The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 550 535 534
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 30 35 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.070% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.075% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 24
Average daily rate
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£336 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.93% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48693 46426 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.61% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29668 27020 29360
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2159 2630
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -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 11 July 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 11 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 28 £318 -21.84% 8
London -9 15 £450 +7.46% 5
City of London +19 7 £450 +5.88% 3
South East -13 6 £335 +16.52% 3
South Wales -19 2 £345 -1.50% 1
Wales -21 2 £345 -1.50% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £280 -
Surrey +3 1 £380 - 1
Berkshire -4 1 £275 -4.34% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Banbury - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - - 1

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 68 (100.00%) QA
2 31 (45.59%) Selenium
3 26 (38.24%) SQL
4 25 (36.76%) Automated Testing
5 22 (32.35%) Finance
5 22 (32.35%) Test Automation
6 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (27.94%) Test Scripting
8 18 (26.47%) .NET
9 17 (25.00%) C#
10 16 (23.53%) TDD
10 16 (23.53%) BDD
10 16 (23.53%) Automation Testing
11 15 (22.06%) Software Testing
11 15 (22.06%) QuickTest Pro
12 14 (20.59%) ISEB
12 14 (20.59%) FitNesse
13 13 (19.12%) Java
13 13 (19.12%) Web Services
13 13 (19.12%) XML
14 11 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (16.18%) Manual Testing
14 11 (16.18%) Ruby
14 11 (16.18%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (14.71%) Cucumber
15 10 (14.71%) Client/Server
15 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
16 9 (13.24%) HP
16 9 (13.24%) Oracle
16 9 (13.24%) Open Source

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 8 (11.76%) Node.js
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) CMS
2 2 (2.94%) Drupal
2 2 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.47%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.88%) Data Mining
2 4 (5.88%) QlikView
3 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.47%) Big Data
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (45.59%) Selenium
2 15 (22.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (20.59%) FitNesse
4 10 (14.71%) Cucumber
5 8 (11.76%) WATIR
5 8 (11.76%) Sahi
6 6 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (5.88%) TestComplete
7 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
7 4 (5.88%) JIRA
7 4 (5.88%) RIATest
8 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.94%) JUnit
8 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.47%) ClearQuest
9 1 (1.47%) TestPartner
9 1 (1.47%) WinRunner
9 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.47%) Hudson
General
1 22 (32.35%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Banking
3 4 (5.88%) Retail
4 3 (4.41%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Publishing
5 2 (2.94%) Front Office
6 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.47%) .NET
2 13 (19.12%) Web Services
2 13 (19.12%) XML
3 8 (11.76%) Mustache
3 8 (11.76%) Sass
4 3 (4.41%) REST
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.94%) Middleware
5 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.94%) HTML
5 2 (2.94%) SOAP
6 1 (1.47%) JSP
6 1 (1.47%) FpML
6 1 (1.47%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.47%) WCF
6 1 (1.47%) WPF
6 1 (1.47%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Client/Server
2 9 (13.24%) Open Source
3 3 (4.41%) Derivative
4 2 (2.94%) Statistics
4 2 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.94%) AS400
4 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.94%) Equities
4 2 (2.94%) iSeries
5 1 (1.47%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.47%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) Wiki
5 1 (1.47%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) UNIX
2 2 (2.94%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.47%) Android
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) Automated Testing
2 22 (32.35%) Test Automation
3 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (27.94%) Test Scripting
5 16 (23.53%) TDD
5 16 (23.53%) BDD
5 16 (23.53%) Automation Testing
6 15 (22.06%) Software Testing
7 11 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (16.18%) Manual Testing
8 8 (11.76%) Performance Testing
9 7 (10.29%) Web Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Test Strategy
11 5 (7.35%) Test Management
11 5 (7.35%) Analytics
11 5 (7.35%) Security Testing
11 5 (7.35%) Scrum
12 4 (5.88%) E-Commerce
12 4 (5.88%) Project Management
12 4 (5.88%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.24%) SQL
2 17 (25.00%) C#
3 13 (19.12%) Java
4 11 (16.18%) Ruby
5 4 (5.88%) VBA
6 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.47%) Perl
7 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.47%) Jython
7 1 (1.47%) VBScript
7 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) ISEB
2 7 (10.29%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.82%) Degree
4 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) MOS
6 2 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.47%) MCITP
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.24%) HP
2 9 (13.24%) Oracle
3 4 (5.88%) Business Objects
4 3 (4.41%) Sybase
5 2 (2.94%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.94%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.47%) SAP
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco
6 1 (1.47%) IBM
6 1 (1.47%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.47%) Sophis
6 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago