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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 564 545 541
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 31 33 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.062% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.067% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 27
Average daily rate
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£295 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.60% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £433 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £263 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average 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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -31 27 £285 -5.00% 11
London +10 16 £313 -10.71% 5
South East +2 6 £305 +16.19% 4
City of London +26 4 £450 +9.09% 1
Wales -9 4 £338 -3.57% 1
Yorkshire +5 3 £280 +24.44%
West Yorkshire +11 2 £280 +24.44%
Leeds +10 2 £280 -
Berkshire +10 2 £219 -16.66% 2
South Wales -5 2 £345 -1.50%
Reading +13 1 £163 -38.09% 2
East Midlands +2 1 - -
South West - 1 £275 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £363 - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Loughborough - - - -

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 64 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (43.75%) Selenium
3 23 (35.94%) SQL
4 21 (32.81%) Test Automation
5 17 (26.56%) Automated Testing
5 17 (26.56%) TDD
5 17 (26.56%) BDD
6 16 (25.00%) Finance
6 16 (25.00%) ISEB
7 15 (23.44%) Java
7 15 (23.44%) Software Testing
7 15 (23.44%) Automation Testing
8 14 (21.88%) Test Scripting
8 14 (21.88%) .NET
9 13 (20.31%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (20.31%) Manual Testing
10 12 (18.75%) C#
10 12 (18.75%) Web Services
10 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (17.19%) XML
11 11 (17.19%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (15.63%) Cucumber
13 9 (14.06%) Open Source
13 9 (14.06%) HP
13 9 (14.06%) Ruby
14 8 (12.50%) ISTQB
14 8 (12.50%) FitNesse
15 7 (10.94%) Performance Testing
15 7 (10.94%) Scrum

QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (10.94%) Node.js
2 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) RMDS
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Basecamp
1 1 (1.56%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 4 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (6.25%) Data Mining
1 4 (6.25%) QlikView
2 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (43.75%) Selenium
2 13 (20.31%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (15.63%) Cucumber
4 8 (12.50%) FitNesse
5 7 (10.94%) Sahi
5 7 (10.94%) WATIR
6 5 (7.81%) JIRA
6 5 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (6.25%) RIATest
7 4 (6.25%) TestComplete
8 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.69%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.13%) Hudson
9 2 (3.13%) JUnit
10 1 (1.56%) TestPartner
10 1 (1.56%) Maven
10 1 (1.56%) Subversion
10 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.56%) WinRunner
General
1 16 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Front Office
5 2 (3.13%) Publishing
6 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.88%) .NET
2 12 (18.75%) Web Services
3 11 (17.19%) XML
4 7 (10.94%) Mustache
4 7 (10.94%) Sass
5 4 (6.25%) HTML
6 3 (4.69%) SOAP
6 3 (4.69%) REST
7 2 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.13%) Middleware
8 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.56%) WCF
8 1 (1.56%) WPF
8 1 (1.56%) Apache Flex
8 1 (1.56%) FpML
8 1 (1.56%) XHTML
8 1 (1.56%) CSS
8 1 (1.56%) JSP
8 1 (1.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Open Source
2 7 (10.94%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.13%) iSeries
3 2 (3.13%) iPad
3 2 (3.13%) iPhone
3 2 (3.13%) AS400
3 2 (3.13%) Derivative
3 2 (3.13%) Statistics
3 2 (3.13%) Equities
4 1 (1.56%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.56%) Wiki
4 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) UNIX
2 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.13%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.81%) Test Automation
2 17 (26.56%) Automated Testing
2 17 (26.56%) TDD
2 17 (26.56%) BDD
3 15 (23.44%) Software Testing
3 15 (23.44%) Automation Testing
4 14 (21.88%) Test Scripting
5 13 (20.31%) Manual Testing
6 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.94%) Performance Testing
8 7 (10.94%) Scrum
8 7 (10.94%) Test Strategy
9 6 (9.38%) Security Testing
10 5 (7.81%) Web Development
10 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
10 5 (7.81%) Web Testing
10 5 (7.81%) Analytics
10 5 (7.81%) User Stories
11 4 (6.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) SQL
2 15 (23.44%) Java
3 12 (18.75%) C#
4 9 (14.06%) Ruby
5 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.25%) VBA
7 1 (1.56%) Jython
7 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.56%) VBScript
7 1 (1.56%) VB
7 1 (1.56%) Perl
7 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) ISEB
2 8 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.69%) MOS
7 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.56%) MCITP
8 1 (1.56%) Degree
8 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (17.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) HP
2 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.94%) Oracle
3 4 (6.25%) Business Objects
4 3 (4.69%) Sybase
5 1 (1.56%) Sophis
5 1 (1.56%) Google
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco
5 1 (1.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
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