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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 561 530 531
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +1
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 32 38 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.074% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.081% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 26
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£313 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +10.40%
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
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 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 25 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 -32 29 £293 -26.87% 9
London -4 17 £325 -18.75% 6
City of London +13 7 £450 +5.88% 4
South East -7 6 £305 - 2
Wales -14 3 £345 -1.50% 1
South Wales -15 2 £345 -1.50%
Leeds - 2 £280 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £280 -
Yorkshire - 2 £280 -
Berkshire +3 1 £275 - 1
East Midlands -2 1 - -
South West - 1 £275 -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 66 (100.00%) QA
2 29 (43.94%) Selenium
3 25 (37.88%) SQL
4 22 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 21 (31.82%) Finance
5 21 (31.82%) Test Automation
6 19 (28.79%) Test Scripting
7 17 (25.76%) Automation Testing
7 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (24.24%) TDD
8 16 (24.24%) .NET
9 15 (22.73%) C#
9 15 (22.73%) ISEB
9 15 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
9 15 (22.73%) Software Testing
9 15 (22.73%) BDD
10 13 (19.70%) Manual Testing
10 13 (19.70%) Java
10 13 (19.70%) Web Services
10 13 (19.70%) XML
11 12 (18.18%) FitNesse
11 12 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (15.15%) Cucumber
13 10 (15.15%) Ruby
13 10 (15.15%) Client/Server
13 10 (15.15%) HP
14 9 (13.64%) Oracle
14 9 (13.64%) Open Source
15 8 (12.12%) Sahi

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (12.12%) Node.js
2 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.52%) CMS
3 1 (1.52%) Drupal
3 1 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.52%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.52%) Office 365
1 1 (1.52%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (6.06%) Data Mining
1 4 (6.06%) QlikView
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.52%) Big Data
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (43.94%) Selenium
2 15 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (18.18%) FitNesse
4 10 (15.15%) Cucumber
5 8 (12.12%) Sahi
5 8 (12.12%) WATIR
6 5 (7.58%) JIRA
6 5 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (6.06%) TestComplete
7 4 (6.06%) RIATest
8 2 (3.03%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.03%) JUnit
8 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.52%) ClearQuest
9 1 (1.52%) TestPartner
9 1 (1.52%) WinRunner
9 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.52%) Hudson
General
1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Retail
4 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Publishing
5 2 (3.03%) Front Office
6 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.52%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.24%) .NET
2 13 (19.70%) Web Services
2 13 (19.70%) XML
3 8 (12.12%) Mustache
3 8 (12.12%) Sass
4 3 (4.55%) REST
4 3 (4.55%) HTML
4 3 (4.55%) SOAP
5 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.03%) Middleware
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.52%) FpML
6 1 (1.52%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.52%) WCF
6 1 (1.52%) WPF
6 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.52%) CSS
6 1 (1.52%) JSP
6 1 (1.52%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Client/Server
2 9 (13.64%) Open Source
3 3 (4.55%) Derivative
4 2 (3.03%) Statistics
4 2 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.03%) AS400
4 2 (3.03%) Equities
4 2 (3.03%) iSeries
5 1 (1.52%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Wiki
5 1 (1.52%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) UNIX
2 2 (3.03%) Windows
2 2 (3.03%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 21 (31.82%) Test Automation
3 19 (28.79%) Test Scripting
4 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (25.76%) Automation Testing
5 16 (24.24%) TDD
6 15 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 15 (22.73%) BDD
7 13 (19.70%) Manual Testing
8 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (12.12%) Performance Testing
10 7 (10.61%) Test Strategy
11 5 (7.58%) Analytics
11 5 (7.58%) Security Testing
11 5 (7.58%) Web Development
11 5 (7.58%) Web Testing
11 5 (7.58%) Test Management
11 5 (7.58%) Scrum
12 4 (6.06%) Project Management
12 4 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.88%) SQL
2 15 (22.73%) C#
3 13 (19.70%) Java
4 10 (15.15%) Ruby
5 4 (6.06%) VBA
6 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.52%) Perl
8 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.52%) Jython
8 1 (1.52%) VBScript
8 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (22.73%) ISEB
2 8 (12.12%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.06%) Degree
5 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.55%) MOS
7 2 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.03%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.52%) MCITP
8 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) HP
2 9 (13.64%) Oracle
3 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.06%) Business Objects
5 3 (4.55%) Sybase
6 1 (1.52%) SAP
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco
6 1 (1.52%) IBM
6 1 (1.52%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.52%) Sophis
6 1 (1.52%) Google
6 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.52%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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