8.20%) Sass
5 3 (4.92%) HTML
6 2 (3.28%) SOAP
6 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.28%) Middleware
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.64%) HTML5
7 1 (1.64%) REST
7 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.64%) WCF
7 1 (1.64%) WPF
7 1 (1.64%) CSS
7 1 (1.64%) JSP
7 1 (1.64%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (16.39%) Open Source
3 4 (6.56%) iPad
3 4 (6.56%) iPhone
3 4 (6.56%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.28%) Statistics
4 2 (3.28%) AS400
4 2 (3.28%) iSeries
4 2 (3.28%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.64%) Equities
5 1 (1.64%) Derivative
5 1 (1.64%) Wiki
5 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) UNIX
2 2 (3.28%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
3 17 (27.87%) TDD
4 16 (26.23%) BDD
5 14 (22.95%) Automated Testing
6 13 (21.31%) Automation Testing
7 12 (19.67%) Software Testing
8 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
8 11 (18.03%) Test Scripting
9 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (14.75%) Scrum
11 8 (13.11%) Security Testing
12 7 (11.48%) User Stories
13 6 (9.84%) Test Strategy
13 6 (9.84%) Asset Management
14 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
14 5 (8.20%) Web Testing
14 5 (8.20%) Performance Testing
15 4 (6.56%) Load Testing
15 4 (6.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) SQL
2 16 (26.23%) Java
3 8 (13.11%) C#
4 7 (11.48%) Ruby
5 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.56%) VBA
7 2 (3.28%) Scala
8 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.64%) Jython
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) ISEB
2 10 (16.39%) ISTQB
3 7 (11.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.92%) MOS
7 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.64%) MCITP
8 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (21.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) HP
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.92%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.28%) Vermilion
4 2 (3.28%) Sybase
5 1 (1.64%) Sophis
5 1 (1.64%) Google
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Cognos
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco
5 1 (1.64%) IBM