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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 553 541 485
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -56
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 24 20 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.041% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.044% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 22
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£350 £355 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £214 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £247 £238 £333
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 -

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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 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 26 January 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 -22 22 £350 -6.66% 13
London +9 18 £350 -10.25% 10
City of London +8 2 £450 +18.42% 4
North West -6 2 - -
South East -21 2 £247 -21.58% 1
South Wales - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £247 - 1
Wales - 2 - -
Cheshire +3 1 - -
Warrington -8 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 56 (100.00%) QA
2 30 (53.57%) Selenium
3 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (32.14%) Test Automation
5 17 (30.36%) Java
6 16 (28.57%) SQL
6 16 (28.57%) TDD
7 15 (26.79%) JIRA
7 15 (26.79%) Manual Testing
7 15 (26.79%) BDD
8 13 (23.21%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (23.21%) WebDriver
8 13 (23.21%) Finance
9 11 (19.64%) ISEB
9 11 (19.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (19.64%) Automation Testing
10 10 (17.86%) .NET
11 9 (16.07%) Scrum
11 9 (16.07%) Software Testing
12 8 (14.29%) Asset Management
12 8 (14.29%) Automated Testing
12 8 (14.29%) C#
12 8 (14.29%) Cucumber
13 7 (12.50%) User Stories
13 7 (12.50%) Web Services
14 6 (10.71%) HP
14 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
14 6 (10.71%) Banking
14 6 (10.71%) Test Scripting
14 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4 (7.14%) Confluence
2 3 (5.36%) CMS
3 2 (3.57%) Drupal
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Summit
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.79%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Intranet
2 1 (1.79%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) MySQL
3 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (53.57%) Selenium
2 15 (26.79%) JIRA
3 13 (23.21%) WebDriver
4 11 (19.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 6 (10.71%) SpecFlow
7 5 (8.93%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (7.14%) NUnit
8 4 (7.14%) TeamCity
9 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (5.36%) WATIR
9 3 (5.36%) Subversion
9 3 (5.36%) JMeter
9 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
9 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
9 3 (5.36%) Sahi
10 2 (3.57%) Moq
10 2 (3.57%) Hudson
10 2 (3.57%) Ant
10 2 (3.57%) JUnit
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 2 (3.57%) Electronics
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 7 (12.50%) Web Services
3 5 (8.93%) XML
4 4 (7.14%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.57%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (3.57%) WCF
5 2 (3.57%) WF
5 2 (3.57%) SOAP
6 1 (1.79%) HTML
6 1 (1.79%) J2EE
6 1 (1.79%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Open Source
2 4 (7.14%) iPad
2 4 (7.14%) iPhone
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.57%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.57%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.79%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) DTV
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) UNIX
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.14%) Test Automation
3 16 (28.57%) TDD
4 15 (26.79%) Manual Testing
4 15 (26.79%) BDD
5 11 (19.64%) Automation Testing
6 9 (16.07%) Scrum
6 9 (16.07%) Software Testing
7 8 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 8 (14.29%) Asset Management
8 7 (12.50%) User Stories
9 6 (10.71%) Test Scripting
9 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (8.93%) Agile Testing
11 4 (7.14%) Regression Testing
11 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
11 4 (7.14%) SOA
11 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (5.36%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) Java
2 16 (28.57%) SQL
3 8 (14.29%) C#
4 5 (8.93%) Ruby
5 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.57%) Scala
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) ISEB
2 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (23.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) HP
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.57%) Vermilion
5 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.79%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.79%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.79%) Sybase
5 1 (1.79%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
5 1 (1.79%) Cognos