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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 577 589 555
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -34
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 48 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.049% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.053% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £290 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -10.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £378 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +8 45 £350 +21.73% 15
London +26 24 £413 +32.00% 3
City of London +8 8 £463 +2.77% 1
South East -19 5 £300 -1.63% 4
Yorkshire -27 4 £350 +27.27% 2
North West - 4 £200 - 1
Buckinghamshire -9 3 £300 -17.24%
West Yorkshire -20 3 £330 +20.00%
Leeds -25 3 £330 +20.00%
Ipswich - 3 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £300 -
East of England - 3 £400 - 3
Glasgow - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - - 1
Suffolk - 3 £400 -
South West -9 2 £350 +27.27%
Exeter - 2 £350 -
Preston - 2 £250 - 1
Devon - 2 £350 -
Manchester - 2 £175 -
Lancashire - 2 £250 - 1
East Midlands -7 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £335 -
West Midlands - 1 £150 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £335 -
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £335 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £150 -
Woking - 1 - -

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 78 (100.00%) QA
2 40 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (39.74%) SQL
4 26 (33.33%) Finance
5 23 (29.49%) Selenium
6 20 (25.64%) Java
7 19 (24.36%) BDD
8 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
8 18 (23.08%) .NET
9 17 (21.79%) C#
10 16 (20.51%) TDD
11 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 12 (15.38%) Test Scripting
13 11 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (14.10%) Automated Testing
13 11 (14.10%) ISEB
13 11 (14.10%) HP UFT
13 11 (14.10%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (12.82%) WebDriver
14 10 (12.82%) Automation Testing
14 10 (12.82%) Banking
14 10 (12.82%) Scrum
14 10 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (11.54%) JIRA
15 9 (11.54%) HP
15 9 (11.54%) Web Services
15 9 (11.54%) XML
15 9 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (10.26%) RESTful
16 8 (10.26%) Open Source

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.28%) MultiFonds
2 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) MongoDB
1 7 (8.97%) NoSQL
2 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.28%) MySQL
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (29.49%) Selenium
2 11 (14.10%) HP UFT
3 10 (12.82%) WebDriver
4 9 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (11.54%) JIRA
5 8 (10.26%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.41%) SoapUI
6 5 (6.41%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.85%) FitNesse
7 3 (3.85%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.56%) WATIR
8 2 (2.56%) Sahi
9 1 (1.28%) Calabash
9 1 (1.28%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.28%) Subversion
9 1 (1.28%) JUnit
9 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Banking
3 7 (8.97%) Marketing
4 3 (3.85%) Legal
4 3 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.56%) Games
6 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.28%) Wholesale Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.28%) Back Office
6 1 (1.28%) Electronics
6 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.08%) .NET
2 9 (11.54%) Web Services
2 9 (11.54%) XML
3 8 (10.26%) RESTful
4 6 (7.69%) HTML
5 4 (5.13%) CSS
5 4 (5.13%) SOAP
6 2 (2.56%) HTML5
6 2 (2.56%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.56%) MSMQ
6 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.28%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) Derivative
3 5 (6.41%) EFT
4 3 (3.85%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (2.56%) Credit Derivative
5 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.28%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.28%) DTV
6 1 (1.28%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.28%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.26%) Windows
2 6 (7.69%) UNIX
3 4 (5.13%) Linux
4 2 (2.56%) Android
4 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.36%) BDD
3 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 16 (20.51%) TDD
5 12 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 11 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (14.10%) Automated Testing
7 10 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (12.82%) Scrum
7 10 (12.82%) Automation Testing
8 8 (10.26%) Open Source
8 8 (10.26%) Waterfall
8 8 (10.26%) Performance Testing
8 8 (10.26%) Integration Testing
9 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
9 7 (8.97%) SDLC
10 6 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
10 6 (7.69%) Project Management
10 6 (7.69%) Regression Testing
11 5 (6.41%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.74%) SQL
2 20 (25.64%) Java
3 17 (21.79%) C#
4 6 (7.69%) Ruby
5 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.85%) C++
6 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.56%) VBScript
8 1 (1.28%) VB
8 1 (1.28%) Python
8 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) ISEB
2 7 (8.97%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.13%) Degree
5 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (14.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.54%) HP
3 7 (8.97%) Sybase
4 5 (6.41%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (2.56%) Telerik
5 2 (2.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.28%) Vertica
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle
6 1 (1.28%) SAP
6 1 (1.28%) VMware
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