The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had QA Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 585 569 531
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -38
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 59 54 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.098% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.10% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 35 65
Median daily rate £350 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £433 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

QA Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured QA Test Analyst in the job title.

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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 59 £350 - 27
London +12 29 £360 -2.04% 12
South East -6 15 £350 +5.66% 5
East Sussex - 5 £350 - 3
City of London +46 4 £360 -21.09% 3
Yorkshire +8 4 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £380 -
Surrey -6 3 £300 -
North West -16 3 £256 -25.72% 1
Tyne and Wear -51 3 £300 -21.05%
North East -52 3 £300 -21.05%
Newcastle upon Tyne -54 3 £300 -21.05%
West Sussex - 3 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
Sheffield - 3 £350 -
Woking - 3 £300 -
East of England +6 2 £250 -3.84% 4
East Midlands +5 2 £313 -
Nottinghamshire -1 2 £313 -
Essex -2 2 £250 -3.84%
Nottingham -4 2 £313 -
Oxford - 2 £415 -
Lancashire +3 1 £188 -51.92% 1
Leeds -2 1 £325 -7.14% 1
West Yorkshire -2 1 £325 -7.14% 1
Manchester -11 1 - -
West Midlands -14 1 £375 +50.00% 3
Coventry - 1 £375 -
Bromley - 1 £500 -
Crawley - 1 £315 -

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, QA Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring QA Test Analyst in the job title.

1 112 (100.00%) QA
2 65 (58.04%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (36.61%) Selenium
4 38 (33.93%) SQL
5 36 (32.14%) JIRA
6 34 (30.36%) Finance
7 32 (28.57%) Java
7 32 (28.57%) BDD
8 29 (25.89%) ISEB
9 27 (24.11%) Test Scripting
10 25 (22.32%) Scrum
11 24 (21.43%) ISTQB
12 23 (20.54%) Functional Testing
13 20 (17.86%) Test Automation
14 19 (16.96%) WebDriver
14 19 (16.96%) Cucumber
15 17 (15.18%) SoapUI
15 17 (15.18%) .NET
16 16 (14.29%) TDD
16 16 (14.29%) Automated Testing
16 16 (14.29%) Automation Testing
17 14 (12.50%) JavaScript
17 14 (12.50%) ETL
18 13 (11.61%) HTML
18 13 (11.61%) Non-Functional Testing
19 12 (10.71%) Jenkins
19 12 (10.71%) Confluence
19 12 (10.71%) Computer Science
19 12 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
19 12 (10.71%) Oracle

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (10.71%) Confluence
2 6 (5.36%) Apache
2 6 (5.36%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.46%) IIS
4 4 (3.57%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.57%) Node.js
5 2 (1.79%) CMS
5 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.89%) Drupal
6 1 (0.89%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) MS Office
2 1 (0.89%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (5.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.89%) Magento
2 1 (0.89%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.04%) MongoDB
1 9 (8.04%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.68%) Data Mart
4 3 (2.68%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.68%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (2.68%) SAP BI
4 3 (2.68%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (36.61%) Selenium
2 36 (32.14%) JIRA
3 19 (16.96%) Cucumber
3 19 (16.96%) WebDriver
4 17 (15.18%) SoapUI
5 12 (10.71%) Jenkins
6 9 (8.04%) JMeter
7 7 (6.25%) HP UFT
7 7 (6.25%) Maven
8 6 (5.36%) IntelliJ
8 6 (5.36%) LoadRunner
9 5 (4.46%) Ant
9 5 (4.46%) Git (software)
9 5 (4.46%) Gradle
9 5 (4.46%) Hudson
9 5 (4.46%) jMock
9 5 (4.46%) JUnit
9 5 (4.46%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.57%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.68%) Toad
General
1 34 (30.36%) Finance
2 12 (10.71%) Banking
3 6 (5.36%) Electronics
3 6 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.36%) Marketing
3 6 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.57%) Law
4 4 (3.57%) Retail
5 3 (2.68%) Private Banking
6 2 (1.79%) Back Office
6 2 (1.79%) Front Office
7 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.89%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.18%) .NET
2 13 (11.61%) HTML
3 10 (8.93%) SOAP
3 10 (8.93%) XML
4 9 (8.04%) Gherkin
4 9 (8.04%) Spring Boot
5 8 (7.14%) Web Services
6 7 (6.25%) Hibernate
6 7 (6.25%) Spring
7 6 (5.36%) Java EE
8 5 (4.46%) Ajax
8 5 (4.46%) JMS
8 5 (4.46%) REST
8 5 (4.46%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (3.57%) PostGIS
10 3 (2.68%) HTML5
10 3 (2.68%) Murex MxML
11 2 (1.79%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.79%) Apache Flex
11 2 (1.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.46%) Equities
4 4 (3.57%) Hedge funds
4 4 (3.57%) NHS
5 3 (2.68%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.79%) Derivative
6 2 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.89%) CESG
7 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.89%) EPoS
7 1 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (2.68%) Android
2 3 (2.68%) Linux
2 3 (2.68%) Unix
3 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (58.04%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.57%) BDD
3 27 (24.11%) Test Scripting
4 25 (22.32%) Scrum
5 23 (20.54%) Functional Testing
6 20 (17.86%) Test Automation
7 16 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 16 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 16 (14.29%) TDD
8 14 (12.50%) ETL
9 13 (11.61%) Non-Functional Testing
10 12 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (9.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (9.82%) Integration Testing
12 10 (8.93%) Manual Testing
12 10 (8.93%) Regression Testing
12 10 (8.93%) User Stories
13 9 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (7.14%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.93%) SQL
2 32 (28.57%) Java
3 14 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.04%) C#
5 7 (6.25%) Ruby
6 5 (4.46%) Groovy
7 4 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.68%) Python
8 3 (2.68%) Scala
8 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.79%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (1.79%) VBA
9 2 (1.79%) VBScript
10 1 (0.89%) PHP
10 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (25.89%) ISEB
2 24 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.93%) Degree
4 6 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.89%) AAT
6 1 (0.89%) ACCA
6 1 (0.89%) CIMA
6 1 (0.89%) CIPFA
6 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.89%) GPG13
2 1 (0.89%) HL7
2 1 (0.89%) WAI
2 1 (0.89%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.89%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 12 (10.71%) Oracle
2 8 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.25%) Atlassian
4 6 (5.36%) Rally
4 6 (5.36%) SAP
5 5 (4.46%) HP
6 3 (2.68%) Murex
7 2 (1.79%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.79%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.79%) IBM
7 2 (1.79%) New Relic
8 1 (0.89%) CA
8 1 (0.89%) Citrix
8 1 (0.89%) hybris
8 1 (0.89%) Informatica
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