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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 564 545 524
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -21
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 27 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.037% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.040% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 18
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£325 £311 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -28.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.54% -15.38%
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
49661 47331 45270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 31654 28484 25553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2082 2584
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 -8 25 £325 +3.58% 9
London +16 20 £350 -10.25% 3
North West -2 3 £300 -3.22% 1
South East -22 2 £247 -21.58% 1
South Wales - 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 - - 1
Cheshire +6 1 - -
City of London +1 1 £450 +15.38%
Warrington -15 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £247 -
Manchester - 1 £300 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Scotland - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 58 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (44.83%) Selenium
3 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (32.76%) Manual Testing
5 16 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (25.86%) JIRA
6 15 (25.86%) Java
7 14 (24.14%) SQL
7 14 (24.14%) TDD
7 14 (24.14%) BDD
8 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
9 12 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (20.69%) ISEB
9 12 (20.69%) Finance
10 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
10 11 (18.97%) Automation Testing
11 10 (17.24%) WebDriver
11 10 (17.24%) HP
11 10 (17.24%) .NET
12 9 (15.52%) Asset Management
12 9 (15.52%) Test Scripting
13 8 (13.79%) ISTQB
13 8 (13.79%) Scrum
13 8 (13.79%) C#
14 7 (12.07%) Web Services
14 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
15 6 (10.34%) Banking
15 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
15 6 (10.34%) Microsoft

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 3 (5.17%) CMS
2 2 (3.45%) Drupal
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.72%) Summit
1 1 (1.72%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.72%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Intranet
2 1 (1.72%) iBeacon
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) MySQL
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.72%) Big Data
2 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (44.83%) Selenium
2 15 (25.86%) JIRA
3 12 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (17.24%) WebDriver
5 6 (10.34%) Cucumber
5 6 (10.34%) SpecFlow
6 4 (6.90%) TeamCity
6 4 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (6.90%) NUnit
7 3 (5.17%) Subversion
7 3 (5.17%) JMeter
7 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
7 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (5.17%) WATIR
7 3 (5.17%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.17%) Sahi
8 2 (3.45%) Moq
8 2 (3.45%) Hudson
8 2 (3.45%) FitNesse
8 2 (3.45%) TestNG
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) .NET
2 7 (12.07%) Web Services
3 4 (6.90%) XML
4 3 (5.17%) HTML
4 3 (5.17%) SOAP
4 3 (5.17%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.45%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (3.45%) WCF
5 2 (3.45%) WF
6 1 (1.72%) HTML5
6 1 (1.72%) XHTML
6 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.72%) J2EE
6 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.72%) CSS
6 1 (1.72%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Open Source
2 4 (6.90%) iPad
2 4 (6.90%) iPhone
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
4 2 (3.45%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.45%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) UNIX
1 3 (5.17%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Linux
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.76%) Manual Testing
3 14 (24.14%) BDD
3 14 (24.14%) TDD
4 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
5 11 (18.97%) Automation Testing
5 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
6 9 (15.52%) Test Scripting
6 9 (15.52%) Asset Management
7 8 (13.79%) Scrum
8 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
9 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (10.34%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.34%) User Stories
10 5 (8.62%) SOA
11 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
11 4 (6.90%) Security Testing
11 4 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (6.90%) Agile Testing
12 3 (5.17%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) Java
2 14 (24.14%) SQL
3 8 (13.79%) C#
4 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.17%) Ruby
6 2 (3.45%) Scala
7 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.72%) PHP
7 1 (1.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (20.69%) ISEB
2 8 (13.79%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.72%) MOS
6 1 (1.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) HP
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.17%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle
4 2 (3.45%) Vermilion
5 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.72%) Cognos
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco
5 1 (1.72%) Google
5 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.72%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.72%) Sitecore