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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
UK
Rank 539 544 555
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 61 74 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 53 27
Median daily rate £350 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £445 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £280 £274
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +9 56 £350 +14.28% 24
London +8 22 £350 -15.66% 9
South East +31 14 £338 +14.40% 4
West Midlands +6 8 £299 - 2
Maidenhead - 6 £350 -
Berkshire - 6 £350 - 1
Staffordshire +3 5 - - 1
Tamworth - 5 - - 1
Hampshire +11 4 £300 -18.91% 1
East Midlands +4 4 £350 +12.00% 1
Scotland +24 3 £375 +36.36%
Nottinghamshire +7 3 £350 +7.69% 1
East of England +7 3 £275 +22.22% 2
Nottingham +6 3 £350 +7.69% 1
Southampton - 3 £300 - 1
Edinburgh +19 2 £413 +50.00%
North West +2 2 £464 +85.50% 2
Lancashire - 2 £464 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Blackpool - 2 £464 -
City of London - 2 £383 - 3
West Yorkshire +9 1 £263 -
Glasgow +7 1 £275 +7.84%
South West +6 1 £300 -5.88% 3
Yorkshire 0 1 £263 -52.27% 1
Leeds -2 1 £263 -
North East -19 1 £475 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 1 £475 -
Tyne and Wear -24 1 £475 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £430 -

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 108 (100.00%) QA
2 65 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (50.00%) Selenium
4 35 (32.41%) BDD
5 33 (30.56%) JIRA
6 32 (29.63%) Test Scripting
7 30 (27.78%) Cucumber
8 29 (26.85%) SQL
9 28 (25.93%) Java
10 27 (25.00%) TDD
10 27 (25.00%) Test Automation
11 22 (20.37%) Manual Testing
12 21 (19.44%) .NET
13 20 (18.52%) Performance Testing
14 19 (17.59%) User Stories
14 19 (17.59%) ISEB
15 18 (16.67%) ISTQB
16 17 (15.74%) WebDriver
16 17 (15.74%) Banking
17 16 (14.81%) Automated Testing
17 16 (14.81%) Automation Testing
18 15 (13.89%) C#
19 14 (12.96%) Finance
19 14 (12.96%) API Testing
20 13 (12.04%) Scrum
21 12 (11.11%) Jenkins
21 12 (11.11%) SpecFlow
21 12 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
21 12 (11.11%) Regression Testing
21 12 (11.11%) JavaScript

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 6 (5.56%) Confluence
2 4 (3.70%) CMS
3 3 (2.78%) Drupal
4 2 (1.85%) JBoss
5 1 (0.93%) SAS
5 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) HipChat
2 1 (0.93%) Mingle
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) HTTP
1 1 (0.93%) Internet
1 1 (0.93%) MQTT
1 1 (0.93%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.48%) Relational Database
1 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.85%) GIS
3 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.93%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.93%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.93%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 54 (50.00%) Selenium
2 33 (30.56%) JIRA
3 30 (27.78%) Cucumber
4 17 (15.74%) WebDriver
5 12 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 12 (11.11%) SpecFlow
6 9 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 8 (7.41%) JMeter
7 8 (7.41%) LoadRunner
8 7 (6.48%) Appium
8 7 (6.48%) SoapUI
9 5 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (3.70%) HP UFT
10 4 (3.70%) NUnit
11 3 (2.78%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.78%) Gatling
11 3 (2.78%) JUnit
11 3 (2.78%) Subversion
11 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (15.74%) Banking
2 14 (12.96%) Finance
3 10 (9.26%) Publishing
4 7 (6.48%) Marketing
5 6 (5.56%) Back Office
6 4 (3.70%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.85%) Legal
7 2 (1.85%) Retail
8 1 (0.93%) Electronics
8 1 (0.93%) Law
8 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.44%) .NET
2 11 (10.19%) XML
3 10 (9.26%) HTML
4 6 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 6 (5.56%) HTML5
5 5 (4.63%) CSS
5 5 (4.63%) RESTful
6 4 (3.70%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.70%) WebSockets
6 4 (3.70%) XML Messaging
7 3 (2.78%) SOAP
7 3 (2.78%) Web Services
8 2 (1.85%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.85%) JSON
8 2 (1.85%) Node.js
8 2 (1.85%) Spring
9 1 (0.93%) CSS3
9 1 (0.93%) Mason
9 1 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.63%) Derivative
3 5 (4.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.70%) Equities
4 4 (3.70%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.78%) User Experience
6 2 (1.85%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.93%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.93%) EPoS
7 1 (0.93%) Fintech
7 1 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.93%) iPad
7 1 (0.93%) NHS
7 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.93%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.11%) Unix
2 9 (8.33%) Linux
3 8 (7.41%) Windows
4 7 (6.48%) Android
4 7 (6.48%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (32.41%) BDD
3 32 (29.63%) Test Scripting
4 27 (25.00%) TDD
4 27 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 22 (20.37%) Manual Testing
6 20 (18.52%) Performance Testing
7 19 (17.59%) User Stories
8 16 (14.81%) Automated Testing
8 16 (14.81%) Automation Testing
9 14 (12.96%) API Testing
10 13 (12.04%) Scrum
11 12 (11.11%) Regression Testing
11 12 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (10.19%) Exploratory Testing
12 11 (10.19%) Waterfall
13 10 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (7.41%) Defect Management
15 7 (6.48%) QA Automation
15 7 (6.48%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (26.85%) SQL
2 28 (25.93%) Java
3 15 (13.89%) C#
4 12 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.63%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.70%) Perl
6 4 (3.70%) Python
6 4 (3.70%) VBA
6 4 (3.70%) VBScript
7 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.78%) Ruby
8 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.93%) Groovy
9 1 (0.93%) PHP
9 1 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (17.59%) ISEB
2 18 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 9 (8.33%) Degree
4 6 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.85%) WAI
3 2 (1.85%) WCAG
4 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.93%) HL7
4 1 (0.93%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.41%) Oracle
3 2 (1.85%) HP
3 2 (1.85%) IBM
3 2 (1.85%) Sybase
4 1 (0.93%) Ab Initio
4 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.93%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (0.93%) Google
4 1 (0.93%) Informatica
4 1 (0.93%) OpenText
4 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.93%) SAP
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